What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic yoga practice that uses breath, and movement to bring you in to your true Self. Classes use a combination of breath, postures, mudras (hand postures) and mantra to align the chakras, energise the body, strengthen the immune system and balance the glands. It is a highly meditative practice that uses a system of kriya (completed action) and meditation. Through the physical practice of Kundalini Yoga you are able to become more connected with that part of yourself that transcends your physical limitations.
How does it work?
On a physical Kundalini Yoga works through stimulating the endocrine or glandular system, that physical part of us that controls your hormones, the flow of chemicals that make us feel good, or not. Our hormones are very closely associated with our emotions and feelings, so through stimulating and balancing the endocrine system Kundalini Yoga makes us feel good. On a meta-physical level, Kundalini Yoga and meditation helps to bring you into the space of YOU. This is a space where you exist as a perfect BEING, free of stress and doing. By coming into the space of YOU, your true Self, you are able to find an inner peace and not be caught in the emotions and commotions of the external world.
Yoga of Awareness
Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, was introduced in the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1969 as an essential tool for the Aquarian Age. As we come into this age of information, where everyone, rather than a few, has access to so much information, it is essential to foster our connection with the true Self, our instinctual, intuitive selves. Only then are we able to be experience our highest consciousness and fulfill our destiny of happiness and wellbeing. It is for this reason that Kundalini Yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness, the awareness of our true Selves.
For more information about Kundalini Yoga visit the Kundalini Research Institute