Origin & Effect
Kundalini yoga originated in northern India and was brought to the West as a new spiritual system by Yogi Bhajan in 1968. Until then, parts of the teachings from which Kundalini Yoga is derived were only accessible to selected people. A large part, however, comes from other yoga disciplines and the ancient yogic scriptures and traditions.
Kundalini yoga is a complex science that includes breath, yoga postures (asanas) and dynamic movements, sound in the form of mantras, deep relaxation, and meditation.
Compared to other forms of yoga, Kundalini yoga is characterised by simpler basic postures. This makes it suitable for people of all ages, and even those without special fitness.
The focus is not only on training the body and mind, but also on expanding the consciousness and the personal development of the practitioner.
Kundalini yoga can promote your health and joie de vivre, strengthen your intuition, release obstructive patterns and behaviours and establish new, beneficial ones.
Kundalini yoga is very effective – even after a short period of practice it brings noticeable results.
Kundalini yoga has a cleansing effect and penetrates deep into the subconscious. On the physical level it releases tensions, on the mental level it frees the practioner from negative thought patterns and fears.
Kundalini yoga activates the self-healing powers, increases self-awareness, strengthens and harmonises the energy, nervous, glandular, digestive and immune systems.
Kundalini-Yoga makes the spine supple and flexible, trains mental and physical strength and endurance, and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
Kundalini yoga makes us more relaxed and clear, allows us to grow beyond our limits and helps us to cope better with stressful situations as well as everyday life.
“I am always amazed at the wonderful experience of on the one hand, feeling my body intensely in the kriyas – even during the rigorous exercises – and, on the other hand, experiencing a relaxation that makes the overall experience invigorating. Surprisingly, I hardly ever feel sore muscles – and there is a true feeling of balance. Slowly, however, I am noticing a deeper change that goes beyond the pleasant effect of the individual session – for example, in the improvement of my chronically poor sleep. For me, this yoga experience is a real enrichment.”Susanne