Guest Post by Manmohan Singh- Yogi
Are you planning to awaken the innermost energy that guides you towards your dharma (life purpose) through yoga? If “yes” is your answer, then Kundalini Yoga is what you need the most right now. If you’re at a stage in life where going for an immersive yoga teacher training in India will serve you the best, then we recommend that you go for a kundalini yoga course.
The great spiritual sages have given us treasure boxes of transcendence—of the mind, body, and soul. And Kundalini Yoga is one of them. The followers of spirituality who seek to attain higher forms of consciousness devote themselves to the discipline of kundalini yoga. A form that involves breathing, chanting of mantras, postures, and meditation, Kundalini is medicine to those who are affected by unhealthy habits of everyday living.
Moreover, it’s a potent fuel to transcend the lower realms of reality that most humans inhabit. To transcend any reality, one must be aware of it, and to attain awareness, mindfulness is the key. Through meditation, Kundalini yoga begins. And in doing so, the body becomes mindful of the seven energy chakras that run through our spine. These chakras are repositories where our highest potential is stored, and, which also acts as a medium between us and the entire cosmos. The more detached we are from our chakras, the more misaligned they become, distracting us from serving our purpose on Earth. To help center our energy vortexes, we require Kundalini Yoga which is no less than an institution, really, that enables us, although with sincere efforts and persistence, to attain true alignment with our bodies.
The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is to help the coiled serpent that’s in a state of deep sleep just where our spine ends, awaken and transcend the crown chakra, one that radiates right above the head. Many Ayurvedic courses in India assist in healing energy chakras of the body to prepare it for true alignment. To reap the benefits of Kundalini Yoga, several mudras are practiced that help the body find a state of balance.
To help you understand Kundalini Yoga, we have listed its benefits with different mudras:
Memorize better with Gyan Mudra:
One of the many benefits of kundalini yoga is the ascension to memory control. Bid farewell to the times when you couldn’t remember the most important purpose of your life—your dharma. Sitting in kundalini with Gyan mudra helps you find balance not only between your index finger and thumb but also your nervous system. So go forth and begin to remember all that you’ve forgotten with Kundalini’s Gyan mudra.
Channel inner patience with Shani Mudra:
The followers of Kundalini yoga not only seek enlightenment but also the patience to attain it. The task of expanding human consciousness in the world of chaos is very difficult. This is why several practitioners meditate with Shani Mudra – the balance of the middle finger and the thumb, to tap into their patience potential.
Honor your intuition with Ravi Mudra:
Nothing protects your body better than your gut feeling, your intuition. The vibe that you get when you walk into a dark lane alone is your intuition telling you that it’s probably not the best thing to do. Ravi mudra–or the art of placing ring finger and the thumb together–helps one get closer to their intuition.
Swim in clarity with Buddhi Mudra:
The human soul is the symbol of purity, and Kundalini Yoga helps us become clean to reach the purity of our soul. To become clean, one must practice virtues that allow the soul to shine. For the soul to shine as it is, one must be able to discern right from wrong. To awaken our mental clarity, Buddhi mudra is practiced by bringing the thumb and little finger together so that our souls connect with our virtues to provide us discernment in all the actions we undertake.
Expand your horizons with Jupiter Lock Mudra:
Many times, we experience boundaries in our lives that are nothing but a result of our inhibitions and insecurities. To help the mind break away from old conventions that no longer serve the soul, Jupiter mudra is performed by placing two index fingers together. This mudra helps us find our innermost wishes that we sometimes don’t act upon due to our fears, and encourages us to pursue it, slowly.
Tap into your heartbeat with bear grip:
Awakening to a loving presence begins by awakening the heart. Kundalini yoga teaches us to follow our dharma, or life purpose, from our heart’s place which is free from the traps of “self” or “ego”. To rest in a loving presence, awakening the heart is important which is why bear grip mudra is practiced. The clutching of fingers of both the right and left hand together stimulates the heart chakra and helps us go deep into our hearts.
A lifelong devotion to Kundalini Yoga can help us find the true meaning of life and lead us to the path of enlightenment of mind, body, and the spirit. If the mind perseveres enough to learn the kundalini discipline, the great circle of life and its mysteries opens the door for the human soul for greater ascension. Deep as it may sound, Kundalini Yoga holds the wisdom of the finest order to enrich our lives with greater living. So are you ready to roll with Kundalini yoga?
Author Bio :
Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveler in India. He organizes 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Manmohan Singh conducts Ayurveda Courses in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas and Trekking in India.