The Path of Primal Force
Like traditional Hatha Yoga, the object of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken our most primal internal energy.
Habitual patterns of stressful thought create energy disturbances within the body.
Imagine a river flowing freely and then over time leaves fall in the same spot of the river over and over again. Sprinkle in a few branches and, who knows, maybe the whole tree falls in crosswise. This impedes the rivers’ natural flow. Just the same in human consciousness. Fear is a big obstructer of our natural flow. A constant recipe of fear in the mind over a period of time, now creates a disturbance in the body. Ultimately, introducing itself to the world as a dis-ease if not tended to.
Kundalini practices are very, very methodical practices that may include movement, mantras, postures, pranayama, bandhas, kumbhaka, meditation or a combination of all of these to direct inner energies back into alignment. Strongly advised to be guided by a teacher (versus Internet, etc). Their presence can assist you once you begin to experience the awakening. Incorporating a weekly practice with a guide and daily aspects of the practice at home provide that stable ground for the good things to land.
As with all the paths, there is a much greater depth than just these few paragraphs. Feel free to explore this practice here at Grounded by Yoga with Kundalini Yoga teacher Randhir.Randhir also presents a 4-Hour Lecture/Practice of Kundalini Yoga in our 200 RYT Yoga Teacher Training Programs.