Kundalini Yoga is a combination of breath, movement, and sound. A favorite among celebrities, Kundalini yoga has grown in popularity over the last few years. These ancient teachings were kept secret for a very long time, only taught to royalty and nobility for thousands of years until it was brought to the West in the late 1960s. The room is slightly warmer than ambient temp.
A typical Kundalini yoga class is comprised of three parts: an opening chant (known as “tuning in”) followed by a brief warm-up for your spine, a kriya (which is a sequence of postures paired with breathing techniques), and a closing meditation or song.
Benefits of practicing Kundalini Yoga:
Strengthens and tones muscles
Increases the production of serotonin (the happy hormone) in your brain
Potentially decreases the risk of hypertension
Boosts cognitive function, both your concentration and memory
Improves digestion and has been shown by researchers to speed up metabolism (meaning your body processes energy more efficiently)
Bonus: While you are not expected to wear head-to-toe white, it is common in Kundalini because the color white is thought to ward off negative energy and extend your own aura. Teachers will often also wear a white head covering, such as a hat, scarf, or turban, to contain the energy within the body.