“Yoga has never been truly described for what it is. It is an art and a science with which you can leap overt the pitfalls of life. It is a science, and knowledge, and art where mind and body can work in union and spirit will back it up” - Yogi Bhajan
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Like all types of yoga, the goal of Kundalini is to establish a union between body, mind and spirit. Kundalini yoga consists of active and passive asanas (body postures), pranayam (breathing techniques), bandhas (body locks), mudras (hand positions), mantras (sound vibrations), meditation (mental focus) which target the whole body system.
How is Kundalini different from other yoga?
With the passage of time, the yoga techniques become diluted and divided. Some chose to emphasize and practice separate components of the total yogic system. Some preferred just exercise, ignoring mantra and some did mantra and meditation without breath control.
The beauty of Kundalini Yoga is that if you can just physically sit there, fix the automatic rhythm of your pranayam, and add a creative inner naad (sound frequnecy); your mind becomes focused and balanced.
Kundalini yoga is direct, quick, and a perfect practice for the pace of a modern household. It is a master science of experience and awareness.
What are the benefits of Kundalini Yoga?
The practise of Kundalini yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions, so we can be in control of ourselves rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings. Kundalini empower us to shine, prosper, and excel in all things. It is a tool for self-healing, inspiration and transformation.
Who can practice Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini yoga is for everybody; for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families and managing businesses. Kundalini yoga is for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of living in this day and age. It is not about mastering difficult exercises. It is Yoga for everyone, whether you are in shape, out of shape or somewhere in between, Kundalini Yoga will work for you
"The Power of Kundalini Yoga lies in the actual experience. It goes right into your heart and extends your consciousness so you may have a wider horizon of grace and knowing the truth. "
- Yogi Bhajan
What is the history of Kundalini Yoga?
Until modern times, Kundalini Yoga was a secretly guarded technology. Any student who wanted to learn Kundalini Yoga would have to serve a master, prove humility, self-discipline and devotion before the teacher would ever consider teaching them. It was not known to be widely taught by any master teachers outside of India until Yogi Bhajan brought this revolutionary understanding of the teachings to the United States in 1969. His motive? Compassion. He saw the reality of our inner beauty, power and potential and he wanted us to discover it for ourselves.
Who is Yogi Bhajan?
Yogi Bhajan Mastered Kundalini Yoga in India when he was 16 years old. In addition to his yogic practices (also master of Hatha Yoga), he finished college, served in the Indian military, married, fathered three children, and was working as a Customs officer when he received an invitation to go and (remove) teach Yoga in Canada and ended up in Los Angeles where he stayed to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. Soon his teachings began springing up across the United States and throughout the world. Yogi Bhajan died in 2004 at the age of 75.