NeuroYoga: Kundalini Practices for Cognitive Wellness

Yoga for brain health

Embark on a transformative journey this October with our exclusive online series, “NeuroYoga: Kundalini Practices for Cognitive Wellness”. Dive deep into the ancient wisdom of Kundalini Yoga, uniquely tailored to enhance brain health and cognitive function. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or just beginning your spiritual journey, this series promises to offer insights and practices that can rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

Every Sunday in October, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., join us live on Zoom as we explore specialized kriyas, meditations, and discussions designed to activate and nourish different areas of the brain. From understanding the profound effects of Kundalini on memory and cognitive function to harnessing its power for emotional balance, each class is a step toward holistic well-being. And, don’t worry if you miss a session; recordings will be provided after each class, ensuring you don’t miss out on any part of this enlightening journey.

This 5-class series is available at an exceptional value of $49 for the entire series. Elevate your mental clarity, focus, and overall cognitive wellness with the time-tested practices of Kundalini Yoga. Reserve your spot today and take the first step towards a sharper, more balanced mind.

NeuroYoga Kundalini Yoga Series Highlights:

  • Cognitive Enhancement: Dive deep into Kundalini practices tailored to boost brain vitality, sharpen memory, and enhance focus.
  • Emotional Balance: Experience the transformative power of Kundalini Yoga in regulating emotions, fostering resilience, and promoting inner peace.
  • Holistic Wellness: Beyond the mind, reap the benefits of Kundalini Yoga for overall physical and spiritual well-being, aligning body, mind, and soul.
  • Scientifically Backed: The series integrates findings from modern research, offering practices that have been shown to have tangible benefits on brain health.
  • Accessible Learning: Suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, each class is designed to cater to all levels of yoga enthusiasts.
  • Convenient Online Format: Join live sessions every Sunday morning from the comfort of your home, with recordings available for any missed classes.
  • Value for Money: At just $49 for the entire 5-class series, it’s an investment in your cognitive and emotional well-being that promises lasting benefits.

Kundalini Yoga Meditation Backed by Research

Kundalini yoga, specifically the Kirtan Kriya, has been researched by the Alzheimer’s Prevention Foundation. Below are some excerpts from scientific publications about the role of meditation (not just Kundalini) in brain health:

From Alzheimer’s Prevention:

  1. “Kirtan Kriya (KK), a 12-minute singing exercise, is a type of meditative practice that involves repeating a mantra (a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation) in a specific manner.”
  2. “KK has been shown to reduce stress, improve cognition, and activate parts of the brain that are central to memory.”
  3. “KK has been researched extensively for its health benefits. For example, practicing KK for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.”

From Psych Central:

  1. “Meditation has been linked to larger amounts of gray matter in the hippocampus and frontal areas of the brain.”
  2. “More frontal gray matter can lead to more positive emotions, a more secure temperament, and sharper thinking during the years of aging.”
  3. “Meditators also have longer attention spans than non-meditators.”

From NCBI: 7. “We previously demonstrated that yoga improved depression, resilience, memory and executive functions, increased hippocampal choline concentrations, and modulated brain connectivity in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.”

  • “Yoga training may offer neuroprotective effects compared to MET in preventing neurodegenerative changes and cognitive decline, even over short time intervals.”
  • “Yoga has documented beneficial effects on cardiovascular functioning and is a promising intervention for stress-reduction. Yoga has recently been identified as a safe practice with positive effects on cognitive functions in healthy elderly, older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and those with early stages of dementia.”
  • “Yoga can be used to improve stress, memory, brain health, and subjective well-being in high-risk groups, as well as in the general population.”
meditation for stress relief

NeuroYoga Kundalini Series Outline

Class 1: Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and Brain Health

  • Warm-up: Basic spinal flexes and breathing exercises.
  • Opening Pranayam: For the Brain, Brain Stem, and Spinal Column
  • Kriya: Kundalini Yoga: The Brain Doctor
  • Deep Relaxation: Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation: Meditation to Fight Brain Fatigue
  • Discussion: Introduction to the cognitive benefits of Kundalini Yoga, touching on the concept of “info-dementia” and the importance of focused attention.

Class 2: Balancing the Brain and Metabolism

  • Warm-up: Neck rolls and shoulder shrugs.
  • Pranayam: Ten-Stroke Breath to Balance the Brain and Metabolism (PPP 170, 11 minutes)
  • Kriya: Kriya for Mood and Metabolism Balance
  • Deep Relaxation: Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation: Kirtan Kriya
  • Discussion: The role of the prefrontal cortex in emotional regulation and the benefits of Kundalini Yoga in enhancing resilience. Inhaling in segmented patterns stimulates the sensitive regions of the brain near the nasal cavity, establishing a self-regulated rhythm for the flow and distribution of life force energy within the body.

Class 3: Kundalini Yoga for Improved Memory and Cognitive Function

  • Warm-up: Brain exercises and eye movements.
  • Pranayam: Balancing Mental Energy
  • Kriya: Kriya for brain vitality (sourced from other Kundalini resources).
  • Deep Relaxation: Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation: Kirtan Kriya (as mentioned in the Alzheimer’s prevention research).
  • Discussion: The impact of Kundalini Yoga on memory improvement and the significance of the frontal lobe in attention and concentration.

Class 4: Kundalini Yoga for Emotional Balance

  • Warm-up: Heart-opening stretches and chest lifts.
  • Pranayam: Two-Stroke Breath to Stimulate the Pituitary
  • Kriya: Kriya for Renewing the Brain
  • Meditation: Happy Brain, New Energy & Metabolic Balance
  • Discussion: The role of the limbic system in emotion and how Kundalini Yoga practices can help regulate emotional responses.

Class 5: Cognitive Awakening: Kundalini Yoga for Frontal Brain Vitality

  • Opening Pranayam: Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Kriya: Kriya for The Frontal Brain
  • Deep Relaxation: Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation: Meditation to Develop the Frontal Lobe and Hypothalamus (31 minutes). As you chant, notice the tongue and where it strikes the meridians on the roof of the mouth. Be accurate. Keep the spine straight for strength.

As we journey through life, it’s essential to invest in our mental and emotional well-being. The NeuroYoga series offers a unique opportunity to harness the ancient wisdom of Kundalini Yoga, tailored for the modern mind. Whether you’re seeking clarity, balance, or a deeper connection to yourself, this series promises transformative experiences that extend beyond the mat. Don’t miss out on this chance to elevate your cognitive wellness and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Embrace the power of Kundalini and unlock a brighter, more balanced future.


Anne Taylor

Come practice Kundalini yoga with me during the October Series. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or it’s your first Kundalini yoga class, you’re in the right place. The short video below will orient you to a few of the basics.

Sat Nam! (truth is my identity, a cornerstone of yoga)