What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is designed to give you “hands on” experience of your highest consciousness. It is not a religion. Kundalini Yoga is a sacred science. It is scientific because it provides a technology, a method by which anyone who practices it can experience their creative life potential. It is universal and non-denominational.
The focus of Kundalini Yoga is on loosening joints are muscle areas, and opening subtle energy channels to develop flexibility and balance. It also helps to overcome stress and blockages. Practicing Kundalini Yoga develops the intuitive mind, creates clarity of purpose and raises our awareness.
Kundalini Yoga exercises do not depend so much on physical strength and fitness, but emphasise concentration, fluent and repetitive movement, synchronised with the breath and sound.
Kundalini Yoga exercises strengthens the glandular system and nervous system, rejuvenates the organs and skin, and tones the muscles. Breathing and exercises clean the subtle energy channels so that Prana, the life force can move freely through the body and the different body parts. Exercises help to increase flexibility and strength and to improve the overall health condition. Meditations calm the mind, help to focus, and enable us to reach into the deeper layers of our life and being.
Breathing, exercise and meditation are also effective tools to release stress and trauma. Practicing these techniques balances body, mind and soul. One feels connected with one’s inner creative energy (the Kundalini energy), and with the energy in one’s surroundings.
The list of very real benefits from regularly practicing Kundalini Yoga is very long. But, really, what matters most to you is your experience. Kundalini Yoga directly targets body, mind, spirit through a system of kriya. The word kriya means action. It is an action that leads to a complete manifestation such as a seed to bloom, a thought into actuality, a desire to commitment. There are thousands of kriyas – some are
Who can join Yoga?
In general, Kundalini Yoga and the different yoga and meditation techniques are suitable for people of all ages who are in a good physical condition. People with physical handicaps can practice yoga as well: Kundalini yoga exercises can be adapted to individual needs and capacity.
In case of serious physical handicaps or illness it is recommended to consult with the teacher before taking a class. The advice of a health practitioner may be necessary.