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October 29, 2016


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What is the first thing you think of when you


hear the word “yoga”?
Stretching? Juice bars? Pseudo-Eastern spirituality? Tight pants on skinny girls pre-
brunch? Yoga today is an urban trend, growing quickly in popularity since the turn of
the 21st Century. The irony of yoga’s “now” status as a popular workout is that the
practice is among the oldest rituals known to man. Today’s polished yoga centers and Strategies to overthrow your Ego
Bikram studios are only the latest incarnation of a tradition that has adapted to fit and become the hero of your story.
changing cultures for thousands of years. Nations have risen and fallen. Religions have Learn more.
come and gone. The apple of ideas has passed from Eve to Newton to Jobs. But yoga,
in some form or another, has remained.
LET’S BE FRIENDS.
Nobody knows for certain how long yoga has been around. But as far back as our
records indicate, archeologists have discovered evidence of yoga as both a physical
and spiritual practice. Among the oldest records are engravings of yogi-like figures
dating over 5,000 years ago from the most thriving cities of the era, Mohenjo Daro and
Harappa, in the Indus Valley Civilization (present day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and
Iran). The development of yoga runs parallel with the rise of Eastern spirituality, and –
prior to the centralized political power of religion we see today – was considered a
method of direct connection with the divine. The spirit-body connection is the
foundation of yoga (the word “yoga” itself is the Sanskrit word for “union”), and it
remains the longest lasting spiritual practice in operation today. But, I mean, juice bars
are cool too.

“Here is the greatest of altars, the living,


conscious human body, and to worship at this

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altar isQuick
far higher than the worship of any dead
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symbols.” – Swami Vivekananda

What exactly is Kundalini Yoga?


Yoga has dozens of variations in philosophy and style. Some yogas (like Bikram) are
structured as a physical workout. Others (like Jivamukti) put an emphasis on
meditation. Kundalini Yoga is little of both, but with an added emphasis on
consciousness that activates energy centers throughout the body. Kundalini class can
be a good workout, but its teachers and students (often wearing white turbans)
participate in each kriya with a quiet reverence more akin to a temple than a gym. If
you like your physical exercise to come with a side of spiritual enlightenment, Kundalini
Yoga might be for you.

“The primary objective [of Kundalini] is to


awaken the full potential of human awareness
in each individual; that is, recognize our
awareness, refine that awareness, and expand
that awareness to our unlimited Self. Clear any
inner duality, create the power to deeply listen,
cultivate inner stillness, and prosper and deliver
excellence in all that we do.” –Kundalini
Research Institute

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A brief history of Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini is known as a niche form of yoga that is growing in popularity in pockets of
New York City and Los Angeles. But Kundalini, perhaps more than any other yoga, has
a long and fascinating history. There is no philosophy (physical or otherwise) that has
been more durable than Kundalini Yoga. Unlike most ancient religious philosophies,
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Kundalini does not hold onto any strict rules or dogmas. The pure nature of
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Kundalini has allowed each generation for thousands of years to find personal meaning
in the practice. The objective is decentralized and selfless – help people actualize their
Higher Self. Kundalini does not claim to be the way; it is simply a way, one tool on each
individual’s journey to personal discovery. Going to a class today feels so fresh,
relevant and forward thinking, you would think it was a hybrid Eastern-Western concept
developed specifically for the 21st Century.

“Kundalini” is an ancient Sanskrit word that literally means “coiled snake.” In early
Eastern religion (long before Buddhism and Hinduism) it was believed that each
individual possessed a divine energy at the base of the spine. This energy was
thought to be the sacred energy of creation. This energy is something we are born with,
but we must make an effort to “uncoil the snake,” thereby putting us in direct contact
with the divine. Kundalini Yoga is the practice of awakening our Higher Self and turning
potential energy into kinetic energy.

Today’s Western definition of yoga is limiting, describing a specific type of exercise. But
to the ancients, yoga was a sacred spirit-body connection. Their goal was not fitness. It
was direct connection with Brahman, the God-like spirit within us. No religious buffer
between man and God was considered necessary. Just practice. Of the many yogas
that developed over the past 5,000 years, Kundalini was considered the most sacred.

The exact origin of Kundalini Yoga is unknown, but the earliest known mention dates to
the sacred Vedic collection of writings known as the Upanishads (c. 1,000 B.C. – 500
B.C.). Historical records indicate that Kundalini was a science of energy and spiritual
philosophy before the physical practice was developed. The word “upanishads” literally
translates to “sitting down to hear the teachings of the master.” The first Kundalini
classes were just that. Masters sat down with students and gave oral recitation of
spiritual visions. This was a popular practice in ancient Vedic society (and would be
replicated centuries later by a couple guys named Buddha and Jesus). Over time, the
body science of Kundalini Yoga was developed as a physical expression of

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the Upanishad visions. From its origin, Kundalini Yoga was not taught publicly. It was
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treated as an advanced education. Students were required to go through several years
of initiation before they were prepared to learn the spirit-body lessons of the Kundalini
masters.

For thousands of years, the science of Kundalini was kept hidden, passed on in
secret from master to a chosen disciple who was considered worthy. Teaching
Kundalini outside the secret society of Indian yoga elite was unheard of. The public
was not prepared, it was believed, to access such powerful knowledge. Kundalini was
veiled in secrecy until one morning when a holy Sikh rebel named Yogi Bhajan
wrapped a white turban around his head and took a one-way flight from Punjab, India
to Toronto, Canada in 1968.

Yogi Bhajan

In Western Kundalini, Yogi Bhajan is like the American Blues, the point from which
everything else derives. Without him, it’s no stretch to assume that Kundalini Yoga
would still be unknown in the United States. While visiting California in the late
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1960’s, Yogi Bhajan witnessed the hippie cultural revolution, many of whose principles
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he recognized from his own Sikh upbringing. He observed two things. #1) As
evidenced by their search for expanded consciousness, young people in America were
longing to experience God. #2) Aided by drugs and half-baked mysticism, they were
going about it all wrong.

Yogi Bhajan knew that teaching Kundalini Yoga outside the sacred Indian lineage was
forbidden. But during a meditation on a weekend trip to Los Angeles in 1968, he had a
vision of a new spirituality that combined ancient knowledge with modern practicality.
He awoke from the meditation with inspiration. He would teach Kundalini to the west,
proclaiming, “It is everyone’s birthright to be healthy, happy, and holy, and the practice
of Kundalini Yoga is the way to claim that birthright.” His weekend visit to Los Angeles
turned into a permanent residency. Within the next two years he would
establish the 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) Foundation and the Kundalini
Research Institute. He was just getting started.

Yogi Bhajan taught over 8,000 Kundalini Yoga classes. He established the first teacher
training program in 1969 and personally trained thousands of yogis and future
teachers. Several of his students, including Gurmukh Kaur, went on to launch their own
yoga studios, and many Kundalini classes around the world today are taught by yogis
who trained directly under him.

Yogi Bhajan’s influence extends beyond yoga. He wrote a handful of books,


established International Peace Prayer Day and worked with several international
governments on projects to bring peace and mindfulness to world affairs. Yogi Bhajan
believed we each have a responsibility to better society through mindfulness and
compassion, and he dedicated his life to making his vision of practical spirituality a
reality. After his death, the U.S. Congress passed a bipartisan resolution honoring his
contributions to the world.

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“Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite


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with Infinity.” –Yogi Bhajan

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Kundalini philosophy:
The yoga of awareness

To understand the philosophy


behind Kundalini Yoga, let’s follow
the trail to the first historical texts to
mention it by name – the
Upanishads. Written by several
unknown authors over the course of
500 years (between 1,000 and 500
B.C.), the Upanishads (similar to the
Vedic literary scriptures) are a
collection of oral teachings on the
spiritual nature of reality.
The Upanishads texts (c. 1,000-500 B.C.)
The Upanishads, originally passed
are first to reference Kundalini.
from masters to students following

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deep meditative visions, are square one for Eastern spirituality. The central concepts
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of Hinduism, Buddhism and other traditions trace their origin to the Upanishads. So
does Kundalini.

As the “yoga of awareness,” the philosophical purpose of Kundalini is to awaken your


Higher Self. Each individual, it is believed, is an energy center for Brahman (God-like
creative consciousness). By using the scientific methods developed by Kundalini
masters over thousands of years, we are able to disconnect from the worldly Ego and
connect directly with Universal Brahman.

Wait. How can a physical exercise connect me with, for lack of a better word… God?

In the tradition of Kundalini Yoga, God is not a personified deity in the sky. Not even
close. The essence of God is the same essence of us. God is creative consciousness,
the energy from which all things flow, including ourselves. We can access Brahman
because it is already part of us. In other words, we are each individual expressions of
the same collective energy. Kundalini is the method to shake off our false Ego narrative
of separation and experience the true nature of our existence. Not bad for a little
stretching, right?

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it


will direct your life and you will call it fate.” –
Carl Jung, author of The Psychology of
Kundalini Yoga

Top 5 practical reasons to do Kundalini Yoga


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“Okay cool,” you’re probably thinking. “This ancient and divine stuff sounds far out. But
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how will Kundalini Yoga benefit my life?” Fair question. For starters, it’s a great
workout. The meditations included in each class are also great. But the health benefits
of Kundalini are an added bonus. Here are a few other reasons to practice…

1) Expanding your presence expands your life.

Kundalini’s connection to your core energy allows you to approach each day with a
strong sense of individual truth. This presence is obvious to those around you and will
result in new opportunities and an expanded reality.

2) Instant inspiration.

I walk away from each class with a clarity of mind that breaks through old mental
patterns and inspires new ideas.

3) Having a community keeps you in check.

Most of us spend part of our day around negative people who drag us down. Regular
contact with a positive community on a spiritual path will lift you up and remind you
what is important.

4) Magic happens outside your comfort zone.

Kundalini Yoga is full of surprises. You might be stretching one day and screaming the
next. The spontaneous nature of each class keeps you light on your feet and ready for
anything.

5) Everyone is a teacher (even you).

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Yogi Bhajan said that he did not teach Kundalini to attain disciples. He taught in order
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to train new teachers. Kundalini reminds us that we each have an important
message to share with the world. By finding your voice, and having the courage to
share it, you will transform your life and the lives of those around you.

Kundalini terminology
Kundalini: The latent snake-like energy coiled at the base of the spine, often
considered the “divine feminine” energy. Also, the yogic practice of awakening this
energy.

Sat Nam: “I am truth” (Sat = “everlasting truth,” Nam = “name”) – a common greeting in
the Kundalini community.

Shakti: A word of Hindu origin meaning “the power of the divine” – considered
the sacred life force inherent in all creation.

Mantra: A word or sound repeated during meditation.

Waheguru: Literally translates to “Wonderful Teacher” in Punjabi, this word implies


honor and respect to Brahman.

Brahman: In Hinduism, Brahman means “the unchanging reality amidst and beyond
the world.” In Kundalini, it implies the God-like nature of all things.

Kriya: An orchestrated pattern of movements and meditations – the unique set of


actions during a class. Unlike Bikram, which only has one kriya (you do the same thing
every class), there are hundreds of Kundalini kriyas. Every single class offers a unique
experience.
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Breath of fire: A rapid, rhythmic, and continuous form a breathing – one of the
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foundational breathing techniques of Kundalini.

Asana: Any variation of yoga posture – the way the yogi sits, stands or positions the
hands.

Gyan mudra: A common meditative asana formed by the hand when the thumb and
index finger touch.

Pranayam (or Prana): The control of breath (and subsequently the control of life
energy).

Kundalini techniques
Stretching, breathing, jumping, running, dancing, yelling, chanting, meditating. Any
given Kundalini kriya contains a variety of activities. A typical class is focused on
control of breath,expansion of energy and alignment of the chakras.

The typical class is 60-90 minutes, structured as follows:

1. 5-10 minute warm-up (often including spiritual teachings from the instructor)
2. 30-45 minute kriya (the workout itself)
3. 5-15 minute Savasana relaxation (try not to fall asleep)
4. 11-31 minute meditation (this could include mantras or hand mudras)

According to 3HO, the following guidelines should be followed during each


Kundalini Yoga class:

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Tune-in with the Adi Mantra: Chant Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo three times before
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beginning any warm-ups, kriyas, or meditation.
Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. Listen to your body; do what works for
you.
Challenge yourself to extend just past whatever you think your limits are. For
instance, if you think you can only do one minute of an exercise, then try for one
minute and ten seconds.
Follow the directions! Keep the order and type of posture. Do not exceed the
stated times. If you wish to shorten an exercise, shorten all exercises in the kriya
proportionally (i.e., cut all times in half or quarter).
In a class, feel free to ask for clarification on an exercise or other aspects of the
practice.
Drink water as needed between exercises.

What the f#ck is a chakra?

All matter, including the human body, is energy. Our bodies are anchored by seven
energy centers, called chakras, little power hubs that fuel our vitality. When one of
these energy centers is blocked (like the carburetor of a vehicle being broken), it
causes the entire system to fail. One of the purposes of Kundalini Yoga is to clear
blocks from the chakras (they could be emotional, mental, spiritual or physical blocks)
to allow energy to flow freely.

The seven chakras work together to produce and distribute energy. 


1) Crown Chakra (at the top of the head)
2) Third Eye Chakra (between the eyes)
3) Throat Chakra (at the throat)
4) Heart Chakra (center of the chest)
5) Solar Plexus Chakra (at the upper abdomen)
6) Sacral Chakra (at the lower abdomen)
7) Root Chakra (at the base of the spine)
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More Information on
Kundalini Yoga
Gabrielle Bernstein talks Kundalini

Yogi Bhajan Speaks (VIDEOS)

Interview with Gurmukh Kaur (VIDEO)

“The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga” by Carl


Jung

“Kundalini Yoga Comes to the West” Article

How Russell Brand and Other Celebrities are Making Kundalini Yoga Mainstream

Kundalini Research Institute

Sat Nam Kundalini & Music Festival

Kundalini Rising: A Comprehensive Guide To The 7 Chakras

“May the long time sun


Shine upon you,
All love surround you,

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And the pure light within you


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Guide your way on.”

– Kundalini Yoga farewell blessing

Sat Nam, ya’ll.

BONUS: Where to practice Kundalini Yoga


New York City, NY

Golden Bridge

Beloved Yogi Harlem

Kundalini Yoga East

Hari NYC

Kundalini in Park Slope

Integral Yoga Institiute

Los Angeles, CA
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Golden Bridge
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Atwater Kundalini Yoga

Ram Dass Bir Singh Khalsa

Yoga West

Kundalini Boot Camp

San Francisco, CA

Kundalini Yoga Center

Kundalini Co-Op

Seattle, WA

Wahe Guru Yoga

Guru Gayatri

Portland, OR

Mandala Yoga

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Awakenings Wellness Center


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Chicago, IL

Sat Nam Yoga

Kundalini Yoga in the Loop

Spirit Rising Foundation

New Orleans, LA

Divine Yoga Center

Austin, TX

Yoga Yoga

Boston, MA

The Breathing Room

Kundalini Yoga Boston

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Amardeep Bliss • 3 years ago


Thanks for this! Can you add a Canadian place to practice?! Lotus Yoga Centre in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the place to join in for KY - Cheers, Amardeep -
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SPOOL • 10 months ago


Do you happen to know what (if any) differences between classical Indian Kundalini
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yoga and Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan exist. I am a teacher and what to
know the mostQuick tipsoffor
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pure form practice. I know Bhajan borrowed the whites, turbans,
and chants from Sikh culture then sort of added in crystals and astrology thinking to
be en vogue with the American times, so curious as what the original, ancient practice
is. Have you ever been to a Kundalini ashram in India?
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Tim Cole • 2 years ago


As a fairly new practitioner, I think this is the best summary I have seen. Thanks.
There's a very active community in Woodbury, Connecticut, drawing folks from a really
wide radius. Check out annenovakyoga.com for more info.
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James McCrae Mod > Tim Cole • 2 years ago

Great info. Thanks for sharing!


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Joe Roberson • 3 years ago


You can save a lot of confusion and bickering if you start out by stating that you are
talking about Yogi Bhajan's trademarked "Kundalini Yoga" and not about kundalini
energy or kundalini yoga as it exists throughout all yoga.
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James McCrae Mod > Joe Roberson • 3 years ago

Excellent point, Joe! I appreciate the insight.


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Steel Harris • 3 months ago


No mention of the Yoruba and Orisa system of ancient west Africa, not the Km... not
even the name "Egypt". Typical
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IdPnSD • 4 months ago


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this global destiny. Global destiny is formed by the simultaneous interactions of all
souls of the entire universe. We are connected together; each one of us influences all
of us.

Since only high level yogis can know this global destiny and our individual destiny, all
we can do is look for the highest goal. The yogic literature talks about achieving
various type of yogic powers, all designed for the benefit of the society. One of the
most desired qualities is the ability to heal anybody at any place from any kind of
diseases. Many other powers include – levitation, simultaneous appearance, passing
through walls, unaffected by poison, telepathy, etc. Take a look at the yogic power
chapter in the free book at https://theoryofsouls.wordp...

Interestingly, Krishna, considered as God by many Hindus, had all the above and
many more yogic powers. Because of such abilities he could win the war and
establish a new society. To perform a large scale change in our society we need such
yogic powers. We need such persons to eliminate poverty from earth, for example.
Did you notice that all the ETs have demonstrated similar yogic powers? No military
power can match yogic power.
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Katie Marie • 10 months ago


Great article! There's Kundalini Yoga in Madison, WI, too! Check out Lotus Roots
Kundalini Yoga with Katie Muschlewski/ Guru Kirti Kaur :-D Sat Nam!
www.lotusrootsyoga.com and www.yogasprouts.com
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Gerardo Morillo • a year ago


Great article I found it very helpful.

personally I am big on the kundalini and I have actually awakened my Kundalini!


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Sat Dhyan Kaur • a year ago


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Sat Dhyan Kaur a year ago
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practitioner it's great to have well written article that can be passed on to those who
are completely unfamiliar with this practice. Wahe Guru!

North of Boston one can find Kundalini taught regularly in North Reading at taichi-
wellness.com and monthly in Stoneham at eyogamoves.com
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Melissa Mae Clark • a year ago


Practice in Newport, RI at Long Time Sun! I started practicing two years ago and it
has changed my life. Starting teacher training this weekend.
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Nicole • a year ago


love this! <3
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Karen Riordon Palmer • 2 years ago


I teach kundalini yoga and mindfulness to children 6-12 years old in after school
programs I sent you an email about #GlobalPeaceProject I combine ancient wisdom,
modern technology, and science to help our world and would love you to be a part of
#GlobalPeaceWeek you can learn more at www.globalpeace.earth and I sent you a
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James McCrae Mod > Karen Riordon Palmer • 2 years ago

Hi Karen. Thanks for the message. For some reason I did not see your email,
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Linda J Purves • 2 years ago


Beautifully written article. Thank you.
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Karolina Anastasoska • 2 years ago
Thank you for this beautiful article! Comprehensive, thorough information on Kundalini
Yoga, Yogi Bhajan, 3HO and KRI! I truly appreciate your direct and fun way of bringing
the practice and philosophy of Kundalini yoga to a better understanding to new
practitioners and all that are interested in Kundalini Yoga! We are also a very active
community of Kundalini yogis in New Jersey, here is the website:
www.aquarianyogacenter.com
Sat Nam
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Guru Darbar K • 2 years ago


Hi there! Many thanks for the great article, it summarizes the very key points of KY.
Adn it's so easy to read! With a group of teachers we have a Yoga school
(www.yogayi.cl) in Chile and I'd love to translate to spanish to upload your article to
the webpage and facebook. Can I do that? Of course, your blog would be
acknowledged. Let me know if you approve it. Sat Nam! Guru Darbar Kaur.
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James McCrae Mod > Guru Darbar K • 2 years ago

Hello there. Thanks for the message. And yes, of course you have permission
to translate this piece. It would be my privilege!
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Mangaljot (Oneness Wellness Fa • 2 years ago


Kundalini yoga retreats with daily sadhana in Jamaica
www.onenesswellnessfarm.com
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Siri Atma • 2 years ago


Kundalini Yoga in UK London www.siriatma.co.uk
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Kundalini Yoga classes are offered in Joplin, MO! Check out
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Sabine Schulte • 2 years ago


Great article!!!!! As a passionated Kundalini Yoga Teacher I am so very happy to share
this article with my students! Thank you so very much for putting all this time and effort
in creating this amazing piece of information!!!! God bless you! SAT NAM
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Beth Toomey Sexeny • 2 years ago


Finally, one of the best and most comprehensive explanations of Kundalini yoga! But it
is the experience that will bring you home...Sat Nam.
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James McCrae Mod > Beth Toomey Sexeny • 2 years ago

Thank you so much for your comment. I'm thrilled my article connected with
you.
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Sebastian Rozo • 2 years ago


Very in depth, simple explanation of Kundalini, superb job brother
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Matt Duplessie • 3 years ago


This article is spot on! Thank you so much for offering a concise and detailed
description. I am taking the teachers training immersion in NM this August. Now I have
a great resource to share with my family and friends when they are wanting to
understand deeper this sacred path!
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Janice • 3 years ago


In Vancouver, Yoga West http://www.yogawest.ca
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Elle Anandi d'Orado • 3 years ago


Wahe Guru! Looking for Kundalini in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia? We have 2
teachers at the Staunton Yoga Co-op www.stauntonyoga.com Sat Naam
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James McCrae Mod > Elle Anandi d'Orado • 3 years ago


Hurray! Thanks for sharing!
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Gretchen Bickert • 3 years ago


awesome article!! Kundalini Yoga is also taught (by me!) at Gilbert Yoga in Gilbert, AZ.
www.gilbertyoga.com :) Thank you for this great article. Sat Nam!
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James McCrae Mod > Gretchen Bickert • 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing!


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Tara Matthews • 3 years ago


Please add The Yoga Channel, www.theyogachannel.net. Ventura County, California
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James McCrae Mod > Tara Matthews • 3 years ago

Awesome! Thanks for the reminder.


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dead last • 3 years ago
I love kundalini yoga. But to say it was unknown in the west before Yogi Bhajan is a bit
of a stretch. Carl Jung published a treatise on kundalini yoga in 1932.
http://www.amazon.com/Psych...

Also, the first person I have seen documented evidence of practicing and teaching
kundalini yoga in north america is Swami Sivananda Radha, a Canadian woman who
was charged by her guru to bring kundalini yoga to the west.
http://www.amazon.com/Kunda...

This does not take anything away from Yogi Bhajan or what he has done to popularize
and enlighten the many many. Rather it shows that the west was fertile ground for
providing a work-around to the existential imperative.
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James McCrae Mod > dead last • 3 years ago


Thank you for your insight. Your comments certainly add some clarity to this
piece. Kundalini Yoga is so filled with amazing stories and people that I did not
mention every detail. Your thoughts help tell the entire story. Thanks again!
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Livpreet Lola Kaur • 3 years ago


Also add, Venice Beach, California The Rama Institute For Yogic Science, Guru Jagat!
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James McCrae Mod > Livpreet Lola Kaur • 3 years ago

Thanks for adding this one!


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Beatle Lover • 3 years ago


Also at Center for Divine Awakening......15801 N. 40th St. Phoenix Arizona 85032
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James McCrae Mod > Beatle Lover • 3 years ago
Thanks for the tip! I will add this location to the article.
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Kate Crisp • 3 years ago


Plus http://www.yogaattheashram.... in the Boston area!
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James McCrae Mod > Kate Crisp • 3 years ago


Good to know. I will add this one. Thanks!
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