Class Descriptions

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a dynamic form of yoga that combines breath, movement, meditation, rhythmic sound and deep relaxation. It is practical for the average person because it works to release tension and energize in a short period of time, regardless of the degree of flexibility or experience.

These classes are taught in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan who first brought Kundalini Yoga to the west in 1969. This yoga is taught in specific sequences of exercises (kriyas) that create optimum health by strengthening the immune system, balancing the glands and creating a heightened level of awareness.

2018 CLASSES

Stay Healthy with Kundalini Yoga  In this ongoing class, we will use numerology, astrology and the 5 Elements of Oriental and Ayurvedic Medicines to increase your understanding of the stresses of the time. Join us as we focus our kriyas (exercise), pranayama (breath), mantra (healing sounds) and meditations to heal us in the days, months and seasons of 2018.  Monday nights, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

Sat Nam Yogis and Yoginis,

Happy New Year 2018!

The blessing of practicing Kundalini Yoga is a gift for all of us. I remember listening to Yogi Bhajan talk once when he said "If I didn't do Kundalini Yoga and Meditate, I would be a nut!" Imagine being there and realizing what an incredible yogi he was and that's what he had to say about himself! I know the same thing about myself, and encourage you in this new year to Keep Up with Kundalini Yoga!

I believe that we can come more from our heart than our head because of the practice. In the month of January, we encounter the head vs. heart in the first body, the soul. Our souls have a longing to return the Source, the oneness of the Creator in he/she/its creation. By aligning the actions of this lifetime with the yearnings of the soul, we can fulfill its longing.

The sign of Capricorn (in January) is represented by the goat. Goats are good at climbing mountains. In each of us there is a part of us that strives for attainment, for accomplishment. We have to choose wisely when it comes to what mountain we will climb. When we choose with our head, we can sometimes find ourselves climbing on top of others to get to the top. We are given this precious life to co-create the universe. When we align with our soul's purpose, we are vehicles for the higher self, the One who is in everyOne. It will be a different experience for each of us as we are all unique. Our intuition will be necessary to know what is our path. In this month's classes we will develop our glandular system and our meditative mind in our yoga sets to be more intuitive, to know which mountain to climb.

Here is some information that is great health advice in this "Kapha" season from the Ayurvedic perspective. To balance Kapha it is important to get fresh air daily. Wrap up and take a 20 minute brisk walk. The fresh air will balance the respiratory system, nerves, and psyche. Honey also helps to reduce mucus and support immunity. Sugar, on the other hand, will increase mucus and slowdown the production of white blood cells which help to fight infection. Sugar also destroys zinc, one of the key immune system needs . Infrared saunas are also recommended at this time of the year. The heat extends deep into the body to clear out toxins.

This is the time of the year when we intuitively want to eat heavier foods and mostly cooked food. Add more warming spices to your meals to increase the digestive fire. Warming spices, Yogi Tea, and lots of the trinity roots: garlic ginger and onions, are good for this time of year. Breath of fire will also stimulate the digestion and fire element that will burn the toxins.

It is important to get extra rest during this season of dormancy. It is always a question of balance. Also, if you can get a really good echinacea herbal preparation (one that tingles on your tongue) and take it every day, you can help your immune system fight off colds and flus. Echinacea doesn't stimulate the immune system, but balances it. (We have a really good one at our office if you want to come by or I can bring one to yoga class for you!)

Love to all, light to all, peace to all,
Mukta

You may attend the classes on a drop-in basis for the cost of $16, or pay for 5 classes at $75. If you already have paid for a pass, it will apply to these classes as usual.

Please join Mukta Khalsa for "Stay Healthy with Kundalini Yoga".    Mukta has taught thousands of students Kundalini Yoga since 1974 in a variety of settings including Yoga festivals and retreats, colleges, universities and private studios.  She received a B. A. from Smith College in Eastern Religion and a minor in Education.  Her knowledge of the body is enhanced by her years of practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist.  She holds the Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Certification having taught over 5000 hours of yoga.

PLEASE BRING A MAT, A LIGHT SHAWL,  AN EMPTY STOMACH AND AN OPEN HEART!

Questions? Call 770-551-0155 anytime (before 5:00 pm on Mondays before class).

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Monday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- taught by Mukta