Friday, May 20, 2011

Kundalini "Ana Brett" Style

This is a 3 part interview.
I felt that it was best to split up the interview into 3 days.  By keeping it simple, I promise to deliver information that will keep you interested in learning more.  Thank you.

Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga blends breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, chanting and the science of sequence. The poet Dylan Thomas' phrase, “the force that through the green fuse drives the flower,” is the perfect definition for Kundalini.

It's Life aspiring, the creative motivating force within us. Kundalini empowers us to shine, prosper, and excel in all things. It's the common denominator for all forms of self-healing, inspiration, and transformation. (

Let me start off by saying, "I LOVE KUNDALINI YOGA!"  KY is taking me on a journey to health and happiness.  It keeps me connected to spirit, committed to the practice and most importantly energized.  Ana Brett and Ravi Singh are an excellent team, because they provide you with an extensive knowledge of Kundalini.  So if your interested in losing some weight and you want to give your emotions and glands a work out, than keep reading this wonderful interview I had with the beautiful Ana Brett - Kundalini Yoga Teacher.  Once you read the interview,  I'm confident you'll become a fan too. 

1.  People (including myself) associate weight loss by having to do cardio and strength training to help burn calories and fat and build muscle.  For someone who wants to lose weight, and prefers not to do a strenuous workout and is new to yoga, why Kundalini?

It’s true.  Most people think of weight loss only in terms of calories burned and muscles toned.  But for real results, its important to find the solution to why there is excess weight in the first place!.  Is it stress, emotions, lifestyle, glandular imbalance, i.e., metabolism slow down?  Kundalini Yoga burns calories (about 450 an hour) and builds muscle, but it also works on quickly addressing all these other elements which are so crucial to real success.  For real weight change, it is important to address hormonal balance, as well as the nervous system, emotions, inner organs, and your relationship with energy itself.  Yoga means balance and, through your yoga practice, your body starts to return to its natural equilibrium. Your metabolism will re-calibrate, your body will start to release old emotional energy which creates tension, body blocks, and even “problem areas.” When energy is flowing you can begin to process emotions in a healthy way. A regular practice can help give you a “clean slate,” so that you can live your life proactively and not just reactively. And you can make conscious choices regarding your health and what you put in your body.
One aspect of Kundalini Yoga that we really love is that it’s so accessible to anyone at any fitness level.  If you can breathe you can do it! Kundalini Yoga also has a high fun factor! You are performing traditional yoga poses but , in a KY class, those poses are combined with movement and breath techniques (and motivating music in our classes and/or DVD workouts). This makes your workout something that you can look forward too. Also, in Kundalini Yoga, results happen quickly. In fact, you will feel different and even look visibly different in terms of a glow after your very first session. This gets a newbie excited about their practice and sparks curiosity about what a regular practice will hold for them.
The ancient yogis, discovered that through specific combinations of exercises, breathing, and mental focus, amazing benefits could be delivered in a very short time. Kundalini Yoga is a householder’s yoga. It’s for people who want to get everything covered and still have time for a life!

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