The technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a science of the mind and body, to elevate the spirit, which has no boundaries, no discrimination. Therefore it is for everyone, universal and non-denominational. Kundalini Yoga is a householder’s path; meaning it has always been practiced by those with families and jobs as opposed to a renunciates path of removal from society.
What to expect:
Kundalini Yoga is probably the most formalized style of yoga currently taught throughout the world. In any class, anywhere in the world, you can expect it to include six major components:
1) Tuning-in with the Adi Mantra
2) Pranayama or warm-up
6) Close with the blessing song, “May the Long Time Sun Shine Upon You”.
Kriyas are complete sets of postures that are performed in the sequences given by the Master, Yogi Bhajan. They can be simple short sequences or they may involve vigorous, even strenuous exercises, and strong breath techniques such as Breath of Fire, which challenge and strengthen the nervous and endocrine systems and test the will of the practitioner beyond the limitations of their ego. The typical class is 60-90 minutes: 5-10 minute warm-up, 30-45 minute kriya, 5-15 minute relaxation, 11-31 minutes of meditation.