What is Kundalini Yoga

“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

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is the Yoga of Awareness which can be enjoyed by all.

Yoga means: Union. It is a journey from the finite self, limited by the physical body and by our practical action, to the higher and infinite true self achievable by balancing Body, Mind and Soul.

Yogi Bhajan brought this discipline to the west in the 60′. His journey to Los Angeles put him in touch with young hippies who were trying to access a higher state of consciousness with the use of various drugs. This experiences made Yogi Bhajan decide to make this sacred and until then secret technology, only available to Yogi’s and their selected students, available to all. He knew that through the technical know how of the Kundalini Yoga science, every one would have the chance to break this limits.

Kundalini yoga is also a yoga of experience.

Knowledge becomes wisdom only when you experience it with your own heart and Being, when it becomes your personal experience. A guru can give you knowledge and techniques but he cannot give you wisdom. Yogi Bhajan

It is through our actual experience that we are able to extend our consciousness and come to understand our existence in relationship to the universe.

This process of transformation is achieved by specific combinations of postures (Asana), breathing techniques (Pranayam) and the use of sound and chanting (Mantra) called Kriya.

Portrait of Yogi Bhajan, 1986These techniques help us to strengthen our nervous system and balance the glandular system (the guardians of health), which are put under so much strain by modern living and increase stability and vitality.

A Kundalini Yoga class also includes meditations which can help us improves mental concentration, bring more awareness and calm into our daily lives.

“You can have a healthy, happy, holy, wholesome life,
a fulfilled life, a beautiful life in which you can perceive in yourself the contentment of existence.” 

From: Yogi Bhajan. “Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines: .”