What is Kundalini yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is an ancient form of yoga. Kundalini is one of the more spiritual types of yoga. It goes beyond the physical aspect of poses with more emphasis on breathing, meditation, and chanting. The Kundalini is untapped energy (prana) at the base of the spine that can be drawn up through the spine awakening each of the seven chakras. Enlightenment occurs when this energy reaches the Crown Chakra. Kundalini energy is often represented as a snake coiled at the base of the spine 3 times. Each Kundalini Yoga sequence is done with a specific breath that increases the effects of the poses with the intension of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards. Kundalini sequences (called kriyas)consist of rapid, repetitive movements done with breath or by holding a pose combined with specific breathing techniques.

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