Ik Saran Dhian
International School of Sacred Living
Ik Saran Dhian
International School of Sacred Living

Kundalini Yoga: What is it?

What is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini is our potential, the expanding range of our gifts. 
Every happy and healthy person, connected to themselves and to the Universe is awakening their Kundalini. 
Simply by being herself!  
Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, is a direct tool to not only gently awaken our Kundalini, but to keep it permanently awake. For the benefit of the world and ourselves. 
Kundalini yoga classes are a dynamic blend of
  • postures
  • pranayam
  • mantra (naad yoga)
  • music
  • meditation
Together they teach us the art of relaxation, self-healing and elevation. The balance between body and mind allows you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul. No previous yoga experience is required to achieve results in your very first class. 


Read more below.

Never before have the Teachings revealed so much to me in so little time. I have met a family of hearts and become so fully aware, through all my bodies, of the sacredness of Life.'

 Carole Buty

Why do Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga specifically strengthens the glandular, immune and nervous systems that keep us healthy, and the nervous system that connects us to the world and to ourselves.
After practicing Kundalini Yoga for some time, you may experience some effects:
  • your body becomes more toned and you gain your ideal weight
  • You have a feeling of lightness and clarity of mind...
  • You have a sense of mission and direction in your life
  • You're noticing that old habits are starting to dissolve
  • You are touching deeper states of meditation, relaxation and peace.
These effects can be supported by your daily and personal Kundalini Yoga practice, retreats, Teacher Training and our workshops.
If you want to experience it, we invite you to join us for an online event (live - see our online events or recorded - see our media page) and experience this incredible technology for yourself.


Kundalini Yoga and the Sacred Sound

The Bible says that in the beginning was the word. Yogic philosophy teaches us that everything begins with the sacred sound.
In Kundalini Yoga we realign ourselves with the Divine through the vibration of sacred sounds. Mantras and shabads are present either in the exercises as a focus for the mind or in sung meditations. They have a healing effect on our body, mind and spirit.
The emotional energy we feel when singing sacred sounds awakens the very essence of our being and opens access to high vibrational levels and consciousness to integrate them creatively into our lives.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

In Kundalini Yoga, meditation plays a key role, as it is the meditation that crowns each class and whose effects will help improve your quality of life.

One could say that the physical part of Kundalini Yoga prepares you for, and facilitates, meditation.

Meditating regularly allows you to live the entire practice as a meditation and will eventually allow you to remain in this state at other times in your life.

Meditation in Kundalini Yoga has three functions:

  • cleanse the subconscious mind,
  • training the mind to serve our highest potential, rather than repeating old stories that don't serve us,
  • and awaken our consciousness, the ability to make neutral and informed decisions in our lives.

Kundalini Yoga has a very high number of meditations that help to overcome fear, doubt, depression, phobia, anger in order to install well-being.

Kundalini Yoga vs other styles of yoga

Every style of yoga works with a number of common elements.
It is the way in which they are combined, and the intention behind it, that makes the difference.
Most styles of yoga practiced today emphasize the purely physical and postural aspect of yoga.
Kundalini Yoga emphasizes the connection to the mind.
For this reason, chanting and meditation are more prominent than in other styles of yoga popular today.
From day one, Kundalini Yoga will combine elements that other styles of yoga will introduce and practice separately: rhythmic movements, linked to conscious breathing, mantras and meditation.
We can have people of different ages and levels of flexibility and tone in the same class.
Unlike other styles of yoga, there is no distinction between advanced and beginner students.
Kundalini Yoga emphasizes the experience and energy of the group as a whole which reinforces the effect of the class for the individual.
Wherever possible, Kundalini Yoga is practiced with eyes closed, to facilitate personal feeling and experience.


A Meditation Immersion Day

Ik Saran Dhian offers Meditation Immersion Days as an alternative to participation in White Tantric Yoga for Level 1 Teacher Training. These days are open to all those who practice meditation. For more details, click on the button above or find details on the calendar.

'The physical body is the temple in which

you can deposit the treasure of happiness in life.

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