What is Kundalini Yoga?

wow! Mind blown!

I feel like I’ve isolated myself quite a bit from ‘mainstream’ people already – always talking about Buddhism, Stoicism, Ram Dass, DMT, frontal lobe Vs Limbic sytem etc.
I think it’s fair nice to say that most people don’t get me!

So rather than attempt to talk to people about Kundalini Yoga, I thought I’d write a blog post – as I have to tell someone!

I first heard about Kudalini Yoga from Joe Rogan – like most cool things that I do!

I gave a video a go on youtube – a 35 minute routine, then a 10 minute morning routine, shown below:

Well, I felt pretty strange after doing these 2 video-routines. Strange mixture of relaxation and feeling vulnerable.
Then that night I had a mad dream that I had an ellipse shaped hole in the top of my head – and was looking at it in the mirror. Pretty vivid dream too. I also remember waking up in the middle of the night and feeling too scared to get up and pee!

I did a load of research the following day, got in touch with a Kundalini Yoga teacher too. Watched a few more videos about the history, and the awakening etc.

That night I had some pretty cool ‘visuals’. Shapes, moving and in light colours, but when I was trying to sleep I felt a kind of ‘oneness’ and lightness. I’ve been listening to Ram Dass* for a few years – I often put his lectures on when I got to bed. So I’ve already kind of programmed into myself the idea of us ‘all being one’ and that we are not are thoughts etc. These kind of ideas were going through my head –
“we are all one”
“so what is experiencing this then, if I am not my thoughts”
“we are the universe experiencing itself”
“We are all one, it’s just part of my brain that wants to separate us”

Kinda cool, kinda wanted to sleep too though!

Today I’ve felt alert, but still a bit anxious. I’m not going to do another yoga routine until I’ve gone to see the local teacher that I’ve found.

Anyway – I definitely believe in Chakras now!

*Ram Dass is the author of the cult book – Be Here Now. A Harvard professor in Psychology for years, he said that he learnt more in 20 minutes after taking ‘magic mushrooms/flesh of the Gods mushrooms’ than he did in all his years studying. He eventually travelled across India and found his guru.

 

I’m not going to do it justice, as I don’t know enough about it (yet) but Kundalini yoga involves a number of stages – including postures and meditation, to release the energy from your chakras.

The energy from your chakras flows up your spine, to the top of your head. During a Kundalini awakening, people report feeling the energy flow up to the top of their head. Others also report feeling confused and even anger & depression. This is a symptom of your ego clinging on to your psyche.

I highly recommend seeking out a good teacher if you want to give it a try.

 

Peace x

 

About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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