Kundalini yoga is arguably the most meditative type of yoga of all. Also called “yoga of consciousness”, it aims to master kundalini.
“Kundalini” is the name given by the Indians to what they identify as an energy wrapped around the spinal column, asleep, and which has to be awakened in order to reach a higher state of consciousness.
The origins of Kundalini Yoga
Yogi Bhajan, whose real name is Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, was born on August 26, 1929 in Gujranwala in Punjab (Pakistan) and died on October 6, 2004 in New Mexico (United States), at the age of 75. After having been a knowledge kept for a long time in India, the yogi master knew how to renew the technique of Kundalini Yoga to spread it in the world in order to bring more peace. He therefore taught and trained teachers in this art, notably by creating 3HO (Healthy Happy Holy Organization). Just like BKS Iyengar, this man marked the history of yoga, inspiring peace and benevolence.
It is a yoga that demands a lot on an emotional level. The work of the breath, the postures, the songs and the meditations which are proposed have an astonishingly powerful effect on the psyche and can even prove to be dangerous if it is badly supervised or if it is practiced by sensitive people, being able to cause strong depressions.
- To have a safe, clean and welcoming lesson environment.
- To be treated with kindness, respect and honesty.
- To be treated fairly like other students, without discrimination.
- To choose freely where and with whom you study Kundalini Yoga.
- To receive the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as they were originally transmitted.
- To practice Kundalini Yoga and Meditation at your own level of comfort, ability and autonomy while respecting the needs of others.
- To have a professional, respectful and gracious student-teacher relationship.
- To practice Kundalini Yoga free from any personal, sexual, financial or political pressure from your Teacher.
- To respectfully ask questions or raise concerns or complaints, openly or anonymously, and receive honest answers and fair consideration without fear of ridicule or retaliation.
- To enjoy your journey in Kundalini Yoga!
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Kundalini yoga is a type of spiritual yoga that focuses on awakening kundalini energy, located at the base of the spine. This energy is seen as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine which, when awakened, can ascend up the spine and activate the energy centers (chakras) to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
The course of a Kundalini session
Unlike other forms of yoga which focus on physical postures, Kundalini yoga emphasizes breathing practices, mantras, mudras, and meditations to awaken kundalini energy. Kundalini yoga sessions are generally shorter and more intensive than other forms of yoga, usually lasting between 45 minutes to an hour.
Kundalini yoga postures are designed to activate the chakras and stimulate the nervous system. Some postures can be physically challenging, but they are usually held for short periods of time and are accompanied by deep breathing to help release stuck energy. Kundalini yoga postures can also be used to treat health issues such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
Breathing practices play an important role in Kundalini yoga. There are many different breathing exercises that can be used to awaken kundalini energy, such as fire breathing, alternate breathing, and elephant breathing. These breathing exercises can help increase energy, improve focus, and reduce stress.
Mantras are also used in Kundalini yoga to awaken kundalini energy. Mantras are sounds or phrases repeated aloud or mentally to help focus the mind and awaken kundalini energy. There are many different mantras used in Kundalini yoga, each having different effects on the chakras and kundalini energy.
Meditations also play an important role in Kundalini yoga. There are many different meditations that can be used to awaken kundalini energy.