Over the years, there have been various meditations and yoga techniques that have been developed. All these methods are intended to have varied effects on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of our beings.
While some meditation techniques and yogic practices usher in inner peace, some heighten awareness of our internal and external surroundings and some are intended to help in establishing a connection with our true self and to achieve oneness with our higher soul. Certain techniques lead to effects such as the activation of the Kundalini energy.
Kundalini Yoga also known as laya yoga. It derives its name through a focus on awakening Kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation , pranayama or breathing exercise, chanting mantra and yoga asana. Called by practitioners "the yoga of awareness", it aims "to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal others."
In Arahtic Yoga Preparatory Course Master Choa explains that the practice of Arhatic Kundalini meditation is designed to raise complete body awareness to prepare the body, nervous system, and mind to handle the energy of Kundalini rising as well as deep cleansing on Energy Bodies and Chakras. The majority of the physical postures focus on navel activity, activity of the spine, and selective pressurization of body points and meridians. Breath work and the application of bandhas (3 yogic locks) aid to release, direct and control the flow of Kundalini energy from the lower centers to the higher energetic centers.
Along with the many kriyas, meditations and practices of Kundalini Yoga, a simple breathing technique of alternate nostril breathing (left nostril, right nostril) is taught as a method to cleanse the nadis, or subtle channels and pathways, to help awaken Kundalini energy. You will learn this technique along with other advanced breathing techniques in Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul course.
Greater Spiritual Experiences
Kundalini Yoga is among those techniques that are related to the sacred powerful force known as the Kundalini energy. As the name suggests, Kundalini yoga involves awakening the Kundalini and allowing the energy to rise up to the Crown. Kundalini energy is a necessity for the development of our physical bodies as well as our brains. The activation of the Kundalini enables one to understand and remember internal spiritual experiences. Therefore, Kundalini awakening is a crucial need for anyone on the path of spiritual growth. In the absence of Kundalini energy higher frequencies and vibrations go un-registered.
The point to be noted is that there is Kundalini energy present in all of us. However, it is dormant. The activation of the Kundalini is what the Kundalini yoga aims at. Then again, Kundalini yoga or other related meditation and yoga methods are not the only way that the Kundalini can be awakened. There are cases of the spontaneous awakening of the Kundalini energy as well.
Better Safe than Sorry
There are often many questions raised about the dangers of the Kundalini energy. These questions and fears are not totally ill-founded as the awakening of the Kundalini energy without prior preparations and purification; it comes with quite a few problems. The pre-mature or improper awakening of the Kundalini has been known to result in physical pain, illnesses, sexual syndromes and certain psychological conditions as well.
Kundalini Yoga thus allows the preparation of the chakras. It readies the aura or energy body so that the Kundalini can be safely awakened. There are many types of ancient yogic practices that achieve the same purpose.
In most of these yoga techniques, the Kundalini is regarded like a coiled serpent resting at the base of the spine, or the Basic chakra mooladhara chakra. It is through the will power of the individual that the energy can be made to reach the Crown chakra or sahasrara chakra. These practices mainly involve visualization and breathing techniques or the chanting of mantras. The success of these methods therefore depends of the strength of one’s will and on how purified the chakras of the person are.
Impure or unclean chakras lead to issues. The Kundalini energy works like a fertilizer and encourages the growth of not only the positive aspects of the person but the negative aspects as well. Thus, without proper guidance and supervision, negative seeds of the chakras and thought-forms get activated and can lead to a state of spiritual confusion.
Arhatic Yoga and the Kundalini
Arhatic Yoga Kundalini Meditation is a technique developed by Master Choa Kok Sui that ensure the safe awakening of the Kundalini. Instead of working bottom-up, the higher chakras are activated first. Thus the higher chakras are endowed with more power and the lower chakras can be controlled better. The intervention of Divine Energy or spiritual energy serves as an important catalyst in this process as it has the power to cleanse and transform the chakras in human body.
Arhatic Yoga Kundalini Meditation is therefore a format that allows the awakening of the Kundalini without the risk and dangers of the Kundalini syndrome. Moreover, the positive aspects are then manifested without any hindrance or side-effects. These benefits include activated brain cells, a healthier physical body, a cleansed aura, purified chakras, amazing spiritual experiences, and more developed internal abilities that ultimately lead to the experience of bliss and happiness that is much sought after.
- Achieving Oneness with the Higher Soul by Master Choa Kok Sui