Songs and meditations on mantra instead of focusing on physical fitness – with Kundalini yoga you will surely discover your spiritual side
Pause, breathe deeply, be with yourself – who doesn't want it often? This is where Kundalini yoga comes in handy. It promises a healing effect on mind and body. Don't let the traditional white turbans, mantra songs and intense breathing exercises take you away. While this may seem strange to yo-yo beginners, the spiritual core of this yoga form will quickly take over. Why you should absolutely try it out here.
What is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini yoga is considered to be the most original yoga variant. Although associated with classical Hatha yoga, it is somewhat more dynamic and spiritual. "Clock" is sung in Kundalini yoga instead of "Om" and means something like "true self". This is exactly what Kundalini yoga represents: to understand what your true core is – and to push away all limitations, prejudices, and colored emotions.
In fact, it sounds like a deep hocus experiment, but if you really take the time to get involved, you can release a lot of unused energy in Kundalini Yoga. You can find your way through a series of breathing exercises, yoga postures, and mantra singing meditations. It boosts your energy and opens up the seven chakras. Chakras are energy centers that are distributed along the spine.
What can Kundalini Yoga do?
In Kundalini, learn the right moves and postures to release blockages and balance your body, mind and soul. This helps you reduce your physical and mental stress. Not only do you feel more relaxed, but you also learn to be more aware of yourself and others in your environment.
Kundalini can also solve problems with sleep and concentration, alleviate nervousness and ensure internal balance. The spine in particular plays a central role in Kundalini yoga because it is your foundation and carries you through life. The fact that you look older is often noticed first on the spine, which is why it is important to be flexible.
Where does Kundalini yoga come from?
Kundalini is an ancient practice of yoga from northern India. Like all forms of yoga, it is a mutual religion, but it can be linked to the tradition of the Sikh religion. The remnants of this, for example, are traditional white clothing and a turban. White clothing should have a positive effect on the energy field of each individual and group. The turban helps keep energy with you. However, neither turban nor white clothing are required for practicing Kundalini yoga.
Kundalini yoga has only been known in Germany for several years. The most common form comes from Yogi Bhajan. In the late 1960s, yogis from India traveled to California and began teaching as many people as possible. Until then, there was only a small elite practicing Kundalini. To expand his yoga lifestyle, he founded the non-profit "3H Organization". 3H stands for adjectives: happy, holy, healthy – for Yogi Bhajan the basic rights of life of every human being.
What does the Kundalini Yoga Unit look like?
A typical Kundalini clock lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. The exercise consists of three different elements: asana (pose), paranayama (intense and conscious breathing) and dhyan (meditation).
Asanas are aimed at raising awareness of your body. Breathing plays a central role, as it affects your life force and your attitude to life. The two most important forms of breathing are relaxing long, deep breathing and purifying and energizing fire breathing. You inhale very quickly and slowly.
Meditations are associated with various mantras or kirtans, singing spiritual songs. In terms of Kundalini yoga, meditation aims to activate Prana, the life energy of man. Each session ends with a deep relaxation.
Tip for those who want to get to the right place: It is best to practice Kundalini early in the morning for a good start to the day or late evening as the end of the day.
Who is Kundalini yoga for?
Kundalini yoga is suitable for those who value the spiritual experience more than a defined body. Although individual exercises may be physically demanding, the focus is on the energy change of the body.
Age, gender, fitness level and agility are basically minor, because with Kundalini there are no complicated movements – for example, walking is already a Kundalini exercise.
One thing is for sure: Kundalini yoga is a special type of yoga that you must first access. This may take a few sessions, but if you like the spiritual sympathy over time, great yoga that makes you more and more will make you stronger, more aware and more creative.