Kundalini Yoga: Breathing the Inner Body of Light
Breath is life and life is breath. When breath flows, so does life.
~ Yogi Bhajan
Awaken the inner body of light, the pranamayakosha, and expand your life force with Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This form of yoga combines breathing exercises (pranayama) with movements, asanas, deep relaxation, chanting, and meditation to awaken a great power within you known as kundalini energy, which can heal yourself and others. In this class we will learn how to enhance, extend, and harness the power of the breath. We will draw upon our inner locks — or bandhas — to channel our heightened pranic energy. And with mudras we will explore ways to strengthen our mental focus. All levels welcome; beginners and advanced students alike will receive helpful tips for an effective home practice.
Daniel Orlansky teaches a yoga form which integrates strength and flexibility training (physical body), energy cultivation (causal body), and open awareness (subtle body). Mostly slow vinyasa flow, his practice also draws upon Kundalini Yoga, core integration, Chi Gung, and meditation. The goal in the end is to melt tension and remove blocks in the mind/body, so we can become whole. Then we “flow” and the life energy of Prana flows through us, connecting us to heaven and earth, sun and moon, and all of nature; the heart begins to sing and we find our true and authentic self.
Daniel’s journey to teaching began his first year in college, with an interest in human movement and the body mind connection; in more simple terms, as a terribly shy young man, he simply wanted to become free in his body. Explorations of Dance Therapy, Tai Chi, The Feldenkrais Method, Structural Integration, and Bioenergetics led him eventually to a master’s degree in Expressive Art Therapy/Dance Therapy from Lesley University, in Cambridge, MA.
In the mid 1980’s Daniel found a passion in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and later he began studying Kali Ray TriYoga, a beautiful and meditative slow vinyasa style which emphasizes flowing with the breath with ease and fluidity. Meridian Yoga evolved out of an integration of partner resistance stretching and oriental bodywork, and is designed to systematically open the meridian energetic pathways in the body.
Daniel has been teaching for 21 years; he is certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga and Kundalini Yoga, and is the originator of Meridian Yoga. A graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School, Daniel teaches regularly at the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute, and in Europe, and also directs yoga teacher trainings worldwide. He has co-directed two yoga DVD’s: Hands-On! Skillful Assists for Yoga Asana, and Yoga and Vision Improvement. Visit Daniel on the web atwww.yogaofenergyflow.com