The Basics of Kundalini Yoga
(Taught at the three weeks rejuvenation retreat program)
In our quest to contribute in creating the “Millennium” holistic sentient human being who lives holistically with a healthy lifespan of at least 120 years, we offer medicine what has thousands of years of History of experience and fine-tuning.
Our goal is to explore ways to expand our consciousness, unity feelings, experiences, deepen our understanding of ourselves and bring more meaning to our lives and our worlds.
In this perspective, Kundalini Yoga is an ancient dealing with the transformation and expansion of unity consciousness, the awakening and raising of inner Energy up the spine through energy centers called that Ayurvedea medicine calls chakras. The activation and balancing of the chakras is accomplished by the mixing and uniting of Prana(cosmic energy) with Apana (eliminating energy) which generates pressure to force Kundalini to rise, by means of Pranayama (breathing exercises), Bhandas (body locks), in Kriyas (exercise sets), using Asanas (postures), Mudras (gestures), and Mantras (sacred sounds).
Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, an individual can unite his/her consciousness with Cosmic Consciousness on a regular basis by carefully performing the exercises and meditations in specific sequence and combination. A student soon becomes adept at perceiving the movement of energy within and outside of his/her body, and consciously begins to direct its flow to stimulate and awaken the chakras, for healing himself/herself and others, and becomes a co-creator with universal energies.
Lesson 01 – Introduction to Kundalini Yoga
Lesson 02 – Silence & Intuition
Lesson 03 – Mantras & Tuning In
Lesson 04 – Meditation and Choice
Lesson 05 – Sat Nam, Stress Reduction
Lesson 06 – Guidelines for Sadhana
Lesson 07 – Pranayama – Breathing Techniques
Lesson 08 – Activating the Kundalini, Locks (Bhandas)
Lesson 09 – Flexibility of the Spine
Lesson 10 – The Navel Center & the Lower Triangle
Lesson 11 – Infinite Experiences
Lesson 12 – Breaking Addictions
Lesson 13 – Befriending Your Body
Lesson 14 – Prosperity: the Path of Manifestation
Lesson 15 – Kirtin Kriya – SA TA NA MA Meditation (1)
Lesson 16 – Shabad Kriya – Bedtime Meditation
Lesson 17 – Dealing with Depression
Lesson 18 – Human Sensory System
Lesson 19 – Posture and the Heart Chakra
Lesson 20 – Earth, the First Chakra & Intuition
Lesson 21 – Surrender to the Zone – Meditation & Intuition
Lesson 22 – Brainwave Meditation
Lesson 23 – Healing Meditation
Lesson 24 – The Gift of Giving and Receiving
Lesson 25 – Change, Creation & Choice
An incredibly powerful storehouse of psychic energy, sometimes called Shakti, symbolized as a coiled, sleeping serpent, lies dormant at the base of the spine (Kundal means curl). Once awakened it uncoils and ascends through the central channel in the spinal column (Sushumana) to the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)at the top of the head, triggering an awakening of consciousness and a transcendent spiritual state.
Prana is the basic life force in the air we breathe and the food we eat, and the practice of Kundalini Yoga enhances its abrorption. Apana is the energy or power to eliminate or give back. When the forces of both prana and apana are strong enough to unite and create tappa or heat at the navel center, the heat generated descends to the first chakra and awakens the Kundalini.
A series of one or more exercises or postures in combination with pranayama, locks, chanting, visualization, projection, etc., in specific sequence designed to produce specific effects. Kundalini Yoga kriyas are centuries old. The total effect of a kriya is greater than the sum of its parts. ‘Kriya’ literally means ‘work’ or ‘action’.
Poses or postures designed to stimulate glands, organs or body awareness, and to quiet the mind for meditation. Asanas often apply pressure on nerves or accupressure points, reflexing to the brain and body for certain effects.
A gesture or position, usually of the hands, that locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain. By curling, crossing, stretching and touching the fingers and hands, we can talk to the body and mind, as each area of the hand reflexes to a certain part of the mind or body.
Body locks or muscular contractions applied for the retention and channeling of energy (prana, apana and Kundalini).
Centers of exchange between the physical and non-physical energetic dimensions of our being. Like transformers, they change subtle prana into physical energy flowing through a system of ‘nadis’ (psychic channels) and the meridian system. Chakras are energy vortexes perceived as spinning discs of light (‘chakra’ means wheel) situated along the spine.
A mantra is a syllable, word or phrase in one of the sacred languages (like Sanskrit & Gurmukhi) or sometimes in English, which elevates or modifies consciousness through its meaning, the sound itself, rhythm, tone, and even the reflexology or the tongue on the palate. Mantra is “The Yoga of the Mind”.
Breathing techniques to channel and direct the flow of prana and alter consciousness.
The stilling of the rational, reasoning, dualistic egotistical mind to allow the neutral mind to focus awareness on inner reality beyond intellectual concepts, and on outer reality beyond physical, earthly objects. Meditation uses many techniques to achieve this purpose, and produces a calm, sensitiveless emotional, alert, intuitive, effective, efficient and self-controlled personality, and an enhanced sense of being and consciousness. Consistent meditation promotes inner peace, happiness and life in higher consciousness.
We may be asked to gaze at the nose, focus on the spine, a chakra, the breath, a mantra, physical functions or on something outside of the body. Focus gives us the ability to hold several things in the mind at once and to concentrate and contain our energy for creation, health, and healing.
Reference and Precision Notes
(1). This type of meditation has been scientifically examined and scientists found that Telomere caps shorten less quickly thanks to the daily practice of this exercise. This type of meditation is thus a rejuvenation one and during the course of the workshop, we will show you all of the supporting pieces of evidence and multiple techniques that will aid the workshopee to take back his or her inner sovereignty and become “whole” and vibrant again, as both Evolution and Creation engined.