Kundalini yoga https://www.julianalucky.com/ is also called the “yoga of awareness”. Plunging into the study of the inner world, the practitioner trains the ability to live emotions, form intentions and achieve goals. Kundalini yoga quickly bears fruit, helps to overcome internal dualism, to find peace in oneself.
The general goal of this practice is to achieve an even circulation of Kundalini energy with the help of special techniques, raising it from the base of the spine to the top of the head. This energy in the Vedic tradition was represented as a coiled snake that sleeps and waits for awakening. When the sleeping snake comes into motion, a person’s life becomes harmonious.
I’ve noticed over the years many subtle benefits to practicing Kundalini yoga such as:
1. Nervous System
Kundalini yoga strengthens your nervous system. So when you’re in down dog or plank pose for three whole minutes and your entire body is shaking, have no fear! Your nervous system is toning. And the stronger your nerves are, the more you will be able to act in a cool, calm and collected matter in the face of any situation, be it a car accident, big presentation or family drama.
Kundalini yoga awakens your inner willpower right at the core of your solar plexus (Third Chakra) at the navel point. What that means is that you build a 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 things, people or situations that are causing us more harm than good.
3. Brain Power
Kundalini yoga clears the fogginess of the mind. When the mind becomes clouded with several 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 a better memory and the capacity to make sound decisions.
Breathing alternately through the nostrils brings into balance left and right hemispheres of the brain. We usually 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 understimulated. 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.
5. All Embracing
Kundalini yoga opens the heart center (Fourth Chakra). Poses like the Tree Pose provide us with security in the root chakra so we feel like strong steady trees planted firmly to the earth, and when our needs are not met we don’t feel like it’s the end of the world. We remain open and trusting that the higher power (God) will provide us with what we need when the time is right. So the world doesn’t collapse when we don’t get that job, fail that exam or suffer from a breakup or family death. Whatever it is, we gain an attitude of acceptance. Understanding that it’s all-OK. It’s all good. We are open to whatever life has to offer.