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What is it?
Kuṇḍalini is seen as a “latent innate spiritual power”, a divine energy or shakti located at the base of the spine. The path of Kundalini yoga is the awakening of this spirit through the progression of chakra’s, nadi’s and bandha’s in the human body leading to an experience which is often described as an electric feeling running up from the base of the spine to the top of the head.
What does it mean?
Kundalini, in Hinduism refers to a form of divine energy said to be located at the base of the spine. in Sanskrit the word means “coiled one”.
Who founded it?
There is no claim to a founder of this style of yoga, however, Yogi Bhajan became a Master of Kundalini Yoga in 1945 aged 16, and was guided by his own teacher to take Kundalini to the West where it proliferated in the 1960’s, a time of spiritual focus and awakening in many countries.The spread of Kundalini is often traced to this spread of his teachings.
How did it evolve?
Kundalini is a term that has been mentioned in the Upanishads from the 9th century and is a practice that has evolved through the years and passed on by teachings.
What is a class like?
“Kundalini Yoga consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas, pranayama, and meditations which target the whole body system to develop awareness, consciousness and spiritual strength.” Yogi Bhajan