Ever wondered how a Kundalini yoga practice is different from the kind of yoga you do now?
And if you’re not totally sure what or hatha yoga. you’re currently practicing, it’s probably some form of
At least, these are the go-to . practiced at most gyms and yoga studios. and hatha yoga can be adapted to many and move through the to increase both
Basically, they’re solid four and the rest are just brands.). (To be clear, there are only
But you’ve likely heard of Kundalini yoga and all of the powerful , ). benefits that come with it (aka
Not only that, but practitioners of Kundalini yoga swear that it and all that swirling energy that sometimes takes over in our day-to-day tasks. them in all areas of life, including , anxiety, relationships, abundance, and more. Kundalini them
And I gotta say, it’s true. I prenatal yoga course around it. the benefits of Kundalini yoga every single day. Heck, I have experienced the benefits so much that I even created an entire
Needless to say, it’s a powerful or hatha yoga. and is indeed very different from
So how exactly does that work?
Here’s the 411…
How is Kundalini Yoga Different?
There is a lot more to a yoga practice than just the , sequencing, held for certain , and .. With Kundalini yoga, there are specific
It’s an entire that is both incredibly and insanely rewarding. Here are the main ways that Kundalini yoga is different than other :
Kundalini Yoga incorporates repetitive movements (think, twisting left to right over-and-over-again), (or breath work such as breath of fire), meditation, and chanting (like Sat Nam – truth is my identity) for prolonged to shift our consciousness.
The reason repetition is so important in Kundalini yoga is that it get the energy flowing. Our bodies are energy systems that pull energy from the universe around us on a continuous basis. When we have blockages in our chakra system, the energy gets stuck and we begin to feel it either mentally, emotionally, or physically.
Repetition of our bodies by facilitating a flow of energy, or ., focus and
In , we warm up, flow through Warrior Poses while linking breath and movement, and then cool down into forward folds. It’s a set sequence that moves you through the practice of and measured that builds .
For a start, it gives you a lot of the benefits that .
But it leaves out a whole lot of the other good stuff that .
Kundalini yoga, on the other hand, has its own unique structure and methodology. The repetitive movements and accompanying pranayama breath work are numerically precise (e.g. performs 42 squats inhaling with your head to the right and exhaling with your head to the left). The duration of how long you do each movement in a sequence is also very precise (e.g. 11 minutes).
So in a typical Kundalini practice, you will be moving through certain over certain in a set routine, whereas Vinyasa and Hatha-based yoga styles offer a little more room for creativity.
The idea behind this set structure is based on the ancient flow of Kundalini Shakti energy through the chakras, from the root chakra, or Muladhara, upward toward the crown chakra, or Sahasrara. of Tantra yoga and is designed in a way to move the
When this happens, a Kundalini awakening occurs and serves as a sort of launching pad from which your most love-filled abundant life can take place. It’s beautiful stuff.
These set, Kundalini sequences of movement, breath and mantra are called kriyas. These were designed by Yogi Bhajan (founder of Kundalini yoga in the West), and are never altered or changed. This is because these kriyas direct your subtle body energy to stimulate the nervous system and glandular system in a specific manner.
Some Kundalini kriyas will leave you blissed out with a profound sense of calm, , clarity and joy.
Others, will trigger you.
Keep in mind Kundalini Yoga is called the “Yoga of Awareness.” It is designed to slay your ego and trigger you. If you find the exercises confronting (or you don’t want to do 42 frog squats in a row and begin to get tired, angry, frustrated), this is precisely the point.
Kundalini Yoga shows you how you react when you’re in a difficult situation. It serves as a mirror to how you react to difficult situations in life.
If you want to know more about this originally came from, how helps foster , what the different are, and why the are so important to becoming . practice then check out my podcast on this exact topic. I go over where this
I also talk a bit about how to take this practice off the so that you can experience the in your daily life.
Whether you’re ready to deepen your or you’re simply looking for a way to your current yoga practice, you’ll get all of your questions answered in this podcast.
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