FAQ

What is the Kundalini?

Kundalini is the creative life force or the flow of energy that exists within each of us. The literal translation of Kundalini is “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.”

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a bit different than the yoga you’ve seen on TV or in magazines.

It’s considered the most transformational of all yoga traditions because it incorporates physical exercise, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation and mantra into each class.

Also known as the Yoga of Awareness, it focuses on personal experience and awareness to elevate your spirit and awaken your inner power so you can live a fulfilled, connected and vibrant life.

Kundalini Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.
All are welcome!

What does a typical class look like?

You can expect these major components in each class:
1. Tuning in
2. A breath exercise or warm-up
3. The kriya (a kriya is an exercise set done in a certain sequence)
4. Meditation
5. Relaxation (relaxation is important because that’s where we integrate all of the work we’ve done)
6. Closing

The class length at Siesta Yoga is 75 minutes.

Do I have to pre-register for a class?

No, you can just come as you are.

Do I have to wear white?

No, you can wear whatever is comfortable for you. The reason why so many Kundalini yogis wear white is because white is reflective, you absorb less energy from your surroundings and because it expands the aura.

What if I don’t have a yoga mat or a meditation cushion?

That’s fine. We have everything you need at Siesta Yoga.

What if I’ve never done yoga before. And I’m
not flexible. And I can’t sit cross-legged for long?

You don’t have to be a human pretzel to do Kundalini Yoga. Newcomers are always welcome. You take it at your own pace and rest when you need to.
Don’t let these things deter you from trying out something new.
You’ll see, once you come, you’ll feel great about it.

Who is Yogi Bhajan?

Yogi Bhajan came to the United States in 1969 and began teaching Kundalini Yoga publicly, breaking the centuries old tradition of secrecy surrounding it.

Traveling extensively in the seventies and eighties, Yogi Bhajan crusaded tirelessly to educate, uplift, and enlighten everyone he met. His basic message was “It is your birthright to be healthy, happy, and holy”.

Standing six feet three, his powerful and dynamic presence dominated any gathering. Fearless, outspoken yet humble, he could be both charming and daunting as the occasion required. His openhearted acceptance of everyone along with an uncompromising insistence upon excellence made him a formidable teacher.

His credo was, “It’s not the life that matters, it’s the courage that you bring to it”.

More about Yogi Bhajan at yogibhajan.org