- by Tratak Holistic Clinic
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- Nov 04 2017
An emancipating mix of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini meditation incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.
Incorporating sound, breath, and posture, Kundalini meditation aims to develop spiritual awareness by freeing the serpent power (kundalini) that is coiled in the base of the spine and drawing it upward through the seven chakras.
The mention of Kundalini can be found in the Upanishads. In 1969, Sikh leader Yogi Bhajan brought the practice to North America and helped popularize it.
WHERE DO I MEDITATE?
Any place where you feel you won’t be disturbed for a while is fine. Choose a spot that is quiet, neither too hot nor too cold. Sit on a wool or cotton blanket or a sheepskin. Ensure that the spine is erect and straight. Many people have a special spot set aside for the purpose of meditation.
WHEN DO I MEDITATE?
The early morning hours between 4 AM and 8 AM (ambrosial hours) are a good time. It’s early in the day so there is no noise and you get to start your day on a positive and energised note.
Many people prefer to meditate before bedtime to clear away the worries and troubles of the day, helping in getting a good and deep sleep.
A SIMPLE KUNDALINI MEDITATION TECHNIQUE
Find a quiet and comfortable place and sit with a straight spine, either in a comfortable cross-legged position or in a chair with both feet flat on the floor. You can choose to sit in any postures such as sukhasana, padmasana, ardha padmasana or vajrasana. Padmasana is generally considered as an ideal position.
Relax your hands in your lap. Your palms should be up and the right hand rested on top of the left. Keep the shoulders relaxed and lift your upper chest slightly to support the spine. Keep your eyes closed till the end of the meditation.
Concentrate on the flow of breath, breathing only through the nose. Lift your left hand, close your left nostril with the fingers of the left hand. With the left nostril closed, breathe through your right nostril. Inhale as much as you can only through the right nostril and hold the breath for as long as possible. Notice every process of inhaling and exhaling. Repeat the same procedure with your left nostril.
When you start meditating, you may find it hard to concentrate with your mind creating chatter. Use a mantra like Sat Nam. Use the word "Sat" when you inhale and "Nam" when you exhale. This will help provide the focus needed for meditation.
BENEFITS OF KUNDALINI MEDITATION
- Kundalini meditation gives you an enlightened state of consciousness.
- Chakra balancing and healing.
- Gives a cathartic release from emotional baggage and suppressed thoughts.
- A deeply heightened spiritual experience.
- A complete consciousness of yourself and your surroundings.
- You feel aware of the slightest occurrences within your body.
Kundalini meditation evokes the trapped energy and purifies your system, bringing about complete awareness of your body. So, what are you waiting for? Find a certified practitioner and get started!