Monday, 16 April 2018

What is Kundalini Yoga & its Benefits

Kundalini yoga and its benefits

In this article, you will learn about kundalini yoga and its benefits. Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of self-awareness. It was first introduced to the West by Yogi Bhajan. This practice combines yoga posture, mantra meditation, mudras and breathing techniques to achieve physical and mental balance. This yogic practice is specifically design to activate the flow of vital energy, also known as kundalini, through the body. As with other types of yoga, the key is t listen to your body to discover what series of postures, also known as kriyas, works best for you. Kriya, which is sanskrit for "action" or "effort" is a posture designed to balance and harmonize the body. As you move through each kriya, the idea I to synchronize your breath and voice with posture to affect subtle positive physical and mental changes within the body. There are various Kundalini Yoga poses such as Triangle, Cow and Downward Facing Dog. However, unlike other yogic  traditions Kundalini Yoga places an accentuated focus on the spiritualside, the breath and the meditation. Meditation is often used to awaken one's Kundalini energy, or life force. This awakening may manifest through visions spontaneous vocal expression and uncontrollable physical movements, such as trembling. The benefits of Kundalini Yoga are:

1.       It increases mental focus.

1.       It reduces stress.

1.       It strengthens immune and nervous system function.

1.       It increases lung capacity and spine flexibility.

1.       It promotes joint health.

1.       It normalizes endocrine function.

However there are some risks also associate with Kundalini Yoga such as heart palpitations, headache, pronounced sweating and depression. So it is important that you practice it under the supervision of a master kundalini yoga trainer.


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