Photo by Ravitej Singh from Everyday of Devotion by Guru Prem Singh.

Kundalini Postures

The postures practiced in Kundalini Yoga are similar to those practiced in classical hatha yoga, however they differ in the sequencing of the postures and are more often mixed with pranayama (breathing) and mantra recitation. We have created this directory of the most common asanas in an attempt to provide images and instruction on how these postures should be practiced for maximum benefit and health.

Floor Postures

This category includes all postures practiced on the floor. This ranges from simple beginners yoga postures to much more advanced yoga postures and includes seated postures, twists, core strengthening postures, backbends, forward bends, arm balancing and more.

Floor Postures

Relaxation Postures

One defining element of yoga is the intermixing of relaxation with the postures. It is said that if you wish to judge your yoga practice, judge it by your ability to find stillness after the postures. Kundalini Yoga has a strong emphasis on relaxation. Explore those postures here.

Relaxation Postures

Pranayama (Breathing)

Proper breathing can regulate emotions, bring mental clarity and improve health. There are various techniques that assist in meditation and improve yoga practice.

Pranayama

Mudras (Hand Postures)

Mudras are symbolic hand gestures that stimulate the brain and are often used in meditation. The hands have many meridians and pressure points that can be activated through mudra to heal the body and elevate the mind.

Mudras

Meditation

Kundalini yoga meditations incorporate mantras, mudras, breath, eye focus and posture. Our collection of meditations also includes links to the music used to accompany the meditations, a great tool for students and teachers.

Meditation

Bandhas (Body Locks)

Bandhas are roughly translated as locks in the body. There are three different locks. Using these locks, the energy of the body can be controled and circulated. This is often used as closure for a posture or kriya.

Bandhas

Standing Postures

Standing postures generally improve balance, flexibility and include many advanced yoga postures. These are some of the best ways to raise the heart rate and are often aerobic and more challenging yoga postures.

Standing Postures

Inversion Postures

Inversion yoga postures are great for building balance, spinal strength and relaxing the brain. Inversions can increase flexibility, strength and strengthen the nervous system. Most people spend so much of their day focused on their head and brain and the heart pumps upward all day long. Inversions are a great way give your heart a rest and let the blood flow to your brain along with gravity.

Inversion Postures