Why I teach "the most dangerous" form of yoga.
"The most dangerous = the most potent..."
Is it dangerous to drive a car without a seatbelt, while texting or while under the influence? Yes, but you don't stop driving because you've learned the basics of how a car to get you safely from point A to B in the fastest way possible. Sometimes you use your navigator to calculate to most direct way to get where you are going. Having a Kundalini yoga teacher guide you is like using your GPS system in the most high performance car possible.
Kundalini is the divine life force energy in all things and we have the potential to cultivate, amplify and direct this energy instead of waisting it, or never even utilizing it's full potential. It's only dangerous if you learn with someone not qualified to teach, or use it to spiritually bypass trauma. Kundalini yoga is known as the Yoga of Awareness and comes from the oldest root forms of yoga known. Some say ignorance is bliss because you stay numb to higher states of awareness, consciousness and knowledge. Yes, knowing and experiencing more can be more painful, yet the flip side is experiencing a greater range of movement, feeling and experiences. At the end of our lives, it's not the amount of material items we've accumulated but the amount of experiences we've had and shared with others, painful and powerful. Kundalini yoga was brought to the west in order to elevate humanity and not just utilized by some to control others. Yogi Bhajan, who brought his version of Kundalini yoga to the West didn't want to be put on a pedestal or be a guru, he always stated, "I don't want to create followers, I want to create teachers..." He knew the West needed it most in this time of our greatest awakening.
We are the guru, we are the ones we've been waiting for to bring light to our darkness. Light and dark together create unity and what guru actually means. Yin and yang, male and female, heaven and earth. Kundalini yoga is a powerful and potent science, art and philosophy of awakening and we have to choice to tap into our full potential or not. I believe at these times of great change, technological advancement, duality, and potential, it's more dangerous NOT to use a scientifically and spiritually based ancient technology that can assist, guide and elevate us deeper into ourselves. Ascension isn't about getting out but going in to remember, cultivate and utilize with grace, compassion and courage our true potential.