The 21st century has been seen as the renaissance of yoga, especially in the West. This ancient practice has evolved over the years but now is a favorite workout. Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, etc. are some of the famous styles of yoga in India. Every yoga style has been categorized for a particular activity. Bikram Yoga, another form of yoga, focuses on the physical workout, Jivamukti yoga emphasis on meditation but Kundalini is a blend both yoga form along with a consciousness that results in activating energy centers throughout the body.
Kundalini means circular or annular; Kundalini yoga has a high place in the yoga world. There are many yoga school in India that make you feel like having a workout in a gym, but you will be practicing Kundalini yoga.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini Yoga is based on chanting and breathing with a less movement. Controlled breathing releases Kundalini energy from the base of the spine to create spiritual transformation. During Kundalini Yoga, one has to go through intense breathwork; resultantly the yoga practitioner will experience the light-headed feeling. But if one sticks with it at the end, he/she will witness a calm mind and significant increase in energy. It has two benefits— physically and spiritual enlightenment at the same time, not less a combo shopping offer.
Aim of Kundalini Yoga
The prime objective is to provide a method by which people can unlock their creative potential, and forget Karma and realize the purpose of their life. In other sense, Kundalini Yoga let its practitioners awake their full potential of awareness; recognize, refine and expand it to our unlimited self. The other things that it does to you are to clear any inner duality, cultivate inner stillness, create the power to listen deeply, and you thrive and deliver excellence in all that we do.
Kundalini Yoga is often called the “yoga of awareness” since it awakens one’s higher self. Kundalini masters have invented different methods so that one can disconnect himself from the false ego and connect with Brahman who is believed to be the energy center of every individual.
Practice of Kundalini Yoga
Surrounded by the picturesque mountains of Himalayas and situated at the coast of river Ganga, a number of yoga retreat in Rishikesh is there to provide the yoga enthusiasts to learn Kundalini Yoga and invoke their self-awakening. It requires no equipment; a yoga mat would be enough.
The practice of Kundalini Yoga begins with Tuning In where one need to sit while keeping their spine straight, crossed legs and putting hands together in a prayer pose. Now, you have to keep your eyes closed and focus on the space between the eyes called ‘third eye.’ Chant the mantra and let it reverberate through your cranium.
Breathing is essential in Kundalini Yoga. Asanas (Poses) are also a vital part of this practice. Don’t invent new poses for the sake of yourself. Visit yoga classes in Rishikesh or do it under the guidance of an expert to terrible pain or other adverse effects. Spinal rotation is a simple Kundalini asana where you need to sit straight keeping the hands on the knees.
If you want to become a yoga teacher, Yash Yoga School offers the yoga teacher training in India, and students can also enroll themselves in the yoga classes here.