WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a powerful technology, that brings your infinite spiritual self together with your finite human self. It is an all-encompassing yogic practice that assists you in awakening your connection with Divine love, your human potential, your creative essence, and brings balance and strength to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The term Kundalini originates from ancient India and in Sanskrit means, “coiled snake”. Kundalini itself is an arising divine energy that has been coiled at the base of the spine since birth. It is made up of positive life force energy that surrounds, flows, and brings life to every living thing.
When your Kundalini energy awakens, it begins to travel up the base of your spine and through your chakra centers. When this energy movement happens, it brings a heightened awareness to your mind-body reality of your divine connection happening within, as well as unblocking trapped energy flow throughout your body and chakra centers.
Kundalini Yoga was originally kept as a very secret and sacred practice of the science of energy and spiritual based philosophy. It was Yogi Bhajan who brought the teachings to the United States in 1969. His mission was to make the teachings available for everyone so they could prepare for the signifcant changes and challenges they would face in the Aquarian Age. (Aquarian age is predicted to be from 2012-2000 years from now.)
Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. It is a universal, non-denominational yogic path for anyone who desires to learn skills and practices that can assist them in dealing with the daily stresses and challenges of life. Also, it helps you build a spiritual platform of strength and well-being for your soul’s creative potential. Now I’ll guide you through some of the technical parts of this yoga such as the white clothing, mantras, mudras, breathing exercises, kriyas, and meditations.