Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan/Siri Singh Sahib) can be a bit challenging to describe, as it is meant to be experienced. In essence, it is a union of science and art – the “Yoga of Awareness”. It is a form of yoga that uses specific Mudras (hand positions that activate meridian channels in the body), Mantras (chanting of sacred syllables & words), Pranayama (breathwork in specific patterns), Naad (Sound Current), Angles, & Timing that generate energy, organize this energy generated and deliver you to a specific energetic state.
When practiced consistently, new pathways and new perspectives of being are formed in your psyche. These new pathways and perspectives change the way you move in the world. By “the way you move”, we mean that it may shift the way you speak to yourself and others, your decisions, your addictions, your friendships and relationships, your physical health, etc., etc., etc. Think of this practice as a master set of tools handed down by yoga masters for us to ride the waves of the time that we are in with more consciousness and grace.
Jenn often describes Kundalini Yoga like this when people ask – “Well, what is the difference between Kundalini Yoga and other types of yoga, like Hatha?” She says, “Well, when I go to a Hatha class, I almost always feel good afterwards, I feel stretched out, calmer, more centered, and I usually leave, right afterwards to continue on with my day. When I go to a Kundalini Yoga class, my whole world shifts. I feel very heart-centered after class, and all I want to do is be with the others in class afterwards, hug, and drink tea together”.
It’s said that the growth that occurs during one year of consistent Kundalini Yoga practice = approximately seven years of consistent Hatha Yoga practice. It can unblock, calibrate & access the power of your energy centers to fulfill your destiny & mission on this planet.
Kundalini Master, Yogi Bhajan said, “Kundalini Yoga is a science which works on the seven chakras, the arcline and the aura. It works directly on the total energy, and that flow of energy has one simple way; either you sway it or it sways you. Either you are above the energy and ride it or you go below the energy and it rides you. With Kundalini Yoga you learn how to ride your energy, to experience it and penetrate any given situation to attain a balance.”