When we become aware to our energy movement - our prana control in asana, our practice strengthens and our transformation is accelerated.
Kundalini Yoga's origin is all from Hatha Yoga. Hatha yoga is made up of a total of 84 Asanas. When we combine asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, mantra, visualization, we make the energy work of Hatha yoga speed up and transform to Kriya, or Kundalini Yoga.
What really is Hatha Yoga? “Ha” means the right side, which is associated with pingala nadi, masculine sun energy, and the sympathetic nervous system. “Tha” means the left side, which is associated with ida nadi, feminine moon energy, and the parasympathetic nervous system. Hatha yoga is the practice of making a balance between these two elements within ourselves.
When asanas (postures) from traditional Hatha yoga are practiced properly, it stimulates the Nadis (energy channels) and helps for physical and energetic clearing of blockages. This is an essential step in preparation for a Kundalini practitioner, as it helps to bring balance and prime for energy to flow freely.