What to expect from a Kundalini yoga class with Inner Calm
Tune-in with a short mantra
Adi Mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo“ sets up a sacred space for our practice, and helps to guide the practice with awareness and presence.
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with this mantra. It’s quite a simple one, and you should be able to memorise it fairly quickly.
Our Kriya will include postures, breath work, mantras, and a point of focus and relaxation that are brought together in a specific sequence, bringing specific results.
A Kriya removes energy blockages and brings about a state of spontaneous flow. There are thousands of Kriya to choose from, so every class will be different.
We sometimes use sound healing to promote relaxation, with the use of gong or crystal singing bowls.
Once again, there are many different meditations to practice to bring our body, mind, and soul into harmony and balance. With each session, we’ll practice a different variety of short meditations.
Ending the class
How to prepare for class
• Wear comfortable clothes – natural fibre is best.
• Mats, blankets, and eye coverings are provided.
• Let the teacher know if any medical reason that may prevent you from practicing fully – it is of course important never to aggravate an existing injury. If you have any concerns about whether or not yoga is suitable for you, please feel free to ask us any questions and contact your health care professional.
• We are a guide, but only you can accurately listen to your own body when practicing. You have to listen to what your body is telling you, and discern sensibly how much to put your body through during any form of yoga, including Kundalini.
• You must let your teacher know if you are pregnant. There are certain postures and breathing techniques that are not to be done during pregnancy.
• Ladies in the menstrual phase of their cycle need to avoid inverted postures, leg lifts, and any strong breathing practices such as “Breath of Fire”.
Inner Calm FAQs
We’ve tried to provide answers to some of the questions those new to Kundalini yoga may have. However, if your particular question is not highlighted here, then please don’t hesitate to ask us after class, or reach out via email or phone.
Why do we practice barefoot?
The feet are packed with nerve endings that connect to all parts of the body. Yogi Bhajan posits that the feet are a major intersecting site of energy exchange between the body, the sun, and the earth. Bare feet maximise this flow of energetic exchange, to cleanse and revitalise the practitioner’s energy field.
Is Kundalini yoga a religion?
When we apply the ancient technology of Kundalini yoga to our bodies and minds, it has the effect of uplifting the spirit. Kundalini yoga is for everyone – a universal and nondenominational practice, no matter which religion (if any) you follow.
What does the word "Kundalini" actually mean?
What are the benefits of the gong?
Who is Yogi Bhajan?
Up until that time, Kundalini yoga was a closely guarded “secret” of sorts – generally not available to the wider public.
What does "Sat Nam" mean?
Do I have to wear white?
By wearing white, all the colours are available to support and enhance your aura, and the eight Chakras (energy centres) within you.