Kundalini Yoga: Being happy in the midst of challenge
Jun 10, 2011
The Kundalini Yoga motto is simple: “Your birthright is to live healthy, happy and fulfilled.” Kundalini Yoga is an ancient philosophy that posits that each person is potentially infinite and creative. Each of us has three facets: The body, the mind and the soul. By emphasizing the stimulation of energy on these three parts, the practitioner of Kundalini yoga begins to explore their own depth and nature, to unblock the energy channels, free themselves, and understand their existence in relation to the universe to become a person. complete, balanced and conscientious in their daily lives. This ancient practice is much more than a system of physical exercises: Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic and powerful tool to expand consciousness. Why would we want to expand our consciousness? The opening of consciousness allows to balance the organism, to observe oneself, to look within and to raise the creative capacities to know the role and qualities that we have as individual and collective human beings. Have you experienced a class? The Kundalini energy remains dormant at the base of the spine, and it is through exercises, meditations and mantras that it begins to be awakened. This energy ascends through the energy channels of the body to rise towards the crown and open consciousness. When the body and mind are healthy, and the energy (prana) flows through the body unimpeded, then one can think and act like a true human being. In each class a series of exercises called craft: A sequence of postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama), lock (bhanda) and sound (mantra) that are integrated and allow a state and effect on the person. This allows a seed to blossom, a thought to come true, and a wish to become a commitment. Kundalini Yoga is the science that teaches class after class to guide and focus your own energy, and is ideal for coping with daily challenges within the demanding framework of 'modern' societies. The practice brings tranquility, strength, character, commitment, self-healing and a change of consciousness to make personal reality what one wants, with a strengthened nervous system and the clarity to make decisions with courage and love. Article written by Vanesa del Shunia Yoga Center, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training School in Barcelona.