What Is Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga was kept very secret until 1969 when Yogi Bhajan taught it openly in order to prepare humanity for the major changes that this planet is going through as we cross from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
The ancient technology of Kundalini Yoga gives us the awareness and the fortitude to make this a smooth transition.
The legacy of technical and spiritual knowledge that Yogi Bhajan studied and mastered in India is the gift he brought to the West.
"The kundalini experience does not mean you have gone into a deep breathless trance and are beyond this world. … It integrates you more fully with reality and gives you a broader vision and sensitivity so that you can act more efficiently."
Yogi Bhajan, from Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power, back cover
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness.
It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.
"Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with Infinity, and it's the art to experience Infinity in the finite."
Yogi Bhajan, 10/27/88
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul.
This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. When we apply the technology of Kundalini Yoga to our bodies and minds, it has the effect of uplifting the spirit. It is for everyone. It is universal and nondenominational.
If you are looking for Kundalini Yoga in Thailand, you can find Kundalini Yoga training and classes mostly in Bangkok. For now, as far as I know, we are the only one offering Kundalini Yoga in Chiang Mai.
Tune in and Tune out Mantras
Every class of Kundalini Yoga begins and end with 2 mantras,
Tune In mantras
ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO
This is a mantra to help us tune into our inner guru as well as to bring the whole group to a common vibration as the class begins.
is used to express the universal vibration as it extends itself into.
Creation while OM has been used to express the monastic move of renouncing life.
is to state that we have named the vibration and to identify ourselves in relation to it.
is the aspect of the transparent, invisible and all pervading guiding impulse in every BODY.
AAD GURAY NAMEH JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH SAT GURAY NAMEH SRI GURDEVAY NAMEH
This mantra develops the theme of the guru and declares the four stages of time through which the guru prevails; before the beginning, through the ages past, in the present and in the future.
Tune Out mantras
MAY THE LONG TIME SUN
MAY THE LONG TIME SUN SHINE UPON YOU
ALL LOVE SURROUND YOU
AND THE PURE LIGHT WITHIN YOU
GUIDE YOUR WAY ON
This song is sung just before the end of the class and speaks for itself.
Is the closing mantra.
This mantra means in the name of truth and confirms the integrity of the intention with which the yoga has been practiced. It can also be understood as true name, or identity and is an appropriate mantra for practicing silently during the class - hearing SAT while you inhale and NAM as you exhale.