Would you believe someone if they told you that all your deeply rooted fears could be removed with a 90-minute yoga session? No? Neither would we. But according to the principles and energy of kundalini yoga, even the most powerful of emotions can be overcome.
Kundalini yoga was born in the 20th century, and even though it includes similar techniques and postures to hatha yoga, its focus is on the emotional aspect of the participant.
Yogi Nizar Saab is hosting a new eight-week workshop teaching this discipline, starting Sunday October 23 at Sonata Art Center in JLT. It’s aimed at not only helping participants understand the ideologies of kundalini, but also helping them find serenity. “The workshop aims to empower participants so they can conquer their fears through the power of specific yoga and meditation exercises. It will help them overcome fear and find inner peace,” explains Saab.
“The practise includes various stretching exercises for the lower back and thighs, deep breathing patterns and energy meditations, keeping in mind the different needs of each individual, to help participants overcome their fears in a smooth and gradual way.”
In addition to asanas, kundalini includes chants and mantras to help connect the body with the mind and essentially awaken the sixth chakra, the energy of which allows us to experience clear thought as well as self-reflection.
You might be used to the suryanamaskar (sun salutation) and child’s pose of other forms of yoga, but come prepared for a wholesome, holistic experience at this workshop. Saab says a regular kundalini yoga class is considered to be the most powerful form of the practise, increasing vitality, enhancing health and facilitating energy flow. Kundalini is also said to produce results up to 16 times faster than other forms of yoga. Sign us up.