What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness. It differs slightly from other forms of yoga in that the emphasis in Kundalini Yoga is on the flow of the kriya — the specific sequence of exercises and meditations (these may include posture, breath, mantra, focus, and/or movement). Postures are often held for a substantial period of time, to the point where the mind gives way to the body’s wisdom.
We begin each yoga set with a mantra of protection called the Adi Mantra (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo), which links you to the flow of Infinite Consciousness that guides the kundalini energy, powerful energy of consciousness that lies at the base of the spine.
The synergistic combination of postures, mantras, and meditations combines together to put positive pressure on the subconscious mind and allows it to clear limiting beliefs and patterns that are otherwise inaccessible. The mental relief that we feel after a yoga set is cumulative.
You might notice in the photos of Summer Solstice throughout our website that many people are wearing white. While this is a great added boost for practice, as it expands the aura, it is not required for practice.