Best Books for Kundalini Yoga
1. “Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power” by Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa
This book is a great introduction to Kundalini Yoga for beginners. It covers the basics of the practice, including breathing techniques, mantras, and meditation. The author, Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa, is a well-known Kundalini Yoga teacher who studied directly under Yogi Bhajan. The book also includes a variety of kriyas (yoga sets) for different purposes, such as improving digestion or reducing stress.
2. “The Kundalini Yoga Experience: Bringing Body, Mind, and Spirit Together” by Guru Dharam S. Khalsa and Darryl O'Keefe
This book is a comprehensive guide to Kundalini Yoga, covering everything from the history and philosophy of the practice to specific kriyas and meditations. The authors, Guru Dharam S. Khalsa and Darryl O'Keefe, are both experienced Kundalini Yoga teachers who have studied under Yogi Bhajan. The book also includes information on chakras, pranayama (breathing techniques), and the use of sound and mantra in Kundalini Yoga.
3. “The Eight Human Talents: Restore the Balance and Serenity within You with Kundalini Yoga” by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
This book focuses on using Kundalini Yoga to develop the eight human talents, which are intuition, creativity, commitment, self-esteem, awareness, healing, humility, and grace. The author, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, is a well-known Kundalini Yoga teacher who has taught many celebrities, including Madonna and Cindy Crawford. The book includes kriyas and meditations specifically designed to develop each of the eight talents.
4. “Kundalini Yoga: Sadhana Guidelines” by Yogi Bhajan
This book is a collection of teachings from Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga who brought the practice to the West in the 1960s. It includes guidelines for a daily Kundalini Yoga practice, including specific kriyas and meditations to be done at different times of the day. The book also includes information on diet, lifestyle, and the spiritual path.
5. “The Aquarian Teacher: International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 Instructor Manual” by Yogi Bhajan
This book is the official manual for the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 program, which is taught worldwide. It includes detailed information on the philosophy, history, and practice of Kundalini Yoga, as well as instructions for teaching specific kriyas and meditations. The book also includes information on anatomy, physiology, and the business of teaching yoga.
6. “Kundalini Yoga: The Mysteries of the Fire” by Samael Aun Weor
This book takes a more esoteric approach to Kundalini Yoga, exploring the mystical aspects of the practice. The author, Samael Aun Weor, was a spiritual teacher who founded the Gnostic Movement, which combines elements of Eastern and Western spirituality. The book includes information on the chakras, kundalini energy, and the use of sexual energy in Kundalini Yoga.
7. “The Yoga of Sound: Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant” by Russill Paul
This book explores the use of sound and mantra in Kundalini Yoga, as well as other spiritual traditions. The author, Russill Paul, is a musician and teacher who has studied the use of sound in various spiritual practices. The book includes information on the science of sound, the use of mantra in meditation, and the healing power of music.
8. “Kundalini Rising: Exploring the Energy of Awakening” edited by Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Andrew Newberg, and Sivananda Radha
This book is a collection of essays and personal stories about Kundalini Yoga and the experience of awakening kundalini energy. The authors include Kundalini Yoga teachers, scientists, and spiritual seekers. The book includes information on the science of kundalini energy, the benefits and challenges of awakening, and the integration of kundalini experiences into daily life.