Monday, July 14, 2014

Kundalini Yoga: A Cleansing Process

Sometimes some students may have a more intense experience with Kundalini Yoga than others, especially when they do not fully understand how this technology works and not used to all the changes (inside and out) that come from practicing Kundalini Yoga.  

If you are one of these students, just know that most things that we experience from Kundalini Yoga are absolutely normal.
On the physical level, students may sometimes feel tingling sensation on their bodies during or after an exercise. This is a normal effect. Kundalini Yoga stimulates the energy flow inside the body. The tingling sensation may be a result from the energy channels inside the body opening up to the flow. Coughing and sneezing can also happen from the cleansing process during Kundalini Yoga. 

(Note: If you feel intense pain, dizziness, or something feels wrong, stop what you are doing immediately. If you have a physical condition, please consult a doctor before engaging in any Kundalini Yoga practice.) 

Sometimes students may experience recurring thoughts or emotions during class. Sometimes these thoughts or emotions are intense, and you may suddenly find yourself feeling angry, agitated or even feeling like crying. These are all normal effects of Kundalini Yoga. Becoming aware of your thoughts and emotions and learning to release them is part of the journey towards understanding yourself. Kundalini Yoga will bring us face to face with everything that we need to learn about ourselves in order for us to grow and excel: the good, the bad, and even the ugly!

Some thoughts and emotions are deeply buried inside of our subconscious mind they have been affecting our lives without us realizing it. Kundalini Yoga will bring these thoughts and emotions to the surface, and helps us to release these thoughts and emotions that no longer serve us. So it is alright if you suddenly feel like crying in the middle of a Kundalini Yoga class. 

Kundalini Yoga provides the tools and a safe space for us to cleanse ourselves, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Do not be intimidated by the cleansing process. Keep taking classes to help yourself let go of the past, and allow yourself to grow. You can always ask a teacher questions or for guidance. Support yourself by drinking a lot of water after class and throughout the day. Get enough sleep and treat yourself to healthy and nutritious food. Learn to breathe deeply and properly, it can be helpful in dealing with emotions. Lastly, learn to accept yourself and allow your inner light to shine through!  

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