“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
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.
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 the 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 purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. When we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds, it has the effect of uplifting the spirit. It is for everyone. It is universal and nondenominational.
“Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. Religions come out of it. Kundalini Yoga is not a fad, and it’s not a cult. It’s a practice of experience of a person’s own excellence, which is dormant and which is awakened.”
– Yogi Bhajan, 7/26/96
Kundalini Yoga 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 wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.
“The kundalini experience does not mean you have gone into a deep breathless trance and are beyond this world. … It integrates you more fully with reality and gives you a broader vision and sensitivity so that you can act more efficiently.”
– Yogi Bhajan, from Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power, back cover
Welcome to a wonderful, powerful path to a healthy, happy, holy life!
“Kundalini Yoga is not to be taken lightly. It is like an express train that shakes and wakes you up”
– Kia Miller
Kundalini practice is personal transformation. The kriyas and meditations are more specific than your regular hatha class but more than focusing on physical alignment, the kriyas are a specific set of exercises that generate energy, organize that energy and deliver you to a specific energetic state — particularly one of greater awareness.
Also within the practice are built-in moments of stillness where we sit quietly and awaken to our Self, breath-work within the kriyas is so powerful that it starts to strip away the layers that veil our consciousness, and in the sweet moments between poses we can sense the fullness of who we are. The kriyas work on strengthening your nervous system, balancing your glandular system, purifying the body and calming the mind.
How does your yoga practice heal?
Each Kundalini Yoga session or class involves practices that touch all aspects of your being.
- Tuning in stimulates your mind and spirit to align with your intentions and practice as well as supporting you with the wisdom of the Masters.
- The physical exercise helps bring energy—prana/chi—to your body. The rhythmic exercise and synchronization of body, breath, and mind brings you to a still point of focus and clarity.
- Each kriya is a complete action—each sequence of posture, breath, and sound (mantra) is integrated to allow the manifestation of a particular healing state in which you become aligned with your personal inner truth and the Infinite truth. Some kriyas are simple, one exercise only. Other kriyas are more complex and involve many exercises.
- Relaxation brings rejuvenation to your body and mind.
- Meditation brings clarity and self-realization.
- Projection for peace and healing is uplifting.
As a result of practicing Kundalini Yoga in this systemized way, you bring healing—wholeness to each yoga session.
“Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with Infinity, and it’s the art to experience Infinity in the finite.”
– Yogi Bhajan, 10/27/88