My experience over the last 10 years as a Kundalini Yoga teacher has been that many new students first entry into yoga is through pregnancy. Somehow there is a primal need for a connection, to the Divine, to the Universe, and seeking out a pregnancy class is the easiest way to make that link. Of course there are the physical reasons for doing yoga during pregnancy, but there are a raft of other opportunities for satisfying this, including Pilates and swimming. There is something about the idea of yoga that draws pregnant women.
I have taught yoga for A Conscious Pregnancy in Barcelona for 4 years. Over the time the classes transformed into a very fulfilling time for the women. They led the changes by their needs, which are not for unusual positions, but for a safe place to talk, to express their deepest fears and insecurities. It was a fascinating time, and many changes occurred in me, my attitude and the way I teach.
I suppose it does not sound much like a yoga class at all, but there is a lot of yoga, quite strenuous yoga done in that time.
Now that I am teaching Kundalini Yoga in Aberdeen, the Universe has sent me a beautiful mother-to-be to my last class on Saturday. Thank you Jena for inspiring me and motivate me to start teaching Yoga for a Concious Pregnacy again. A home relocation is always a big challenge, specially when it involves a different country, a different language and a different culture. I have allowed myself certain time to settle down and explore all the changes within me during this period. The transition took me around nine months, just like a pregnacy, I feel completely reborn and willing to manifest what I am ment to be.
This is a fresh start for me to share with all of you the magnificient teachings of Kundalini Yoga for Women and Concious Pregnacy.
The word yoga means union, the union with your Soul. The Higher energy of the Universe, the Divine, God, is the groom and your soul is the bride. As the relationship takes place on this level, if it taken beyond the purely physical body stretches into a deep relationship between your soul and the Divine, then it makes sense that women who are carrying the next generation, who are moving through the everyday world with the soul of their child inside them, it makes sense that they need to talk. In yogic awareness of women and men in relation and especially before intimate relations, the woman always needs to talk, to express herself, to unload her unconscious mind. From there she is free and available. If we move this reality into the arena of the yoga class, the union then becomes a deep and fulfilling relationship. A real union, with the unnecessary cleared away, allowing the intimacy and soul connection to flourish. The result of this is a deeply satisfying 90 minutes, bathing the Mother in an awareness of her place in the world and the realms of the future that goes way beyond the needs of the 21st century and all its technology and allows for much more purpose in the pain of labour. It is time spent in teaching about the awareness she can bring to her pregnancy and going through the physical act of yoga to remove the blocks and resistances to this union. The meditation at the end becomes a powerful way to connect to the soul of the child, her soul and the grace and power of the universe.
Would you like to find out more about my yoga classes for a concious pregnacy, please contact me and will get back to you very shortly