BENEFITS OF KUNDALINI YOGA
"The Kundalini Energy is awareness itself. It organizes all the other energies in the body. If its flow is open and correct, healing results occur with almost miraculous impact. Our fears and attachments often disturb the normal flow of energy and functioning of the first three chakras. When that flow is opened and reconnected to the higher centers, the nervous system, glands and chakras all synchronize. A deep rejuvenation cascades throughout the body."
Yogi Bhajan says: "Kundalini Yoga is the science of angles and triangles." Every angle we hold our body in has a corresponding energetic effect because the muscles are putting pressure on specific parts of the body. For example, lifting the legs 30 degrees works on the Navel point; lifting the arms 60 degrees works on the heart and lungs. The effect also has to do with the ability of different shapes and forms to concentrate the life force.
Strengthening the nervous system
We know that nerves constantly grow and change both in their density of connection and the sophistication of the patterns with which they interconnect. Yoga engages the nerves and makes them function better.
Stretching and building muscles
Any muscle that is not used regularly, even if it is only over a period of a few days, starts to atrophy. Muscle atrophy is visible in the stooped and narrow shoulders of older people who have stopped exercising. Kundalini Yoga is an incredibly complete form of exercise for the muscles to maintain the strength and flexibility of the body.
Due to increased heart rate and the internal massage of tissues and organs, Kundalini Yoga increases the circulation of blood, lymph and other body fluids.
Endocrine glands, the guardians of your health, have no muscles to get their products into the blood. Yoga massages them, empties them, keeps them vital and helps them to communicate with each other. Many of the yoga exercises adjust the functioning of the endocrine glands by stimulating the primary base of the brain ( the hypothalamus), through rhythmical breathing and through the effect of sound and mantra.
Kundalini Yoga as biofeedback
Kundalini Yoga gives increased awareness of the body's internal processes.
Muscles as energy catalysts
There is a connection between the muscles and the meridians or nadis. If a muscle is strong, the meridian connected to it will be healthy energetically and vice versa. That's why specific meridians and organs are influenced by training specific muscles.
Cleansing the tissues
No matter how good the diet is, we tend to exceed the self-cleansing capacity of our bodies. Uric acid, calcium crystals, and many other wastes and poisons get stored in tissues and joints. They make us stiff and may cause many diseases. In Kundalini Yoga muscle stretching and internal massage bring wastes back into circulation so that the lungs, intestines, kidneys, and skin are able to remove them.
Kundalini Yoga as lifestyle
Yoga is not just exercises. We can find opportunities to recommend daily healthy practices-rising early, taking a cold shower, wearing light-colored clothing and trying other aspects of yogic lifestyle. A vegetarian diet alone reduces the risk of chronic diseases. A yogic lifestyle offers support to refrain from toxic habits such as smoking, drinking and taking drugs. And it also supports withdrawal from caffeine and non-prescription drugs.
An understanding of the eight chakras of the body and how the practice of kriyas, pranayam and meditation affects them, is perhaps the most encompassing explanation of the effects of Kundalini Yoga.
KY directly activates and balances each of our Ten Bodies. These changes echo and reverberate throughout the dimensions of our being and have a powerful effect on our spiritual growth.