What is Kundalini Yoga?


Kundalini Yoga was brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1961. The kriyas (groups of exercises) of Kundalini Yoga are designed to release energy from the base of the spine, encouraging it to flow towards the head with the aim of elevating consciousness. 


The kriyas combine yoga poses with breathing exercises, hand gestures (mudras), body locks (Bandhas), chanting, mantra and meditation. In Kundalini Yoga, emphasis is placed on the synchronisation of breath and movement. Kundalini Yoga entails looking within. Many yogis experience a profound sense of personal transformation in Kundalini Yoga, which is one of the reasons why this style has a large and dedicated following.

Go to Kundalini Yoga if you want: 

- Breath-synchronised movement 

- Chanting 

- Meditation 

- Physical yoga poses 

- Flowing movement 

- Music 

- Hand gestures 

- Energy flow 

- Self-inquiry 

- Mantras 

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Who was Kundalini Yoga founded by? 

Kundalini Yoga was founded by Yogi Bhajan. 


When was Kundalini Yoga founded? 

Kundalini Yoga was founded in 1961.

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