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50hr CPD12 Kundalini Yoga for Mental & Emotional Health

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01 Feb 2023

12 Aug 2023

TIME

9:30am - 3:30pm

COST

$1588 In-person, $1208 online

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Payment plans available and include training via videos, online portal, manuals, assessment

ORGAnISER

Celia Roberts

Kundalini Yoga can assist in treating the symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression. We see in cases of depression that kundalini yoga affects plasma serotonin, melatonin, and glutamate levels following three and six months of practice. The pulse rate, cortisol levels and blood pressure in these patients are also lowered after Kundalini Yoga practice (Devi et al., 1986). Kundalini Yoga can be used as a non – medical measure in treating patients with mental depression. The techniques assist in maintaining perfect homeostasis by bringing an equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activities (Devi et al., 1986).

Kundalini yoga is an ancient practice that has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions. This system of yoga also has many non disorder-specific meditation techniques that can be used to improve overall mental health. (Khalsa, 2004). Research also suggests that the attunement of mind and body, alongside the self-awareness promoted by Kundalini yoga, is powerful in treating PTSD (Jindani & Khalsa, 2015).

Kundalini yoga clearly provides many benefits to mental health. Similar to other mindfulness-based practices, such as meditation or other forms of yoga, research regarding kundalini yoga has shown clear benefits towards treating anxiety. Multiple studies, including a randomised control trial, have demonstrated that kundalini yoga helps treat generalised anxiety disorder (Gabriel et al., 2018; Simon et al., 2021). Another study involving PTSD patients also showed how kundalini yoga improved perceived stress and reduced physiologic levels of stress and anxiety (F. Jindani et al., 2015). This same study showed that kundalini yoga improved positive effect, which measures how often a person feels positive emotions, sensations, etc. (F. Jindani et al., 2015). A study of students practising kundalini yoga found similar improvements in stress, positive affect, and resilience (Sarkissian et al., 2018). Not only does kundalini yoga reduce stress and anxiety, but multiple studies have shown that it improves emotional resilience to reduce anxiety in the future (Eyre et al., 2017; Sarkissian et al., 2018).

Kundalini not only improves stress and anxiety levels but also benefits other aspects of health. In a study regarding depressed individuals, 60% had improved sleep, digestive health, and social interactions and were less irritable after practising kundalini yoga. Sleep is an essential part of a day that allows our body to conduct critical rejuvenating physiological processes. A randomised control trial has revealed that Kundalini yoga increases sleep efficiency, decreases sleep onset latency, and increases sleep time, resulting in an overall decrease in sleep insomnia scores (Khalsa & Goldstein, 2021).

It perhaps is essential to consider where or even how these health benefits arise. Kundalini yoga enhances awareness of the body, mind, and emotions (F. A. Jindani & Khalsa, 2015). This awareness allows for the development of new behaviours and habits for self-reflection that allows for the efficacious improvement of well-being (F. A. Jindani & Khalsa, 2015). Individuals cannot know how to improve any condition if they cannot correctly diagnose their internal state and what requires healing. Kundalini yoga improves self-observation that allows individuals to honestly realise themselves.

Join us to explore, learn and educate yourself and others about these tools that have incredible well-researched benefits.

17 February 2023: The Foundations of Kundalini Yoga.
10 March 2023: The concept of Kriya as the gateway to ultimate health.
21 April 2023: Kundalini Yoga for physical and emotional stamina.
12 May 2023: Kundalini Yoga to support depression and anxiety
2 June 2023: The Self Sensory System as a tool to emotional and mental harmony.
4 August 2023: The prescription for complete wellbeing. (Half day)

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