Kundalini Yoga is yoga in which breathing techniques play a major role. The goal of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken the powerful flow of energy of Kundalini sleeping in every person.
Kundalini Yoga, as we know it, was opened to the Western world in the second half of the 20th century by an Indian. In his lectures on Yoga, Bhajan said that Kundalini Yoga helps to awaken the spiritual energy dormant in the human body, which, like a serpent curled in rings, is dormant somewhere in the sacral region. To merge with the divine consciousness (and this is the main goal of practice), the yogi must awaken energy and raise it up the central energy channel – the spinal column. “By practicing this type of yoga just a few minutes a day, you can achieve balance, integrity and harmony in life,” says the instructor of the TV channel “LIVE!” in kundalini yoga.
Unlike other types of yoga common in the West, classical Hatha yoga asanas are almost never used in kundalini yoga. But, according to the teachers, kundalini yoga helps to achieve very quickly the results for which it takes many years in hatha yoga.
Kundalini yoga is built on kriyas, that is, a set of interconnected physical and breathing exercises, and meditations accompanied by mantras. Each kriya is given a strictly defined time. It is believed that a noticeable effect of kundalini yoga appears in the fourth month of constant practice.
In Russia, kundalini yoga became popular in the late 1990s. One of the first who received initiation from Bhajan was the narcologist Jacob Marshak, the head physician and owner of the narcological Clinic Marshak. They say that the Indian guru specially came to Russia to transfer knowledge to him.
Kundalini yoga is indeed an effective treatment for drug addiction: in the classroom, during which you need to intensively inhale and exhale air, a large amount of endorphins is released into the bloodstream, and a person experiences a surge of joy, which is very important at the stage of refusing drugs or alcohol.