About Kundalini Yoga
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath (pranayam), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra) and meditation. It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your Kundalini.
The Kundalini Energy
The word “kundalini” literally means “the curled lock of hair of the beloved.” It is a metaphor, a poetic way of describing the flow of energy and consciousness that already exists within each one of us. These practices enable you to merge with, or “yoke” with, the universal Self. This merging of individual consciousness with universal consciousness creates a “divine union” called Yoga.
Who is Yogi Bhajan?
Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, known as Yogi Bhajan, honoured in 1974 with the title of Siri Singh Sahib by the Sikh authorities in Amritsar, India, founded the 3HO Foundation in 1969.
As master of kundalini yoga, Yogi Bhajan came to Canada in 1968 and began sharing what he had learned from his spiritual teachers in India. With the motto, “Keep up and you‘ll be kept up”, and the ever-repeated goal to inspire teachers and leaders rather than gather students, Yogi Bhajan has travelled tirelessly throughout the world teaching and counselling. He gave us the inspiration for the first European Yoga Festival in 1978.
Yogi Bhajan left his body in 2004.