All we know about Yoga is that it is a sacred path on which one can get a higher state of consciousness. To be in this path for long and to attain all the benefits one should follow the discipline, and commitment. Yoga comprises many elements in its and it is hard to achieve all of them and kundalini is one of them.
Kundal means in Sanskrit is a coil, and there is a power which name is “Kundalini” present in a dormant state in our bottom of the spine in the Muladhara chakra, it is like a three and a half coiled serpent.
Kundalini Yoga is a science of nadis that is very subtle in nature present in our whole body, it is believed that our body consists of around 72,000 thousand.
In order to activate the power of kundalini, yoga provides you many ways, it could be activated by asanas, pranayama, meditation, and several other yogic kriyas(practices).
In ancient India, Kundalini yoga was only practiced by the great sadhu, rishi, and maharishi’s, this great and very subtle science of yoga was kept away from the common people for some certain reasons.
For common people, it is hard to control their senses which distract them easily, and also because they bound by the bond of their relationship which doesn’t allow them for this intense practice of Kundalini yoga.
Kundalini Yoga Kriyas
To begin the practice and to understand the knowledge of Kundalini one should know about the basics of some Asanas, Pranayama, and Meditation which help to make the path clear.
The Kundalini is present in our Muladhara chakra so we need to activate the flow to energy there.
There are various kinds of Yogic practice such as the practice of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), which helps to generate the heat in the body, and focusing on the Muladhara chakra during practice helps to ignite the power of kundalini.
Heat providing Kriyas such as Bhastrika Pranayama (also known as Breathe of Fire), Agnisara Kriya, and Cobra Pose, etc. help to activate the power of “Kundalini”.
The practice of Meditation with Mantra put a major effect on awakening the kundalini. To activate the power of any chakra it inscribed with “bija mantra” or seed “Mantra” and the mantra of activating the Muladhara is “lam“.
Meditation with the mantra builds up the concentration level of the practitioner and stable the mind.
The one who has High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Asthma, Hernia, and Stomach Disease are not recommended for these practices, consult your Doctor or well-experienced Yoga teacher.
Beginners gradually increase the pace of exercise and should always pay respect to your teachers, colleagues, and the things using during practice.
Kundalini Yoga Benefits
The practice of this Kundalini Yoga has a remarkable effect on the mind, body, and spirit which help to enhance the behavior and quality of the person.
Help to maintain the balance in this hectic pace of the world.
Taking Control Over Your Senses
Our senses functioned well but not stable, it creates the area of thinking where overthinking takes place, and at one point our mind becomes confused to take any precise decision.
For taking a wise decision one should need to control the senses, which helps to reduce the area of thinking.
The power of Kundalini helps to build the focus and hence one could control senses.
In the practice of Kundalini focusing on breathing is needed which helps to improve the functionality of our body’s respiratory organs.
Good breathing practice helps to control stress and anger.
It helps to fight with anxiety and hypertension which is the main cause of many severe diseases like epilepsy, heart attack, etc.
A Good Metabolism and Digestive System
Heating property in the Kundalini practice helps to improve the digestive system and metabolism.
The practice increases the strength of the core and diaphragm.
Maintain Heart and Blood Circulation
Including some Yoga Asana in the practice of Kundalini Yoga, like Cobra pose and Sun Salutation improves the circulation of blood throughout the whole body and improves the heart rate.
It also helps to strengthen the body and remove all the toxins from the body.
Kundalini “Sources of All-Energy”
Kundalini Shakti is placed in the Muladhara chakra, which is the source of all energy whether it is sexual, emotional, mental, psychological, or spiritual.
The one who activates the Kundalini will gain all this power.
This power also helps to attain the Nirvana (Liberty, Salvation) which is the ultimate aim of Yoga.