Yoga, Meditation, Mantras and Breathing to Empower and Transform Your Life
Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale Date: April 2018
Price US: $19.95 CAN $21.95
A practical and inspiring introduction to the key components of Kundalini Yoga, giving you all the tools you need for a calm, happy and radiant life.
In this fully illustrated introduction to the wonders of Kundalini, yoga teacher Kathryn McCusker teaches us how to activate the infinite power present in us all. Lying dormant at the base of the spine, Kundalini energy can be awakened by a range of techniques, from yoga poses, meditation and breathing exercises to mantras, mudras, body locks called bandhas and more. Moving through the spine, this energy re-balances each of the body’s seven major chakras (energy centres), calming our nervous system, balancing the mind and re-energising our entire being.
Stage by stage, this insightful book shows how to make Kundalini practice a part of even the busiest life, no matter how much or little yoga or meditation you’ve done in the past. It begins with an easy-to-follow account of the subtle body, the energetic part of you that includes the chakras and Kundalini itself. There is advice on all aspects of preparation, from motivation and setting up a practice space to using diet and ritual to purify your body and mind. Step-by-step exercises then illustrate the key stretches and yoga poses, there is a chapter on the vital art of pranayama (breath control) and another explains how to deepen your practice through the use of mantras (sacred sounds), mudras (hand gestures) and yantras (sacred diagrams). Finally, the twelve guided meditations in the last chapter, each one an effective combination of the techniques already explained, empower you to address specific issues you may like to enhance in your life, whether balance, creativity, love, anxiety, anger or fatigue.
Designed to be easily integrated into daily life, the nurturing guidance in this book allows absolutely anyone to draw on the Kundalini power already present in their body to achieve lasting health and happiness.
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR…
Kathryn McCusker, a Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) certified teacher, discovered Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in Mexico in 2000 and has been teaching worldwide every since. After living in London for eleven years, where she taught private clients including Bjork and Rachel McAdams, and led classes at Triyoga and Alchemy, she returned to Sydney in 2011 to open KMYOGA, Sydney’s first dedicated Kundalini Yoga Studio, which she ran for three years. She is now back in London teaching private clients and group classes, as well as leading international retreats. A professional opera singer for over twenty years, Kathryn’s background in music and voice gives her a deep connection to the transformative power of mantra and pranayama. She infuses this into her classes, along with her own mantra music and relaxing gong meditations. Her work has been featured in The Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Nature and Health magazine and Australian Yoga Journal among others. For more information, go to: www.kathrynmccuskerkundalini.com