Kundalini yoga is one of the oldest forms of yoga. If one considers the many forms of yoga like facets of a diamond, kundalini yoga can be considered as the diamond itself. It is also called the "Yoga of Awareness" or "Yoga of Experience". It is a practical tool and made to be accessible to everyone from any lifestyle.
This yoga is designed to create potent changes and awareness within. The tools within kundalini yoga enable one to choose to respond to the challenges of life by relating to their soul and unifying all aspects of themselves versus acting through repetitive karmic actions. Due to it's potent and transformative effects, one can experience positive changes within themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually within as little as 3 minutes. A typical class includes a combination of breath, mantra, postures and meditations designed for a specific effect yet overall balance the whole person. With proper instruction, postures can be modified for those with physical limitations while achieving the same benefits.
Kundalini yoga is a sacred science, designed to encourage the gentle raising of the kundalini Energy, which resides at the base of the spine. The energy systems of the body are aligned in the process by balancing the glandular and nervous systems. It is designed so one can practice at home regularly or outside of class.
As of 2020 the global kundalini yoga community has undergone significant changes due to ethical breaches brought to light by the teacher, Yogi Bhajan, who brought kundalini yoga to the west. Please read HERE for further details about Bir Kaur's stance in regards to these breaches.