"In Kundalini yoga the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart.
No words can replace that experience."
I fell in love with Kundalini Yoga end of 2019. Before that my Sadhana as a Hatha Yogini basically contained a sequence of Asanas followed by one or two Pranayama exercise(s) at the end of the practice. My Kundalini experience managed to elevate my breath work to another level. And by doing so I witnessed a deep personal transformation I wouldn't want to miss in my life. Although I am currently mainly practicing Kundalini Yoga I do treasure and love all yoga styles. Having this broad variety of styles is a blessing. There is one style for everyone.
KUNDALINI YOGA - THE YOGA OF AWARENESS
Known as the Yoga of Awareness the practice of Kundalini Yoga develops physical strength and stamina, it enhances emotional fitness and builds a spiritual connection. It connects us with the divine part of ourselves - with our soul.
Unlike other Yoga traditions Kundalini Yoga provides a path for people with families and worldly concerns. I found it very efficient. Even 11minutes of practice a day can make a big change. It is designed to balance and strengthen the glandular and nervous systems. A regular Kundalini Yoga Sadhana can become a personal sacred space as a yogic answer to the overwhelm of nowadays massive mental load.
LIBERATION THROUGH ACKNOWLEDGING AND CHANGING THE PATTERNS
In the beginning the Kundalini way of breathing is challenging and it takes some time to get used to. Once experienced what a precious and powerful tool the breath is, one can reach a revolutionary transformation – promoting health and healing at the same time. Among most Yoga styles it is common to relax in postures, while in Kundalini Yoga we often build up pressure during the exercises - a tension that we try to bear.
The resistance towards the tension plays a vital role in the process of sharpening our awareness. By doing so we can identify our protection mechanisms. During our lives we all have created strategies that had helped us to survive. Even if we don’t need these strategies anymore - they still pop up in form of patterns when we are confronted with tension. During a Kundalini Yoga class we can contemplate and eventually change our individual reaction to any kind of tension. That is how we reprogram our “usual” reaction to stress. By doing so, we create a space where healing and expansion can happen.
There are plenty of other reasons why I treasure Kundalini Yoga as a daily treat of self-care, one of the reasons why I decided to start having this blog in the first place.
What is your motivation to practice Yoga? I would love to read from you in a comment or a message. Sat Nam.