Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are full of photographs of actresses and non-celebrities performing complicated yoga poses. While the photos are certainly impressive, they don't do much to inspire ...View Article
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I really appreciate how Diane approaches leading us through each kriya or set of exercises. She is very knowledgeable about Kundalini yoga and the underlying purposes of each exercise, thus shows up well prepared to lead a positive experience.
Peter Bucklin -
Kundalini Community Yoga is a welcoming community for beginning and experienced practitioners of Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, founder of 3HO, the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization. At Kundalini Community Yoga you will be challenged to know your “self” by intuitively recognizing your oneness with your universal self. You will find a nurturing environment which supports you are in your process of expansive growth and well-being. Join us to experience the amazing and immediate benefits of Kundalini Yoga.
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic technology designed to liberate your human potential. Called the “mother of all yogas,” it works the entire nervous and glandular systems, prepares the mind for optimal clarity, and heightens your sense of consciousness and spirit. You will awaken your potential to live a creative, fulfilled, and conscious life. That potential in you is known as “Kundalini.”
Each class has a particular focus which may include one or more of the bodies systems, or chakras, such as the circulatory system or the heart chakra. Or, for example, we may focus on stress relief, releasing body blocks or developing relationships: the combinations seem to be endless.
All skill levels are welcome at Kundalini Community Yoga. If you are new to yoga, this is a great place to begin your practice. Bring your mat, an open mind, and a willingness to discover new possibilities. We recommend wearing athletic clothing that allows you to move comfortably. Our instructors are certified by KRI, the Kundalini Research Institute. You are encouraged to ask questions and seek help for any needs within our scope of practice. Whether you are new to yoga or have made it a part of your lifestyle for many years, we invite you to enter the studio with a beginner’s mind and be open to the possibilities of your practice.
At Kundalini Community Yoga, we practice the intention of yoga by treating everyone with respect and love. We are passionate about helping students deepen their mind/body connection, detoxify their bodies, heal from past physical injuries and emotional trauma, and empower personal growth.
To learn more about yoga, including health benefits and how to practice different asanas, we encourage you to explore the resources available on our website. We invite you to sign up for our e-newsletter and stay up-to-date on the exciting workshops and classes that are offered in the southern Maine area. Kundalini Community Yoga welcomes everyone and everybody. Take this opportunity to become healthy, happy and holy with Kundalini yoga. We look forward to welcoming you into our yoga community!
Kundalini yoga is known for its use of breath and breath patterns to enhance the effects of the postures.
The most basic breaths which are taught are long deep breathing, the powerful breath, and breath of fire. The breath patterns may be performed when holding a posture or may be coordinated with repetitive body movements. There are many other breath patterns which you will experience over the course of classes you attend.
Breath patterns are also used during meditation to achieve specific benefits, from calming the mind to increasing your energy.
“Hatha” means forceful. By performing postures in a specific sequence while engaging the breath we are, in a sense, forcefully opening our chakras for the Kundalini energy to move up the spine to prepare ourselves for meditation, which is the goal of yoga.
Each Kundalini yoga class includes an element of meditation. Meditation most often includes a seated posture, a mental focus, a focus of the eyes, a hand position (mudra), a breath pattern, and/or mantra (repetition of sacred syllables).