Unleash Your Inner Power with Kundalini Yoga
This yoga is distinct from others in that it featured poses, chanting, singing, and movement, but in a different pattern. Yoga took some time for the materialistic world to comprehend, but when scientists investigated deeply into the mysteries of matter, they realised that matter was not the final in the evolution of nature. The mind is also made of matter; it is not, however, spirit. So it’s possible to change and advance the thinking. In the last decades, people have started to understand and encounter this. And in my view, this signifies the end of one era and the start of a new one. Everyone adopted this new Era.
It is not difficult for anyone with understanding of science and nature to comprehend precisely what an inner experience is. A higher level of oneself manifests itself through an inner experience. Of sure, a dream is an experience. Your dreams might be schizophrenic, but they are a reflection of who you are, along with your emotions and modes of expression.
This approach, similar to being a musician or painter, allows you to enjoy and appreciate the scene without letting the outside world interfere with your inner serenity. This will enable you to arrive in any location, regardless of whether you are singing or painting. When everything is bleak outside, that is how you perceive yourself; likewise, when everything is lovely outside, that is how you perceive yourself.
Yoga has improved millions of people’s perceptions of themselves during the last few decades. The practise of yoga acknowledges that a person is more than just their thoughts. As a result, man does not simply experience enjoyment in his thoughts. Yoga has been created in a way that it can finish the process of the personality’s evolution in all possible directions. The body is genuine and it is a component of his personality. Because of this, there are many different types of yoga, including hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga, gyana yoga, kundalini yoga, and others.
The term “Kundalini” comes from the Sanskrit word “kundal,” which means “circular.” It also refers to a coiled snake. And according to practitioners, Kundalini energy is like that coiled snake: It sits at the base of your spine, sleeping and aroused. This requires a special process, and that process is known as kundalini yoga. A person who practises Yoga is called a Yogin.
Its goal is to stir up your shakti, or Kundalini energy. It is believed that this spiritual force is situated at the base of your spine. It is intended that Kundalini yoga will increase your awareness and aid in letting go of your ego as it awakens this energy. The method is often referred to as “consciousness yoga.”
Restoring life via the power of Kundalini
There are some steps to be followed to achieve or to go through this process so we can say that before awakening the Kundalini, you must perform below listed steps:
- Deha Shuddhi (purity of body),
- Nadi Shuddhi (purification of Nadis)
- Manas-Shuddhi (purity of mind)
- Buddhi Shuddhi (purity of intellect)
Six purification techniques that pertain to Hatha Yoga are defined below
This kind of procedure is similar to how nausea clears the abdomen. This is sometimes referred to as the “gaj method,” in which an elephant uses its trunk to suck its stomach contents out when it feels sick to its stomach. Nature thus provides us with a demonstration of the technique. When the stomach is highly acidic or when the person has eaten something unpleasant or inedible, it helps to ease nausea. Using this method may also help people with asthma and food allergies.
There are mainly 4 types of Dhauti according to functioning on particular parts of the body.
- Danta Dhauti
- Antar Dhauti
- Hrid Dhauti
- Moola Shodhana Dhauti
The colon and lower intestines are the focus of the Hatha yoga purification practise known as basti. It is one of the six shatkarma purifying methods listed in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
Basti can be done in two different ways:
- Sthala basti (also known as Sushka basti or Vata basti), which cleans the colon without the use of a catheter or tube, suctions air into the body.
- Jala basti (also known as “Vati basti”) cleans the colon by forcing water through a conduit into the anus.
A sort of yogic nose cleansing exercise is called neti kriya. It is one of the six “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” kriyas, or purifying practises, also known as shatkarma. The goal of neti kriya is to clean the sinuses and nasal passages.
‘Neti’ exercise is intended for the purification of the nostrils. The nostrils must be kept always clean. Unclean nostrils will lead you to irregular breathing. Irregular breathing will make you sick.
How to perform Neti Kriya?
Take a fine, 12-inch-long piece of thread. The centre of the thread shouldn’t have any knots. It shouldn’t be too frail or thin. Take a firm hold of the other end and insert one end of it into the right nostril. Pass it within by forcing a long, continuous breath. Then take it out gradually. Pass it into the left nostril once more in the same manner, and then gently exhale it. Avoid pulling your nostrils too hard and damaging them. Once you’ve had some practise, put the thread through one nostril and out the other. When you first put the thread in your nose, you will start to sneeze a lot. After three or four attempts, this fades. This can be practised when you find that your nostril is blocked from cold.
There is yet another simple technique for nasal cleaning. Take a cup with a wide mouth or some cold water in your hand. Expel the water via the nostrils with force after drawing it in gently. Many people are capable of doing this pretty easily. Some people may experience a mild cold and cough after their first or second efforts as they learn this. They can resume practising as soon as they feel fine. You’ve probably seen a lot of people who readily draw cigarette smoke via their mouths and exhale it through their noses. If they attempt, smokers can draw smoke via one nostril and exhale it through the other or their mouth.
Things to remember.
- This process should be done in the morning in empty stomach.
- This should be done 4 days in week.
- Don’t practise on daily basis.
- This process also known as Vastra Dhauti
- This is also a kind of purificatory exercise.
One of the yoga’s kriyas or shatkarmas, or initial purifications, is nauli. The exercise is based on massaging the internal belly organs with a circular motion of the abdominal muscles and is intended to serve the cleaning of the abdominal region (digestive organs, small intestine).
How to perform Nauli Kriya? \
Such a procedure operates on an empty stomach. Although it can be done in lotus or other poses where the torso is bent forward and supported with the hands on the thighs, it is usually done from a standing position. Nauli kryia starts with a full exhalation, followed by the abdomen being drawn in, which causes the central muscles to contract and move in a rolling, wave-like pattern.
For the practice of nauli you should know the uddiyana bandha.
Uddiyana can be done even in a sitting posture; but Nauli is generally done while standing. We can elaborate it into stage
Using the most force necessary to force exhalation via the mouth so that the lungs can empty Forcefully contract and pull your abdominal muscles back.
For the nauli procedure, you will be practising keeping your right and left legs one foot apart because if you try to close the distance between them, you may get unbalanced.
Consequently, resting your hands on your thighs will cause a tiny bend in your back to appear. Thus, this practise should be completed for a week before going on to the next phase.
By contracting both sides of the stomach throughout this process, the centre portion of the stomach will become free, creating a vertical line across all muscles. Use this approach to give yourself several days of comfort.
All of the stomach’s sides and the centre will be included in this procedure, and there movement is also done at this time. Consequently, you should first contract the left side stomach muscles before releasing those on the other side, which is the right side. By practising this technique, you will learn how the stomach muscles move to all sides. On the other side, contract the right side and release the other side so that all muscles are on the left side. For a week, practise this process.
For this process, the muscles in the middle of the stomach are moved to the right and left sides, and they are also moved in a reversible direction, from the left to the right side. By practising, you will be able to complete this procedure in the shortest amount of time. But only in slow motion would this process be carried out.
The stomach muscles move so precisely that those with knowledge in this procedure who have witnessed it are astounded by it.
This type of procedure was initially intended to clean the organs, with particular attention to the eyes, but some yogi experts wanted it to clean the inner organs. There is no other approach for mind control that works effectively. It promotes mental attention and concentration. The right steps should be taken in the right order.
Keep your neck and spine straight by sitting in any mediation position while performing this technique, which is also possible on a chair. In order to feel comfortable while doing this, take off all accessories like your belt, wristwatch, and glasses. Keep a grin on your face the entire time, stand up straight, close your eyes, and make the namaskar mudra to relax your body and mind. Concentrate only on your breathing. After assuming this stance, briefly blink your eyes open to practise your eyes and rotate your eyes ten times in a clockwise direction, left to right, up and down, circularly, and anticlockwise. Continue rubbing your hands together as you do this, cup your hands into a cup, and cover your eyes. Press them repeatedly, then let go of your eyes. After each round, take a moment to unwind by shutting your eyes.
- You can complete this operation with the aid of a candle; simply set one at arm’s length away with the wick level with your chest. Start staring at the flames from the candle’s tip, its base, and its tip without blinking your eyes. You may feel irritated, but keep your composure. Tears may come, so let them flow; this will clear your eyes of pollutants. Close your eyes and place your palms over them after 30 seconds.
- Following this, try focusing your attention on the candle’s wick, the tiny black cord; this is a practise in focus and concentration. If you don’t blink, your tears will fall out as you continue to stare. Take a 30-second look at the flame. By practising, you can lengthen your session by 30 to 60 seconds. Start the procedure again again by shifting your focus to a candle and observing the flame’s colour, shape, aura, and other characteristics.
- After doing this for a minute, softly close your eyes and keep the image in your head. Give both eyes a palming when the picture fades. You can unwind for a bit in the solitude. Gently exhale and stoop to the ground. Avoid this if you have a tension headache. It might make discomfort worse.
6.) KAPALA BHATI:
Kapala bhati is an element of the yogic body cleansing system that is known as shatkarma or shatkriya
This method is utilised to enhance liver and kidney function as well as the respiratory system. This type of breathing method aids in the healing of numerous body regions. The primary purpose of this approach is to purge the skull and brain by breathing in and out.
How to perform Kapala Bhati?
- Sit comfortably as like vajrasana
- Do exhaling on right side of nostril and then inhaling on other side of nostril
- Do the vice versa
- After completing the whole technique relax your eyes.
- This helps to improves blood circulation
- This is very helpful for diabetic persons.
- This will help to make lungs stronger.
- For reducing body weight this technique can be used
Who is the God of Kundalini yoga?
Kundalini is linked to the goddesses Bhairavi and Kubjika as well as Parvati, also known as Adi Parashakti, the supreme entity in the Shaktism religion
How many chakras are there in Kundalini Yoga?
Seven Chakras are there in Kundalini Yoga.
In Kundalini yoga the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart. No words can replace that experience.