"The moment you value yourself, the whole world values you." Yogi Bhajan
The word Yoga, literally translated from the ancient language of Sanskrit, means unite. This union can be thought of as a yoke, binding together the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is the union of ones individual consciousness with infinite consciousness.
The science of Kundalini Yoga and meditation was developed over 50 000 years ago by rishis in India and Tibet. By maintaining the techniques as a secret oral tradition for thousands of years, they were protected from abuse but consequently acquired an unnecessary image of mystery. Kundalini Yoga is simply an holistic philosophy that brings practical benefits of rejuvenation and healing. Brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1969, Kundalini Yoga is a comprehensive system of exercises, breathing, meditation, chanting and positive mental projection.
Kundalini is often symbolised as a coiled serpent of potential energy and consciousness lying dormant at the base of the spine. Once awakened, through regular yogic practice, you develop a conscious and dynamic relationship between your personal life energy and the universal flow of Prana (Universal Energy). The overall result is the balancing of the seven chakras and alignment of the ten spiritual bodies. This awakens you to who you really are; a spiritual being having a human experience.
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful, transformative, spiritual practice that works to provide a more healthy, happy and holy way of life. The effects vary with each practitioner and each person will be aware of certain benefits given his / her needs and expectations. Overall you can expect the following through consistent practice:
Kundalini Yoga helps you understand what you need to improve the quality of your life. It also supplies the energy and focus to attain and maintain these things.
You are not required to be in perfect physical shape or share any particular belief.