Barry Raccio Biography
What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini yoga is the sacred science of awareness. This ancient technology was once a closely guarded secret, passed only from masters to worthy disciples. In the 1960's, Yogi Bhajan (himself a Kundalini master), came to the United States where he witnessed a cultural revolution. He met thousands of young people expressing an intense longing for spiritual fulfillment and consciousness expansion. During a meditation, he was guided to bring the techniques of Kundalini to the world, founding the 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy) organization and the Kundalini Research Institute.
"It is everyone's birthright to be healthy, happy and holy, and the practice of Kundalini Yoga is the way to claim that birthright." -- Yogi Bhajan
How does Kundalini Yoga benefit me?
Kundalini yoga helps you develop an unshakable connection to your true self. Each practice uses sacred sound (mantras), simple, powerful movement (kriyas), deep meditation and other techniques to awaken your consciousness and help you achieve that perfect union of Self. Put simply, Kundalini yoga helps you see yourself in a new light: Helping you to cultivate inner stillness, awaken your vitality and give you the power to live your highest truth.
What is a Kundalini Awakening?
With practice of Kundalini yoga, many yogis experience a powerful, transformative shift in consciousness. This change alters how you perceive yourself and changes who and what you believe yourself to be. It brings new understanding because you are instantly more connected to your highest self. A Kundalini Awakening is not an abstract; it is a living, breathing force that comes from within you.
What are Kundalini yoga classes like?
Each class is different because you'll be working with different parts of the body and different energy centers (chakras). Don't worry if you don't get all the terms, your understanding will develop over time. A Kundalini class often starts with breathing practice; this helps us center ourselves in the present and balances the energies in the brain. After breathwork, you might join in the recitation of a mantra (sacred sounds) before progressing to kriyas (postures). Kriyas are performed for 1-4 minutes to build strength and endurance, and they are simple exercises that anyone can do. Kundalini classes often end with a song and the blessing "Sat Nam" (Sat = “truth,” Nam = “name”; meaning: "I Am Truth").