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 "Kundalini Yoga is uncoiling yourself to find your potential and your vitality and to reach for your virtues. There is nothing from outside. Try to understand that. All is in you. You are the storehouse of your totality."

 

"You have a right to be healthy, happy and holy. It is your birthright."
 


-Yogi Bhajan

The Kundalini consists of a reservoir of untapped basic life energy or prana residing at the base of the spine, often symbolized as a coiled snake or serpent, which is dormant in most people. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga this source can be activated and drawn up through the body, energizing each of the seven energy centers or chakras. 

During this process, blocks and resistances are overcome, and your energy is raised to higher frequencies, opening your awareness to expanded realities. The goal is to create a conscious connection with the Divine – a union between physical reality and god-consciousness, universal energies and the soul, the finite and the infinite, which can be achieved when this energy reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head.Type your paragraph here.
Yoga in its more elementary forms had been known to the West since the latter part of the Nineteenth Century. However, when  Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to the West in 1968 he brought an ancient technology whose origins have been lost in the mists of time – a mature technology which had been honed and refined in secret, over countless generations of masters and initiates in the temples and monasteries of Northern India, Tibet and Nepal, to the level at which it is now – the most powerful and inclusive of all yogas. Yogi Bhajan believed strongly that everyone should have the opportunity to participate and to enjoy its incredible benefits.



Kundalini Yoga is dynamic in its practice, vast in practical information and powerful in its experience. It incorporates the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga into one cohesive and integrated system. It has a much broader emphasis on breathing, meditation, hand positions or mudras, chanting or mantra, and spirituality. 

It is based on kriyas, or specially formulated sets of exercises, not just mechanical poses, and the benefits of kriyas are considerably greater than doing random postures - it is much more precise, and allows you to target specific benefits and work on exactly those aspects of yourself  that need work at the current time. Some of the sequences can be very intense and physically demanding. However there are many less-demanding but equally effective exercises suitable both for beginners and for others who, by reason of physiology, age or disability may need to follow a more moderate and less intense form of practice. 

It is the ideal form of yoga for people who want both an immediate feel good effect and also the long term benefits of enjoying a relaxed and uplifted consciousness. It is both safe and effective and can be practiced by almost anyone, no matter their age, fitness level, occupation and experience. Regular practice can greatly reduce the time to spiritual awakening.

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