The Guru’s Gate is a community devoted to the meaningful yogic practice and lifestyle. Within our sacred place students can embark upon personal growth and transformation through yoga. The yoga studio is known for its amazing teachers, creative workshops, and special events.
Kundalini Yoga has been passed down through the ages from guru to apprentice for centuries. In 1969, Yogi Bhajan brought this form of yoga to America, thereby introducing it on a global scale. Kundalini Yoga brings awareness of the breath to every movement. This in turn, helps balance all aspects of one’s being. ⇑ See More
Kundalini Yoga classes are designed to build strength of will in a relaxed and comfortable setting. A typical class will begin with a meditative warm-up emphasizing the flow of breath and your awareness to it and then moves into physical asana which includes rhythmic movements of the body and the breath.
This is followed by a Kriya, a specific sequence of exercises designed to bring about a specific metabolic change. Each Kriya has a goal, be that cleansing the liver, calming the nerves, or strengthening the heart, etc. Kriya also assists the ability to meditate. Although there is a specific function of each Kriya, every Kundalini Yoga class will help balance all the chakras and systems. Class will finish with a resting pose, a few good stretches, and closing mantra.
In this 45 minute guided meditation we will focus on breath work and meditation. The session will be tailored to benefit your body, mind and spirit. Whether it be relaxation, stress relief or focus, it is an investment in your well-being.
Meditation usually refers to a state of extreme relaxation and concentration, in which the body is generally at rest and the mind quieted of surface thoughts. Several major religions include ritual meditation; however, meditation itself need not be a religious or spiritual activity.
Meditation that cultivates mindfulness is particularly effective at reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and other negative emotions. Mindfulness is the quality of being fully engaged in the present moment, without analyzing or otherwise “over-thinking” the experience. Rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past, mindfulness meditation switches the focus to what’s happening right now.
Mindfulness meditation is not equal to zoning out. It takes effort to maintain your concentration and to bring it back to the present moment when your mind wanders or you start to drift off. But with regular practice, mindfulness meditation actually changes the brain – strengthening the areas associated with joy and relaxation, and weakening those involved in negativity and stress.
We love to connect to our community here in Manhattan Beach, and beyond, by offering lots of opportunities to enhance and grow your practice. From the moment you step through our door, you will feel empowered, positive, uplifted, and by the time you leave your at peaceful and rejuvenated. Check out our class schedule to sign up for a yoga class or call 310-376-0107 to setup a private one-on-one yoga session.