I am open and full of love for Kundalini.. I believe it found me just at the right time.. it’s a powerful uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, It incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness..
10 facts to know about Kundalini
The breath is foundational to wellness, healing, metabolism, integration, relaxation and calm, and for connecting with Spirit.Breath of Fire. Kundalini uses an energising, rapid, rhythmic pranayama called breath of fire. Breath of fire is done by itself or along with certain postures
Tune in, Tune out
Tuning In. Kundalini establishes itself.. Instead of “om,” we tune in with the mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo,” which means “I call on the divine teacher within.” We tune out with “Sat Nam”, which means “Truth is my identity.”
Directing the gaze physically impacts the optic nerve as it travels from the eyes to the centre of the brain. During meditation and exercise the different eye positions cause the optic nerve to apply pressures to major glands and grey matter. Eye-focus is a powerful meditation technique. Keeping the eyes closed during Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations encourages an inner focus.
Contains specific, practical tools that carefully and precisely support the mind and guide the body through the use of breath, mantra, mudra, and focus. There are meditations that reduce stress, work on addictions, increase vitality, and clear chakras
Many moves involve vigorous movement but we also do static postures at times too. It’s not so much concentrating on alignment but it’s more on the internal energy — circulation, glandular secretions, igniting the nervous system, and raising the Kundalini energy.
There is a belief that within us is a dormant energy that resides at the base of the spine. Kundalini exercises target this energy and aim to activate and awaken it.
Meditation is hard. Mainly because our monkey minds work hard to “protect” us from change, keeping us where we are. It can talk us out of anything. Mantra gives our mind something to focus on. And it can change our negative self-talk and break through self-limitations. It can also help regulate the breath. And it makes silent meditation more accessible, more blissful.
Kundalini Yoga & Meditation encourages the 40 day challenge. When ready to go further, it offers 90, 120 and 1000 day challenges. A kriya (a prescribed yoga sequence that produces a specific effect) is chosen and practiced for 40 consecutive days, and the rule is, if you skip a day for any reason, you start over again at Day One. You have to carve that time out for yourself. Every day. What you learn from this is invaluable. The discipline, the boundaries, the priorities, the negotiations you have with yourself, the frustrations, the feelings of achievement. If you can stay aware and open and observe the relationships you have with this process, with the people you live with, with juggling everything else you have going on to make this one commitment happen, the take-aways and evolutions that come from this are priceless.
It gets you there fast. Kundalini yoga can make you flexible. But if you want to get into some beautifully intimidating poses, kundalini yoga may not be for you. In fact, kundalini yoga often feels like it is putting you under pressure– just the opposite of why most people do yoga. This practice challenges the nervous system, it works the lymphatic, circulatory, glandular systems. It tests you and dares you to connect with your breath, your courage and your power, which it knows you have and only need to learn to access on command. So that once you leave the mat, the world feels like the magical place it is.
You can’t take the spirituality out of kundalini yoga. It can give you a good workout for sure. It can work out your thighs, abs; your body. It will also do a workout on your mind and soul.
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