What Is Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini (from kundala, or "coiled," in Sanskrit) yoga is an approach to yoga that emphasizes yoga's ability to release a powerful creative energy known in Sanskrit as kundalini— shakti ("female serpent power"). The kundalini energy is believed to lie dormant at the base of the spine, like a coiled snake. Through a variety of practices, including physical postures, special breathing techniques, mantra recitation, and meditation, practitioners of kundalini yoga strive to awaken this dormant energy. The awakening of the kundalini energy can help lead an individual to self-realization and enlightenment. Some practitioners translate kundalini as "the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved"—by uncoiling this lock of hair, we can unite our individual self with the consciousness of the universe.2

The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath

The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath

A complete guide on Eastern practices of breathing, mental, psychic and spiritual development. The book teaches that Yoga is divided into several branches, ranging from that which teaches the control of the body, to that which teaches the attainment of the highest spiritual development.

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