WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?
Kundalini Yoga -also known as "Raja-Yoga", the Yoga of the Kings- is different from other forms of Yoga, basically because it unifies all the different branches of Yoga. This is why in Kundalini Yoga we work with Asanas (Yoga poses), along with Pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, mudras, mantras and visualisationts.
"In my opinion there is only ONE person in your life you HAVE to be able to get along with. This person is YOURSELF"
- Maren Guessmann, Youth Detention Centre
Kundalini Yoga is also known as "The Yoga of Awareness". It works especially on activating the Pineal Gland, which is located in the centre of the brain and is called "The Highest Centre", "Doorway to other Dimensions" and the like by many ancient teachings. It regulates all other glands in the body and plays a key role in reaching expanded states of consciousness, which is why in yogic science it is also referred to as "the Master Gland".
To make sure you are able to fully focus on yourself and your awareness, Kundalini Yoga is practised with closed eyes.
The word "Kundalini" describes the life force energy which is dormant in most people and lies curled up like a snake at the bottom of the spine. Through regular practice of Kundalini Yoga this life force energy is awakened and starts to rise up along the central channel of the spine in a serpent like motion, activating and regulating the chakras along the way. Every chakra corresponds to one of the nerve plexus springing from the spinal cord. These centres enable us to feel emotion throughout our body. Each chakra corresponds to a certein frequency or color, which is why we wear white during Kundalini Yoga practice. White is a mixture of all colours and thus enhances the balancing and awakening effect on the chakras.
The spiritual teachings play a major role in Kundalini Yoga, which is why you can find more than 2,000 different sets (kriyas) with different goals as like "kriya for balancing head and heart", "kriya for the essence of self", "Kriya to increase intuition" and much more.
I'm a Physiotherapist, specialised in neurology and sports injuries, teaching anatomy, physiology and treatment of fascia in our body.
Kundalini Yoga is my life and passion ever since I discovered it in India in 2011. In Australia, especially in where I lived for another year before I went back to Germany, I dived deeper into my practice.
When I returned to Germany in 2013 I started to teach Kundalini Yoga & Meditation mainly in a Youth Detention Centre, but also in other institutions like a prison for female detainees and for the staff of a trial court. Today I share the sacred teachings of Kundalini Yoga in public as well.
It is my deepest yearning to give out tools to everyone to sort out the sub-conscious, cope with stress on the day-to-day-basis, to re-connect with the self, the highest potential, to live more consciously and enjoy the HERE and NOW, in short: To raise the over all life quality.
My passion today is to build bridges between the ancient wisdom of the Yogis, Shamans and modern Western medicine.
To read the article about my Near Death Experience in the "YOGI TIMES' please click
Article about my work in Detention in Germany
To read my article "The Power of Thought - an experiment" please click the PDF-file below.
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