The word Yoga comes from an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, and it means union. It can be thought of as a union, binding together the body, the mind and the spirit. Ultimately, yoga is the union of the individual’s consciousness with the infinite consciousness. Yoga is not a religion, it is a lifestyle.
Kundalini Yoga is a science, art and technology that enables one to access and utilize his own creative energy. This power is thought to lie dormant in the lower end of the spine and is often pictured as a coiled, sleeping serpent. Kundalini yoga can help to awaken this energy, and to help it to arise inside of you to unite with the universal energy, empowering an individual with consciousness expanded beyond ordinary awareness and perception. The practice also prepares the nervous system for this experience.
The practice of Kundalini Yoga consist of exercises, or postures called Asanas, breathing techniques called Pranayama; and finger gestures, or mudras; body locks, or bhandas; chanting mantras and meditation. These can be done together or in sequence to create specific effects.