Kundalini Yoga - Glen Iris & Cockatoo
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Why is Kundalini Yoga different to Other Yogas & what are the benefits?
The first records of the sacred practice of Kundalini Yoga date back 6,000 years. Kundalini Yoga is therefore said to be the purist and most undiluted form of yoga. Kundalini Yoga is called the “Yoga of Awareness”.
It is a dynamic, powerful technology that is designed to give you an experience of your true self, to expand your horizons and connect with the inner strength and courage to be yourself in all situations.
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of our soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Anyone can do Kundalini Yoga. It balances the glandular system and strengthens the nervous system so you feel more vibrant and alive. It is yoga for householders, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a path for everyone who would like the skills to cope successfully with the challenges of our times.
Kundalini Yoga was kept secret until 1969 when Yogi Bhajan taught it openly in order to prepare humanity for the major changes that this planet is going through as we cross from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age. The ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga gives us the awareness and the fortitude to make this a smooth transition. The legacy of technical and spiritual knowledge that Yogi Bhajan studied and mastered in India is the gift he brought to the West.
“In Kundalini Yoga the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart. No words can replace your experience. Your mind may accept the words or it may not, but your consciousness will not accept just words.”
-Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher Training manual, p. 20
- Physical – utilizes the natural inherent healing properties of the body
- Effects Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous System, strengthens and balances the Nervous System
- Effects Glandular System, controls secretions and enables body to optimize glandular function (the glands are the guardians of your health)
- Brings the body systems back to balance
- Improves digestive processes
- improves energy levels
- Mentally & emotionally – clearer decision making, reduces depression, lifts mood, and enhances intuition.
- Spiritual – fearlessness that opens and allows in something beyond the mind or the past.
- Not religious based therefore open and accessible to people of all religions or atheist
- awakens the spirit
Who is Yogi Bhajan
August 26, 1929 - October 6, 2004
Born Harbhajan Singh in what is now Pakistan to a family of healers and community leaders, Yogi Bhajan studied comparative religion and Vedic philosophy in his undergraduate years, going onto receive his Masters in Economics with honors from Punjab University. Years later, he earned his Ph.D. in communications psychology from the University of Humanistic Studies in San Francisco.
When he was just eight years old he began his yogic training with an enlightened teacher, Sant Hazara Singh, who proclaimed him to be a Master of Kundalini Yoga when he was sixteen and a half.
He emerged as a religious, community and business leader with a distinguished reputation as a man of peace, world-vision, wisdom, and compassion. He has authored and published more than 30 books on topics ranging from spirituality and consciousness to communication and psychology.
In September of 1968 he arrived in Los Angeles virtually unknown, Yogi Bhajan met a number of young hippies, the spiritual seekers of that era, and immediately recognized that the experience of higher consciousness they were attempting to find through drugs, could be achieved by practicing the Science of Kundalini Yoga, while simultaneously rebuilding their nervous systems. Breaking the centuries old tradition of secrecy surrounding the empowering science of Kundalini Yoga, he began teaching it publicly. With the yogic sciences of yoga, meditation, yogic philosophy, and loving acceptance, he gave the soon to be called "Baby Boomers" an effective alternative to the prevalent drug culture. He called it the "3HO" (healthy, happy, holy) way of life. Yogi Bhajan left his physical body on—he remains the Master of Kundalini Yoga.
As the Siri Singh Sahib, or the Sikh leader in the Western Hemisphere, he has met with Pope John Paul II to discuss inter-religious dialogue and worked side-by-side with the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop of Canterbury to foster world peace.
His credo: "It's not the life that matters, it's the courage that you bring to it". His challenge to students, "Don't love me, love my teachings. Become ten times greater than me".