What is Kundalini Yoga?
In each of us dwells a powerful creative energy – the Kundalini energy. The energy can lie dormant at the base of the spine. Kundalini yoga is a practice or technology for awakening this energy. When awakened, it travels upward to help bring us health in Mind, Body and Spirit. As the energy rises, it balances and heals the chakras to assist us in our growth to living in more conscious awareness. Allowing this energy to flow through us and into our lives will support us in making desired changes and fulfilling intentions.
Kundalini yoga also is known as the Yoga of Awareness because a flowing Kundalini energy brings an inner stillness and clarity of intuition that allows us to listen to our inner voice in a more trusting way. This illuminates a path toward personal growth and self-realization.
Practicing Kundalini yoga also is very healthy for the body because it works all the internal systems. Practitioners typically report leaving class feeling refreshed, renewed and revitalized.
History of Kundalini Yoga
For thousands of years, Kundalini yoga was a sacred discipline practiced in the East that was shrouded in secrecy, only handed down orally to select students. However, in 1969, Yogi Bhajan was called to bring this transformational practice to the West. The practice then spread throughout the world. He eventually created the 3HO Organization – This is an International non-profit foundation that offers Kundalini yoga classes as well as teachings on other aspects of the yogic lifestyle. Yogi Bhajan’s wish for all of us was to be Happy, Holy and Healthy- thus the 3HO Organization.