Kundalini Yoga is a centuries old science, brought to the west from India in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan. It is also called ‘The yoga of awareness’.
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic yoga form. In one lesson, physical practice (called ‘Kriya’) is combined with breathing exercises, mudra (hand postures) and meditation.
Kundalini Yoga works directly on the nerve system and the glands so you can experience the effect on your body after just one lesson. It is called ‘The Yoga of awareness’ because it makes you aware of your physical, mental and emotional state and helps you to influence these in a positive way; not just when you are practicing yoga but also in your daily life. To practice Kundalini Yoga, experience or flexibility is not needed. Everyone can participate and experience for themselves what this yoga can do.
The physical advantages of Kundalini Yoga
- Kundalini Yoga works directly on your nervous system, your organs and your glandular system.
- It strengthens your muscles, your joints and your spine, it makes you more powerful and flexible.
- You dispose of waste products and improve the functioning of your organs, glands, blood circulation, nervous system and immune system.
- You learn to focus better and develop your brain in the meditations.
The mental advantages of Kundalini Yoga
- Practicing Kundalini Yoga regularly gives you energy, alertness and makes the mind clearer. This will also increase your concentration and perseverance.
- In addition, it provides more peace and stability emotionally so that you learn to understand your emotions better.
- Because you are going to feel much better overall, chances are that you will also generally adopt a healthier lifestyle.
‘If you can breath, you can do yoga,’ Yogi Bhajan said. ‘If I can do it, everyone can do it!’