This is the presentation of a research paper, funded by KRI, that explores the origins of the practice of Kundalini Yoga As Taught By Yogi Bhajan. This includes revisiting the works of other scholars, examining the historical presence of yoga within Sikhism, and an overview of spiritual transmission and lineage that looks at Yogi Bhajan’s teachers Sant Hazara Singh, Sant Virsa Singh, and Dhirendra Brahmachari.
Format: Approximately one hour of speaking with an accompanying powerpoint, experiential practices and then a Q & A Session with Rob Zabel, moderated by Nirinjan Khalsa-Baker PhD.
- Concepts Covered in the course:
Knowledge of the historical and political dimensions of KYATBYB
An exploration of the concept of lineage in modern yoga practice
An in-depth examination of the two men most frequently credited with influencing Yogi Bhajan’s teachings: Dhirendra Brahmachari and Virsa Singh
A comparison of kundalini kriya with the practices of other historic schools and works of postural yoga