Kundalini is the life force of awareness. When we elevate the Kundalini we encounter a force in our nervous system and mind that strips away all that is not needed. Awareness can be defined by the quality of your conscious in combination with the rely of the sensory information that is sent to you to at any given moment.
Kundalini energy is often referred to as a sudden fiery, mind blowing energy travelling up the spine to elevate your consciousness; so called Kundalini rising. This dramatic experience may well happen to some people, but the technology of Kundalini Yoga that has been given to us by Yogi Bhajan creates a subtle experience. My experience is of this gentle subtle energy and subtle changes in my life. I have had an awakening but it is very much a work in progress, captured in my experience of feeling greater and greater awareness during certain moments in my day when I have the presence to move my attention from my busy mind with its worries and doubts, into my body and breath. These moments of being aware of the finite in my inhale and the infinite in the exhale allow me to open up to life. I more easily catch my mind as it becomes frustrated with the reality of a situation and move beyond its limited interpretation of life to one where all solutions and possibilities are a reality. Catching the blame and forgiving it, before it turns inwards and destroys the self-love that I have carefully nurtured.
Our expectations of a situations set ourselves up to catch that moment. Like the calculations you make to catch a ball in your hands. I find that the development of my awareness, allows me to calculate and prepare less so instead of living through my expectations I can be more flexible in my acceptance of the IS. Instead of setting up the moment with my old expectations, life can now open up and allow a new future to arrive. As we continually grow our awareness we get better and better at catching ourselves when we slip back into old patterns of blaming, non-acceptance, rage, frustration etc.
Have supreme patience with yourself, start your day with pre forgiveness for the times you will slip up during the day and forgive yourself each time you do. Take time to bless yourself and count your blessing. Explore life with innocent wonder. Realise your potential as an infinite being in a finite body. Realise that each moment is part of the infinite, even if it is not what you desire. Allow yourself and others around you to flourish without dulling their spirits.
Kriya to connect with your infinite source of energy
|1. Sit in easy pose. Stretch your left arm out to the side with the fingers in gyan mudra and the palm up. The right elbow is bent, the palm faces forward, and the hand is about the level of the ear. The right thumb and sun finger (ring finger) connect to form surya mudra while the other fingers point upward. Inhale and exhale. Hold the breath out and pull the navel, mentally chanting “Har” with each pull of the navel. Begin by chanting “Har” eight times with the breath held out. When you are comfortable with that, increase the number of times you pull the navel and mentally chant “Har” until you can chant “Har” twenty times before you inhale. 11 Minutes.|
|To finish: Rapidly pump the navel 108 times either with the breath held in or with the breath held out. (Your choice)|
Mon 10 October 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 11 October 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 12 October 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE CLASS)
Wed 12 October 3-3.45pm Radiant Kids Class@ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 12 October 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga @ the Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road Col 5