These sacred and hitherto secret teachings were brought to the West in 1969, and presented to the public for the first time by Yogi Bhajan. Not only was this the first time they had ever been taught publicly, it was also the first time they had been written down and made available to all who desired to practice, rather than to a very select band of initiates. It was his belief that the knowledge belongs to everyone.
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Kundalini Yoga is the science, art and technology enabling one to access and utilize his or her own creative power for elevation of consciousness, healing and other purposes beyond reproduction. This power, (shakti), is thought to lie dormant in the lower end of the spine, and is often pictured as a coiled, sleeping serpent (kundalini means coiled), until it is awakened, either spontaneously or by yogic techniques, and arises to unite with the Universal Energy (prana), empowering the individual with awareness beyond ordinary perception and powers (siddhis) beyond ordinary ability.
Kundalini Yoga is one of the few yogic paths to actually allow sex. Not only that, regular practice can greatly increase your levels of sexual energy leading to a wonderfully enhanced sex life.
Kundalini Yoga is the most powerful and inclusive of all yogas. Although sharing the same goal as Hatha Yoga - union with the Universal, Divine Source, or God, it can give results up to 16 times faster. It is also easier to practice and takes less time. You may know that Hatha Yoga postures tend to be quite difficult and you have to maintain a pose for a long time. Many people simply cannot do those poses.
KY on the other hand does not rely on difficult poses. It consists of exercises or postures (Asanas) combined with special breathing (Pranayama), hand and finger gestures (Mudras), body locks (Bhandas), chanting (Mantras) and Meditation. (See section - Components of Kundalini Yoga). These are done together, or in sequence to create exact, specific effects.
A Kriya is an exercise or group of them, with one or more of the other components, whose total impact is greater than the sum of its parts. Kundalini Yoga sets are kriyas, rather than simply calisthenic series.
So Kundalini Yoga is much more "concentrated" than other yogas. It is also safe to practice on your own since the postures are not dangerous for beginners.
Kundalini Yoga is addictive! Once the results are experienced, we want more! There are thousands of sets and meditations, an abundance covering every phase of human and super-human experience.
An introduction to Kundalini Yoga, www.kundaliniyoga.org