Kundalini yoga is a yoga of awareness that aims to unlock your energy. It differs from other types of yoga in that it focuses more on your mental state than physical movement.
Because of the broad variety of benefits that this form of yoga can deliver, Har Hari Khalsa, DC, offers it here at Transformational Healing Universe in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles and at our Urban Healing Retreats. To help guide people in their most fruitful Kundalini practice, Dr. Khalsa studied under Yogi Bhajan, a master of this style of yoga.
Understanding Kundalini yoga
Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning “coiled snake.” This yoga practice envisions your Kundalini energy as a coiled snake sitting at the base of your spine and seeks to awaken that energy.
To do this, a Kundalini yoga practice blends chanting, breathing, repetitive hand and body movements, and meditation. It’s much less movement-based than many other forms of yoga.
Kundalini practitioners usually wear white.
The benefits of Kundalini yoga
We’ve chosen to integrate Kundalini yoga into our practice at Transformational Healing Universe because it offers the following benefits:
1. Stress relief
2. More energy
Because Kundalini yoga aims to unlock the energy inside you, it can help you tap into your inner strength and feel more energized throughout your day.
3. Improved self-awareness
As a mindfulness practice, Kundalini yoga provides you with the opportunity to check in with yourself. This can help you to see yourself more clearly — and, according to studies, more positively.
4. Better focus and thinking ability
Studies show that Kundalini yoga can help with both memory and executive functioning.
5. Boosted mood
Kundalini yoga can help regulate your brain chemistry. This, in turn, can help minimize symptoms of depression, help your body’s systems reach a state of equilibrium, and increase serotonin levels, which is the mood-stabilizing hormone that helps us feel happy.
Experience Kundalini yoga at our Urban Healing Retreats
To give you the opportunity to tap into the self-healing power of Kundalini yoga, we make it a central part of all of our Urban Healing Retreats. We offer 3, 5, and 10-day retreats, as well as monthly personalized programs for people living with chronic conditions.
In addition to Kundalini yoga, our retreats feature:
- A yogic diet (and cooking classes to help you continue it at home)
- Ishnan cold water therapy
- A daily Wim Hof method practice
- Advanced bio-energetic healing
If you’re interested in learning more about Kundalini yoga or joining us at one of our upcoming retreats, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Transformational Healing Universe team. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.