We were on holiday in Egypt on a yoga vacation. Claire had recently discovered Kundalini yoga with husband and asked if I wanted to join her for her daily set.
On our first evening we discovered the empty open-air yoga studio overlooking the beach. Claire was doing a 40 day tantric set to open the heart centre which at the time didn’t mean a great deal to me but I was up for giving it a go.
We started with a bit of chanting and then went on to do a full on exercise set whilst listening to some energetic yoga music. I was there to join in, get bendy and try something new. But as we lay down for relaxation I was in bits. I was teary, emotional and charged up and I didn’t know why. After the meditation I felt that I had really been through something powerful. Later in the week I experienced a huge emotional shift and from that holiday onward I was completely and utterly hooked on Kundalini Yoga.
Kundalini is an ancient form of yoga that was brought from India to the West in the 1960′s by Yogi Bhajan. It focuses on waking the coil of energy at the base of the spine and moving it up through the chakras to the crown (top of the head).
The practice is spiritual, focused and structured. Be prepared to feel energised and buzzy during and after a class. Everyone wears white to open their aura (ah lovely) and each of the exercises are timed. There is no making it up as you go along. Each set, or Kriya, has been written by a Master and is followed to the letter by the Yoga Teacher. Read more…