Kundalini Yoga to Light Your Inner Fire

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was something out there that could help you maximize your creative potential, free yourself from Karma, and help you realize your life’s purpose? That’s what Kundalini Yoga is all about. A blend of Bhakti Yoga (devotion and chanting), Raja Yoga (meditation and mental strength), and Shakti Yoga (expression of energy); Kundalini Yoga is a synthesis of traditions designed to raise complete awareness and awaken you to your higher consciousness. Stimulate the Kundalini energy that begins at the base of your spine as you strengthen and balance your nervous system. Uncoil through the seven chakras and activate your inner fire.

Kundalini Yoga and the Sleeping Serpent

Kundalini is often visualized as a coiled serpent located at the base of the spine. The goal of Kundalini Yoga is to arouse the sleeping serpent or life-force energy. This happens by stimulating the six chakras that reside along the base of the spine all the way through to the seventh chakra--or crown, which is known as the chakra of enlightenment and spiritual connection. This process opens up new realms of reality, vitality, prosperity, and creativity. Kundalini Yoga is an ideal practice in today’s fast paced world as it requires little time to practice and produces profound results.

“A well-taught Kundalini Yoga class leaves you feeling like you’ve gone to therapy, had an awesome workout in the gym, made it to your yoga mat, and enjoyed a fun singing session with friends.”

Lisa Fierer
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The Practice of Kundalini Yoga Can Help You:

  • Improve stamina, resilience, flexibility, and intuition
  • Release the cycle of Karma through positive intention
  • Build a big, bright aura that protects from negativity
  • Clean out subconscious thought patterns
  • Experience a deep state of total relaxation
  • Increase prana and life force
  • Feel happier, healthier, and more creative
  • Attract new opportunities and discover your life’s purpose

Important Aspects of Kundalini

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MUDRAS & POSTURES

Mudras are typically gestures of the hand that guide energy flow. The postures send specific messages to the mind-body-spirit connection to influence mood and find balance.
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COLOR & ENERGY

Color has an effect on consciousness. Kundalini practitioners adopted the one color of the seven colors, which is white and wear this color to class.
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TURBAN & THE SPINE

Many practitioners wear a turban as it acts like a turbine, channeling and focusing energy up the spine.
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MANTRAS & SOUND

As a central aspect of kundalini, chanting releases the vibrations of peace, prosperity and transformation and helps to open the heart.
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Open Your Chakras with These Kundalini Yoga Poses

1. The Root Chakra (Muladhara) - Crow Pose
Foundations, survival
Color: Red

2. The Sacral Chakra (Svadisthana) - Frog Pose
Creation, desire, relationships
Color: Orange

3. The Solar Plexus (Manipura) - Stretch Pose
Will, action
Color: Yellow

4. The Heart Chakra (Anahata) - Camel Pose
Love
Color: Green

5. The Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) - Cobra Pose
Communication
Color: Blue

6. The Third Eye (Ajna) - Guru Pranam
Intuition, Wisdom
Color: Indigo

7. The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) - Sat Kriya
Transcendence, The Seat of the Soul
Color: Violet

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What is Kundalini?

Kundalini Yoga is like being given the secret code to always winning a blue ribbon; along with a get-out-of-jail-free card; at which point you gleefully fire your Life Coach because now you know more than he does. To understand how Kundalini works you first have to understand that you have a snake in your spine (no, not literally). It’s derived from two words, kundal, the Sanskrit word meaning “circular” and “coiled snake” as well as the feminine word kundalī, which means a ring, bracelet, or coil of rope. The Yoga Upanishads adopted kundalini as a term used in Hatha yoga. The exact origin of Kundalini Yoga is unknown, but historical records, referred to as the Upanishads, sacred Vedic collection of writings, dating back to 1,000 B. C. cited the science of Kundalini energy and spiritual philosophies. We in the west basically wouldn’t have any idea or access to Kundalini Yoga if it weren’t for Yogi Bhajan...

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Jumpstart Your Metabolism with Kundalini Yoga: Your 10-Body Metabolism

Our culture is fixated on the physical body, in fact, getting fit is a multibillion dollar industry. But as we all know, us humans are more than just a physical body. In Kundalini yoga, human embodiment is made of 10 different layers--the flesh and bones only makes up 1/10th of one’s total being. Interestingly enough, each layer has its own metabolism (the way you process and use energy). The practice of Kundalini yoga helps one balance all of these energies. Learn more about the ten different layers and why Kundalini may be the most effective way to free one’s self from emotional, physical, and mental heaviness.

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Explore More Kundalini Yoga on Gaia

With practices, talks, and documentaries, Gaia is your resource for Kundalini on and off the mat. With leading experts in the field we offer a well-rounded look at the study of kundalini yoga so you can dive deep into all there is to offer. Ready to embark on a new journey of discovery?

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Feeling funky, but not sure why? Perhaps it’s time to let go of that gunky energy. Kundalini Yoga offers movement and breath to help you release what’s dragging you down. Join Gloria Latham in this short 15-minute practice where you will embrace who you want to be, while letting go of what you no longer need. To change, we must change it up. So, shake it out, leave the stagnant, stale energy in the ground as you find yourself feeling fresh and vibrant in this enlivening class.

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Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for Beginners

An ancient and powerful technology, for thousands of years Kundalini Yoga was kept secret and taught only to a select few. It wasn’t until Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini, began teaching openly in the western world in the late 1960s’. Senior instructor Guru Jagat teaches the ways of Kundalini Yoga, including breath work, mantras, mudras, and more—an introduction that is perfect for beginners. Strengthen the nervous system, balances the endocrine system, and stimulates the Kundalini energy coiled at the base of the spine. Learn the tools you need to survive and thrive in our hectic world with Guru Jagat and Kundalini Yoga.

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Yoga for Liberty Kundalini Hatha Flow

Liberate yourself from fears, doubts, and insecurities in this Kundalini Hatha flow with Lindsey Lewis. Anchor down into your own sense of strength and peace as you focus on releasing energy from the base of your spine, all the way through your core, heart center, and the crown of your head. Open your chest and shoulders, strengthen your core, and finish with a deep relaxation meditation that will help you let go of what no longer serves you, as you renew and reenergize from the inside out.

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Kundalini Yoga for Tension Release

Feeling funky, but not sure why? Perhaps it’s time to let go of that gunky energy. Kundalini Yoga offers movement and breath to help you release what’s dragging you down.

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Intro to Kundalini

An ancient and powerful technology, for thousands of years Kundalini Yoga was kept secret and taught only to a select few. It wasn’t until Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini, began teaching openly in the western world in the late 1960s’.

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Yoga for Liberty Kundalini Hatha Flow

Liberate yourself from fears, doubts, and insecurities in this Kundalini Hatha flow with Lindsey Lewis. Anchor down into your own sense of strength and peace as you focus on releasing energy from the base of your spine, all the way through your core, heart center, and the crown of your head.

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