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March 22, 2006 - 8:31 pm
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Hi All,

I am interested in knowing what you think/know about Kundalini Yoga.

It is something i am looking into and would like some feed back.

Sat Nam

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Hi-My first yoga experience and instruction was in Kundalini yoga. This was over 25 years ago. What I remember about my experiences with Kundalini yoga was the expanse of mental energy and feelings of well-being that developed from this type of yoga practice. In addition to the practice of postures, there was quite a bit of emphasis on mantra meditation and the overall goal was to free the Kundalini energy which resides at the base of the spine (often visualized as a coiled up cobra). My impression is that one needs to be very careful with Kundalini yoga as it is important to develop the Kundalini energy very gradually and practice with a qualified instructor is essential. One concern with this form of yoga is premature liberation of the Kundalini energy in an individual who is not ready for this experience. Again, this is where study with a qualified instructor is important.

Namaste,

-Don

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October 14, 2006 - 7:48 pm
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Greetings and Salutations,

About Kundalini Yoga: It is best to receive supervised instruction from a competent Kundalini Yoga instructor. Kundalini Yoga and Tantra Yoga have similarities in this way. There is much energy flowing up the spine and a Yoga teacher can explain each step much better in person.

Books and DVD's are no substitute for the supervised instruction of a Kundalini Yoga teacher.

Kind Regards,

Lessers

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I would agree absolutely on this. It is important to work directly with a qualified teacher to slowly achieve kundalini movement up through the spine. This is a very powerful Yoga approach.

Namaste,

Don

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October 17, 2006 - 8:13 am
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Good and educated points!

Glad to see so many informed opinions. Many people think they can just learn Kundalini or Tantra from a book or video. This is absolutely not so. Learning about Kundalini energy is a slow learning process and must be learned from an experienced Kundalini Yoga teacher. If someone thinks they can take a short cut; they will do more harm than good.

Namaste'

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i realize this thread was started long ago, but i just wanted to second what everyone else said. I pre-maturley voluntarily releaased kundalnini energy, and the experience was earth-shattering to say the least. i did not have an instructor, and i could see how this could make some people go insane. i am glad i did it now, my life is forever changed, but again, the expierence was so powerful, i could see people checking into a mental institute from it.

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Hi Vic,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. That is an accurate picture of a home Kundalini or Tantra experience without a teacher. It's good that you are o.k. now. There should be more contraindications listed on Kundalini videos and books.

Peace,

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I have taught hatha vinyasa and Iyengar-style over the last ten years, but my private practice is more yin and bhakti, because that is what I need.

I recently became interested in learning more about kundalini yoga as being useful in peri- and menopause, but I still know very little about it.

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Most Kundalini videos scratch the surface of the physical practice. So some yogis and yoginis feel like they're getting the full experience. Not so! Kundalini has more depth, just like Iyengar, Vinyasa or Bhakti. The problem being Kundalini places much importance on the subtle body and you need to study with a yoga teacher face to face. It is a good thing for safety's sake that Kundalini yoga teacher training has been kept in the ashrams only.

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Keeping Up With Kundalini Yoga

By Patty Irwin

The term kundalini is an ancient Sanskrit term to describe the innate energy that uncoils from the base of the spine and expands throughout the body. It is an energy that we all have, but it is asleep in most of us as we have not been trained to develop it and unleash it. It exists nonetheless and it only takes dedicated training with a qualified teacher to awaken it within.

The awakened kundalini is a catalyst to see the greater grace that we feel deeply within us in odd moment when we are quiet and peaceful. If you ever feel that deep yearning to embody grace fully, then Kundalini Yoga could be the doorway you seek. The system of Kundalini Yoga diverts us from the stressers of life and brings us back to the divine where we let the goo of everyday life melt away.

The dynamics of Kundalini Yoga combine a plethora of tools and techniques that number in the thousands that work with the body, its energy and the consciousness it contains to become the divine grace that it signifies.

A combination of breathing, stretching, movement, meditation, sound and mudras make up Kundalini Yoga technology. Each session employs a warm-up session engaging spinal flexibility, specific sequences of asanas, breathing and mudras for the time of day or the day of the week, followed by a relaxation and meditative portion. The practitioner can combine and recombine parts of the practice to develop themselves.

The coiled serpent energy that is known as Kundalini stimulates self-healing, self-knowledge, higher states of consciousness and even the creative genius within. It is the doorway to the innate radiance of the Self and the celebration of Spirit. All forms of yoga lead one to the same place, each form is just a different path.

Each of us has the strength within us to realize our true path and yoga gives us the opportunity to discover it beyond the muscle strength into the flow of Spirit and the faith that it imparts to us. As the barriers to Spirit are broken down, we realize we are much more than this body. It is just the vehicle for Spirit to live within in and through it. With the renewed strength of self-realization comes better health, stronger boundaries, improved nervous system strength and a life that flows in union with the Spirit within.

Kundalini Yoga, like other forms of yoga pushes you when the going gets tough. It forces you to make a decision to do more than you ever have and become more than you have ever been. The need for that decision comes into our conscious awareness and tries to shove us into all the reasons we cannot. Once we realize we can, we can do anything. It boils down to two little words than mean a great deal...Keep Up! Once we make it a conscious habit to keep up and not give up, there is no end to the ways you can excel in your life. Kundalini Yoga constantly reminds you to keep up with consistency and faith because you can see the resources clearly within you.

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Awakening The Kundalini And The Kundalini Syndrome

By Patricio Zazzini

The Origins Of Yoga.

When we hear the word yoga what comes to our mind is exercise, water, blocks, flexibility, gurus meditation, etc., at least is what it used to mean to me.

Not counting all the religion statements from different religions, naming the yoga as a religious movement or a satanic way of living. I sincerely totally dislike institutions call it governments, churches, schools etc. Why? Because to me institutions corrupt people. Institutions misrepresents the noble human spirit transforming them to their appearance and behavior.

This is one of my most curious and most informative articles from my site. The different types of yoga, but I put a special attention to the most powerful of this discipline, also the most feared. The Kundalini Yoga. KUNDALINI means "to coil like a serpent". This is associated with the serpent, because the energy flows up to the Crown Chakra and all the chakras are open to release the most impressive force in human existence. But also a dangerous syndrome is associated with this discipline that can not be overlooked. An increasing number of cases are diagnosed as the Kundalini Syndrome with extremely serious consequences physical and psychological. This kind of cases are increasing and had been documented, with many different experiences.

The Kundalini is not an activity that can easily be performed.The forces that are being mentioned can lead you to a total estate of bliss and awareness never seen before. But also can lead to unpleasant physical and psychological diseases.

Learn more about this and many other weight loss and fitness disciplines at https://www.weightloss-alternativecures.com

PATRICIO ZAZZINI, He is a full time researcher, to unorthodox questions and traditional statements that are wrongly accepted without ever being questioned.

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Dear Siri Gopal Singh,

Thank you for posting this explanation. This is extremely useful for students and Yoga teachers who are interested in Kundalini Yoga.

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~Sat Nam~

Here are some quotes from the aforementioned Master of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Yogi Bhajan.

" What does yoga mean? Yoga means to be united. When you unite with your soul and unite with the One who gave you the soul, that's what yoga is. Do it in a royal way, it's called Raj Yoga. Do it in a graceful way, then it's called Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Yoga....When you do it in an absolutely involved conscious way....they call it Kundalini Yoga- uncoil yourself. You reveal yourself, you identify yourself. That is called Kundalini Yoga and Sikhs call it Sat Nam..."

"Kundalini Yoga is the science to unite the finite with Infinity and it's the art to experience Infinity in the finite..."

"What is the Kundalini? The creative potential of the man."

"The true test of whether kundalini has been raised is in the consistent character and noble behavior of an individual."

(As Long as it is learned under the guidance of a qualified teacher, the following applies: )

Is the Kundalini Dangerous?

The Master Answers:

"Is money dangerous? It is just an energy. Kundalini is a latent energy that can be used for total consciousness. The only dangerous thing is the person whose kundalini is raised properly. That person is totally conscious. He cannot be lied to or cheated or politically swayed. The kundalini is essential. As long as you practice a total discipline or a complete and balanced kriya, there is no difficulty. In Kundalini Yoga, you will notice that every meditation and kriya has some form of mantra in it. This ensures the channelization of the energy. "

"What is Kundalini? The energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system so that the totality of the brain perceives signals and interprets them, so that the effect of the sequence of the cause becomes very clear to the man. In other words, man becomes totally, wholesomely aware. That is why it is called the Yoga of Awareness. As all rivers end up in the same ocean, all yoga ends up in raising the kundalini in the man. What is the kundalini? The creative potential of the man."

Now, there are other forms of Kundalini Yoga. some of these practices have been mentioned in the earlier posts, and some of what was written refers to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

~Sat Nam~

~Siri Gopal Singh~

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