Kundalini Awakening

This post focuses a bit more on what we would refer to as the Kundalini spirit bliss, or what others might call kundalini awakening, achieved by performing Kundalini yoga

Kundalini Spirit Bliss: How To Awaken Your Energy

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This blog post will focus a bit more on the yoga style called Kundalini and what we would refer to as the Kundalini spirit bliss, or what others might call the Kundalini awakening. Achieved by performing Kundalini yoga, this spiritual awakening could be either spontaneous or intentional.  You might have a beautiful and enlightening experience, while others may experience quite the opposite. It could also be a mix of the two, where some elements might be beautiful while others are not.

 

Learn Yoga and Reap the Rewards

These days, so many people are interested in reducing stress and anxiety in their daily lives. Because yoga is widely known as a great way to reduce stress and combat anxiety, many people end up looking to this practice as a way to manage the nervous spirals they live in.

But what kind of yoga is good for you? So many yogic methods are available that it can be difficult to choose just one!

Enter the yoga of Kundalini — which includes meditation.

Within the practice of this yoga, thousands of poses, and sequences (called kriyas) are available for you to choose from. Each one explores a different area of your life that you may want to address.

You may have heard of Kundalini before, especially if you've done any research on the most effective forms of yoga and meditation. The practice is often laden with questions such as, “Is Kundalini yoga dangerous?” or “Is Kundalini good for you?”, since Kundalini itself is a specific form of energy that many regard as potentially volatile.

These questions often lead to people assuming that yoga should be kept at a distance when in fact, these claims of danger are generally false. Enlightenment produced by the practice of Kundalini yoga is tends to be overwhelmingly positive, and as a result, it is rare for anyone to experience a panic attack or any sort of negative outcome.

 

Kundalini Energy & Bliss

Kundalini energy is an energy that is always present; lying dormant along the base of your spine, this energy is also known as the root chakra. When the Kundalini energy is awakened, it will rise up along the spine, allowing the practitioner to experience a deep inner peace, lasting bliss, and spirituality; we refer to this as the Kundalini bliss.

When practicing Kundalini and trying to achieve awakening or bliss, there are those who fear the unlocking of potential energy that comes with it, especially in the western world. There have been reports of practitioners with difficult experiences, emotions, and feelings while some others claim to have fallen into a state of depression and anxiety.

Yes, this could be a potential side effect of Kundalini, BUT, it may only happen if you try to force the energy to emerge before having properly prepared your mind and body to handle the energy through meditation. If your body isn't prepared to handle this type of energy, things could very well go wrong and the Kundalini bliss you were expecting might never happen.

So, you should definitely be careful and never force anything you are not ready for! It is a safe practice if done correctly.

Again, never try to force the process - don’t try to push for a Kundalini awakening. It is essential that you have an experienced yoga instructor to guide you. Do not practice this alone. Performing intense pranayama without being ready for it is not the right way to go.

 

Different Kundalini Kriyas

"Kriya" is another word for action. In the world of Kundalini, a kriya is a specific sequence of Kundalini yoga poses. Linked together they are aimed to achieve a specific purpose. Around 5,000 kriyas are known to exist — possibly more.

Here are some different Kriyas that may help you with different areas of your life:

  • Kriya for Elevationwoman sitting in lotus pose illustrating the different chakra locations
    The perfect kriya for balancing the Kundalini chakra. Ideal for a “tune-up” when you don’t have a lot of time to center yourself.
  • Sat Kriya
    This quick three-minute kriya offers a gentle exercise for daily use. It’s ideal for focusing your calmness and regulating blood pressure and heart rate in preparation for the day.
  • Outward Bound Kriya
    This vigorous kriya gives you a quick and succinct workout. It engages the Kundalini spirit and cultivates deep relaxation in the process.
  • Truth and Oneness Kriya
    This kriya helps you meditate on self-love. It invokes a series of chants and a short dance, both of which engage the spirit.
  • Nabhi Kriya
    This is a navel kriya and focuses on the core. Making it great for empowering and strengthening the Third Chakra — and your abdominal muscles.
Learn more about the different chakras, what they do and their benefits.

 

Kundalini Yoga: Frequently Asked Questions

 

What happens during the Kundalini awakening process?

A Kundalini practitioner uses their body to move the spiritual energy along the spine. In essence, it is waking up the divine feminine life force energy, known as the Kundalini serpent, that lies coiled and locked at the base of our spine, also known as the root chakra, one of the 7 chakras that run along the spine.

 

Is Kundalini easy to learn?

Yes, it is. Even if you are a yoga beginner or novice, you will have no problems learning this practice. Many people assume it is difficult when they learn that there are roughly 5,000 Kriyas in this type of yoga, but in truth, you do not need to memorize them all. All you need to do is simply follow the instructions from a skilled Kundalini yoga instructor. This will give you a solid foundation to work from. Even better, with today's technology, you no longer need to look for "yoga near me" to find a studio that suits your needs. Everything can be handled through a computer, tablet, or phone. There are online yoga classes as well as private yoga lessons for everyone, from beginner to more experienced yogi. 

 

How can you recognize or feel the Kundalini energy?

You will sometimes experience an intense form of energy surge through the body and spine. Other times it might feel like a milder sensation, where the energy is activated in some parts of your body; some may recognize this as a tingling sensation.

 

Is Kundalini yoga dangerous?

In some rare cases, the awakening of the Kundalini spirit brings about a powerful change. Some refer to this as the “Kundalini dangers”. You may feel that you have undergone a transformational experience, or that you are newly enlightened.

Despite the belief that Kundalini is dangerous, there is no evidence to support this. Taught correctly, this type of yoga is safe, effective, and naturally loving.

 

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