Yoga of Kundalini
昆達里尼 kundalini，梵語：कुण्डलिनी，原義是「捲曲」的意思，西藏人稱為「拙火」，像蛇捲曲成三圈半，潛在於脊椎骨底部三角骨的位置(底輪)，這塊骨頭稱為薦骨（聖骨 Sacrum），拉丁文 “Os Sacrum”表示這是身體聖潔、神聖的部分，由於這塊骨頭有超自然的力量，埃及人也重視這塊骨頭獨特能量的位置。
Kundalini, in Sanskrit (कुण्डलिनी), literally means “coiled up” and is known as “Divine Fire” in Tibetan. It is depicted as a serpent coiled three and a half times, lying dormant at the base of the spine in the sacrum bone region (root chakra). This bone is called the Divine sacrum in Latin, signifying its sacred and holy nature. Due to its supernatural energy, the Egyptians also valued the unique energy of this bone.
Kundalini Yoga is a practice that uses specific breathing techniques to awaken this mysterious potential within the body. Later on, it was passed down to a Sikh master in India who combined this breathwork yoga with Guru Nanak’s Sikh chants and meditation techniques, giving birth to Kundalini Yoga, which encompasses five elements: postures, breathwork, Mudra, chanting, and meditation.
但Kundalini Yoga一直是密傳，直到傳到Yogi Bhajan，他在1968年來到美國社會，他預見了人類生活在未來科技上將面臨急遽的變遷，互聯網誕生令人類變得更忙碌且充滿壓力，面臨更多的混亂及選擇，因此Yogi Bhajan決定將昆達里尼瑜珈公開，來協助人們鍛鍊身體能量，發展心靈覺知，體會瑜珈帶來的健康、喜悅與清明。
However, Kundalini Yoga has always been transmitted secretly until it reached Yogi Bhajan. In 1968, he came to American society, foreseeing the rapid changes that humanity would face in terms of technology. The emergence of the internet made people busier and more stressed, facing more chaos and choices. Therefore, Yogi Bhajan decided to openly teach Kundalini Yoga to help people cultivate their physical energy, develop spiritual awareness, and experience the health, joy, and clarity that yoga brings.
Kundalini Yoga is considered an effective and safe method to awaken energy, balance the chakras, and open up energetic pathways. Through practicing postures, one can enhance physical health; through breathwork, one can clear the meridians; and through meditation, one can cleanse the subconscious mind, leading to a safe and swift attainment of spiritual states. That is why it is also called “Awakening Yoga.”