A Guide to Kundalini Yoga Sunshine Coast

Kundalini yoga is quite a bit different to your typically yoga practise. Here at Yoga Vida we do not practise any form of Kundalini yoga sunshine coast, but we do think that it is important and interesting for students considering Kundalini yoga to understand exactly what it is, so we have put together the following guide.

In general Kundalini yoga is a form of yoga that consists of a range of exercises and breathing exercises paired with singing and chanting. It’s unique, considering most yoga rooms will require a certain level of quietness to be able to perform the poses and practise properly. However, kundalini doesn’t need you to be quiet and often it is quite loud.

Facts and Information About Kundalini Yoga

The Origin:

  • Unlike most forms of yoga, kundalini’s origin is a mystery. It’s practiced around the world, but there’s no information on where it initially started. However, we can say it has been around for centuries. There was mention of kundalini yoga in Vedic texts from 1,000 B.C.

  • The word is also widely used in Hinduism, suggesting that yoga does indeed have roots in ancient India.

  • It is considered to be divine energy among these peoples that they call ‘shakti.’

Meaning:

  • The word ‘kundalini’ is a Sanskrit adjective that means circular.

  • There’s an alternate noun meaning as well, which translates to ‘a snake’.

  • Kundalini itself is a combination of certain forms of yoga. Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Shakti Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Kriya Yoga.

Other notable information:

  • Kundalini Yoga is traditionally practised wearing a turban to cover the ‘crown chakra’. This is an ancient tradition and done to contain your personal energy that the Kundalini practise is designed to awaken.

  • The practise is to supposed ‘awaken the kundalini energy’ inside you. Which is said to be a ‘coiled snake’ – Hence the name - found at the base of your spine.

  • Ultimately Kundalini yoga is more about energies than your typically Western yoga, such as vinyasa, which is about dynamic movement.

Here at Yoga Vida we prefer to tend to focus more on the physical practice of yoga asana, placing much importance on alignment, and anatomical efficiency. Having said that, if you feel that you

would like to deepen your practice and explore more breath and energy focused classes, then

please keep an eye out for our workshops and trainings, where we delve deeper into the intricacies of yoga.

That was a description of what kundalini is and what you can expect from this ancient Indian yoga. Unfortately at Yoga vide we do not practise Kundalini yoga on the Sunshine Coast.