Kundalini Yoga is a vigorous form of yoga suitable for all levels, beginners to experienced. You set your pace to honor your Self and your body. The Kundalini Yoga tradition is based on the chakras (or energy wheels) in the body. Kundalini Yoga offers a physical, mental and spiritual program that provides a simple guide to living in health, peace, and harmony.
Attitude is Asana
All forms of yoga use asana as part of their practice, even if the asana is as simple as sitting in a comfortable meditative posture. It is an exact science of body.
One of the main reasons why Kundalini Yoga works so fast and effectively is its use of angles in its asana. For example, lifting the legs to different heights creates pressure on specific glands and organs depending upon the angle of the lift.
Pressuring the glands causes them to secrete. Kundalini yoga asanas use movement from 1 minute to 11 minutes for a posture, and then the body comes to stillness. When the pressure of the movement is released and the body is held motionless, the glandular secretions that have been stimulated have an opportunity to circulate freely throughout the body.
The result is a balanced glandular system, which has a definite effect on your emotional stability though the chemistry of your body.
Mudras, or finger positions
The hand expresses our moods in each minute gesture. If you look at the palm, you will see that the lines form intriguing patterns. Early yogis mapped out the hand areas and found that they related to various areas of the body or brain. Each area also represents different emotions or behaviors. By curling, crossing, stretching and touching fingers to other fingers, we can talk to the body and mind. The hands become a keyboard for input to our mind/body computer.
Passage of the Fingers
- The little finger is the Mercury finger and it channels communication.
- The ring finger is the Sun finger and it channels physical vitality.
- The middle finger is the Saturn finger and it channels emotion.
- The index finger is the Jupiter finger and it channels wisdom
- The thumb represents one’s ego or id.
Sound is found. Dogma bites.
It’s only when we open our mouths to speak that we mess things up! Work on your presence and listen.
Ancient scriptures say that the ability to listen is the most powerful of all five senses.
All things on the planet are vibrating at some frequency.
Any time we speak, chant or make a sound, we start a new vibration.
If you’re going to open your mouth, sweeten your exhale
Mantras are a useful tool for keeping the mind focused within. I chant mantras all the time. I took time to learn and understand a lot of mantras, not only kundalini yoga mantras, but Sanskrit mantras and A Course In Miracles lessons. Any of the words from the Divine definitely helps me neutralize my mind, which neutralizes my perception, which neutralizes my words.
When my mind skips into an unproductive thought track, I chant. If I am met with system failure of any kind, I chant. Either silently or outloud.
I don’t get caught up about what mantra will give me “the correct vibration” for any particular situation. It’s not my concern whether my karma will clear if I chant for someone. I just chant whatever chant of Divine comes to mind.
Essentially, I’d rather chant God’s name than chant the more typical mantras like fuck you or fuck this or fuck it all.
Mantra In Kundalini Yoga
A mantra is a syllable, word or phrase in sacred languages, like Sanskrit and Gurmukhi, which elevates or modifies consciousness through its meaning, the sound itself, rhythm, tone, and even the reflexology of the tongue on the palate. Kundalini Yoga also uses English mantras.
One of the most used mantras in Kundalini Yoga is “Sat Naam.” (vowel sounds similar to “but mom”) In Sanskrit, Sat means beingness or existence. Sat is eternal. Naam literally means, the Name. It indicates Identity.
Mantras using the three languages of consciousness:
- human – things, the world; this is when we chant in a normal or loud voice
- lovers – longing to belong; this is when we chant in a strong whisper
- divine – infinity; this is when we chant mentally or silently
- There are two things you can do to make the use of a mantra more powerful, regardless of how you recite.
One is to see the mantra, as if it is being written as you say it, and the other is to actively listen to it as you say it.
speak for the human heart and the searching mind…