In the prior article, Kundalini Talk Part One, we explored the question, “What is kundalini energy?” In a clever analogy we said…
If yeast is the active ingredient in making bread, then kundalini energy is the active ingredient in all of creation.
We learned that kundalini is primordial creative energy that exists within the void of infinite potential. We learned that when consciousness forms ideas it is kundalini energy that births and embodies those ideas into form.
Once constructed, kundalini energy lays dormant within the structure and loops the idea over and over for its life span. It is said that kundalini energy resides dormant within the earth element.
The question then becomes, how do we awaken kundalini energy?
As with all things, we start by building a mental framework.
The danger of awakening kundalini without a framework is that we are unprepared to interpret the experience. Therefore, we begin with philosophy.
Learning about who we are and how we operate through the yogic lens is the best place to begin. Once a framework is constructed we then have a lens through with to explore ourselves and this begins by observing ourselves.
Our breath, thoughts, emotions and sensations become our focal point and our bodies become our universities. By activating our observation skills, we awaken our awareness.
While that sounds simple, its actually quite magical and complex. By observing ourselves in the breath we activate subtle energy forces that are key in awakening kundalini energy.
Once a good framework is established and observation is activated, we begin to move energy through the body in systematic ways.
Using the science and technology of kundalini yoga, we safely circulate prana to strengthen our nervous systems, balance our glandular systems and initiate the reading of our body’s information.
There are multiple lineages of kundalini yoga. Many in the western world are familiar with the youngest of these, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This yogic lineage has been paired with the Sikh tradition and its succession of Sikh Gurus known for their embodiment of pure soul qualities. This practice is ideal for the householder to activate the energy and prepare their body for further awakening.
Other lineages stem from earlier times including Hindu and Tibetan systems of Kriya and Tantra Yoga, lineages such at those taught by Swami Sayananda Saraswati and Swami Sivananda Saraswati. This Kundalini Tantra form is precise and intended to evoke the activation and elevation of consciousness.
I have had the blessing to study and practice multiple lineages of kundalini yoga and find each of teachings to be powerful, complimenting each other in a multitude of ways.
From this I have adopted an immersion model that systematically strengthens and prepares the body while activating information through the chakra lenses.
Once the practitioner is prepared a specific series of steps are taken to activate and circulate the energy to awaken dormant areas of the brain. These steps are done with the guidance and support of a qualified Kundalini Tantra Yoga Teacher.
Throughout the transformative series I offer, the practitioner flushes pathways, evolves in awareness and resolves polarity conflict of stored programming. They learn to be comfortable in their own bodies and within all the swings of modern life. Teachings invite the practitioner to take the concepts off the yoga mat and into their lives, improving and evolving on the fly.
Essentially we break it down into three steps:
Knowledge, practice and mastery.
Maintaining a practice encourages the energy to flow and kundalini’s magic becomes our way of life.
Opening the mind to fresh perspectives and evolved lenses leads us to understand that we are our own teacher and have direct connection to infinite wisdom and creative potential.
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful technology that is sure to become a prominent tool in human evolution.
Yogi Speak Version for Teachers and Teachers in Training ..
Follow the 8 Limbs of Yoga as written by Patanjali
Yamas (Social Codes) and Niyamas (Personal Codes) form (Philosophy), Asana (Yogic Postures), Pranayama (Breathwork and control of prana), Pratyahar (Synchronization of senses), Dharana (Concentration), Dhyana (Deep Meditation), Samadhi (Awakening and absorption into spirit).
Have a beautiful, bountiful and blissful day!
Angela .. yours in truth and spirit