Kundalini Yoga Class Structure

Typical Kundalini classes consist of:

  • Tune in with Adi Mantra: “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
  • Warm-ups
  • Kriya(s)
  • Relaxing meditation
  • Tune out- Sat Nam

When practicing at home:

The strongest effect of a practice is achieved in the ambrosial hours between 4-7 am. For a beginner, building a regular practice slowly is already a start. It is generally best to choose a set which you can do daily until it is mastered but it is not necessary. You can choose what to work on if you feel you need to address a specific problem. When practicing a specific mantra for a certain talent or to solve a problem, it is recommended to do this over 40 days, building up to 31 minutes per day.

Always tune in and tune out even if you are doing a 5 minute breathing exercise. Make sure you practice at least 2 hours after eating. Always breathe through the nose unless instructed to do otherwise. Choose a clean, quiet place where you will not be disturbed. For maximum effect, hair is confined and feet are bare. Wear comfortable, elastic clothing made from natural fabrics such as cotton and silk, and preferably wear white to enhance and uplift the energy of your practice.  A mat of natural fibers such as cotton, wool, silk, or animal skin is recommended. Wool or sheepskin will insulate your electromagnetic field from the earth’s energy field. This protects you from becoming tired or drained of energy as you meditate. For meditation you can place a pillow under the buttocks to help straighten the spine for meditation. After you have established a regular home practice, try to attend some classes too, for the group energy.