Is Kundalini Yoga a Religion?

I have a question. I have been reading about mantra, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. I noticed that in Sikhism, there are 10 Gurus that are revered and in some of our Kundalini mantras and kriyas we chant the name of Guru Ram Das, Guru Nanak, and Guru Amar Das. Along with Tantrism being mentioned as a religious movement in Hinduism and Buddhism. I am wondering if in Kundalini yoga, are we worshiping these Gurus and Gods of these religions? Are we practicing these religions in some way? I have been experiencing a lot of fear during my Kundalini practice in the morning. Coming from a Christian background, I am struggling with this practice, yet I am so intrigued and interested in Kundalini yoga. Thanks for writing. We have received many e-mails from people who are practicing Kundlaini Yoga and are also relating to a Christian path. I encourage you to trust your own experience rather than try to arrive at answers via your intellect. That is a maze that has no end. You can peruse Wikipedia using all the key words you mentioned and you will wind up more confused than when you started! The fact is that there is a commonality of experience among the Saints and Sages of the Ages which transcends all labels and divisions. Think of a spoked wheel. The outer rim represents religious traditions. The closer you get to the hub the more they are informed by Source and blend into one another. In Kundalini Yoga we honor the lineage of masters that inform this tradition but we don't "worship" a person or personality. When we chant to Guru Ram Das we are relating not to a person but to the God-like qualities that a rare human happened to embody. Mantras are formulas of the Infinite and what we are relating to is the Universe itself. Even though we practice Kundalini Yoga through the lens of inner school Sikh practices please be assured that that is incidental. These Teachings pre-date Sikhism and serve as a common denominator for all traditions. Kundalini Yoga is all about Spirit, self-excellence, and direct knowing and will deepen your experience of Christianity or woodworking or whatever you want to apply it to. We hope this helps.