Sikh Dharma and Kundalini Yoga

Here are some themes to explore. Not necessarily covered in this document, or in this order.
NB: This document is merely a draft and will be updated over time. Compiled by SCS

➢ The story of how Yoga/Yogis and Sikh Dharma came together.
– The conversation between Guru Naanak and the Siddha Yogis
– The meeting between Baba Sri Chand and Guru Raam Daas.
What that story represents
Cleansing, and merger, of two corrupt strands of Bhakti and Shakti.

➢ The demise of Yoga within the Sikh Community of India.

The impact of the genocides, from Moghul to British rule, partition and modern politics.

➢ Did the Gurus and Sikhs practice (Kundalini) Yoga
➢ Yogi Bhajan’s connection to Guru Raam Daas.
➢ Your relation to, and identity as, Yogi/ni and/or Sikh.
– ‘I do yoga’ contrast to ‘I am a yogi/ni’
– Part time Yogi – full time Sikh
➢ Common elements between KY and Sikh Dharma
– Cross References found in their texts

➢ Differences between KY and Sikh Dharma.

– science and technology contrast to religious/devotional attitude.

➢ The conflicts, controversies, issues…

– Sikh fundamentalist. Their issues with yoga and YB
The Sikh Religious Dogma?
– Resistance to either Kundalini Yoga or Sikhi.
– Yoga is Hindu, Sikhs are not Hindus, therefore Sikhs don’t do yoga!
– Use of name Khalsa

➢ Bringing Sikh Dharma to Yogis. Bringing Kundalini Yoga to Sikhs.