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Sa Ta Na Ma for New Beginnings

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Sa Ta Na Ma for New Beginnings

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Using the Mantra of New Beginnings, Sa-Ta-Na-Ma, Kundalini Yoga Master Gloria Latham instructs a detoxifying and meditative sequence that will illuminate your inner light. Kundalini means, "hidden energy" of the spine. Yoga asana is performed to activate the movement of vital prana, the kundalini energy within, and to cleanse the body of all it's impurities. This flowing practice is sure to leave you feeling revitalized, refreshed, and empowered. Experience the freedom of letting go and grasping the possibility of new beginnings!

Contraindications: Students with low back pain, spinal injuries or shoulder injuries should be mindful when doing fast or jarring movements, and can always modify the poses by lowering their knees; students with knee injuries or discomfort in the knees can modify by folding their mats in half under their knees, or placing a blanket under their knees for extra cushion; students with knee injuries or discomfort in the knees should not do the squatting sequence, as Gloria suggests.


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Yantribherga, posted on April 1, 2016

I did this in the morning and found it to create more tension than I need. One thing I've noticed about Gloria's style is that she continues the reps for longer than my body likes (over the course of two years following her). But I was expecting that.
What bothered me most is that the movements are the usual yoga moves but this mantra is added to all of them like a stamp. It seems like cheating. Couldn't some move symbolize new beginnings? or some softer transitions occur... Also, since the mantra was used the whole time, it would have been nice to learn what the sounds stand for. Otherwise it's really just repetitive brain washing... and no one can get their life together through that.

alisonb, posted on February 11, 2016

i really love your work and way, thank you.

RachelBarth_2, posted on February 2, 2015

I have found all of Gloria's classes to be fantastic (also brilliantly voiced). Almost like an active meditation! Incredibly strengthening, empowering and satisfying. Thank you x

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on February 11, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your practice with us! You can always add this practice to your Playlist on Gaia to watch again anytime.

All the best,

Lorax1377, posted on January 4, 2015

Wow! This was an awesome practice! I feel absolutely great! Loved the repeated mantra. The only other thing I could ask for from this practice was a better explanation of the meaning. I was shouting it with joy by the end. Thank you Gloria!

alunamoth, posted on July 14, 2014

I loved this practice as part of my detox and worked up a nice sweat. I actually like Kundalini yoga, but I often find that I get cramps in my hamstrings when I do it. They aren't lasting cramps, but do you have any suggestions to avoid them? Do they go away with more practice of Kundalini?

Solara, posted on March 27, 2014

I love your classes. Thanks so much!

Sunworshipper, posted on March 23, 2014

Wonderful,just perfect after the week I've had and looking forward to this week,thank you so much.

Garshan, posted on March 20, 2014

Thanks for the great workout, I really enjoyed it and it is a great new beginning for my next stage of life. xxx

gayle82, posted on January 1, 2014

A wonderful practice for New Year's Day! Sat nam

Vasaart, posted on December 23, 2013

The most vigorous practice I've done in a week of illness. Very energizing and affirming - I'm glad my search led me here.

caycilia, posted on November 18, 2013

Thank you for a beautiful and inspiring kriya, Gloria. Sa Ta Na Ma is so powerful.

RubyDiamond, posted on November 6, 2013

Thanks Gloria. Your sessions are dynamite! They fill me with truth freedom & openness. Love it!

Charlie29J, posted on October 18, 2013

always a treat coming back to this beautiful class, gloria. namaste

bonniekayser, posted on August 19, 2013

OK, I'm inspired! Thank you for a wonderful practice...perfect juice for a teacher who's reluctantly saying goodbye to summer break and needing to build creative energy for the "birthing" of a new academic year.

smbic, posted on August 5, 2013

sat ta na ma....morning xx

MattCookeYoga, posted on July 11, 2013

@rawrunna Hey, this is Matt from the MYO team! We love to hear that you can access yoga with us, and warm up in the cold! :)

rawrunna, posted on July 11, 2013

I live at the bottom of the South Island of NZ, this is just what I need on cold, winter mornings.

hannarae, posted on May 13, 2013

I love this class. Thanks again Gloria!

chambers213, posted on April 22, 2013

This was my first Kundalini class and I loved it! It was nothing like I expected (I was expecting a soothing hatha class with chanting LOL) This class left me feeling energized and positive and I know I will return to it time and time again. Thank you Gloria!

Mimi121, posted on April 7, 2013

Wow! I was going to do this practice as a warm up! I got everything I needed. Namaste Gloria. Thank you.

Denyseb3, posted on March 5, 2013

Thank you! Such a powerful class!

laurenwyatt, posted on January 29, 2013

Thank you! This practice definitely shakes the winter blues!

vanessaooms, posted on January 28, 2013

Just what I needed after four hours of studying. Thank you!!

plrtexas, posted on January 25, 2013

Gloria - thank you so much for this offering and ushering me into Kundalini. Namaste ~ Trish

monnymaya, posted on January 15, 2013

what does sa ta na ma mean

naturalyogini, posted on January 9, 2013

I loved this class as it is perfect for the new year. One commenter said that is was too repetitive. This is a kundalini yoga class not a hatha yoga class. The repetition of movement is to get one out of the body and mind and into the spirit. When taking a ky class it is helpful to shut down your hatha yoga expectations and just go with the movements and mantras. You'll be amazed how good you'll feel.

yfermin, posted on January 5, 2013

this class was too repetitive for where I am right now. I went ahead and created my own flow as the video continued. her commentary on new beginnings, however, was a lovely addition to my practice tonight. I might revisit this some other day during the early morning hours. the repetitive movement seems ideal for energizing a tired, sleepy body.

flygirl13, posted on December 22, 2012

It has been about 15 years since I have practiced Kundalini. I had forgotten just how energizing this arctics can be until today. It challenged me especially with my arms as I am sore from a TRX class that I took yesterday. But, despite my soreness, I finished the video energized in both body, mind and spirit.

UtopiasdeBolsillo, posted on December 21, 2012

All Gloria's classes are wonderful. This one in particular, I love the mantra, I keep it on my head for the rest of the day (even for the rest of the week), it gives me a big sense of peace, makes everything look more real. Thank you Gloria!

glorialatham, posted on December 17, 2012

@OtterI sincerely wish you all the best with your new baby. Take good care of yourself so you can be there for her. Much love to you and your family!

Otter_2, posted on December 17, 2012

Thank you for this practice. The new beginnings theme is exactly what I needed right now. I am in the hospital with my 2 month old for the third time (going on to 3 total weeks of her short life). She is so precious and going to be okay but I am starting to learn that life will never be the same with a special needs child. I look forward to our new beginning and for us to return back to our family.

YoginiTania, posted on December 17, 2012

Fun class!

ShawnaTurner, posted on December 15, 2012

This was great! I loved working with the mantra. Thank you.

SuzanneHB, posted on December 13, 2012

I've never done Kundalini yoga before. This was really fun!

Summerset, posted on December 12, 2012

I'm not a Kundalini fan but this practice was excellent. One of my favourites, thank you.

gurl, posted on December 12, 2012

i really need that ... thank you

MallinaCashew, posted on December 11, 2012

This was really great, thank you! It was a good workout, and was also energizing. It´s a favourite!

Raquelyoga, posted on December 11, 2012

I just watched the video today because I had done the free yoga class meant for today, but the name of this class brought my attention to check it out fo tomorrrow, because tomorrow is 12-12-12, the preapration for The New Beginning for moher Earth and Human Kind ! PERFECT ! ...I wil start up my day and a NEW ERA with this yoga class, NAMASTE GLORIA !

jaket, posted on December 10, 2012

I loved the sa ta na ma mantra, this is what makes kundalini so interesting to me...along with the breath, and repetitive movements I feel as though I can really engage my mind and body, and is also a good workout...thanks...more please!

jackieandrea, posted on December 10, 2012

Love this one. Short, concise and a workout to boot. I love Gloria!!!!

mknight388, posted on December 10, 2012

Great session Gloria - really nice kundalini practice!

cathyannbpt, posted on December 8, 2012

Namaste and Thank-you Gloria Latham

ingridm, posted on December 7, 2012

thank you! didn't expect the rigor and the peace of this practice. i'm sure to find more by this teacher and open to kundahlini!

mrenkow, posted on December 6, 2012

Perfect pace. Gloria's classes are always challenging and sure to leave you exhausted!

sundariyogagirl, posted on December 6, 2012

It was difficult to go at my own rhythm in this practice with the constant "sa ta na ma" from the instructor. Perhaps a demostration of the movements with "sa ta na ma" and the rest silent so that each person can be comfortable going at their own pace without distraction.

roby, posted on December 6, 2012

ohh thank's, please more of this!

kispeer, posted on December 5, 2012

Thank you! Only missing your soundtrack and dance party ;)) <3

tappin1, posted on December 5, 2012

That was so wonderful! Thank you!

nfrankchase, posted on December 5, 2012

Started my day winded from this: but got more done, with more energy and clarity than I have in ages - a REAL reBoot! Thank you, just what I needed!


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