What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is called the “Yoga of Awareness”. It is a dynamic, powerful technology that is designed to give you an experience of your true self, to expand your horizons and the inner strength and courage to be yourself in all situations.
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of our soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purifiy the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Anyone can do Kundalini Yoga. All you need to be able to do is breathe and move to gain benefit. It balances the glandular system and strengthens the nervous system so you feel more vibrant and alive. It is a yoga for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who would like the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.
Kundalini Yoga was kept secret until 1969 when Yogi Bhajan taught it openly in order to prepare humanity for the major changes that this planet is going through as we cross from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age. The ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga gives us the awareness and the fortitude to make this a smooth transition. The legacy of technical and spiritual knowledge that Yogi Bhajan studied and mastered in India is the gift he brought to the West.
“In Kundalini Yoga the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart. No words can replace your experience. Your mind may accept the words or it may not, but your consciousness will not accept just words.”
–Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher Training manual, p. 20
What are the Benefits of Kundalini Yoga?
With Kundalini Yoga you can build a healthy body, develop a balanced mind, make contact with your infinity, your innate inner wisdom as well as open the door so that you can exceed your full potential.
It gives you the vitality and health that is your birthright. It makes you radiant, peaceful and strong so that you can meet life’s challenges and win.
Kundalini Yoga is a potent and effective system of self-transformation and personal development. Kundalini Yoga stimulates individual growth through systematic techniques that strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system (the guardians of health), for increased stability and vitality. Meditation improves mental concentration, sharpens awareness and give the direct experience of consciousness.
Kundalini Yoga encompasses and draws from all yogic systems and techniques some of it’s key benefits are: