What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga : Rejuvenating life through Kundalini power
Before really elaborating on Kundalini power and its forms I just ask you a simple question. Why it is that some people are more successful and more influential than most of the common people? Have you ever pondered over this question? People like Swami Vivekananda and Albert Einstein and Lord Buddha were extremely successful in life. These people just realized their true hidden potential and nothing else.
Kundalini Yoga is the process of helping to realize the latent energy in your body. It is one of those secrets that have been kept secret by masters from the common man. Kundalini is the source of vitality and energy in the body and once it is activated through certain yogic meditational process you can feel immense power, energy and vitality in your body. It will ultimately move you towards spirituality. Kundalini can be awakened and it can free you from all the stress and worries in your life.
This energy is known by several different names in different cultures and religious beliefs but in Indian religious belief which is oldest in world, calls it "Kundalini" or "Serpent Power". There is no doubt that India is the oldest place where people recognized this energy and developed various techniques to harness it.
When kundalini awakens and rises through the chakras, it has the ability to activate the human consciousness in such a way that the person can develop his most beneficial qualities, can enter a much more intimate relationship with nature about him, and can become aware of his oneness with the whole cosmos.
Kriya Yoga method for Kundalini
Kriya yoga is one of the very powerful methods to channelize your energy channels and it helps you to enter in the blissful state of meditation. It is a very powerful technique for Kundalini Awakening based on a Kriya Yoga technique. This technique will not only awaken the Kundalini energy, moving you towards spiritual enlightenment, it also can improve your health and remove all stress and unhappiness in your life.
Benefits of Kundalini awakening
Kundalini awakening helps you to focus your breath starting at the base of your spine all the way up your spine and out of the top of your head. Breath is energy, "prana". And simply by focusing the breath in a certain area, the energy moves to that area.
In fact all yoga leads to the activation of Kundalini. Awakening kundalini and leading it to union with the Absolute is the goal of the Himalayan sages and the path of Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra.
Meaning of Pranic energy
The word Prana comes from two roots. Pra means first, and na is the smallest unit of energy. Prana is therefore the first breath, the primal or atomic beginning of the flow of energy. Out of this first unit of energy manifests all aspects and levels of the human being. It is one and the same with kundalini shakti.Kundalini, flows in certain patterns or channels popularly known as nadis. There are said to be some 72,000 such nadis.
What can happen when Kundalini awakens
When kundalini manifests outward it starts hitting chakra which are major intersections of nadis. In fact our body is suspended on these chakras and on these chakras lies these kundalini power or shakti. There is also word for caution as the energy released from the Kundalinid is so huge and and it unleashes unlimited power that it may pose problems and experience cannot be very pleasant. The source of the immense kundalini power none but God and it comes from God and goes to God. Each of the seven chakras starting from Mooladhar chakra are rotating in the opposite direction of its immediate neighbor-Chakras and next one is rotating in counter-clockwise direction.
Symptoms of Kundalini awakening
- Energy rushes or feeling of immense energy circulating the body, intense heat or cold.
- There can be involuntary bodily movementís tremors, shaking and feeling of inner force driving these movements.
- Alterations in eating and sleeping patterns
- Problems related to digestion.
- Numbness or pain in the limbs (particularly the left foot and leg)
- Rapid mood swings.
- Hearing an inner sound or sounds.
- Sudden sleepiness
These symptoms are very clear and your guru can identify these in the initial stage and can help you to overcome these initial problems. Never do Kundalini related yogic practices alone just after reading from internet and books. Such practices can only be done under supervision of guru.