What To Expect
Come As You Are
First things first - come as you are! Wear comfortable clothes that you can sit and move in. Please bring your own reusable water bottle. The Pallas provides rubber mats and cotton meditation cushions. There are a couple chairs available for people who physically cannot sit on the floor. Arrive early to find parking, check in, and get comfortable.
The teacher will tune in with the Adi Mantra "Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo" followed by the Mangala Charn protective mantra "Aad Guray Nameh Jugaad Guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guru Dayvay Nameh." You can chant along or just listen. New practitioners are encouraged to attempt the mantras because that is the best way to learn them.
Do Yoga & Meditate
The class will consist of yoga kriyas and meditations as Yogi Bhajan taught them. There will be mudras, mantra, movement, and specific breathing patterns for you to follow. In most classes, meditations can last between 3 and 31 minutes. Some workshops may contain 62 minute meditations.
Leave More As You Are
You will have a chance to relax on your back either before or after the meditation. The teacher will likely play the gong which deeply relaxes the mind. The class ends with the song "Long Time Sun" and the mantra "Sat Nam." After class take a moment to socialize and ground yourself before driving home.
For the last 2000 years, information has been kept in the hands of the few leaders at the top – of the government, the church, and academia. As we transition from the Piscean age to the Aquarian age as a planet, information has become readily available to everyone.
During this transition, Kundalini yoga helps increase our neuron velocity and stay clear so we can cut through the abundance of information and make sense of it. It strengthens our nervous system so we can handle the pressures and prevent overwhelm and anxiety. It helps cultivate steadiness and self-sovereignty.
Unlike other systems, Kundalini Yoga is complete. It works all 10 bodies, not just our physical body. In addition to physical yoga, every class includes breathwork, mantra, and meditation. It is for the modern householder – it is direct and quick. One kriya can immediately create complete physical, mental, and spiritual balance, whereas traditional Hatha students have to withdraw from normal life and it can take 22 years to raise the awareness with perfect practice.
Kundalini yoga is a transmission of consciousness from person to person and a teacher of Kundalini yoga maintains a steady level of consciousness to pull the people up to that level. The practice directly stimulates the kundalini force through mantra, meditation, pranayama, and yoga.
A mantra is a sacred sound current that directs us towards higher frequency energy. We use a mantra to direct our crown chakra to download better thoughts so we can create new patterns and unhook from destructive subconscious thought forms.
When we chant mantra, the tongue hits the 84 meridian points of the upper palate like a keyboard, which stimulates the hypothalamus to change the chemistry of the brain. It stimulates the pineal gland, pituitary gland – and adjusts the functions of the endocrine system and the metabolism to create a neutral balanced mind, and to strengthen immune function. We chant mantra from our navel point because it has the pure energy we want to stimulate to help raise the Kundalini energy.