Kundalini Yoga is a Raj Yoga


Kundalini Yoga is a Raj Yoga, Royal Yoga,
and according to the Yoga-Shiktha-Upanishad it is combined practice of Mantra Yoga, Japa Yoga, Shakti Yoga, Laya Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga.

Explanation of Yogi Bhajan (August 17, 1976):
Laya is the contact of the sound of the mantra.
Mantra is the formation of the notes and the scale of the sounds
and its appleid actions or potency. Japa is the technology,
Shakti is the power, Bhakti is the devotion in it.
Raja is the royalty of the philosophy that gives you gracefulness.
Hatha is the union of Ha and Tha, the mastery of polarity.
These seven form Kundalini Yoga.
Until you know Laya Yoga, you cannot tune the mantra.
If you do not know Japa, you can not recite it.
Without Bhakti you don't have time for it.
Without Shakti you can not perform it.

A brief explanation of the different facets of the diamond of Kundalini Yoga:
Mantra Yoga uses sounds that protect and project the mind.
Japa Yoga is the discipline of mantra recitation.
Shakti Yoga, the techniques in the yoga approach that give strength, power and activity.
Laya Yoga merges the finite with the infinite,
through the use of sound and mantra with rhythm and a sensitivity to its subtle texture.
Bhakti Yoga is the discipline of love and devotion. The surrender of ego in love.
Raja Yoga is the yoga of meditation.
Hatha Yoga is the mastery of the polarities and
uses 84 asanas, 24 mudras and 3 maha-mudras, along with control of the breath.

Then we use
Naad Yoga, listening to an inner sound
and of course White Tantra Yoga, the yoga in pairs,
but this must be accompanied by Yogi Bhajan (video).


Source: Aquarian Teacher, International Kundalini Teacher Training Level One Textbook

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(*) updated Octobre 4' 2015

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