Kundalini was introduced to the west by Yogi Bhajan and became very popular in the USA where there are a huge group continues to be dedicated followers. People in Europe have been more reluctant to take in this approach to yoga as it can easily be perceived as a bit extreme in its form. However Kundalini yoga is regarded by many as the mother of all yoga, classic Hatha Yoga poses with an added emphasis on breathing exercises, hand seals and chanting. All of this to lift the energy believed to be dormant at the base of the spine. The practice is challenging on a physical level, but also cleansing and calming.