Kundalini Yoga is an ancient system for moving energy through the chakras using postures, movement, breath, sound, and mental focus.
Kundalini Yoga was designed for people who want to relax, energize, and uplift themselves in a way that can be integrated into the busy lives that most of us lead. Kundalini yoga, which includes many of the same postures found in Hatha yoga, provides you with a challenge, yet is very doable for the average person. The positive effects of Kundalini yoga can be experienced in a matter of minutes.
Kundalini Yoga consists of both held and moving postures coordinated with strong breathing patterns. A typical class will follow a pattern of first centering with breath and sound, then warming the body with active stretches. From here, the class will focus on a themed set of specific postures or exercises (balancing the head and heart, for example). Each class concludes with a deep relaxation in which the students rest, laying down. Often this relaxation is accompanied by soothing and uplifting music or the powerfully transforming sound of the gong.