Kundalini Yoga and Meditation by Maari Falsetto
Sep 02, 2019 12:46AM
● By Lauren Dillon-Merrill
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation is known as the “Yoga of Awareness” and was brought to the U.S. in the late 60’s by Yogi Bhajan. At the age of 8, Yogi Bhajan was a child prodigy studying with an enlightened master becoming a master of Kundalini himself at 16 and a half. It was during a trip to Los Angeles, California, where Yogi Bhajan met spiritual seekers who were using drugs in hopes of achieving experiences of higher consciousness that he began to share and teach what had been held in sacred secrecy for centuries. He was inspired to create teachers rather than students. The ultimate goal is to discover your own inner truth and to meet the Guru within.
Kundalini Yoga is the perfect combination of ancient technologies, science and universal spirituality. This is a yoga that is for anybody and everybody as it supports physical strength but is not solely based on it. Kundalini practice and teaching addresses every aspect of life.
Kundalini is simply life force energy that is coiled at the base of your spine. When this energy gets blocked it can cause dis-ease. Kundalini Yoga is a gentle and yet powerful way to wake up your Kundalini energy. “When our Kundalini energy flows freely we have more energy, more inspiration and infinite possibilities to create the life we want,” shares SiriOM, a local Seattle teacher who has been practicing Kundalini for 23 years.
Experiencing a major life change? Looking for more connection? Ready to release old habits and patterns? If you are experiencing, well… life, you can benefit from this practice. Most of the class you will experience with your eyes closed, as you move inwards to a place of less distractions, freeing yourself from judgement while nurturing more connect to yourself. And at the same time during a class, there is a group coherence happening, with hearts synching together with shared breath work, chanting and meditation.
What Will You Experience in a Kundalini Class?
- Breath work for stress relief and instant relaxation.
- Meditation for clarity and focus.
- Kriyas, that are sets of exercises for specific body purifying techniques.
- “Kirtan Kriyas” have been studied showing results to help with Alzheimers and Mild Cognitive Impairment.
- Balancing of chakras, energy centers.
- Mudras, hand postures that communicate to our mindy-body energy systems.
- Chanting of mantras (attracting vibratory frequencies).
- Eye focus with the eyes closed and focus on the third eye.
- Gong baths to remove blockages and stimulate the Vagus nerve.
Kundalini is a full mind, body, heart and spirit experience. Your body is brought into a parasympathetic state as the breath work both energizes, calms and stimulates body systems. “We need to be in alignment to withstand the pressures of our times. Kundalini is the practice and the technology to help us to do this, fast!” explains Jill Mattern, Kundalini teacher at Inner Alchemy.
Maari Falsetto founded Inner Alchemy, Treasures and Transformation, in West Seattle, where Kundalini Yoga, meditation and gong baths are offered every Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit InnerAlchemyTT.com.