Kundalini yoga derives from kundalini, defined in Vedantic culture as energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine until it is activated and channeled upward through the chakras in the process of spiritual perfection. Kundalini is believed by adherents to be power associated with the divine feminine. Kundalini yoga as a school of yoga is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra schools of Hinduism. It derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy through regular practice of mantra, tantra, yantra, yoga, or meditation.
Kundalini Yoga, an ancient technology sometimes referred to as the mother of all yogas – and arguably the most powerful and fast-acting yoga there is. As brought to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan, it produces results up to 16 times faster than basic Hatha yoga!