What is it? Also known as the yoga of awareness, this form of yoga focuses on awakening kundalini – the term for the spiritual energy or life force said to be…
Also known as the yoga of awareness, this form of yoga focuses on awakening kundalini – the term for the spiritual energy or life force said to be located at the base of the spine. This energy is usually depicted as a coiled serpent. The purpose of the practice is to awaken the sleeping kundalini up through the six chakras, and penetrate the seventh crown chakra.
Postures focus around the navel and spine, and putting pressure on certain body points. Expect lots of alternate nostril breathing too which is said to cleanse the body’s pathways and help to awaken kundalini.
Yes, if you follow expert advice. Teachers say you must do the process properly to gradually awaken the kundalini energy. There have been reports of spontaneous kundalini arousals which can be traumatic, but it’s said these people tried to raise their psychic energy without their bodies. If in doubt, try reading Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes - A Journey Through the Chakras: Courage, Creativity and Willpower, £17.55, amazon.co.uk
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