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Kundalini Yoga

"In Kundalini Yoga we do not initiate anybody. If person is foolish enough or not fit enough to initiate himself or herself, our initiation will not make any difference. It's the quality of the people, the quality of their thought, the quality of their perception, the quality of their projection, quality of their behavior, and the quality of their life which matters. Not the quantity!"

Jump to info about the Gong , and/or Full Moon Meditation and to locate a teacher near you in the midwest, click here.

Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1968. Yogi Bhajan taught that, through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, your glandular and nervous systems are stimulated, and your capacity for creative potential is heightened. You gain inner vitality to compensate for the adverse effects of stress so you can excel in life. Find more information about Kundalini Yoga in this article.

"Kundalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayama, mantra, music and meditation, which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. Balancing body and mind enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul. No previous experience in yoga is required for you to achieve results with your very first class.

Men of great knowledge actually found out about the chakras – their workings, their petals, their sounds, their infinity, their co-relationship, their powers. They found that the life of a human is totally based on these chakras. This total science gave birth to Kundalini Yoga."

Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher

And, oddly enough, this definition from the Wikipedia is pretty good:

The term "Kundalini" is based on several words and has several meanings. The word ending with "i" indicates that it relates to the feminine principle and deals with a form of SHAKTI (energy) and PRAKRITI (nature) [2]

KUNDA is a hole or well into which all debris and rubbish is thrown. In time the rubbish loses its original form and disintegrates into a formless mesh in which the individual components are no longer recognizable. In the similar way, our impression from earlier lives lie like an amorphous substance deep in the unconscious (Muladhara Chakra) [2].

KUNDALA means the ring (generally earing). A ring or a circle has neither beginning nor an end. It is infinite and that is why it is a symbol of creation. Cosmic energy is circling constantly; we do not know when the Universe began and how long will it last [2].

The other roots of "KUNDALINI" are KUNDALIN, serpent, and KALA, time or death. The symbol of the snake has many meanings: ignorance, energy, unhappiness or happiness, death, time and change. In Indian mythology Lord Vishnu rests on a thousand-headed snake and sends out the first vibration (Sphurna), from which the entire Universe evolves [2].

The symbol of snake also refers to the poison and danger that lies in ignorance. Ignorance is as poisonous and deadly as a cobra. But poison can also heal and even have a life saving influence. Knowledge about its correct application and dosage is an important thing. Just as the power to heal is contained in poison, supreme knowledge lies dormant in the "ignorance" of the unconsciousness. Just as a snakebite can suddenly change our life, when the Kundalini awakens our consciousness changes fundamentally and we reach another dimension of time and space [2].

AND ABOUT THE GONG -- an IMPORTANT PART OF KUNDALINI YOGA

Open any health magazine, and you will read articles and personal stories about how Yoga has helped individuals through a variety of difficulties — from support through chemotherapy and the alleviation of pain, to a calmer more relaxed state of mind.

But it is primarily in the professional journals and magazines that you can read about the success of gong therapy for helping even such serious conditions as schizophrenia, autism and physical pain such as neck pain, headaches and cramping in the chest and upper respiratory systems.

Combining Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama (breath-work), and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) we create a receptive mind-body condition to allow the gong to “facilitate the movement of healing energy (prana) throughout the body.  The gong basically “magnifies and focuses the power of the yoga practice.” (Mehtab)

 “The Gong is a singularly effective instrument to help the listener detach from the pressure and content of the mind through an induced meditative state in order to get free of habitual patterns.” (Mehtab)

As anyone knows who has attended a Kundalini Yoga class which includes a gong meditation, the “vibrations” induced by the gong stay with you for days. 

“The gong works on all levels to heal and transform.  From the purely physical, to the emotional and spiritual, the sound of the gong can promote a positive change in the listener….Dermatomes are surface areas of the skin extending from the spine throughout the body and connected to different organs in the body.  These skin areas can be stimulated by sound waves, much like a massage, and produce effects on corresponding organs and other areas of the body” (Mehtab)

“The Sound of the Gong creates deep relaxation, releasing us from [the] torrents of thoughts our mind releases, and it stimulates the glandular system to a higher form of functioning. The Gong is very simple. It is an inter-vibratory system. It is the sound of creativity itself. The Gong impacts the body and its meridians. It will penetrate every cell and fiber of your body releasing blocks [energetic and emotional], reducing stress and tension, and stimulating circulation. The result is a reorganization of the emotional energy and feelings that are tied up in the body structure. The entire nervous system is put under pressure to adjust and heal itself. This can be frightening, arousing, exciting, or delightful … that will depend on the individual.  [Most participants find] as pressure builds, [they become] totally relaxed in the deepest meditation possible. [So join us and] feel yourself ride the sound to the infinite itself." (Yogi Bhajan)

Pictures from some of our Kundalini Yoga Classes

   

Full Moon Meditation

We occasionally have a full moon meditation. This will be announced on Facebook and thru email.

The meditation that we do is the Healing Ring of Tantra. We hold hands, right hand palm down, left hand palm up. The circle must NOT be broken for the duration of the meditation.

The mantra is in three parts-- Wha-Hay G'roo. Each person takes a turn leading, chanting it powerfully in a monotone, then the rest of the group answers in unison. As the "leader" chants, the rest of the group inhales deeply. After the group responds, the leader then says, Sat Nam.  Then the next person, to the left, leads and everyone responds as before, continuing around the circle. This continues for at least 11 minutes but no more than 31.

The healing ring can be used to generate and direct tremendous healing energy towards any person present -- someone in the circle, someone at a great distance or someone who chooses to lie down in the middle of the circle. Participants should focus their minds to listen and let themselves be filled with the sound, acutely tuning into the call, Wha-Hay G'roo and then answering in the same vibration. We may focus on healing ourselves, others or the world in general.

This day of the Full Moon is particularly good for fasting on lemon water with sweetener because the secretions in your body will be at their maximum (thanks to the magnetism of the moon).  You may not want your energy being used to digest food ... save your energy to reconstruct yourself.  Try to drink only liquids on this day. Or, you could eat very lightly and drink the Lemon & Water.

 

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