Today I want to share this fun video clip from Maya Fiennes DVD, Yoga For Real Energy. The practice itself is actually an hour long so this is a short five minute clip to give you a little taste of what it feels like. I love to do this when I feel like I need to stir up some Kundalini Yoga energy :)
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Most of us are somewhat familiar with yoga but there are many different types such as Ashtanga, Bikram, and Hatha to name a few. For those of you who may not be familiar with Kundalini Yoga, the focus is to increase and heighten ones personal self awareness to the point of limitless expansion.
This practice allows us to clear negative energy, create inner stillness, and expand our capacity to listen more deeply, and fully, to ourselves and others. Through integrating the combination of kriya and naad one can create personal growth and inner healing.
Kundalini Yoga has incredible physical benefits too. It stimulates the immune, nervous, and glandular systems helping to bring the body back to its natural balanced state…who couldn’t benefit from that right? It also improves overall strength, flexibility, and endurance.
What is Kriya and Naad?
Kriya is a set of postures, breath, and sound used to provide a specific outcome. Naad is simply any sound like an echo, singing, or tone. By creating a series of flowing movements, sound, mudra, pranayam, concentration, and meditation one is able to balance the chakras, meridans, and energy systems of the body.
A typical Kundalini Yoga session consists of these six components:
- Tuning in with the Adi Mantra.
- Pranayam or warm up.
- Close with the blessing song or Sat Nam which means Truth is my name.
Well I hope you enjoyed this tidbit, and I encourage you to give this little video a try. Maya’s take on Kundalini and is really fun and invigorating. If it makes you feel a little funny the first time you do it, just do it alone…no one’s watching hehee!
Once you do it a few times you will start to just let it all go…pretty soon your neighbors will be wondering ‘what the heck all that is chanting about?!’ And, oh…it’s just you igniting all that Kundalini energy, tearing it up, and feeling great! Good for you =) get down with your unique self, and stir up those good vibrations!