WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA
Kundalini Yoga is an original and complete form of yoga and is also being refered to as ‘the yoga of awareness’. Typically are the dynamic exercises, the focus on the breath and the use of mantras (sound). Using special combinations of different yoga techniques results are being achieved fast and consciously. In addition to yoga sets, kriyas and meditations this ancient science offers a complete insight in all aspects of yogic lifestyle: food and diet, personal maintenance, water therapy, sleeping and waking up, communication, relationships and much more.
Kundalini Yoga is an ancient technology to awaken your awareness and take you into your original Self. It is a natural unfolding of your own nature. Kundalini Yoga helps you to become aware of your physical, mental and emotional condition and simultaneously improve your health and wellbeing. It builds your intuition and teaches you how to gain a strong immune system, vital glands, a strong nervous system, good circulation. The techniques of Kundalini Yoga form the owner’s manual for human consciousness. Yoga explores your dimensions, depth, nature, and potential as a human being.
COMBINATION OF TECHNIQUES
Kundalini Yoga works creates an immediate effect because of a unique combination of techniques. Each technique supports and completes the other. Generating the energy for transformation and accelerating the effect.
ASANAS (Body posture / movements)
Kundalini yoga uses specific postures and movements (Asanas). The basic posture is sitting with a straight back and the chin pulled in so that the vertebrae of the neck and spine form a straight line.
There are several breathing techniques you must master to be able to conduct the exercises. The most important are: Long deep breathing, where you use the complete capacity of the lungs, and Fire breathing, a rapid, rhythmic, bellow type breathing method.
Unless specified otherwise, you may focus on the brow point. With your eyes closed turning your eyes gently upwards and inwards focussing at the point between and little above the eyebrows. You remain aware of your breathing, your posture and mental sound.
MANTRA (Mental sound)
To link your mind with the exercises you mentally repeat the sound `Sat’ on the inhale and `Nam’ on the exhale. Sat Nam means: truth is my identity.”
BANDHAS (Muscle contraction)
To fully utilize the built energy, you contract specific muscle groups concluding the exercises.
When he was just eight years old he began his yogic training with an enlightened teacher, Sant Hazara Singh, who proclaimed him to be a Master of Kundalini Yoga when he was sixteen and a half. In 1968 Yogi Bhajan left for Canada and the United States, where he broke the ancient code of secrecy and began teaching Kundalini Yoga openly in 1969. This dynamic and powerful yoga science had been kept and conserved as a secret tradition in India.
ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO
AD GURAY NAMEH JUGAD GURAY NAMEH SAT GURAY NAMEH SIRI GURU DEV NAMEH
In Kundalini Yoga, before every class, before chanting, doing a kriya or personal practice, we tune in. We use the Adi Mantra ONG NAMO, a sacred mantra that opens us to our spiritual channel. It also links us to all the Spiritual Masters who perfected this sacred science, referred to as the Golden Chain.
Tuning in opens the channel in our mind, that receives the spiritual frequencies that guide us in our practice. We also use the Mangala Charan Mantra for protection AD GURAY NAMEH.
We conclude the kundalini yoga session with chanting the Bij- or Seed-Mantra SAT NAM. This mantra integrates the effect of the practice and reaffirms your authentic self.
The Kundalini experience does not mean you have gone into a deep breathless trance and are beyond this world. … It integrates you more fully with reality and gives you a broader vision and sensitivity so that you can act more efficiently.