The yoga of awareness, or Kundalini Yoga is what we teach. We are fond of the methodology, the simplicity and the effectiveness of this type of yoga. It is comprised of 4 parts: asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork), meditation and mantra. The goal is to live a healthy, happy and holy life.
The word “yoga” translates to yoke – put together the finite (human form) with the infinite (universal consciousness). This divine union is powerful and can create self-mastery.
There are many styles of yoga one can practice. The practice of Kundalini yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, and enables to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions that we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thoughts or feelings.
Kundalini yoga is designed to give you a “hands on” experience of your highest consciousness. It teaches a method by which you can achieve the sacred purpose of your life. It is for everyone – non denominational and for every ability- physical, mental or emotional.
Where did this type of yoga originate?
Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan came to the West, specifically, Los Angeles in 1968.
About Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan was born Harbhajan Singh Puri, on August 26, 1929, in a part of Pakistan that is now India. When he was just eight years old, he began his yogic training with an enlightened teacher, Sant Hazara Singh. Later, he proclaimed Yogi Bhajan to be a Master of Kundalini Yoga when he was just sixteen and a half years old. When he arrived in the West in 1968, he announced he had come “to create teachers, not to gain students”. For the first time in recorded history, he openly taught Kundalini Yoga, a very old and sacred science for awakening spiritual consciousness within the individual.
His mission was to create teachers and he recognized that what used to work, won’t work anymore.
The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the Cosmos. The Cosmos shall clear the path.