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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a form of Yoga in which breathing, meditation and chanting are combined with 'asanas', or yoga postures. Kundalini postures use continuous movement to allow the life force to circulate freely in the body to energize the chakras. The aim is 'mastery of self' through releasing body tension, silencing mental chatter and releasing energy. Here is how to practice some basic Kundalini postures. These postures should be combined with Kundalini breathing and chanting.

Procedure For Doing Kundalini Yoga

  1. Sit down on the floor and cross your ankles. Press your lower spine forward to keep the back straight. This is the 'easy pose', or 'Sukasana'. From this pose, move on to each other pose in this series.
  2. Move your legs so that your right heel is under your perineum with the sole against your left thigh. Bring your left foot on top of your right foot with the heel touching your pelvis. Tuck your toes between your right calf and thigh. Touch your knees to the ground. This is the 'perfect pose', or 'Siddhasana'.
  3. Lift your left foot and place it on top of your right thigh. Place your right foot on your left thigh close to your body. This posture helps in enhancing deep meditation, and is known as the lotus pose.
  4. Un-tuck your legs and swiftly roll onto your knees, placing your heels under your bottom with the tops of your feet touching the ground. This is the 'rock pose', or 'Vajrasana'.
  5. Bring your feet out from underneath you and move them hip width apart. Sit on the ground between your feet. This is the 'hero pose'.

Benefits Of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga improves flexibility, nerve strength and glandular balance. The physical flexibility gained through the practice of Kundalini Yoga means little, however, if not accompanied by mental flexibility and a transformational attitude.

The practice of Kundalini Yoga almost always leads to a heightening of your spiritual awareness. The real proof that a person has raised his or her Kundalini manifests in less stress, improved mental clarity and increased self-confidence.

Kundalini Yoga Video