what is the history of kundalini yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is the original form of yoga dated back 5000 years and the most spiritual and effective of all yoga practices. It is a science that works on the natural flow of our energy in the 8 chakras known as the Kundalini. This energy is our creative potential before we are programmed with fear, doubt, anxieties etc. We can either sway or ride with the energy or it will sway and ride us !

Kundalini Yoga was never taught publicly until Yogi Bhajan challenged the age-old tradition of secrecy. Yogi Bhajan wrote, “I am sharing these teachings to create a science of the total self ... It is the birthright of every human being to be healthy, happy and holy.

When he arrived in the US in 1969 he stated  “I have come to create Teachers, not to gather disciples.”   “Happiness is your  birthright.”  
Through The Aquarian Teacher Program, there are now thousands of trained Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) Certified Kundalini Yoga Teachers.

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is known as a Raj Yoga because it incorporates aspects of all paths of yoga: service, devotion, posture, breath, sound, concentration, wisdom and so on.

Kundalini Yoga was designed for householders who have families and jobs. It fits the busy lives that most of us lead. It is effective, fast and efficient. Even a few minutes practice a day can have a effect.

this video from Kundalini Research Institute explains it very well


“Kundalini” means the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.
Referring to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us.