Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bhajan Kaur, a snake woman teaches Kundalini Yoga

Hari Bhajan Kaur (Kwali Kumara) is a yoga guru who illustrates herself as a mad snake lady. She is the founder of snake yoga, the latest and most extraordinary yoga. Snake yoga is a form of Kundalini Yoga which includes physical positions along with breathing, meditating and chanting. In her yoga classes and workshops, she includes tamed snakes deserted by their owners at the Snakey Sue’s Serpent Sanctuary. She combined Kundalini yoga and handling snakes as involving snakes helps the people to connect to what is happening inside.

As per Bhajan Kaur, snakes are natural transmitter of energy and all of them have their own wisdom to share. In her class, she and her students list out their most terrible fears which they like to overcome. During the class, the lights are dimmed in the room and the students sit in a semi-circular shape around her. The main aim of the class is to make deeper connection with the spirit and natural world. Overcoming from fear will open the chakras and let the energy to flow liberally all through the body.

The class starts with kriyas followed by chanting and meditation. After that, snakes are brought out and the students can hold & interact with them for 1 hour. She holds the license to work with snakes in public. As per kaur, snakes’ existence enhances the meditative environment experience. Snakes help to balance the charkas as well as give physical and mental peace. She has snakes of various sizes and breeds to suit the needs and confidence of yoga. Including real snakes will help the students to conquer fears and anxieties that block their chakras.

Bhajan Kaur also has insurance to work with serpents and every student is covered by her Public Liability insurance if any potential mishaps happen. She is the only teacher who teaches Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) with Live Serpents. In 2005, Bhajan Kaur had taken Yoga Teacher training from Shiv Charan Singh in England. At that time, she was only 23 years old.

Video of Teaching Yoga With Snakes from youtube:


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