In March, we will have some fluctuations in temperatures as we move from Winter to Spring. In a similar way, our moods can experience some highs and lows, particularly when confronted with change.
The positive mind associated with the #3 (3rd month of the year) can reach for the heights and think too positively without the balance of the negative mind's gift of "what could go wrong".
We can also get so depressed that we can't think of anything that can go right and find ourselves descending to the lows. There is a parallel with the #3 to the Pisces tendency to addiction. Either extreme can take us to cravings for food, drugs, alcohol, or other negative habits.
I love that this time of year includes the Lenten season (https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-lent-700774 or https://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/02/what_is_lent.html) that corresponds to the principle of the 40 days being a time to complete a cleansing experience.
If we develop a meditation practice, we can see the highs and lows from a neutral point of observation. By practicing this, we won't get angry or depressed when things don't go the way we imagine. A scientific study says that exercise is one of the best anti-depressants there is so get out there and do some!
The Chinese medicine approach to the seasons teaches us that it is a time when the liver/gall bladder energy is strong. Use this energy to move and not get angry! The beauty of our Kundalini Yoga practice is the exercise followed by meditation. In this month's kriyas we will stimulate the lymphatic and immune systems to move the stagnant toxicity of the cold winter months and channel our emerging Springtime energy. Our meditations will allow us to experience the positive mind.
We will stay with the format of $64 for the first 4 Fridays https://www.grdhealth.com/yoga-center/yoga-classes-and-calendar-events. March 31 will be included with April classes. We anticipate taking a week off for a vacation one of these days, so there will probably be a 3-week month sooner or later.
In preparation for class:
Refrain from eating heavily for an hour before class with no alcohol or drugs.
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move and breathe in easily.
Create a place to practice that includes a blanket, mat, or sheepskin to sit on. We have sheepskins available for sale.
You may also wish to have a blanket to cover up with during relaxation.
Love, peace, and blessings,
You can attend in person or watch via video feed or call in and listen.
** Friday Mornings, 11:00 - 12:30 pm (Atlanta time) **
Classes are $18 per class or $64 for a 4-week pass starting at the beginning of each month. If you join mid-month you can either pay $18/class until we start a new month or pay $16 per weekly class plus the next $64 fee for the next month. You can bring cash or check to class, pay with Venmo (@Mukta-yoga) or write a check to "GRD" and send it to: GRD Clinic, 1845 Peeler Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338.
When you register for the 4-week class pass, we will send you a link after the class so that you can watch it again, or just watch it later if you can't make it Friday mornings.
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Please join Mukta Khalsa for "Keeping Up with Kundalini Yoga". Mukta has taught thousands of students Kundalini Yoga since 1974 in a variety of settings including yoga festivals and retreats, colleges, universities, and private studios. She received a B. A. from Smith College in Eastern Religion and a minor in Education. Her knowledge of the body is enhanced by her years of practice as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She holds the Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Certification having taught over 5000 hours of yoga.
PLEASE BRING A MAT, A LIGHT SHAWL, AN EMPTY STOMACH, AND AN OPEN HEART!
Questions? Call 770-551-0155 (before 5 p.m.)
Classes are on Friday mornings from 11:00 - 12:30
Monday night classes have been discontinued
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a dynamic form of yoga that combines breath, movement, meditation, rhythmic sound, and deep relaxation. It is practical for the average person because it works to release tension and energize in a short period of time, regardless of the degree of flexibility or experience.
These classes are taught in the tradition of Yogi Bhajan who first brought Kundalini Yoga to the West 50 years ago, in 1969. This yoga is taught in specific sequences of exercises (Kriyas) that create optimum health by strengthening the immune system, balancing the glandular system, and creating a heightened level of awareness.