Stay Healthy with Kundalini Yoga In this ongoing class, we will use numerology, astrology and the 5 Elements of Oriental and Ayurvedic Medicines to increase your understanding of the stresses of the time. Join us as we focus our kriyas (exercise), pranayama (breath), mantra (healing sounds) and meditations to heal us in the days, months and seasons of 2019. Monday nights, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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As I prepare for the Level 2 Mind and Meditation course that we are teaching next month, I am feeling how blessed I am that the Guru (the light that dispels the darkness) has given me these most beautiful tools of yoga and meditation to see life on a deeper and yet more subtle level. This is a way to cultivate the inner knowing that we all have that is beyond the logical linear mind, that can see the way to master life, and not have it appear to be a mystery. Yes, there are many times as a human where I ask "why", but I also have a deeper sense of knowing that all is in divine order. This is what a spiritual path does for me. I invite you to come to class for inspiration to create your own sadhana (spiritual discipline) or just use the tools you already have to begin. The Subtle Body, our theme for the month of September, is mastered through constancy of discipline.
Here is an email from the past year on some tips for the Fall to create new physical habits as well:
We will soon experience a taste of Fall after a very warm summer. As the leaves begin to fall, drier weather becomes more the norm. We may experience an aggravation of what the science of Ayurveda calls Vata. Vata is the element of air and ether and is the mental aspect of our self. It gives us mobility of mind and body. Any change in season upsets Vata and the coming cool weather and darkness will continue to aggravate Vata. If you begin to feel fearful, overwhelmed, anxious, have insomnia or dry skin, gas, are constipated or feel cold, it will be helpful to balance Vata. We often find ourselves establishing new routines as the new school year starts. This is essential to calming the mind, and creating order. Daily pranayam (breathing exercises), yoga and meditation is a wonderful way to start our day. In terms of diet, eating warm, moist, oily foods is also helpful.
We can also look at the change of season from the Chinese 5 elements. The earth element rules the stomach and spleen. We are in a transition from summer to fall and it is helpful to change our diets to accommodate the change. During the summer, nature provides juicy, watery foods to cool the heat. During fall, nature provides fruits such as apples, pears, figs, grapes, pomegranates and persimmons to cleanse and nurture our digestive tracts. Foods are harvested that can give us sustenance throughout the winter through grains, legumes, fall vegetables, seaweeds, nuts and seeds. Our diets can start to be warmer and heavier, preparing us for the colder, darker months. During the fall, we want to keep our intestines and lungs strong. Healthy intestines will encourage healthy respiratory tracts and reduce seasonal colds and flus.
Our yoga for the month of September will emphasize the "apana", or eliminating element. Stronger elimination or apana, means stronger prana, giving us more energy. As we analyze our patterns to create our new routine or order, we experience the Virgo part of ourselves, which is about separating what we need from what we don't and getting rid of it. In this 9th month of the year, we will emphasize the Subtle Body. This is the yogic body that allows us to experience mastery in life instead of being confused by it's mysteries thus letting go of what we don't need.
See you soon!
Love, peace and blessings,
You may attend the classes on a drop-in basis for the cost of $16, or pay for 5 classes at $75. If you already have paid for a pass, it will apply to these classes as usual.
Please join Mukta Khalsa for "Stay Healthy 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!
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Monday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. -- taught by Mukta
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 glands and creating a heightened level of awareness.