KUNDALINI YOGA Q & A
There are many of forms of yoga.
Kundalini yoga is unique in its sequence; breath work, kriya, rest, meditation.
Every class features a meditation. We call it the dessert after your nutritious meal of yoga.
The basic concept is as follows: Kundalini is the term for “a spiritual energy or life force located at the base of the spine”, conceptualized as a coiled-up serpent. The practice of Kundalini yoga is supposed to arouse the sleeping Kundalini Shakti from its coiled base through the 6 chakras, and penetrate the 7th chakra, or crown.
Benefits of Kundalini
Kundalini yoga strengthens your nervous system. When you’re in down dog or plank pose for three minutes and your entire body is shaking, have no fear! Your nervous system is toning. And the stronger your nerves, the more you will be able to act in a cool, calm and collected manner no matter how stressful the situation, whether it’s a major presentation, a car accident, or a big family drama.
Kundalini yoga awakens your inner willpower directly at the core of your solar plexus (Third Chakra) at the navel point. What that means is that you develop strong heat in this region, which helps in digesting not only food but also past memories and self-doubt. We become much more able to process and digest events that happen and take necessary action immediately to eradicate people, things, or situations that are causing us more harm than good.
Kundalini yoga clears fogginess from the mind. When the mind becomes clouded with multiple thoughts, it feels a little like a cobweb of thoughts have formed and are difficult to untangle and with a few minutes of rapid breath of fire or one minute breath, the mind becomes crystal clear, we feel more alert, focused, concentrated, with better memory and the capacity to make sound decisions.
Breathing alternately through the nostrils brings into balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. We primarily act, analyze and do much more frequently than we feel, visualize and imagine. And that’s because the right side of the brain is usually under-stimulated. Kundalini yoga awakens our inner creativity by releasing our worries about the little things and opening us up to infinite possibilities that life has to offer.