Muladhara is the root chakra. It symbolises the foundations upon which we base our whole existence. The elephant or Ganesha is the animal symbol associated with the root chakra. He is the remover of obstacles. In today’s 24/7 with demands on our time we seek solutions that work.
Having studied a number of modalities over the years, I have found that the practice of Kundalini yoga offers the fastest and most effective means for achieving balance, strength and wellbeing. Red Doors Studio specialises in offering Kundalini classes, meditations and breath workshops. We are also host to the annual Hong Kong Kundalini Yoga Festival and endeavour to educate, inform and elevate. We do this through collaborative workshops, visiting instructors and regular classes.
The studio is also available to rent to the growing community.
“In Kundalini Yoga, the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart”
– Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini yoga is also called the yoga of awareness. The focus of this practice is to unite the mental and physical energies of the body through conscious breathing, mudra, eye focus, mantra, body locks and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity and purify the blood. Kundalini yoga uplifts, empowers, and increases flexibility and stamina. This safe, therapeutic practice is accessible to all levels of experience and fitness, and all body types.
Key differences between Kundalini and other forms of yoga include:
- emphasis on being present at all times
- every movement has a focus, breath and movement
- teacher uses voice, not touch, for corrections
- wearing of cotton and natural fibres not lycra
- use of meditation gong for lengthy deep relaxation
- use of mantra and music throughout
Kundalini Yoga Therapy
Kundalini yoga therapy is a healing modality that uses the principles of Kundalini yoga to create a powerful healing regime, treating specific conditions and individual symptoms, considering them from a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual perspective. Workshops and classes focusing on vitality, cancer, diabetes and PTSD are available starting fall 2016.
For further information on Kundalini Yoga and yoga therapy refer to:
Kundalini Research Institute: www.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org
International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association: www.ikyta.org
Guru Ram Das Center: www.grdcenter.org
International Association of Yoga Therapists: http://www.iayt.org