Kundalini Yoga is practised with the objective of awakening the Kundalini Shakti, the coiled, dormant, feminine energy or the psychic energy inherent in all human beings. When roused, the Kundalini ascends through the spinal chakras to unite above the crown of the head with Shiva, the pure consciousness pervading the universe as a whole. Kundalini is usually represented as a serpent coiled into three and a half circles, with its tail in its mouth, coiled around the central axis at the base of the spine.
Kundalini Yoga is a distinct type of yoga combining various kinds of yogas including raja, hatha, tantra, laya and mantra. One can vitalize the nerve systems by activating this Kundalini energy. Breath control and meditation are primarily used in this technique. Kundalini yoga imparts enjoyment and liberation to the yogi who practises it. He experiences exceptional bliss and gains special powers through its practice. When Kundalini unites with Shiva, the yogi attains a state of consciousness called Samadhi, when his consciousness of his body and all other objects is withdrawn. When Kundalini sleeps man is awake to this world. When she wakes he sleeps, in that he loses all consciousness of the world and enters the causal body.
Updated on 7th June, 2005
Copyright 2014 by Online Highways LLC. Enjoy some India trivia. Send Us Your Comments