What is Kundalini Yoga?

Pastor Kim Reising

“Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with Infinity, and it’s the art to experience Infinity in the finite.”  -Yogi Bhajan-

Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.

I have found Kundalini yoga to be a technique which allows me to harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of my body and guide them in the direction that I desire. Prior to my practice, I was unable to sit quietly and pray or meditate for more than 5-10 minutes; I can now sit quietly for hours!

Kundalini Yoga is not a religion. Practicing the technology of Kundalini Yoga has the effect of awakening, stimulating and uplifting spiritual consciousness. It serves to enhance whatever faith tradition or spiritual path that you follow. I have found it to be very beneficial in my own journey towards a deeper, more intimate relationship with God through Jesus the Christ.

This technology precisely and consciously combines breathing, mudra (hand position), eye-focus, mantra (chanting), body locks (intentionally tightening muscles in a particular region of the body), and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.

The person who brought the practice of Kundalini yoga to the United States from Pakistan is Yogi Bhajan (Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji), who became a US citizen in 1976. Yogi Bhajan was raised in a Sikh (religion) family and continued in this spiritual tradition.

Kundalini Yoga is a yoga for the common person, for people who have to cope with the daily challenges and stresses of holding jobs, raising families, and managing businesses. It is a practice for everyone who wants to learn the skills and techniques that can allow one to cope successfully with the challenges of daily living.

I continue to find great value in my daily practice of Kundalini yoga. Over the past 16 years of my practice I have experienced an increase in flexibility, stamina, and my ability to remain centered and grounded in stressful situations. I begin each day with practice and meditation.

There is a small group of practitioners in the Evansville area, some of us gather on each Thursday evening here at Zion to enjoy the benefits of shared energy in a group practice, to experience different styles of group leadership, to learn new techniques and to share the nurturing experience of community.

I invite you to join us.