Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a complete technological system of ancient yogic postures, breathwork, and meditation to quickly induce sustained states of happiness and contentment. It is becoming the largest growing yoga and meditation movement in the world due mostly to the resonance of a fast-pace life demanding fast-paced practices to quickly produce profound results.
Kundalini Yoga uses Asana (posture), Mudra (hand positions), Pranayama (breath), and Mantra to strengthen the nervous system, balance the glands, and stimulate the vast energy reserves of the human system.
The Yoga of Awareness
“What is kundalini? It is the whole energy of the cosmos in the individual and beyond the individual. It is the energy of consciousness. Without the constant flow of that energy, you could not live. With a large flow, your mind begins to flow and awaken. You stop living in imaginary realities and become very dutiful to the tasks and joys of life. You experience it when the energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system to create such sensitivity that the brain in its totality receives signals and integrates them. A new clarity accompanies your perception, thought, and intuition. Normally you use a small portion of the brain’s potential. When kundalini awakens, one understands the effect and impact of an action at the beginning of a sequence of action and reaction. He has the choice to take an action or not. In other words, a person becomes totally and wholly aware. That is why it is called ‘the yoga of the awareness.'” – Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini energy shows up very practically as an increase in emotional stability, physical energy, mental acuity, and creativity. It has of course many esoteric implications, but where the rubber meets the road is an enhancement of awareness and enjoyment in all aspects of your daily life.
When Kundalini energy is released, it travels up the spine, activating the chakras, and out the top of the head, building the aura. It can heal your diseases, clear away your troubles, and elevate your awareness. It can make you so radiant and luminous that you truly light up a room. You may feel sensations and that is okay. Be aware of your body and be conscious of the changes you are going through.
Shakti, the static unmanifested Kundalini, is symbolized by a serpent coiled into three and a half circles at the base of the spine. Once the Kundalini Shakti has ascended through the Ida (feminine) and Pingala (masculine) nadis to the highest psychic center at the crown of the head, it reverses its course and returns to rest in the base center again.
The technique of Kundalini Yoga consists in using prana (vital air), guiding its circulatory movement through the Ida and Pingala nadis down to the base of the spine into the space where Kundalini lies coiled. The vital energies of the opposite forces circulating in Ida and Pingala will be unified and Shakti Kundalini will then awaken and rise up Sushumna, the central nadi, energizing the seven chakras.
Sources: RA MA Institute and Tantra Kundalini