Classical yoga, including Hatha Yoga, emphasizes asanas, or postures and its purpose is to raise the consciousness. Kundalini Yoga has a similar purpose, yet was designed to get you there more quickly.
In ancient times it was designed not for recluses but for those who lead busy lives, tending to families and jobs. Kundalini Yoga includes many of Hatha Yoga’s asanas and is effective, efficient and easy.
Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system and harnesses the energy of the mind and emotions so you can control rather than be controlled by your thoughts and feelings. The mind is considered the link between the body and spirit, and this process is aided through yoga and meditation.
A typical class includes a warm-up, kriya/exercise set, deep relaxation and a short meditation.
Benefits of Kundalini Yoga include:
- Increased energy
- Relief from stress
- Improved strength & flexibility
- Relaxed, calm feeling, with a general sense of “wellness”
Ongoing Class Series (On hiatus – check with Nirmal about new start date)!
Mondays: 7:30 – 9:00pm
Cost: $16.80 drop in; $13 students; studio 5 & 10 class passes and drop-ins accepted
Location: Lotus Yoga Centre, 100 Harbord Street (west of Spadina) See map.
Beyond Addiction Community Classes
Free yourself from addictions or unwanted habits and thought patterns through “Beyond Addiction Community Support Classes. These 90 minute weekly classes utilize Kundalini Yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to create important shifts in your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states of being. We also explore stress management, self-reflection, lifestyle and other tools to help you achieve your best self. For more information about “Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery”, please visit BeyondAddiction.ca.
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yoga classes, and Beyond Addiction classes and workshops.