What is Kundalini yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. A 5,000 year-old lineage brought to the west in 1969. The technology of Kundalini Yoga unites body and mind through a set, known as a kriya, which includes posture, breath-work and sound to deliver a specific outcome.
The Kundalini approach with postures is to meet your body where it’s at. Each posture is an exercise, a meditation, a connection to energy flow, and a self-diagnostic instrument for body and mind.
As an exercise the gentle postures are used to target specific muscles and points that act as reflex triggers to enhance the functions of the glands and organs and re-direct, flush or increase circulation.
As a meditation, the posture creates a special link and foundation between the body and mind. Each posture stimulates an area of the body as the meditation technique employed begins to release emotional masking and blocks.
As a connection to energy flow, the posture opens an energy pathway between meridian points which makes many postures unexpectedly powerful and initiate great changes.
As a self-diagnostic tool, some postures give signals that are indicative of muscles, glands or emotional conditions. Sound and breath-work are used to deepen the experience.
Resources: The Aquarian Teacher Manual Level One Instructor textbook