Let's Talk Kundalini Yoga,sit down and relax and get ready to stretch your body!!
What is it?
Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning "truth is my identity." The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. Kundalini Yoga has many benefits, kundalini gives you will power, brain power, awakened intuition , release stress and anxiety.
How Do I Perform Kundalini Yoga?
There are many ways to do Kundalini yoga,and many methods I will list one of the most common methods.
1. Energizing Your Breath
--- Know when and how often to do this breathing exercise. This breathing exercise can be done when you’re feeling tired or drained emotionally. The result of doing this exercise should be that you feel revived, re-energized and ready-to-go. These exercises can be done 2-3 times a day.Experts recommend trying this exercise in the mid-afternoon (2-4pm) to help avoid that afternoon slump.
2. Get into position. Sit straight up. Put your palms together in front of you with your fingers pointed upwards. Close your eyes lightly.
3. Inhale. Start by inhaling your breath. Break your inhale into four parts where you’re able to fill your lungs completely on the 4th part.
4. Exhale. Once you’ve filled your lungs, start the exhale. Just like the inhale, break your exhaling breath into four parts. You’re lungs should be empty by the 4th part of the exhale.
5. Pull in your belly button. Every time you do a part breath on both the inhale and exhale, pull your belly button area in towards your spine. This means you’ll do this movement four times on an inhale and four times on an exhale.
6. Continue the breathing activity for up to 3 minutes. Each breath (an inhale and an exhale) should take a total of 7-8 seconds. Continue breathing using this method for up to 3 minutes before relaxing.
7. Introduce a mantra. If you’re having trouble concentrating on your breathing because you’re distracted, add a mantra. The simple mantra “Sa - Ta - Na - Ma” can be done once for an inhale and once for an exhale. Each syllable of the mantra would coincide with a part of the breath. Because this is a breathing exercise you won’t be able to say the mantra out loud, instead just say it in your head.The mantra “Sa - Ta - Na - Ma” means “Infinity - Life - Death - Rebirth."
8. End the breathing exercise. After you’ve done the breathing exercise for about three minutes, end by doing one last big inhale. At the same time push the palms of your hands together hard and hold them together like that for about 10-15 seconds.
9. Rest if needed. If you need to relax and rest for a few minutes afterwards, that’s okay. Lie on your back and close your eyes for 2-5 minutes. Take a few deep breaths while lying on your back and stretch your body out. Then get going!