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What is Kundalini Yoga & Quotes from the Master

What is Kundalini Yoga & Quotes from the Master

Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, consists of simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. It is a complete science that includes breath (pranayama), yoga exercise (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra), relaxation, meditation, nutrition & lifestyle information. It is designed to provide you with the experience of your highest consciousness through the raising of your Kundalini energy (latent energy coiled at the base of the spine). This yoga works rapidly to positively transform the dedicated practitioner. It is said that one year of serious daily Kundalini Yoga practice is equivalent to 22 years of a combination of other yogas, including 12 years of Hatha yoga. As devoted teachers of this practice, we have not westernized nor diluted it - we teach it whole to give you the full experience. 

Kundalini Yoga, the most ancient yoga known to mankind, is quite literally eons old. Some components of this technology go back more than 26,000 years. For hundreds of years and until 1968, Kundalini Yoga was traditionally kept secret and was taught only to elite yogis in India and to students who had earned the privilege of learning this technology through years of discipline, service and devotion. A teacher from India named Yogi Bhajan (1929-2003) is credited with bringing the technology to North America in 1968. He dared to teach Kundalini to all who were ready to learn and transform themselves. It is geared to strengthen not only the muscles, lungs, glands and nervous system, but the mind and spirit as well, thereby helping individuals grow into the healthiest and most successful human beings possible. Kundalini Yoga is now taught world-wide, from South Africa to Ghana, and from Canada to China.

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Quotes by Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga:

"The fact remains that without having the kundalini awakened, your soul is not awakened. And if your soul is awakened, what else do you need? And if you will get into the action to awaken the kundalini; the nerve of the soul, this vehicle of yours will be driven or chauffeured by the soul and not by the negative ego; then you have found God in you. And I shall be the greatest man on earth if I shall be privileged to touch the dust of your feet, if you attain that state. Otherwise, you are a nut, nothing else." -Yogi Bhajan (final part of the lecture, An Introduction; Kundalini Yoga. 1980)


"When pranic energy is in you, the second step is that you can circulate it through your body. You can feel it and make people feel it. And then we teach people how to do it. It is a scientific thing which has nothing to do with mystics, or something which I can’t explain. It is so simple; it is practical.

And in circulation of pranic energy, we time it to go through the spinal cord and to hit the Muladhara. Thus, we pierce through that bind or blockage before the kundalini power. The moment we do it, she has no option but to come up. And the moment she comes up, you stand blessed. Then you will see, the computer will work. That’s all.

Is it difficult? There is no secret about it. In twenty, thirty days, if you honestly practice it about one hour, two hours each day, you can be through it. And this is what I did." -Yogi Bhajan


"Now what is this breath business? I’ll tell you. Under the eighth vertebra there is a cavity. We call it the prana center. In that prana center, with the breathing up to the tip of the tongue and on to the Ida and Pingala which adjust the temperature of the body, we breathe pranic energy. Pranic energy is the life force of the atom. If fifty years ago I would have come and talked to you about atomic energy, you would have said, “Go away. We don’t understand you.” When I talk about pranic energy, don’t feel that I am speaking about something mystical. It is practical. This pranic energy is the life of the atom. We store it here (8th vertebra down). We know certain actions through which we inhale this pranic energy. And when we inhale this pranic energy, our pranic center gets awakened. The pranic center supplies the pranic energy to the pranic nerve. The pranic nerve supplies the pranic energy to a muscle which is responsible for the beat of the heart and that of the diaphragm. We call it “U” muscle, because it is shaped like the letter “u.” This “U” muscle is responsible for all this life current in you which is automatic, beyond your control. You know what yogis do? They create pranic energy reservoirs in that cavity, and live on that reserve. This is what they do. They make that cavity, and live on that reserve. This is what they do. They make that cavity active with certain exercises. They know how to control the pranic energy or prana-vayu, the life current. That’s one part of it. The second is apana, which eliminates everything. It has a connection with the Muladhara Chakra. That is where kundalini power lies." -Yogi Bhajan


"All kundalini is creating is prana in that cavity, and mixing it with apana, and taking it down as we give pressure to the oil; and bringing the “oil” up. That’s it. That’s the greatest truth. Truth is bitter, I know, so I cannot speak all the truth. But I speak truth indirectly and directly because I cannot speak something other than truth. I have realized the truth, and the fact is that you cannot breathe by your will. It is the God in you which breathes. Without that you do not breathe." -Yogi Bhajan


"The pineal gland, or seat of the soul, does not work when the tenth gate (at the top of the head) is sealed. But if the pineal will secrete (when the kundalini heat comes) your pituitary will act as radar, keeping the mind from negativity.

Yes, kundalini is known as nerve of the soul, and this is to be awakened. And your soul is to be awakened, there remains nothing to be gained, found, or learned.

In the practical reality, these chakras are imaginary and nothing else. This kundalini is just a kundalini and nothing else. And it is not very important. These pranas and apanas are just there. Everything is set in us. We lack nothing. We use these terms simply to make the process clear so we can get on. It is very simple. After getting myself into the darkness for years together, I found if I would have known the first day that it was so easy, I could have saved myself a lot of hassle. When I found the kundalini really can come up like this, I was astonished! It was a surprise to me. I said, 'That’s all there is to the kundalini?' And my teacher said, 'Yes.;" -Yogi Bhajan


"Then, there are six more chakras through which the Kundalini must rise; and it will happen all at once. Once you have raised it, that’s it. But the hardest job is to keep it up, to keep the channels clean and clear.

From the rectum to the vocal cord is known as the silver cord. From the neck to the top of the head is the passage. From the third eye to the pineal gland is the gold cord. To make the energy rise in these cords and passages, you must use pressure. You know how we take oil from the ground? Apply a pressure and the oil will come out. It is a staircase of energy.

1. Moolabandh (Root Lock) brings apana, eliminating force to the navel or fourth
vertebra, the central seat of the kundalini.
2. Diaphragm Lock takes it up to the neck.
3. Neck Lock takes it up all the rest of the way." -Yogi Bhajan


"You generate the power of the prana and mix it with the apana, and when the two join together, you generate in the pranic center. With this heat of the prana, you put a pressure or charge on the kundalini, the soul nerve, three and a half circles coiled, on muladhara, and thus awaken it, so that it may pierce through the imaginary chakras and pass ultimately through Jalandhara Bandha.(2)

Now, let me define a few terms. Prana is life force. It is the life force of the atom. These are two forces, positive and negative in us which are governed by Pingala and Ida – that is, right and left. When we join these two energies under the power and the science of Kundalini Yoga, we mix the prana with the apana and under that pressure, bring the kundalini up. And when it passes through the central nerve or Sushumna it reaches the higher chakras or lotuses; thus man can easily look into the future. His psychic power gets enlightened. He can know his total surroundings and he is a blessed being. After one inhales the prana deep (down to the navel point) and pulls the apana with root lock (up to the navel point), prana and apana mix at the navel center. This is known as Nahbi Chakra or fourth vertebra. Heat is felt during the kundalini awakening and that heat is the filament of the Sushumana or the central spinal channel, being lit by the joining of prana and apana. Below the Nabhi Chakra, the energy leaves the navel and goes to the rectum (or lower center) and then it rises. This is called Reserve Channels. It relates to your Astral Body." -Yogi Bhajan


"I have recognized, with the blessing of the Master who taught me, that it is possible to be healthy, to be happy, and to be holy while living in this society. And you must have energy so that your deadened computer may live and pass on signals to you as it computes all that you want to do in this society. And we call this awakened energy in the old science, the kundalini, which has been blocked in Muladhara, the lowest of all chakras or lotuses.

These are all imaginary things. Great big books have been written on them, and these books also misled me for many years. Still I learned about kundalini despite all these chakras, (or circles as we call them in English) that have put us in so many circles that we do not come out of it, and we reach nowhere. There is a way we should set our computer to be in direct contact with Him, the Biggest Computer; and things must then work automatically. And that can’t work until the kundalini, the spiritual nerve, breaks through the blockage at Muladhara, then travels up and reaches the stage that you may have Superconsciousness in Consciousness." -Yogi Bhajan (first part of: An Introduction, Kundalini Yoga, 1980)


"But the moment you understand that there is an essence of purity in you,  you will realize reality. The moment you realize reality you will have royalty, and then you don’t have to say or do a thing. When your presence will work then you will emit wisdom."   –© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, July 27, 1996


Conquer your mind and you will conquer the world. Which mind? The conscious mind? No.
The supreme conscious mind? No? Which mind? The subconscious mind. If you conquer your subconscious mind then you win the world. The subconscious mind is a storehouse of garbage. Every thought of your mind is contained there. –© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, July 27, 1996


Every human being has a total of nine seconds to confront a challenge, find an answer, and apply it—it’s called an applied answer. You cannot be given more, because there is no more. If you are not sharp enough to control and deliver a situation in 9 seconds, then you have lost the leadership.  –© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan



If you do not meditate, do not consolidate, do not bring yourself to pratyahaar, then you are inviting danger. The danger is that when your subconscious gets overloaded, it starts unloading into the unconscious and your capacity to think, to work, to be smart is gone.

You are an emotional zombie.

    –© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, July 29, 1996

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