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What is Kundalini yoga?

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Kundalini yoga combines chakra connectiion, chanting, meditation and traditional yoga poses. It differs from popular, mainstream practices such as Hatha yoga, as It is based on a specific 1935 treatise by Hindu Spiritual teacher Sivananda Saraswati.

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Kundalini yoga draws its power from the spine, which is often represented as a coiled snake at the bottom of the spinal column. This practice seeks to awaken the snake, bringing attention to its energy as it moves up through the six chakras until it reaches the seventh at the crown of the head. This creates body awareness and connects the nervous system. Although it is billed as one of the more spiritual practices of yoga, Kundalini yoga is also mentally and physically challenging.

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