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Kundalini Yoga: Unlocking the Body’s Energy
Yoga instructors specialize in the Kundalini style. Read on to learn what to expect.
Kundalini yoga is built around the idea that untapped energy is coiled at the base of the human spine, much like a sleeping snake. When a kriya—a sequence of poses and designated breathing techniques—is performed, Kundalini practitioners awaken the untapped energy and allow it to move through the spine and rouse the seven chakras throughout the body. A typical class begins with a chant and stretching before an instructor leads the kriya, which can include poses held for a long period of time, rapid and repetitive asanas, mudras (hand poses), and interior body locks. Everything is done while performing specific breathing exercises led by the instructor. In the end, the class meditates, perhaps while their teacher strikes a gong or sings.
Each chakra is considered an energy center that, when opened, may allow people to increase stamina, tone muscles, overcome anxiety, or reach a greater spiritual awareness. Many opt to practice in large groups, because it is believed that as each person’s chakras open, the individuals' consciousness fuses with universal consciousness. These ideas come from Kundalini's early proponent in America, Yogi Bhajan—the Siri Singh Sahib, or the Sikh leader in the Western Hemisphere. He first introduced his faith’s yoga practice to a packed high-school gymnasium in Los Angeles in 1969.
Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga
Yatra is Sanskrit for "journey". It's a fitting term to describe the yoga at Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga, which was designed by Yoga Alliance instructor Allison Lindquist to take participants on both a physical and spiritual journey. To begin, the physical: most classes take place in rooms heated to between 95 and 99 degrees. In Hot Yatra classes, students build strength and endurance as they move through poses, including a warrior and balance series, focusing on the core and spine to ensure proper alignment and support throughout the body. Along with help with the postures, instructors also provide spiritual guidance, ending each class with a brief meditation.
“Nice and gentle, but still a workout. ”
“Therapeutic class is a wonderful time to stretch and relax! The instructor is a physical therapist and very knowledgeable, the atmosphere is clean an peaceful! A...”
“Therapeutic class is a wonderful time to stretch and relax! The instructor is a physical therapist and very knowledgeable, the atmosphere is clean an peaceful! A wonderful experience!!”
780 Hendersonville Rd., Ste. 14
Asheville, North Carolina 28803