What is Kundalini Yoga?

Discover everything about Kundalini Yoga: the most spiritual and mystical yoga.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is considered by many to be the most mystical and spiritual style of all . Very famous in the seventies, his philosophy, lifestyle and way of connecting with sacredness continue to attract numerous followers who fall in love with his great wisdom and knowledge.

Very different from styles such as Vinyasa or Power Yoga , it is still a challenging practice that requires a lot of discipline, devotion, patience and compassion.

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Another name with which we can refer to Kundalini Yoga is "Yoga of consciousness", or "Yoga of energy", since it focuses on awakening cosmic energy, which the masters, millennia ago, called kundalini.

The Kundalini is awakened through the performance of asanas (or Yoga postures), pranayama (breathing), mudras (psychic gestures), bandhas (energy keys), mantras (mystical sounds), visualizations and meditation techniques.

It is a style of Yoga that tries to activate the 7 energy centers of the human being, called chakras , or energy vortices, which are found along the spine. The awakening of the chakras produces in the yogi the entrance to higher levels of consciousness: the kundalini is activated and awakens.

What are the benefits of Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga Benefits

Kundalini Yoga offers physical, mental and emotional benefits due to the very essence of Yoga, which is the union of body, mind and spirit.

But Kundalini Yoga, due to its particularity and heavenly nature, offers more important mental than physical benefits, and they are the following:

  • higher levels of creativity are reached,
  • thoughts are better controlled, which in turn determine feelings,
  • positive and enriching thoughts are prioritized,
  • transforms the point of view on life,
  • a higher level of sensitivity and love is reached,
  • develop compassion and forgiveness, kindness and generosity, peace and equanimity...

Tips when practicing Kundalini Yoga

The important thing when practicing or attending a Kundalini Yoga class is to open your mind and let yourself be carried away by the energy and environment created.

It is not the same to practice it in solitude than in community; It's true.

However , every experience is enriching and transforming .

If you are going to start independently, it is important that you use a beginner's guide: it can be an online class or a sequence book. Try to avoid impatience. She is not a good teacher. You see little by little, listening to the natural rhythm of your own body.  He is wise. The same thing happens with your breathing: let it evolve as you practice.

You can use a journal and write on it the changes that are taking place: this allows you to see how everything you are practicing unfolds. Remember that Yoga is not a linear discipline : it is like life itself, with its ups and downs, with its advances and setbacks, its lights and its shadows. Do not judge any experience: imagine that every time you get on the mat, it is the first. Each practice is unique. Every moment is new.

Mae Knapnougel

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.