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What is kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan?

Kundalini yoga is one of the original yoga methods which was brought to west by Yogi Bhajan in 1969 when he left India to visit USA. When he arrived he saw that the people was in great need for the techniques he was a master in, and started to share them with everybody who was interested.

Kundalini yoga is a dynamic, poweful but at the same time gentle yoga method that mostly concentrates on training and mastering the mind. Focus is on mantras, breathing, mudras(hand positions), body locks and meditations to heal and balance body, mind and soul. The movements are easy and give quick results. Kundaliniyoga increases well-being and help you to be able to accept yourself just as you are. You get to know yourself on a deeper level and at the same time you build a strong nervous system that helps you to stand against the stess and pressure of modern age. We need a strong nervous system to manage the pace we consider normal today. Lots of people feel bad because of our stressful lives, but with the help of the easily accessible yogic techniques you can create inner peace, balance and well-being. You learn to be present and to listen to your body. Everybody can practice kundalini yoga regardless of gender, age, religion or previous experience and so on. The only thing you need is an open mind. Kundalini yoga is a technology to join the finite with the infinite. It awakwens our highest potential.

A kundalini yoga class always consist the following structure:

1. Tuning in with the mantra ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO three times.

2. Yoga workout or kriya which is a series of exercises in a specific order to get a specific result, with rest between every position.

3. Relaxation, for the exercises to integrate in the body we always rest approximately 10 minutes after the kriya.

4. Meditation, often with mantra, movement, breathing and focus points.

5. Tuning out with the song May the long time sun and mantra SAT NAM three times.

Kundalini yoga is so powerful that only three minutes of practice per day is enough to get results.

A few effects from practicing kundalini yoga:

- better quality of sleep

- more compassion and acceptance

- more flexible, smoother and stronger body

- more joy of living, inspiration and curiosity

- you know what you want and make wise choises, that is better intuition

- relaxed in body and mind

- emotionally more stable

- can break addiction behavior

- expanded consciousness

- emotional blockages liberates


Quote by Yogi Bhajan: The greatest education man has to learn is the science of self

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