Yoga of Awareness – Kundalini Yoga by Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini Yoga des Bewusstseins - Kurse, Übungen, Stunden und Programm für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene mit Julia Schregel

Kundalini Yoga is also called the yoga of awareness. It derives from northern India and was introduced to the Western world by Yogi Bhajan in 1968. Until then, Kundalini Yoga was kept secret and was only taught to a selected elite.

Kundalini Yoga is a complex science consisting of breathing exercises, yoga poses or dynamic movements, sounds in the form of mantras, deep relaxation and meditation. Compared to other types of yoga Kundalini Yoga stands out with easier poses and is suitable for people of all physical conditions. It does not only focus on training the body and the mind – but also on expansions of consciousness and the personal development of the individual practicing.


What is unique about Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga

  • Is easy to learn. No special physical abilities or prior knowledge is necessary.
  • Is very effective – you will notice results after a short period of exercising.
  • Has a purifying effect and goes deep into your subconscious mind. It releases tensions on a physical level and mental level, it frees from negative thinking patterns and fears.
  • Activates self-healing powers, increases self-awareness, strengthens and harmonizes the energy centers, nerves, glands, digestion and the immune system.
  • Makes the spine more flexible, trains spiritual and physical power and persistence and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
  • Kundalini Yoga makes us calmer and gives us a clear mind, we grow beyond our borders and are able to manage stressful situations and our daily life better.
  • Kundalini Yoga is ideal for all ages and can be learned by everyone, regardless of body and girth.


Teaching structure

The Yoga lessons consist of exercises with dynamic movements and yoga poses, which are mainly practiced with closed eyes. This automatically results in focusing on oneself. Breathing is guided and we use mantras whose vibrations have specific effects on our bodies and minds. These exercises are followed by deep relaxation and a meditation with music and/or movements, which make it easier to release our thoughts and to reach a new level of consciousness.

To me it is very important not to judge – also not about yourself – and to go beyond your limits while learning and making new experiences with a positive attitude.

Yogi Bhajan introduced Kundalini Yoga to the Western world. He was born in 1929 in Kot Harkarn, India (today Pakistan), his father was doctor. Early on Yogi Bhajan was interested in medicine and natural ways of healing and practiced yoga since he was a child. At the age of 16 he became master of Kundalini Yoga. He had many spiritual teachers in Ashrams in India and the Himalaya and studied economics at the University of Panjab. After his graduation he married, had children and started a successful career in the Indian Civil Service. At the same time he was broadening his mind by practicing yoga.

In 1968 he got invited to teach Yoga at the University of Toronto. After that, he went to Los Angeles with his wife and his three children, where he founded the 3H Organization. The 3 `H´ stand for Healthy, Happy, Holy, which are the three fundamental human rights supported by Kundalini Yoga. They correspond to the yogic philosophy about the unity of body, mind and soul.


“Make yourself so happy that when others look at you they become happy too…” Yogi Bhajan