Kundalini Yoga is a Spiritual Practice
Yoga as a Spiritual Practice
All yoga is a spiritual practice, which may not be obvious in your standard studio yoga class but it is. Body, mind and spirit work work together, so when you move your body into the different yoga asanas with an awareness of breath you cannot not affect your mind and spirit, that’s what you feel so good after a great class.
Kundalini yoga takes yoga to the next level. It’s a multi layered practice, we use mantra as well as breath, we use mudras, hand positions at the same time as the physical asanas and there is a strong emphasis on meditation to take you into a deep space of self enquiry and contemplation. You’re encouraged to keep your eyes closed for the majority of the class and this makes the experience a completely introspective journey. There is an emphasis on the bigger existential questions in life and the purpose of our being here.
Religion & Yoga
I live and teach in the UK, a secular state. Times are a changing and fast, even the NHS are starting to acknowledge that people need a connection to spirit for the good of their own health.
NHS Bradford describe spirituality as “It is what is deepest in us – what gives us direction, motivation. It is what enables a person to survive bad times, to be strong, to overcome difficulties, to become themselves.”
Yoga is not a religion, it’s an ancient thousands of years old practice that predates most religions. God is a confusing word that makes most people feel a bit uncomfortable. You don’t need to be religious to believe in God or spirit. And you don’t need to believe in God or spirit either to practice yoga. You can simply enjoy moving your body, breath and mind to feel better in yourself.
However I warn you Kundalini Yoga is a powerful and transformative practice, it has come straight from the Guru. Guru is divine knowledge, Gu means dark and Ru means light, the totality of dark and light. It will bring you into full awareness of what you need to do to live a happier healthier life.
What Laura Says
Laura says “Being guided carefully through the yoga I’ve been able to transcend my day to day struggles and there have been times when I’ve been able to completely loose myself and my thoughts about myself. I have felt a re-connection with my essence and better understanding of my life. Through this I’ve gained a deeper and wider perspective around my belief systems and how these may be biased and not an accurate representation of reality. By parking my mind, I’ve actually felt in my body a deeper connection to spirit or god or whatever and this has helped me feel so much more secure at ease and present. I am so much kinder and loving to myself. It feels like a such a beautiful re-connection to my true self”
There are Kundalini classes all over the world, I teach regular weekly classes in London and online, sign up to begin your practice.