I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about where to go for more information on Kundalini Yoga – questions I LOVE to get, because it means this practice is really resonating for people. Here’s where I send them…
The best place to start for all things Kundalini Yoga: 3HO.org, the nonprofit organization founded in 1969 to “share the teachings of Yogi Bhajan so that they may serve, inspire, and empower humanity to be healthy, happy, and holy”. Here you’ll find a great overview of Kundalini Yoga, lots of practice sets or kriyas (free!), information on events like Summer Solstice and Women’s Camp, and lots more. This is also where you can request your spiritual name.
I’m forever in debt to my friend, Rita, who took me to my first Kundalini class in Chicago – what changes that “welcome, neighbor” gesture ushered into my life! When I moved back to Austin, she gave me the book, Kundalini Yoga, as a going away present. I still think this is the most accessible intro to Kundalini in book form. (Thanks, Rita!)
Two other faves: The Kundalini Yoga Experience and I Am A Woman: Creative, Sacred, and Invincible. The Kundalini Yoga Experience is my go-to for chakra detail, with an overview of the chakra system, and a page dedicated to each individual chakra detailing attributes of balance/unbalance, physical location and body associations, colors, elements, etc., etc. And I Am A Woman… well, I just love this book. Yogi Bhajan had a lot to say about the role and aspects of woman (power, intuition, creativity, radiance, the polarities of woman and mother,…) and this manual dives deep into those teachings. The book isn’t just for women, though – many of the kriyas and meditations are appropriate for a public, co-ed class.
I hope this helps you on your journey – sat nam!