Kundalini Yoga is a very potent and effective system of self-transformation, personal development and mindfulness.
It uses and combines the following techniques: pranayam (breathing techniques), kriyas (body postures / movements), mudras (hand-postures), mantras (sound currents or mentally produced sounds), bhandas (body locks muscle contractions) and dhristi (mental and eye focus). Kundalini Yoga (KY) is characterised by quite dynamic, repetitive exercises (kriyas).
There is always a strong attention to the breath which helps intensify the effects of the poses with the purpose of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards. The kriyas help you to, become more aware of your physical, mental and emotional link and to influence that link in a positive way – mindfulness – hence KY is also called ‘The Yoga of Awareness‘…
Kundalini Yoga has a wide range of benefits. It keeps you healthy, by reducing stress, increasing vitality and productivity. A regular practice of KY strengthens the muscles, joints and spine, removes toxins from the body, and enhances the functioning of glands, nervous and immune systems.
The yoga and meditations develop and balance both brain hemispheres and give you a stronger focus in your daily activities and at work. This increases your efficiency and will help you excel in your endeavours. A regular practice of KY helps you understand your emotions and discern their origin in certain thoughts. It teaches you how to handle these emotions and change them by changing your thoughts.
A KY practice will also motivate you to adopt a more mindful lifestyle. KY has proved to be very effective in helping people deal with many diseases of this age for example, stress, burnout, chronic pain, trauma, illnesses, cancer and chemotherapy. Apart from all this, it also deepens a spiritual awareness and sense of oneness with everything around you. It stimulates you to live a life of righteousness, compassion, truth, consciousness, and service.