Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation, the combination of which activates the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands the lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream. Both safe and effective, it brings balance to the body, mind and soul, and can be practiced by almost anyone, regardless of age, fitness, occupation and experience.
This is a great quick pickup when you have only a few minutes. If you do it 2 or 3 times a day at strategic times (before meals, meetings, driving home, etc.) and when you begin to feel tired, you will notice a big difference in the way you feel.
"Sometimes after a single 3-minute Kundalini Yoga exercise I feel more energized and more purified than I do after a 90-minute Hatha class!" -
You will discover how to unleash and strengthen the mental, physical and nervous energies of your body. It is on-the-job training for success and excellence in life. It builds inner strength and self awareness so you can fulfill your highest potential. According to Yogi Bhajan, your experience during Kundalini Yoga practice is the most important thing – it goes right to the heart of your being.
Everyone has the energy of the Kundalini flowing though their bodies. However, in many cases this flow is little more than a trickle. Regular practice can turn this trickle into a flood, tapping into the vast reservoir of dormant energy stored under the fourth vertebra of the spinal column.
This energy is stimulated to rise up the spinal column and activate the pineal gland. Once activated, this gland enables you to properly use the energy of the mind and emotions. Thanks to the power of Kundalini Yoga, in this awakened state you are able to be in control of yourself rather than being controlled by your emotional programming.
“Where there is mystery there is no mastery, and where there is mastery there is no mystery. The only miracle is that by God’s grace you put your ego aside and let God have a chance. Then there is no limit to your intuition, intelligence, and healing presence” –
Through the practice of kriyas, breathing techniques (pranayama) and mantras, you will increase the prana – the life force – flowing through your body. It flows through everything – your hands, your eyes, even your voice, and can be used as a tool to heal yourself and to heal others. Self healing and self love are really the same.
Mantra and sound current can play a critical part in Yogi Bhajan's teachings, working with the energy of the emotions and soothing conflicted energy. As part of your Kundalini Yoga practice, hold the space of unconditional love you have created for yourself and project it towards others whom you may wish to heal. The more you experience this space within yourself, the more you will have to share with others.
You will be opened up to lots of new experiences and sensations, some related to the cleansing of your physical body and subconscious mind. Your awareness will expand and you will be aware of more thoughts, insights, feelings and sensations. During these experiences, you should endeavor to be present to what you are experiencing without analysis.
We often hear people say that they had this wonderful experience and then when they tried to process it, it went away. As soon as you try to figure out what is happening the experience disappears. When you stay in your body, your experiences last longer. You want to savor these precious moments. Insights come later.
People decide to practice Kundalini Yoga for many different reasons. Perhaps it was recommended to you as a way to help you relax, cope with stress and find peace of mind. Perhaps you were simply curious. It doesn’t really matter what your reason may have been, everyone is welcome to join in.
However, you must be warned: If you genuinely practice it, then you will find yourself and your life changing. If you do not want this, if everything in your life is perfect, then don’t proceed!
However, if you do want to explore the possibilities offered by this technology, and wish to discover and enjoy your highest potential, then Kundalini Yoga is most definitely for you.