Kundalini Yoga - 1

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-Master Sarvari namaskaram-Master CVV Namaskaram-

Kundalini Yoga is another beautiful system. Rather it can be called phenomena because it happens on its own accord. Whatever stress and pressure we give, it may not arise. It will work out on the maturity of inner Self.
Kundalini has two forms –
1. Energy Form – SAKTHI.
2. Conscience Form – Chaitanya.

But it originates from Mooladhara. It resides and sleeps always in the Mooladhara centre. When awakened it produces enormous energy. It yields thousand and one super natural powers. Thus it is called Sakthi Peeth, the seat of all powers. IT HAPPENS ONLY WHEN THE KUNDALINI POWER REACHES SAHASRARA – THE HEAD CENTRE, TOUCHING ALL OTHER CENTRES IN THE MID WAY. There it causes Self-realization. There are ultimate Truth unravels surprisingly. Some adore and worship in the form of goddess as Sri Chakra and Sri Vidya. Some other meditates through yoga channels and discovers it as Higher Consciousness.

Mooladhara resembles a lotus. In the centre of the lotus there will be triangle. The triangle is filled with vacuum. In the vacuum lies Kundalini energy invisible. It is described as coiled three and half rounds. Those three coils represent the qualities of Parasakthi; the remaining half coil represents unnaturality – Vikruthi.

The Kundalini looks like bulb or a pot. FROM THE CENTRE OF THAT BULB RIGHT UPTO THE CENTRE OF HEAD, THERE IS A SUBTLE TUBE CALLED SUSHUMNA. The Kundalini lies in between the generating organ and Anus. It is of three and half inches size. Nearly 72 thousand nerves start from there and reach to different parts of the body. Of all the nadies (nerves), IDA, PINGALA & SUSHUMNA ARE VERY VERY IMPORTANT.

IDA is on the RIGHT SIDE of the Spinal Column. PINGALA on LEFT SIDE of the spinal column. BOTH OF THEM EXCHANGE THEIR ROUTES AT EVERY CENTRE. Finally, all the three (including Sushumna) join together ate the CENTRE BETWEEN THE EYE-BROWS. After changing their routes, they descend into the nostrils. Here IDA represents the MOON, PINGALA the SUN. They release cool and warm breaths successively.

Tradition speaks of these centres thus:
The first Chakra, MOOLADHARA, the prime one looks like a lotus with four petals. In it lies the Kundalini coiled three and a half rounds. It is a vacuum chamber where shine a thousand suns. It has EARTH nature. The presiding deity is Brahma. Its ruling power is Dhakini. ‘LAM’ is the basic sound.

The second Chakra or centre is SWADHISTANA. It is a lotus with six petals. It has WATERY nature. The presiding deity is Vishnu, residing power is Rakini. Its basic sound is ‘VAM’.

The third ‘MANIPOORAKA’ is the naval centre. It is a lotus with ten Petals. FIRE is its nature. The presiding deity is Rudra, residing power is Lakini. Its basic sound is ‘RAM’.

The fourth centre is called ANAHATA. The representing lotus contains Twelve petals. Its nature is AIR. The presiding deity is Isa, residing power is of Kakini. It basic sound is ‘YAM’. It is also called the Heart Centre. It is the heart of Yoga too.

The fifth Centre is VISUDDHI, neck centre. It has sixteen petals. Its Character is ETHER. The presiding deity is Sadashiva, residing power Sakini. The basic sound is ‘HAM’.

The sixth centre is AGNA. It is the central point between the two eyebrows. This is two petalled lotus. The deity is Sambhu. Its residing power is Hakini. The basic sound is Pranav i.e., AUM. It represents MIND.

The seventh and last is at the top of the head. It is called SAHASRAHARA – A thousand petalled lotus. It is said to be residence of Parama Shiva. The Kundalini energy that arises from Mooladhara (first centre) merges with Shiva in Sahasrahara (seventh centre.) This MEETING CAUSES TRANCE. When Shiva and Sakthi unite, the greatest happening takes place. It produces divine nectar. By tasting the nectar a Yogi can continue to live in the trance without food, water and any other physical needs. He can live a thousand years and attain Physical Immortality.

Traditional Yoga Sadhakas, by practice of Pranayama and Asanas try to give pressure on Kundalini. Really it is the Sadhana (practice) that helps them to reach the Goal. One has to pass all the Six Centres. At each centre he takes rest for some time. A Yogi by his Self can chase BRAHMA GRANDHI of Mooladhara, VISHNU GRANDHI of Manipooraka and RUDRA GRANDHI of Visuddhi. These Grandhies look like hard-fastened Knots. They naturally obstruct the passage of Kundalini Power in ascendancy (towards up). They even create hardships. Even the Kundalini energy does not stay in Sahasrara for a long time. Its stay in Sahasrara depends upon the dedication and sincerity of the Sadhaka. The purified one will go further. Many Sadhakas drop at various centres. The reason is simple. At each centre the Yogi feels that he has reached the goal, and has attained divinity in full and became all-powerful. Because at every step he acquires some Supernatural powers that add feathers to his EGO cap. Moreover the worldly pleasures, popularity and riches tempt him. Sahasrara must be the final goal to all Sadhakas.

A YOGI SHOULD DEVELOP YOGA CONSCIOUSNESS. HE SHOULD FEEL AND CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE STREAM OF YOGA CONSCIOUSNESS. IN THE BEGINNING, THE PRACTICE WILL BE DULL AND HE MAY NOT GET ANY SORT OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM ANY CORNOR.HE WILL HAVE NO EXPERIENCES.MOREOVER, HE WILL FACE OPPOSITION FROM SOME QUARTERS. SO LONG AS WE ENTERTAIN NEGATIVE THOUGHTS WE DON’T PROFRESS AT ALL. THERE WILL BE NO SPUR. YET THE MIND, PRANA, LIFE & KUNDALINI ENERGY, ALL THE FOUR WILL MOVE HIGHER AND HIGHER. AS ONE REACHES EACH CENTRE, HE’LL RECEIVE HELP AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM WITHIN. THAT IS THE REAL MYSTERY. THAT IS CALLED A MYSTIC HELP. THAT IS AN INDICATION FORSPIRITUALPROGRESS. THAT INVISIBLE POWER WILL STAND BY HIM AND GUARD HIM ALWAYS. IF WE KEEP ALL OUR CONFIDENCE IN THAT VISIBLEPOWER, IT WILL EXTEND ALL HELP. WITHOUT THAT WE CANNOT PROCEED.
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practising Kundalini Yoga in a supportive environment

Here is a place with a real commitment to practice at the individual and community level.

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Jane Allen | Mon, 08/01/2011 - 16:23
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The yoga in the link is not

The yoga in the link is not kumdalini yoga and with the price it costs I think one can travel back and forth to India and have there the training...

neo | Tue, 08/02/2011 - 00:38
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Kundalini Yoga for the West by Swami Sivananda Radha

Of course, it depends on what you are looking for... As a yoga teacher and practitioner, I have come across many people who have had a very wide range of experiences in the name of Kundalini Yoga.

This is the real thing, a truly ethical community with an excellent track record, dedicated to helping westerners build their own individual link to the Teachings and to their daily lives. If you have come across the book by Swami Radha (and it has been around for a long time), then applied the practices consistently, connections begin to reveal themselves.

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Jane Allen | Fri, 08/05/2011 - 21:45