Episode: 72

What is Kundalini with Kaya Mindlin

Most yoga seekers have heard of the kundalini but only in passing. Most of them often confuse the style of kundalini yoga with the Kundalini itself. Especially in the modern yoga world, where misinformation is rampant. It can be hard for a sincere yoga teacher to understand what is kundalini even from the best of sources.

While learning about the kundalini is not a priority for most modern yoga seekers. Kundalini is an integral part of traditional yoga. Its difficult to find easy access to information about kundalini & can be accessed through yoga lineges mostly.

I talk to a long-time yoga teacher, expert & friend, Kaya Mindlin, to shed some light upon the mystery that is Kundalini yoga. In this episode, Kaya explains the context of Kundalini and its significance to every yoga seeker’s journey. She also clarifies several misconceptions about Kundalini yoga.

As an added bonus, Kaya shares some pointers on how to get started if you want to study Kundalini yoga and how to find the right teacher as well.I hope this gives you clarity about Kundalini.

What is Kundalini Episode Highlights:

  • Who is Kundalini?
  • The Kundalini yoga
  • Is the role of the teacher significant to one’s Kundalini yoga journey?
  • Common misconceptions about Kundalini
  • Is Kundalini for every yoga seeker?
  • The practices of Kundalini
  • Does pranayama stimulate or awaken Kundalini?
  • Obstacles in Kundalini yoga
  • What to do if you have a “disturbed” Kundalini process
  • How should one approach the study of Kundalini?
  • Red flags to avoid in finding the right teacher

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Kaya Mindlin

Kaya has been sharing yogic teaching and practice for 21 years. With thousands of hours of tutelage with masters in the full spectrum of the yoga tradition and the blessing of her Gurus, Kaya seamlessly threads the mystical with the practical. Her approach is rooted in the tantric viewpoint that reveal the body and life itself as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. Kaya has a skill for unpacking complex teachings in meaningful ways and loves uprooting yogaland myths. Her nurturing, inclusive and multilayered methods resonate with yoga students and teachers all over the world who want to mature and deepen their spiritual journey.


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