What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga was kept very secret until 1969 when Yogi Bhajan taught it openly in order to prepare humanity for the major changes that this planet is going through as we cross from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age. The ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga gives us the awareness and the fortitude to make this a smooth transition. The legacy of technical and spiritual knowledge that Yogi Bhajan studied and mastered in India is the gift he brought to the West.
Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of Awareness and Happiness. You will not be the same after practicing Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga is not to be taken lightly. It is like an express train that shakes and wakes you up. It awakens the energy of consciousness, the Ong. Ong is the primal vibration from which all creativity flows. It is the source. It is the vibration and the consciousness of the universe. Creation itself. Practicing this type of yoga sheds light on our self-imposed limitations, and invites us to think out of the box and develop our intuitive mind. Living from our intuitive mind is one of the main goals of a Kundalini practitioner.
“In Kundalini Yoga the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart. No words can replace your experience. Your mind may accept the words or it may not, but your consciousness will not accept just words.”
–Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher Training manual, p. 20
Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. When we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds, it has the effect of uplifting the spirit. It is for everyone. It is universal and nondenominational.
“Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. Religions come out of it. Kundalini Yoga is not a fad, and it’s not a cult. It’s a practice of experience of a person’s own excellence, which is dormant and which is awakened.”
-Yogi Bhajan, 7/26/96
Kundalini Yoga is a yoga for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who wants the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.
All the 8 limbs of yoga exist within Kundalini Yoga. It is a transformative practice. The kriyas, sets, and meditations are much more specific than your regular flow class, much like an Iyengar practice, but rather than focusing on physical alignment, the kriyas are a specific set of exercises that generate energy, organize that energy and deliver you to a specific energetic state — particularly one of greater awareness.
As well, within the practice are built-in moments of stillness where we sit quietly and awaken to our Self. One of the most powerful parts of Kundalini Yoga is the Pranayam, breathwork, within the kriyas. The practictioner will notice that it starts to strip away the layers that veil our consciousness while at the same time delivering the energy and calmness that we need during these times. The kriyas, sets, work on strengthening your nervous system, balancing your glandular system, purifying the body and calming the mind.
You will literally get high on your own supply! While at the same time feeing a sense of bliss, peace and joy!
The Glandular System is the key to Health
- When the glandular system is activated and the nervous system is strong
- the energies of the two systems combine to create
- a movement or flow in the spinal fluid
- a sensitivity in the nerve endings.
- the energies of the two systems combine to create
- The ” brain in its totality receives signals and integrates them.”
What is the result?
- A new clarity expands our perceptions.
- We understand the effect and impact of an action before we take it.
- We are at choice whether to act or not to act.
- Awareness brings choice.
- Choice brings freedom.
Is Kundalini energy necessary?
- We cannot live without a constant flow of Kundalini energy.
- The difference is the amount of the flow.
- When there is an abundant flow of Kundalini
- our mind awakens from its long nap
- we stop living in imaginary realities
- we become committed to our purpose and our service
- we enjoy the abundant pleasures of life.
*** The Ascent and the Descent ***
The Kundalini is always present as an innate part of who we are.
- The human system was built to sustain the awakening of Kundalini energy.
- The question is “Are we using the full extent of this capacity?”
What is the flow of the Kundalini?
- The energy of the Kundalini is released from the navel center.
- It rises to the crown chakra at the top of the head.
- The energy then descends down the chakras to the base of the spine.
- After reaching the root chakra it returns to the navel center.
The ascent is the path of enlightenment.
- It is the experience that the reality of God exists within each of us.
- The raising of the Kundalini is the uncoiling of God consciousness.
- It is witnessing the reality of the unlimited power that is the essence of our soul.
The descent is the path of manifestation.
- The chakras open in the descent.
- As the chakras open
- our essence is consolidated into our character
- our gifts are integrated into our behavior and actions
- our talents become a practical part of our human life.
- The descent of the Kundalini is awakening to our potential.
- It is bringing the awareness of God or Christ consciousness into the activities of
- our daily lives.
The path of enlightenment is the raising of the Kundalini.
- The path of manifestation is the descent of the Kundalini.
- The path of liberation is both the ascent and the descent.
- The path of liberation is the completion of the full cycle.
Kundalini is about
- and liberation.
Poem 469, August 17, 1997. Copyright by Guru Rattana, Ph.D.
ONG-Ong is the primal vibration from which all creativity flows. It is the source. It is the vibration and the consciousness of the universe. Creation itself.