Praparations for Practice

Kundalini Yoga is a practice aimed at opening up our higher consciousness, thus requires a certain discipline of life and though. A satvic diet should be followed, as purity of food leads to purity of mind. If that food is heavy or disturbing in its qualities, the mind will lack the stability for kundalini practice. When yoga techniques are used to arouse the kundalini and they are often very helpful they should be as part of a practice of surrender to the divine. Without this basic they cannot be done correctly. The kundalini sadhaka should first have a background in meditation, control of the senses, and an understanding of the working of the mind before trying to arouse kundalini.

Before the awakening of kundalini the practice of Hathayoga, including asanas, pranayam, dhyana and so are essential in order to purify the functional and structural form of Ida and pingala. It is important for the aspirant to understand that the process of awakening of this divine consciousness needs through complete and expert planning. In Hatha Yoga, asanas and prayanama are intended initially to prepare the sadhaka for bearing enduring holding and understanding the experiences of kundalini yoga.

Awakening of kundalini influences the physical element in the body, so it is understood in kundalini yoga that the physical body should be rendered free of toxic elements. The body that has been purified by the fire of yoga will be the most permanent and most trustworthy base for the awakening of kundalini. For kundalini to arise, the body must be able to cope with its force and the nervous system must be strong, healthy and mature. When these preparations are complete, the practice of dhyana begins.

For a few months work on hathayoga, kriyayoga and dhyana, practice nadi-shodhan pranayama until is perfected. Then Gayatri Mantra can be incorporated into it. For example, perform puraka, antaranga kumbhaka, rechaka and bahiranga kumbhaka with the mantra in ratio of 1:2:2:1. In addition practice jalandhar and Mulabandha in antaranga kumbhaka, rechaka, uddiyana and mulabandha in bahirange kumbhaka. After one round of nadi shodhan pranayam, pause for a while in chin mudra and fix your gaze with eyes closed at the nosetip nasikagra mudra. When your pranas become quite and tranguil start another round. After the second round of nadi-shodhan pranayam, again pause and practice nasikagra mudra. In this way continue for five rounds of nadi-shodnan pranayam coupled with bandhas and combined with Gayatra mantra or Bij mantra ya oa ja ;a ga Åa

Finally, do not be in a hurry for this experience. First train your mind. In order to discover if you are ready for the experience of the beyond, test your self to see whether you can endure anger, worry, love and passion, disappointment, jealousy, hatred, memories of the past, sufferings and sorrows for the dead. If you can maintain a balance of mind in the face of these minor mental and emotional conflicts, if you can still feel joy, then you are the aspirant of kundalini yoga.

IS KUNDALINI FOR YOU?

Kundalini is one of the spiritual sadhana. It goes beyond the physical performance of poses with its emphasis on breathing, meditation, chakra, mudra, bandha and bijmantra chanting. However, the kundalini eqvences can be very physically intense. Kundalini practices appeals to those who are up to both mental and physical challenges.