Just What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini yoga, only recently practiced in the west, is a very ancient form of yoga which draws up the untapped energy, or prana, from the base of the spine to each of the seven chakras, awakening the body energetically. Complete enlightenment occurs when this energy reaches the Crown Chakra. For more information on chakras, I've added a link below.
Kundalini yoga poses are done in a series, with a specific breath that intensifies the effects of the poses. This frees the energy in the lower body and allows it to move upward to the crown chakra. Kundalini poses done in a sequence consist of rapid, repetitive movements done with breath or holding a pose while breathing in a particular way.
Certain gemstones are also thought to help balance the chakras and can be worn as jewelry.
Kundalini Yoga Videos
Unless you live in a fairly large city, it may be hard to find a Kundalini yoga class so I've put together a list of great Kundalini videos to get you started.
Kundalini Yoga for Beginners & Beyond NEW! Now with the **MATRIX** MENU OPTION!!!
Fat Free Yoga - Lose Weight & Feel Great FOR BEGINNERS & BEYOND w/ Ana Brett & Ravi Singh NOW W/THE **MATRIX**
Kundalini Yoga to Detox and Destress with Maya Fiennes
Warrior Workout: Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga Cardio, Stretch, & Strengthen - ALL LEVELS - Ana Brett and Ravi Singh
Kundalini Yoga Ultimate Stretch Yoga Ravi Singh Ana Brett
Kundalini Yoga - A Journey through the Chakras
Kundalini Yoga Meditation for Beginners & Beyond
Should You Practice Kundalini Yoga?
A more spiritual form of yoga, Kundalini yoga goes beyond physical practice of the poses of yoga and emphasizes breathing, meditation, and chanting. However, just because Kundalini is more spiritual, doesn’t mean it is less physically challenging! The Kundalini sequences are very intense physically.
Books offering information on Chakras and Balancing