Kundalini yoga focuses on awakening energy in the lower half of the body and transferring it to the upper half. This exercise uses specific poses and works on precise areas of the body. Most Kundalini poses focus on breathing and on activity around the navel and spine.
In Kundalini yoga, the spiritual life force of a person is visualized as a coiled serpent at the base of the spine. The goal of Kundalini yoga is to move this life force or energy through the seven chakras, ending at the crown of the head. Although Kundalini yoga was developed in the 1930s in India, it came to the United States in the 1960s.