Kundalini Yoga for the Root Chakra

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Instructor Dawn Rabey
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This class will help you feel more grounded and mentally calm, as well as increasing the flow of energy from the root chakra (muladhara) through the spine and right up to the head. It will also help strengthen your pelvic floor, core and back muscles.

Equipment: None
Style: Kundalini Yoga

Comments

chants
huskrmags 4 years ago

LOVE this! However, I'm having a hard time understanding the chants. Is there any way the words could be written out?

Words for the Mantra
Dawn Rabey 4 years ago

Here are the words for the mantra that is chanted at the end of the Kundalini Yoga Kriya for the Root Chakra:
"Humee Hum Brahm Hum"
This is translated as "We are We. We are God." It fixes the identity into its true reality as pure Spirit. "Hum" is a seed mantra that vibrates in the Heart Chakra, "Humee" connects us with Earth and "Brahm" connects us with Ether.
Blessings, Dawn www.dawnrabey.com

safety in our core.
dove411 4 years ago

Dawn
thank you for another great class! I have loved every single one of your Kundalini series and wish there were more. its perfect to introduce someone to yoga. I even did your beginners yoga with my soon to be 75 year old mother, she loved it too.
thank you again and please post more videos!
lucy

Grazie
chayarezzo 4 years ago

I am exploring kundalini now and your videos have been a great source for me.
Thank you for sharing your gift!

Perfecto!
samthurmond 4 years ago

Thank you Dawn; this class couldnt have come at a better time

Enjoyed the class!
anjali 4 years ago

Thank you Dawn. I love all your Kundalini classes and look forward to more of them. You have soothing voice and your radiance shows through.

Yes, with the following
Dawn Rabey 4 years ago

Yes, with the following cautions and/or modifications in this video:
1) Eliminate or be very gentle with the breath retention in the beginning pranayama.
2) Have the knees apart in child's pose for the tail wag (may not be appropriate if in you're in your 3rd trimester)
3) Depending on your pre-preganancy abdominal strength, you may want to eliminate or modify the asana on your back with the legs straight and 60 degrees up.
4) Depending on what trimester you are in, you may want to eliminate the rocking on the spine while in plow/halasana (or modify with the bent knee version, with knees apart giving ample space to the abdomen).
5) Many like to take Savasana on the side rather than on the back when in the 2nd and 3rd trimester.

Avoid compressing or over-stretching in and around the womb space, and creating too much tension in and around the womb space. Avoid breath retentions at the end of the exhale (not in this video), and generally be gentle/moderate with any breath retentions.
Generally, more gentleness and caution is required in the 1st and 3rd trimesters.

I practiced yoga throughout my entire pregnancy, and a lot of it was Kundalini Yoga. There are different levels of advised caution for pregnancy - and here on a public forum I tend to be more on the cautious side. A lot of it also depends on your pre-pregnancy fitness level, awareness of your body, and familiarity with yoga (i.e. the newer you are to yoga/Kundalini yoga, and the less in-tune you are with your body, the more careful you will want to be).

Blessings, Dawn

Thank you
Karim 4 years ago

Dear Dawn,

I cannot thank you enough!

I have been performing 'The Master Your Domain' kriya for the past two weeks and it has totally changed my life.

Not only am I more positive and happier as a person but, as if by some magic alchemy, I have suddenly dropped certain bad habits such as eating junk food and procrastination.

I find I have a lot more energy now too which is wonderful. However, I do sometimes struggle to fall asleep at night, despite meditating and performing yoga nidra.

I know there are already videos available on this site for yoga before bed but I was wondering if you would some day in the future release a video on kundalini exercises to perform before bedtime?

Thank you again for all that you have done for me.

My life is so much better because of your work.

Best,

Karim

Bedtime Kundalini Yoga
Dawn Rabey 4 years ago

Hello Karim,
I would love to release a video on Kundalini exercises to perform before bedtime and I will look into this for future videos! Thank you for the suggestions.
In the meantime, here is a breathing practice, called Shabad Kriya, which is wonderful to practice every night before bed: Sit in a comfortable posture with the spine straight. Place the hands in the lap, palms up, right hand over the left with the thumbs tips touching and relaxed forward. Focus the eyes 1/10th open at the tip of the nose. Inhale in 4 equal sniffs silently chanting "Sa Ta Na Ma" (one sound for each sniff). Hold the breath for 16 counts, silently chanting "Sa Ta Na Ma" four times (one sound per count). Then exhale in 2 equal sniffs as you silently chant "Wahe Guru" (one word each sniff). Continue this pattern, which is 22 beats for a full cycle. Start with 3 minutes, and work your way up to 11, then 15 and then en 62 minutes. "Sa Ta Na Ma" are the seed sounds for the cycle of life (Existence, Birth, Death, ReBirth), and "Wahe Guru" is translated as "Indescribable Wisdom". This breath pattern, when practiced regularly, will give you deep relaxed sleep and regenerate your nerves. For more Kundalini Yoga tips, sign up for my monthly blog here: http://www.dawnrabey.com/contact.html Blessings, Dawn