Kundalini energy manifests itself in as many ways as the sun has rays. In most people the energy is latent. Like electricity, it is neutral. The gurus stress the need to gain control of any kind of power. For those who have laid the foundation by learning self-mastery, the Kundalini energy, when understood, can be controlled at will. The first stage in Kundalini Yoga is becoming aware. It presents a well laid-out plan that encompasses more and more aspects of one’s life. Like concentric circles, it is ever expanding. Once the principal idea that moves like a red thread through the levels of consciousness is understood, a marvellous way of life is opened to the individual. There is a vast potential that lies within each of us- the potential of energy, power, heightened perception and awareness. Evolution for humans must now refer to evolution of consciousness, and Kundalini offers a blueprint of the vast mine to be tapped. In summary, the purpose of this book is to give the tools by which those who wish to cooperate with the process of evolution can do so. There is no mystification about the awakening of Kundalini, yet this process leads to the mystical experience. This is a direct path to higher conciousness. It is the process of conscious cooperation with evolution. within each of us there lies a vast Potential of energy and power which, when properly understood and directed, will lead to previously unimagined heights of perception and awareness. This is a book of inspiration, and into life are given for those who wish to cooperate with evolution. Swami Radha has presented clear directions for exercises and practices.
Coiled like a snake at the base of the spine, kundalini is the spiritual force that lies dormant in every human being. Once awakened, often through meditation and yoga practices, it rises up the spine and finds expression in the form of spiritual knowledge, mystical vision, psychic powers, and ultimately, enlightenment.
This is the classic first-person account of Gopi Krishna, an ordinary Indian householder who, at the age of thirty-four, after years of unsupervised meditation, suddenly experienced the awakening of Kundalini during his morning practice. The story of this transformative experience, and the author’s struggle to find balance amid a variety of powerful physiological and psychic side effects, forms the core of the book. His detailed descriptions of his dramatic inner experiences and symptoms such as mood swings, eating disorders, and agonising sensations of heat—and of how, with the help of his wife, he finally stabilised at a higher level of consciousness—make this one of the most valuable classics of spiritual awakening available.
A comprehensive, in-depth collection of classic as well as never before published breath techniques given by Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga. Up to 100 different meditations using various types of praanayam practices: segmented breath, whistle breath, sipping the breath, and more. Clear and concise instructions on the bhandas-the locks-which support the breath and its movement, and fascinating tips from Yogi Bhajan s teachings on the vayus, the nadis, praana and apaana, Breath of Fire, suspending the breath on the inhalation and exhalation, and much more.Come to understand Praana and yourself as a Praanee in an entirely new way; explore the hundreds of praanayam practices and become a master of the breath-and in turn, master your life! Edited and Illustrated by Hari Jot Kaur.
The practice of Kundalini yoga aims to unlock and awaken the radiant transformative energy that exists within every person. This book is the perfect introduction to the fundamentals of a Kundalini practice. Taught for thousands of years and brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini is a powerful mind-body style of yoga. When practiced regularly, Kundalini yoga can strengthen the nervous system, balance the glandular system, and harness the energy of the mind, emotions, and body, and is surprisingly simple to learn. While general yoga technique focuses on exercise postures and breathing, Kundalini takes the process a step further by integrating yoga into everyday life activities.
This definitive guide, fully illustrated with photographs, is an accessible introduction to the ancient practice of Kundalini yoga, with information on poses and positions, diet and lifestyle, breathing and stretching techniques, chanting and meditation exercises, and general guidelines that can help anyone—beginner or advanced—gain the greatest benefit from the practice of yoga.