A workshop for teachers and those with some experience of Kundalini Yoga
“If you don’t have rhythm you can’t be virtuous” YB.
As Kundalini yogis it is assumed that we have become conscious that we have resistance to change, otherwise we would not recognize the need for a regular yoga practice! This resistance to change is because when we change our patterns we release the energy that is behind them and has been maintaining them – the fear, the anger, the grief etc. This is more or less uncomfortable. What actually happens is we have an experience in which we discover that we are not who we thought we were. This is something we we have a lot of subconscious resistance to and even more so students who are new to Kundalini Yoga. Our posture represents the sum total of our beliefs and attitudes crystallized in our physical form and this is what gets broken down as we work through the kriya.
We know that the unique configurations in Kundalini Yoga kriyas are very powerful to affect this change. Why is this?
When we take a dharmic form we change our energy by aligning ourselves with universal form and flow.
As a teacher you are proposing a form and there is a lot of resistance to your proposal because the more fully and accurately your students maintain the posture, ‘the angles and triangles’, the deeper the experience they will have and the greater the meaning they will take from it.
Your platform to excel as a teacher is based on your personal experience of correct alignment of each asana and your overview of the kriya. With this in place you naturally start to use a language that confidently reminds the students mind and body to be in service of their soul. This, along with your virtue (“if you don’t have rhythm you can’t be virtuous”) determines your effectiveness as a teacher.
In this workshop we will cover basic principles for approaching any asana; (a) alignment (b) graceful entry and exit (c) rhythm (d) the rebound effect – using gravity to gain height and lightness of being (e) maintaining dynamism in the organs and meridians.
We will make an in depth study of several key asanas, meditation postures, warm up exercises and at least one kriya.
At the end of the day we will put together a warm up, a kriya and a meditation to demonstrate the connection between posture, organ and meridian in the overall effectiveness of your class or workshop.
Enquiries to Amrit; 07961 104 036. firstname.lastname@example.org