“Deceptive” chimed this two long time ashtangis who tried Kundalini Yoga for the very first time last Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the “Relieve and Revitalize with Kundalini Yoga teacher Rosan Cruz” event at The Grove by Rockwell.
Another first timer struggled but felt ‘light’ after the session. She said ‘super sarap pagka tapos na, may naalis na di alam kung ano’ (translation: ‘It felt really good after, it felt like something, i don’t know what, was removed’).
A long time practitioner of different styles of yoga, a first timer found Kundalini Yoga different and at the same time relaxing. She said “I think its very relaxing and helps you meditate and focus on yourself.”
Another first timer who’s been practicing yoga said “its really nice to explore energy.”
Every Kundalini Yoga class is different. There are over a thousand different kriya sets and meditations, each one designed to address a specific issue or concern. Last Saturday’s class focused on relieving inner anger and removing inner conflicts.
Kundalini Yoga goes beyond the physical performance of the poses with its emphasis on breathing, hand gestures, eye focus, body locks, chanting and meditation. What’s important is the experience. Yogi Bhajan, founder of Kundalini Yoga in the United States in the late 1960s, said “In Kundalini Yoga the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart. No words can replace your experience. Your mind may accept the words or it may not, but your consciousness will not accept just words.”