Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a physical and meditative facet of Yoga. It consists of a supple set of Yoga techniques that engages the mind, senses and body in a tender to develop an amalgamation of the body and mind. The main focus of Kundalini Yoga is more on psycho-spiritual growth besides one’s body's ability to mature. At the same time, due consideration is given to the role of the spine and the endocrine system in the realizing Kundalini awakening.

Kundalini is a concerted form of prana or life force, lying inactive in chakras in the body. The word 'kundalini' means awareness and hidden potential of that awareness. The word kund, means ‘to burn’ and kunda means ‘to coil’ or ‘to spiral’. Kundalini Yoga is based on the 7 chakras (psychic centers) in the body. The attempt to release a Yogic power is known as Kundalini Shakti (energy). This power has the ability to spring awake when activated by Yogic disciplines.

Kundalini Yoga is one of the complicated practices. It consists of many physical poses (asanas), expressive movements and incantations, breathing exercises, and practice of meditation.

The main benefit of Kundalini Yoga is obtained from through inner experience. For this reason, Kundalini Yoga is also called Yoga of Awareness as it awakens the inactive Kundalini. This is an infinite potential existing within each and every one of us. Once this unlimited potential energy has been awakened and released in your body it rises up the 7 physical chakras and rouses the higher centers. This gives you greater intuition and mental clarity as well as creative potential.

Kundalini Yoga gives happiness by balancing the glandular system, strengthening the nervous system. It promotes better functioning of our bodily systems, increases our radiance, emotional balance and enhances intuition.

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