Yoga & Meditation

What Is Meant By Kundalini Yoga? Its Benefits And Origins.

Kundalini yoga

Kundalini Yoga, in its easiest form, is the yoga of awareness. It aids in the activation of your chakras using your conscious self. The word Kundalini roughly changes to a ‘coiled snake’. In religions like Hinduism and Buddhism, it was thought that each individual possesses the sacred energy of creation.

However, the person must try to “uncoil the snake” to access int. Kundalini in accepting of everyone greets everyone to strive to be the best version of themselves by wakening their conscious self.

What is Kundalini Yoga?

7 chakras
7 chakras

It is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline that helps one to increase strength, awareness, and consciousness. It concentrates on expanding the individual sensory awareness and intuition to raise the individual mindfulness and merge with infinite consciousness.

It helps you find your greater self through practice. Unlike, most ancient holy philosophies, it does not hold you upon a strict rule of practice and rather helps you find personal meaning in the practice. It is decentralized and selfless and only concerned with treating the practitioner find a higher self. Its true essence is to help get the practitioner to find a higher self. Its true essence is to help find the stability of the 7 chakras to create a clear path for the power to rise (From the base of the spine ).

The Origin Of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga is said to be about 5000 years old, marking its origin somewhere around 3300 BC. The earliest written notice of it is in the yoga-Kundalini Upanishad, which is the eighty-sixth of 108 Muktita Upanishad that sees around 1000-500 BC.

In the late 1800s and the early 1900s, John Woodroffe, an Oxford graduate, wrote a book named,’ The Serpent Power: The Secret of Titanic and Shakti Yoga’, beneath the pseudonym, Arthur Avalon. This book was very influential and used a lot of curious minds towards Indian Philosophy and spirituality.

In the 1960s, Yogi Bhajan moved to California and witnessed, first hand, the hippie cultural revolution. He was that these people’s ideas aligned to his Sikh Upbringing.

But he also saw the way those people were deciding to achieve this form of higher self was aided by drugs and shrouded in mysticism. He also remembers that he could not teach Kundalini Yoga there due to its strict indication that the disciple had to prove themselves worthy and had to be of Indian Lineage.

However, in 1968 during meditation on a weekend journey to Los Angeles, he saw a vision of ancient spirituality combined with modern practicalities. He then set out on his commission to teach the west about Kundalini Yoga. He said that it was everybody’s birth weight to be holy, healthy, which is why he built the 3HO (Healthy, Holy, Organisation) and the Kundalini Research Institute.

He also composed books and trained a lot of other yogis to be teachers. He assumed that it was everybody’s responsibility to better our society through compassion and mindfulness. Today, Kundalini yoga is followed all around the world.

Benefits Of practicing Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga
Kundalini yoga

It is not synchronicity that Kundalini yoga is one of the most popular forms of Yoga. Everyone appreciates Kundalini yoga as it is very powerful and has lots of benefits. Here are some of its benefits:

  • It helps you fortify your aura, which in turn holds you alert of positive and negative influences around you. A weak aura suppresses negative thought patterns, which affect your day-to-day life.
  • It gives you the reality of who is and helps manifest a sense of security from within yourself.
  • It is also assembled household yoga because it is created for people who have busy lives and can’t go to a yoga studio every day, so it is quick and effective.
  • Since it helps stimulate your nervous system, you become less likely to be susceptible to everyday stress and perhaps even more resilient.


Kundalini Yoga is not a religion, it helps people achieve a form of spiritual knowledge and is universal, regardless of their religious beliefs. The ancient tradition of yoga has been around a long time from once being an esoteric form of knowledge that only took in worthy students to now becoming available to everyone, all over the globe. It can be recognized as the tool that you needed to be happy and raise your Kundalini energy.