What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that has been called "The Yoga of Awareness".
It uses sets of yogic postures and movements (asana) with meditative focus, breath work (pranayama), and chanting (mantra). In addition to strengthening the health and well-being of the physical body, it is very useful for emotional balance, mental clarity, stress relief, and personal transformation.
From the 3HO website:
"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 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 purifiy the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
My personal experience with Kundalini Yoga has been a winding path of joyous practice, wonderful community, searching, healing, questioning, meditation, and finding that this practice brings me ever closer to my true nature, my infinite self, my Sat Nam……..What is Sat Nam?
SAT NAMis the Seed Mantra or Bij Mantra and it is the most widely used in the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Sat means the Truth; Nam means to call upon, name or identify with. Sat Nam means "Truth is my identity and I call upon the eternal Truth that resides in all of us."
The goal of yoga is to transform the tissue layers of your body so that they can hold a higher frequency of energy.
When the body is heavy with low vibrational mass, it is very difficult to make positive progress in any area of life. Dull energy sets in, prosperity is stifled, and happiness seems like a non-reality.
The body is simply the substratum for the mind.
We use the dynamic yoga exercises to change the chemistry of the blood and circulate the cerebrospinal fluid. We use the powerful and penetrating breathing practices to purify the tissues, generate the pranic life force and to clarify the mind. We use the all- powerful meditations to transport ourselves into a magnificent space of bliss.
Suddenly, what was just recently heavy and sluggish, becomes light and energized.
What was depressed becomes elevated.
What was constricted becomes opened and filled with love."