Go with your Gut ~ 3-day Kundalini Intensive to balance the Nabhi
Ancient scriptures (Shastras) state that ‘All yoga starts at the Navel Point’. However the navel point is not just a point, it is a radiant center of energy that distributes life throughout the human framework. Also referred to as Nabhi, a nerve plexus around the navel, it is associated with the Manipura (third) chakra.
According to Kundalini Yoga, the third chakra is the actual place of awakening the Kundalini energy. This is the fire that sets it off! This is a centre of complete transformation.
The bodily organs that correspond to this chakra involve the digestive system including both small/ large intestines (the gut) as part of the gastrointestinal system (GIT). There has been a lot of scientific research in the past 20 years or so that the perception and interpretation of our world relates to the gut and the gut-brain axis. The GIT possesses over 500 million neurons (nerve cells) and is capable of producing an array of hormones. Whatsmore, the gut has been labelled as the second brain, with 95% of the body’s serotonin (the happy hormone) found in the bowels.
When Yogi Bhajan came to the West in 1969, the strengthening and balancing of the navel point was one of the main focuses of his classes. His yogic message was that in order to get and stay in the heart center we first had to cultivate a powerful and stable base of the ‘lower triangle’ which includes the Nahbi.
With both traditional and scientific knowledge behind the importance of this lower abdomen area, the message ‘Go with the Gut’ becomes more than just an old saying. The techniques of Kundalini Yoga offer us powerful tools to help dislodge stuck emotions from our body and transmute this energy into higher frequencies, into the higher chakra centres. Anger (which uses Manipura energy) is eventually transmuted into Light. One of the most powerful ways to move out of the state of dis-empowerment into empowerment is to cultivate our own internal power and in a yogic sense, the navel center is the place to begin.
Teacher: Joanna Nation
Date: Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th January
Time: 9:30 – 10:45 am
Price: Full 3 Day course $60/ Casual attendance $22/ Concession $21
Kundalini House members come for free!
Location: Kundalini House
Join Joanna for 3 consecutive days of 1 hour and 15 minute class time to understand the Nahbi, physiologically and spiritually, and bring balance to this area. When we are firmly connected to Manipura we have unlimited energy, excellent health, strong will power, the ability to make commitments, and a solid inner balance. From this space, we maintain a strong sense of self-worth and empower ourselves and our lives. An ideal way to begin your year!
This is the first of a 4 part series with Joanna on integrating the yogic health systems of chakras in line with physiological function of the body, and what that means for us in our modern daily lives. Following will be workshops on the Heart Centre, the Throat Centre and the Third- Eye Centre.
Please be advised that Kundalini House has a cancellation policy which applies to courses held by or at Kundalini House. Please read the following carefully to ensure you understand the policy.
• A cancellation of the full course, at any point, incurs a definite 30% administration fee of the entire course cost that is non-refundable.
• Cancellations that occur more than 48 hours before the beginning of the upcoming session, will only incur the administration fee of 30% per remaining scheduled class(es). Past sessions of the course will not be refunded.
• If you cancel your course with only 24 hours’ notice, you will be refunded 50% of the cost of the course (outstanding classes only), minus past sessions.
• No-shows and same day cancellations of sessions are not refunded.
You will be refunded with credit on your Kundalini House account which you can use on products or services, if you wish to receive a refund to your bank account; a further 5% charge will apply for administration. Kundalini House strictly does not refund in cash.