Unlock & Awaken Your Innermost Energy

Where does Kundalini come from?

Kundalini Yoga is one of the most sacred and ancient forms of yoga, dating back to around 1,000BC. It incorporates different movements, breathing patterns, postures, and postural locks to fully awaken the deep and powerful energies hidden within us. The name ‘kundalini’ comes from the Sanskrit word for ‘coiled snake’, referring to the internal energy that sits coiled up in the base of our spine, waiting to be uncoiled and awoken.


How does it work?

Kundalini Yoga works by combining aspects of Bhakti yoga (including chanting), Raja yoga (for achieving mental and physical control), and Shakti yoga (expression of power and energy). Done properly, kundalini activates the mental, perceptual, and feeling faculties of our physical self. Using different meditative and breathing techniques, movements, and postures; kundalini helps release the full potential and potency of our inner energy by pulling it up through the base of the spine, through the top of the crown and out, helping to improve the balance, flow, and functionality of our energy.

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How is Kundalini different from regular yoga?

Kundalini Yoga is designed to activate your Kundalini energy, move past your ego, and ultimately enhance your awareness of yourself and your surroundings. This style of yoga is a much more spiritual experience than a regular yoga session. The class focuses on much more specific positions, repetition, breathing patterns, and meditation. Each step pairs a physical pose with a breathing pattern or mantra for meditation.


The benefits of regular Kundalini practice

  • Decreases Anxiety – Based on studies done in 2017 and 2018, immediate stress relief was achieved after practising which persisted with no decrease for months of practice after. Furthermore, extended practice was shown to decrease anxiety levels.
  • Reduces Physical Tensions – The combination of breathing exercises and vigorous positions/sequences results in a beneficial workout. Stretching out and learning how to relax and lengthen muscles can result in relief from physical tensions and strengthens the body.
  • Improves Mental Clarity – Kundalini yoga is not just about the exercise. With meditation and mantras, you also learn how to move past ego and the self. Combined with beneficial breathing exercises, it helps to provide mental clarity in moments of high stress in daily life.
  • Improves Breathing Technique and Awareness – Breathing technique is another important part of exercise and Kundalini yoga helps to expand the lungs, strengthening the muscles used to breathe. It’s a great complementary practice to any sport to improve body awareness and breathing capacity.
  • Improves Mood with the Mantra – Mantra is a way to focus your mind through a repetitive saying. This saying is a way to take control of your own life and can be used day-to-day to focus your mood when things may be hard. Kundalini yoga also helps to increase serotonin and provide happiness through practice.
  • Speeds Up Metabolism and Improves Digestion – The way Kundalini yoga strengthens your diaphragm and core through breathing and poses has many bodily benefits. It’s been shown to improve digestion and increase metabolism from extended practice.


Kundalini Yoga sessions are held every Friday at Haven Meditation and Yoga so get in contact to find out more! Or stop by our yoga studio at 16 Queensport Road South, Murarrie.

Common poses and breathing techniques

Cobra Pose

The cobra pose is designed to activate your Kundalini energy running along your spine.

  • Firstly, position yourself lying on your stomach with the tops of your feet laying against the floor and your legs pressed together.
  • Place your hands, fingers facing forward and parallel to each other, palm down beneath your shoulders.
  • Push your head and chest up whilst inhaling, keeping your pelvis and lower body pressed against the floor.
  • Straightening your arms, bring your shoulders down and back, then push your chest forward and look slightly up.

Pursed Lip Breathing

Pursed lip breathing is meant to slow down your heart rate and your breaths so you can focus on each one more clearly.

  • First, relax your muscles and inhale through your nose for 2 counts, keeping your mouth closed.
  • Next, purse or pucker your lips as if you were about to whistle.
  • Finally, exhale slowly out through your pursed lips for 4 counts, focusing on your lungs expanding and contracting as you go.

Ego Eradicator Pose

This pose is designed to open up the lungs and heart, cleansing the body and mind in this fairly simple position.

  • Sit with your legs crossed and your back straight (known as the Easy Pose).
  • Flex your fingers at the middle knuckle so your fingertips are touching where the base of your fingers meets your palm, then point your thumbs towards the sky.
  • Straighten your arms and extend them out to the side, keeping your hands level with the space above your head (about 160 degrees).
  • Then, start your breathing pattern.

Breath of Fire

This consists of short, quick breaths meant to expel air in powerful bursts to engage the core and dispel bad energy.

  • First, seal your lips and feel your core muscles engaging.
  • Then, breathe in and out through your nose at a rate of about two to three breaths a second.
  • You should feel your body and chest heating up with these forceful breaths.

If you are located in Murarrie, Cannon Hill, Morningside, Balmoral, or Tingalpa, stop by our yoga studio at 16 Queensport Road South, Murarrie.

We hold a Kundalini Yoga Session every Friday so get in contact with us here to find out more.

Awaken your inner power with Kundalini Yoga

Embrace the journey of self-discovery and transformation. Kundalini Yoga at Haven Yoga & Meditation is a path to clarity, vitality, and deep connection with your authentic self. Contact Haven Yoga & Meditation today or Book a Session!