KRI Kundalini Research Institute
definitely check this out. There are links to yoga sets and Yogi Bhajan lectures. You may also find alot on You Tube, just make sure it is KY as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Diluting or changing Kundalini yoga, or encorporating it into other entities, will render it ineffective.
3HO Happy Healthy Holy Organization
Baba Siri Chand Yoga Center,
also known as "yoga at the ashram"
fantastic events every week! Check it out!!
Ancient Healing Ways- a source for books, yoga manuals, and music
Spirit Voyage- source for music, events, books
spirit voyage also does alot with Snatam Kaur and other wonderful leaders/teachers, with ongoing global meditations
**You can also listen live stream to music that you select at Sikhnet.com Gurbani media center. This is a great way to acces a huge library of Kundalini Yoga music, especially some of the more obscure recordings. See link below under Sikh Dharma.
This is a great website for Sikh Dharma. Those practicing Kundalini Yoga will also appreciate the access to a HUGE database of music available to stream online. Go to Gurbani Media Center and you can listen to any KY music artist. Please donate to this free site, what a great service this is to use!
*Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan
Unlock Your Inner Potential through Life-Changing Exercise
by Shakta Kaur Khalsa
this is a really great book packed with information, yoga sets and meditations. I recommend this as the first book you might buy. It will also serve as a rich resource for experienced pratictioners.
*Kundalini Yoga: the Flow of Eternal Power
by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa
this is a really terrrific book for anyone new to Kundalini Yoga. It is very readable, funny, and clear. It explains all of the main topics in KY and provides several sets and meditations. Shakti Parwha was one of Yogi Bhajan's first students. She remembers exactly what it is like to be new to yoga!
( and numerous other manuals available via Ancient Heaing Ways)
The Kundalini Yoga Experience
Bringing Body, Mind, and Spirit Together
Guru Dharam S. Khalsa and Darryl O'Keefe
This is another great manual and explanation of KY concepts and yoga sets, well written and easy to use. Both this book and the one above use photos of people doing the sets rather than cartoons. Both books represent people of both genders, all ages and flexibility practicing the sets, which is encouraging!
JapJi, Song of the Soul, by Guru Nanak as translated by Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa
this is the poetry of Guru Nanak which is very beautiful and uplifting. It it translated here in very neutral language
How to Know God (Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood)
this is the classic "gold standard" of yoga philosophy. It is a bit dense if you are unfamiliar with yogic terminology, but very entertaining in that the British editor has a dry twist on the interpretations...It is a great book to read several times, at different times in your evolution as a yogi!
Bhagavad Gita ( same translators as above)
Teachings of Yogi Bhajan by Yogi Bhajan
this has many small quotes on different topics
A Woman's book of Yoga
A Woman's book of Meditation
(both by Hari Kaur Khalsa)
You don't have to be a woman to love these books. They are also really great for beginners. Hari Kaur is a master at explaining deep yogic concepts in simple terms so we can "get it". She provides hands on practice as well
What's up with Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma?
Historically, the path of great yogic tradition intertwined with the path of the first Sikh Gurus in the 15th century and beyond in India. Therefore the ancient mantra, the Naad or sacred sound current is a common thread in both. All yogic philosophy is related within all forms of yoga, however Sikh Dharma and KY overlap in many ways. Many people are Sikhs and practice no yoga; many people are devoted to KY but do not practice Sikh Dharma in its entirety. One can think of them as overlapping sets of experiences; each individual picks their path hugging either one border or the other, or smack in the middle, or anywhere in between! It is a basic premise of the Sikh religion that one does not proselytize. For further information on Sikhism see www.sikhnet.com
for a beautiful message describing how Guru Nanak first set out to create equatlity, religious freedom, and simple love of God based on service to all: click here
Who is Yogi Bhajan?
Yogi Bhajan is the person who gave authentic Kundalini Yoga to the modern world, breaking the centuries-old code which had kept the practice secret and elite. When he came to the United States in 1969, he stated " I have come to create teachers, not to gather disciples". Over the decades that followed, thousands of teachers and students formed 3HO, the international organization which supports the practice and teachings of Kundalini Yoga.
Yogi Bhajan was born Harbhajan Singh Puri in 1929, in India. He became a yoga student of his teacher, Master Sant Hazara Singh, at the age of 7. He was pronounced a master of Kundalini Yoga at the age of 16. Two years later, during the partitition of India, his village was to become part of Pakistan. During this turmoil, he led 1000 people of his village to safety in Delhi.
Yogi Bhajan is primarily a spiritual teacher with a global constituency. Although he has left his physical body, his teachings and organizations live on.
Yogi Bhajan knew that times were changing and that new tools would be needed at this time in history. We are fortunate to have Kundalini Yoga to shape us, challenge us, and transform us- as radiant beings, with love and hope for all, during this Aquarian Age