YOGI BHAJAN

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Yogi Bhajan

Kundalini is considered the most comprehensive of yogas, combining meditation, prayer, physical practices and breathing exercises. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” This poetic metaphor alludes to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us, and enables us to merge with – or “yoke” – the universal Self. Fusing individual and universal consciousness creates a divine union, called “yoga.” The Upanishads, Hindu’s sacred scriptures that date back to the fifth century B.C., describe Kundalini, although the oral tradition reaches back even further into history. For thousands of years, this sacred science and technology was veiled in secrecy, passed along verbally from master to chosen disciple.

Yogi Bhajan broke with this long-held tradition of silence. A master of Kundalini by the age of 16 – itself a rare feat – he held his first class at a Los Angeles high school gym on January 5, 1969. Then a 39-year-old recent émigré from India, he had left behind a lucrative governmental career with the vision of bringing Yoga to the West. No matter that not a single person was present that evening; he proceeded to teach to the empty hall.

In the turbulent, drug culture of the 60s, Bhajan first reached out to the youth. He recognized their experimentation with drugs and “altered states of consciousness” expressed a deeper desire to experience a holistic, liberating sense of awareness. Soon realizing that pharmaceuticals provided, at best, a cheap imitation to the peaceful, inner euphoria they could get naturally from Kundalini, and at worst, had debilitating physical and mental side effects, young people began flocking to his classes, arriving by the busloads. Soon 3HO teaching centers began springing up across the United States and then throughout the world.

He sparked a movement whose many tendrils have wound their way into our culture. Through 3HO, Yogi Bhajan blazed a trail. Today, after more than 30 years of determined effort on the part of this organization and others, yoga and meditation have gained widespread acceptance in the West. Witness the frequent feature articles that grace the covers of such publications as Time, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. This popular attention speaks not only to the proven benefits of yoga and meditation, but to the increasing public interest in spirituality and a healthy diet.

Born Harbhajan Singh in what is now Pakistan to a family of healers and community leaders, Yogi Bhajan studied comparative religion and Vedic philosophy in his undergraduate years, going onto receive his Masters in Economics with honors from Punjab University. Years later, he earned his Ph.D. in communications psychology from the University of Humanistic Studies in San Francisco.

Over the past 32 years, he has emerged as a religious, community and business leader with a distinguished reputation as a man of peace, world-vision, wisdom, and compassion. He has authored and published more than 30 books on topics ranging from spirituality and consciousness to communication and psychology. He has founded several foods companies that manufacture and distribute natural products based on these teachings. He has fostered economic development in every community in which he participates, annually conducts business seminars, and has authored several books that provide guidance to both the aspiring entrepreneur and seasoned business executive alike. As the Siri Singh Sahib, or the Sikh leader in the Western Hemisphere, he has met with Pope John Paul II to discuss inter-religious dialogue and worked side-by-side with the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop of Canterbury to foster world peace.

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Yogi Bhajan

  • he is a Guru og Kundalini yoga and teacher

    -- G.Erla Kristjánsdóttir
  • Yogi Bhajan is like the gruff, scary uncle that you know has your best interests at heart. Even if you never met him.

    -- Marcel
  • YOGI BHAJAN was(is) my friend and colleague. we taught workshops together on HEALING THE HEALERS in santa fe, NM He is a profound healer and teacher who still sends us guidance.

    -- dr norman w kat
  • what Yogi Bhajan says is so TRUE Sat Nam, Lotus Devi

    -- Karen Lorraine Collado
  • can't imagine life without his teachings

    -- Konstantinahttp://www.classical homeopathynyc.com
  • Awesome!

    -- jessi
  • COMIDA SANA SALUD TOTAL

    -- RAÚL NEMOGÁ SOTO
  • love him

    -- cecilia
  • Spirit Voyage yoga dvd

    -- Chris Palmerhttp://Spirit
  • A teacher of loving peace!

    -- Patty C
  • I love his teachings and books. My Kundalini teacher is also wonderful

    -- Elizabeth Gonzalez
  • The Charka Yoga

    -- Chris Palmerhttp://Charka
  • Yogi Bhajan was a great leader, a man of deep thoughts. A person who could really bring transformation. I respect him always !

    -- roop
  • I opened my third eye and I'm only 20...it's a bit overwhelming but yoga has helped me get there.

    -- Alicia
  • tengo una ñieta de tres años que le gusta el yoga para niños es muy relajante para ellos

    -- ana
  • The best I know

    -- Anandjeet Kaur
  • GREAT WORK ACCOMPLISHED

    -- RAMA
  • GREAT

    -- Yasmin Leon
  • I Hear its a great book

    -- Karen
  • grande maestro meraviglioso

    -- guru atma kaur
  • He's my teacher du jour -- actually, past several years!

    -- Alanhttp://www.alandonelson.com/
  • HERMOSO SER GRAN MAESTRO LO ADMIRO Y RESPETO

    -- KARAMJIT KAUR
  • Through his Teachings I learned to let Go... I discovered how much strength I had within... To live, breathe, and teach with compassion... To Him, to You, to all in Gratitude I bow... Sat Nam...

    -- Harlal Kaur
  • UN GRAN MAESTRO DE KUNDALINI YOGA

    -- MAGALI VILLENA
  • great gift to world by creater, for people whoever want to correct themselve

    -- prakash singh
  • a modern day Jesus

    -- jasbir
  • Thank you...............

    -- Gurushanti Kaur
  • A man of peace, love and light..A gifted blessed soul. I am grateful for his teachings.

    -- Lisa Freund
  • very good

    -- Semret Singh
  • Considering I was blessed to be one of Siri Singh Sahib's personal security Jethadars (sp) for over 20 years I can only say that I pray for the wisdom and courage to equal one millionth of His.

    -- Qudrat Singh
  • an inspiration to all. an amzing human being with so much he has given the world. beautilful teachings that complete your soul.

    -- steph
  • Love, Love, Love

    -- Amrit Hamilton
  • Amazing man. Never met him, but he has changed my life so drastically. Love you Yogi Bhaian.

    -- Sasha
  • please update this and add that Yogi Bhajan went on to mahasamhadi- he passed on a few yrs ago.

    -- Giangeet
  • I meet MAYA I know the kountalini power method,s ............and I fly.thank you maya thank you yogi bhajan.

    -- antonisantonis
  • Excitingly full of potentials

    -- David Thompson
  • Great teacher!

    -- Jorge
  • love u

    -- linda MULLIN WELCHhttp://mohawkvalleyhub.com/sacredbelly
  • Thankyou for this truly awakening site!"

    -- Dianahttp://DeepZenMastery.com
  • Los DVD son en ingles o también tienen subtítulos , me interesan mucho pero obviamente en español gracias

    -- Alejandra Sanchez
  • I like buy dvd for Yogui Bhajan in spanish were I can comunique

    -- Alejandra Sanchez
  • gracias quiero saber mas solo que no hablo el ingles me lo pueden mandar en español me estoy iniciando como maestra de kundalini yoga

    -- mari lu
  • I love it, He is my spiritual teacher.

    -- Guadalupe Ceceña Mazcorro
  • I love it, He is my spiritual teacher.

    -- Guadalupe Ceceña Mazcorro
  • Ahhh, this would be the right thing for me, our last winter was sooo cold! I need something against blue lips.

    -- Annika
  • I love it. I am using his voice now to hold my focus on patience.

    -- c chandler
  • I love it. I am using his voice now to hold my focus on patience.

    -- c chandler
  • My 5 years in 3HO were a blessing as was having Yogi gi as my spiritual teacher.My Washinhton DC Ahimsa family is always in my heart!!! Jaimie/Guru Vir Singh k.

    -- Jaimie R Gamler/Guru Vir Singhhttp://www.shopbest.com/jrg
  • Yogi Bhajan Singh hi is A very great parson and I like him thank you

    -- didar singh
  • Please, is this material translated to spanish? or at least, with subtitles in english? Thanks for your answer!! - Sorry, not yet.

    -- Varanjeet Kaur
  • he gave my husband back to me. now he has someone to believe in - thank you

    -- donna paradise
  • I love yogi Bahjan, I have spent yearss searching for something, I have tried numerous traditions & modalities, I have flirted with many teachers, but none felt right, nothing really resonated with me. Then just 5 short months ago ( or was it lifetimes ago?) I was introduced to Yogi Bahjan and beloved Kundalini Yoga and from the first note of my first mantra I knew I was home, at last I had found what I had spent years searching for, at last I'm home and for that i will spend the rest of my life thanking God any my beloved Yogi Bhajan. I kissed many spiritual frogs......... but I have finally found my spiritual prince charming. Yogi Bahjan, thank you for incarnating when you did to show us all the way home when we were so lost.

    -- E
  • I love his teachings.

    -- roya deljou
  • the calendars are the best

    -- hargobind khalsa