By Faye Martins
Kundalini Yoga for beginners is a great idea. However, many Kundalini classes are mixed level sessions. Kundalini is an ancient practice that originated in India. It is part of the tantric branch of Yogic methodology and is known by its practitioners as the mother of all Yoga practices. Practitioners of all levels are welcome in a typical Kundalini class. A Kundalini class usually begins with a dedication or intention for your practice and the singing of sacred mantras and scriptural verses. A typical class will be comprised of a balanced set of yogic techniques that include physical postures, breathing exercises, chanting and specific meditation practices.
Although Kundalini Yoga for beginners do exist, mixed classes are common. The foundational philosophy is different from the many Hatha sub-styles. According to the philosophy of Kundalini, there is a dormant energy that lies coiled at the base of the spine called the Kundalini Shakti. When this energy is awakened, the Kundalini Shakti rises up through all seven chakras and ultimately penetrates the seventh chakra in the crown of the head. As the energy rises, each chakra is activated and purified.
The regular practice of Kundalini Yoga is said to strengthen the nervous system, harmonize the endocrine system, purify the blood and strengthens the physical body. The breathing exercises also increase lung capacity and may lower blood pressure. Kundalini is an incredible set of practices that work on every level of a yogi’s body and mind. Kundalini Yoga for beginners is an accessible practice for anyone at any level of physical fitness.
It’s not easy to find Kundalini classes in your average health club. At the same time, finding a specific class that addresses Kundalini Yoga for beginners might not be possible depending on where you live. Nevertheless, students should wear comfortable and loose clothing. It is also helpful to dress in layers so students can take off a layer or two as they warm up during class. The movement in a Kundalini Yoga for beginners is a physically stimulating experience and thoroughly warms the body up.
Practitioners may want to buy a thicker mat at a yoga studio, sporting goods or discount store. A quick insider tip is that an average pilates mat is actually thicker and more comfortable than a traditional yoga mat, and it is made out of the same material as a yoga mat. A yoga mat and a pilates mat are also about the same price. Kundalini on a thicker mat is always good for movements in a seated position.
Most importantly, remember to enjoy your practice! Do not get too worried about doing everything perfectly. In time, you will become very adept at the strengthening and purifying techniques of Kundalini.
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