ABOUT KUNDALINI YOGA & ADI SHAKTI
Adi Shakti is the essence of the feminine creative force of the Universe.
Kundalini Yoga combines pranayama (breathwork), asana (postures and physical movements), meditation, mudra (hand postures), and mantras, in a unique blend designed to heal the body, awaken one’s energy, and bring about mental and emotional peace and clarity. Over time, this practice allows an individual to clarify their life purpose and become more and more aware of their connection to Spirit.
Kundalini Yoga is called the yoga of awareness. The purpose is not to look good in a yoga outfit. Teachers are dressed modestly in white and cover their heads. (Students are welcome to wear whatever is comfortable for them and don’t need to cover their heads.) Each class is totally unique, focused on anything from releasing fear to cleansing the lymph system to awakening the intuition. Each class usually includes warm-up movements to stretch and release tension from the body, a kriya (a series of movements designed to achieve a certain purpose), a relaxation (often while listening to the gong), and a meditation. Each class begins with a Tune-In mantra (Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo) and ends with a prayer blessing called the Long Time Sunshine song.
Kundalini Yoga was developed and taught by Yogi Bhajan, a Kundalini Yoga master from India, who arrived in the US in 1969. Since then, thousands of teachers have been trained to share the technology of Kundalini Yoga with millions of students around the world. For more information about Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini Yoga, here are some links:
Happy Health Holy Organization: http://www.3ho.org
Kundalini Research Institute: http://www.kundaliniresearchinstitute.org
International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association: http://www.ikyta.org