Kundalini - the Yoga of Awareness
What Is Kundalini Yoga?
There is a wonderful variety of Yoga types to choose from; all of which provide differing and unique health benefits. Kundalini yoga is an example of a yoga type that offers distinctive health benefits. The ultimate purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to attain and maintain higher consciousness. It's an exercise that lasts a lifetime. These are part of an initial cleansing and balancing, as the mental and physical toxins of the past are neutralized.
Basic Components Of Kundalini Yoga
In Kundalini Yoga breathing is considered to be an energy delivery system, transference for prana or life force. Yogi Bhajan calls breathing the "Tender charge of the Divine."
- Its rhythmic facet creates a harmonic timbre among all systems and organs which synchronizes the internal workings of the body and mind.
- It oxygenates the blood and purifies the lungs.
- It creates an optimum brain wave balance.
Breath And Movement:
Kundalini Yoga often uses movement in conjunction with breathing to create a very powerful dynamic.
The word ‘mudra’ means position or attitude and relates to hand or body poses held during exercises or meditations, create specific circuits in the nervous system, increase blood flow to, and kindle certain areas of the brain, and activate energy flows.
Mantras are sounds or groupings of sounds with a fixed vibratory effect, help to raise the frequency of the energy a person garner, so that the self-healing process can be enhanced, also seek to clear minds of deep-seated stress.
Chakras are focuses of energy which correspond to nerve glands. Each chakra has a specific quality or frequency which relates to aspects of our personality and predilections. Kundalini Yoga transforms a person by insuring free flow of energy through the chakras
Health Benefits Of Kundalini Yoga Practice
- The practice of Kundalini yoga gives one an improved sense of awareness.
- The practice of Kundalini offers more impulsive flow of Joy and Happiness.
- You feel the sense of greater peace and ability to stay calm in the face of storms.
- The practice of Kundalini Yoga perks up better health.
- It provides more strength, energy, fitness and vivacity.
- It amazingly increases the lucidity of thought.
Health Concerns Of Kundalini Yoga - Just To Be On The Safe Side
If the Kundalini is awakened without appropriate preparation and guidance, it can also be associated with debilitation, insanity, breakdown of the immune system, and prolonged spiritual pain and suicide.
The Process Of Kundalini:
Kundalini is the energy which delivers us to our higher potential. This process is steady and polished. There are checks and balances built into this system. Accordingly, you never gain access to more energy than you can lodge and integrate at any given time in our development.
Kundalini yoga is an ancient form of yoga that has only been practiced in the west relatively recently. In 1969, Yogi Bhajan founded 3HO (the Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) to introduce Kundalini to a broader population. Although Kundalini had not formerly been taught to the public, Yogi Bhajan felt that everyone should have the chance to enjoy its benefits.