If you’ve been looking for a yoga practice to develop your spiritual awareness, improve your mood and increase your life energy, you should give kundalini yoga a try.
This safe and therapeutic practice that is accessible to all levels and body types, was brought to the US in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan. Yogi Bhajan said that “the purpose of Kundalini yoga is transformation.” Kundalini yoga is the technology of human consciousness. This potent healing modality increases vitality and allows you to live your life in today’s society.
Kundalini Yoga is taught in set “kriyas” which are series of dynamic and static exercises using asanas (postures that are not all the same as in a hatha yoga class), pranayama (breath), mudras (gestures), bandhas (body locks), and mantra (chanting) to attain specific effects in the physical, mental and emotional body.
When you practice Kundalini yoga regularly, you’ll see increased stamina and flexibility as well as, improvements in functions of your digestive, cardiovascular nervous and immune systems. Kundalini breathing exercises expand your lung capacity, enhancing the Prana — life force — helping with respiratory issues as a bonus.
With regular practice you’ll see self-destructive behaviors, such as overindulgence in drugs, alcohol or food diminish and be replaced with more mental clarity and focus and self awareness. After a few weeks of kundalini classes, you might even notice enhanced creativity and the improved ability to express it.
“We all carry within us places of exile, our crimes, our ravages. Our task is no to unleash them on the world; it is to transform them in ourselves and others.” – Albert Camus