Purify, rejuvenate and balance your body, mind and spirit with Karen’s Kundalini yoga techniques. Each class is focused on a particular theme, promoting healing and enhancing spiritual awareness. She guides you through pranayama breathing, mudra (hand positions), mantra (sound) and Kundalini yoga poses and movements to revitalize the endocrine, nervous and body systems. Increase your flexibility and strength while utilizing Kundalini techniques to release limiting patterns, heal the body and awaken Universal love. Transform your life with Karen’s unique Kundalini yoga! Classes complete with a relaxation meditation and singing bowls. Beginning students are welcome.
What is Kundalini?
Kundalini, derived from Eastern traditions, is the Universal Love energy that lays dormant in the body at the base of the spine. Through Kundalini yoga, breathing, meditation and mantra (chanting), this asleep energy can become awakened Universal Love energy to enhance balance, healing and spiritual strength. Kundalini yoga opens new pathways in the nervous system and balances the endocrine system. It draws up a subtle pathway parallel to the spinal column, activating the chakras in succession. The objective of Kundalini practices is to raise the energy to the crown, (if the energy is strong enough), where it connects with the Universal light, bringing a sense of blissful, unconditional love. Kundalini is the yoga of “awareness” cultivating the creative spiritual potential to live from compassion and consciousness.
Karen is the creator of Kundance Yoga, a movement program combining Kundalini yoga and dance to music. Her new art form utilizes choreographed conscious movements implementing Kundalini yoga, dance, mudra, mantra, breathing and meditation. Similar to Kundalini yoga, the dance routines balance the chakras and endocrine system, purifying and rejuvenating the mental-emotional-physical-spiritual energies.. Enhance your vitality and healing, and awaken Universal love with Karen’s fun, new movement program!
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Legs Up the Wall, Yoga Tips for Digestion & Circulation Legs Up the Wall Yoga Posture Relieve tension and stress quickly with this simple, restorative yoga pose! Lie on your back with your sit-bones as close to the wall as possible. Extend your legs up the wall so your backs of legs are resting on the wall comfortably. There are variations of this pose that you can also try. You can place a block under your hips to elevate them, creating a slight inversion in your lower belly as a therapeutic variation. To stretch your inner thighs and groin muscles, […]
We all need time to retreat and replenish…Yoga Retreat We all need time to retreat and replenish, taking time away from our busy lives. However most women and men don’t invest their time or money in this essential practice of life. To keep a balance and remain healthy you need to be sure you are replenishing, taking in energy to renew. Most people are depleted and continue to drain themselves mentally and physically. Often over time early aging, disease and illness will surface in the body and mind. Retreat is also healthy for the soul. You need to feed your […]
Seated Spinal Twist Stretch the spine, shoulders and hips, massage the abdominal organs, relieve stress and improve digestion. Sit on the floor, and stretch your legs out in front of you. Bend the right knee placing your foot on the floor. Cross your right foot over the left leg and use your left arm to grasp your right knee. You may bend the left leg or keep it straight. Gently twist your torso to the right upon the exhalation, placing the arm in back of you and gazing behind you. Breathe deeply holding the pose for 5-10 breaths. Stretch your […]
Breathing With Intention Breathing is an essential part of a yoga practice. In yoga or in everyday life, when you breathe with intention it is clearing, balancing and strengthening to your mind, body and spirit. Here is a simple exercise that will bring a powerful intention to your breath. 1. Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair. 2. Close your eyes and begin to relax your body. 3. Take a slow, deep inhalation and exhalation through your heart center 3x’s. You are holding the intention of purifying and releasing any negative emotions that have lodged in your heart. Breath […]
Heart Poses with Karen Enjoy these simple heart-opening poses! Stretch and expand your heart center, increase circulation to the heart and support lowering blood pressure. Open Heart Pose 1 Sit with your legs crossed on the floor or in a chair comfortably seated. Raise the arms into a V position. You may open the palms completely or touch index finger to thumb. Begin taking 3 deep, long breaths, or use the Kundalini “breath of fire” for 1-3 minutes. Open Heart Pose 2 Kneel and be seated on your feet. Place your hands in back of you, […]
Balancing Table Pose 1. Position your body on your hands and knees with your spine in neutral. This position is called Table Pose. Inhale the right leg up parallel to the floor, reaching the toes back. 2. Begin focusing your gaze between the palms, slowly inhale the left arm up parallel to the floor, reaching the fingers out in front. 3. Breathe and hold for 3-6 breaths. 4. Release by slowly exhaking the left arm down, and then lower the knee down, back into table position. 5. Repeat on the other side. Benefits: Improves balance, memory, focus and coordinatin. […]
The benefits of practicing the Tree Pose: • Stretches your inner thighs, groin and shoulders. • Strengthens your thighs, calves, core, and foot muscles. • Strengthens your posture. • Calms and relaxes your mind and central nervous system. • Develops balance. • Increases your mind / body awareness. Steps for the Tree Pose: 1. Stand tall with feet in parallel and hip width apart. 2. Gaze forward at a focal point. Engage your core muscles as you shift your weight to your right foot. 3. As you inhale, raise your left foot and place the sole of your left foot […]
Kundalini yoga is a branch of yoga which increases healing, vitality, intuition and awareness. Yoga postures are combined with breathing and guided meditation, which target the whole body system (organs, nervous system, endocrine system, brain, chakras). Kundalini cultivates the creative spiritual potential to live from love and compassion. The practice supports prevention of disease, increases vitality and reverses the aging process. Students enjoy the benefits of increased strength, balance and flexibility while developing a sense of peace, well-being and happiness!
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years as an ancient art to harmonize the body, mind and spirit. The specific bodily positions used in yoga increases strength, flexibility, balance, enhances clarity of mind, and also improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems. Practicing on a regular basis will realign and rebalance your body and mind. Yoga is practiced by many for the health and relaxation benefits.
Many powerful and magical experiences occurred on our Mexico Yoga and Healing Yoga Retreat in Nuevo Vallarta this past week. As I reflect from my beautiful room overlooking the ocean, I realize how special our time was together. Firstly, the resort is beautiful, friendly, extremely safe and helpful in every way. We were completely taken care of, from our special place where we practiced yoga on the beach everyday, to our meals and drinks on the beach, meals in the restaurants, and the many activities, parties and festivals that we attended. The people here come from their hearts. (We were […]