Kundalini yoga is a form of yoga that focuses on awakening the Kundalini energy, which is believed to be coiled up at the base of the spine. This practice aims to release this energy and allow it to rise up through the chakras, or energy centers, of the body, bringing about physical, mental, and spiritual transformation.
Kundalini yoga incorporates various techniques, including physical postures, breathwork, chanting, meditation, and visualization. The practice emphasizes the use of breath and sound to awaken and move the Kundalini energy.
The practice of Kundalini yoga is believed to have originated in ancient India, and was popularized in the West by Yogi Bhajan in the late 1960s. Kundalini yoga is often associated with the Sikh tradition, as Yogi Bhajan was a Sikh teacher.
The benefits of Kundalini yoga include increased physical and mental energy, improved flexibility and strength, enhanced immune function, reduced stress and anxiety, and increased spiritual awareness. Kundalini yoga is also believed to help balance the nervous and glandular systems, and promote overall health and well-being.