Focus and primary objectives of Kundalini Yoga
Article by Aman Roy
Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that consists of a set of breathing exercises and other kriyas that help to reduce stress and enable a person to relax. This five thousand years old culture that originated in India has blessed the people all over the world, with its huge benefits. Yoga and its various forms does not only help one to be fit and healthy but also elevates his mind and soul to higher realms. There is also an immense importance of music in Yoga. Soothing melody of meditation music induce altered state of consciousness and induce a state of peace and harmony within the listening mind.
Meditation is an important element in Yoga. Exercise routine in Yoga begin and end with meditation. Meditation helps a person to prepare for the Yoga routine by calming the mind from the outside world, enabling the mind to focus on a fixed point. Spirit Voyage is an online music store that has a wide collection of meditation music CDs and Yoga DVDs along yoga clothes and with other yoga accessories such as yoga mats, yoga rugs, meditation cushions, jeweleries and many more. Spirit Voyage Meditation music CDs such as Silent Moonlight meditation by Gurunam Singh and Seasons of the Soul by Prabhu Nam Kaur will help in healing and deep relaxation. There are other beautiful yoga DVD collection that will help one find inner peace and explore the spiritual sides of yoga. Mind and meditation is a Yoga DVD which will be of immense benefit for a practitioner.
Kundalini Yoga, an ancient yoga form that helps one to expand his awareness. By practicing this yoga form, one can go beyond the perceived conscious limits and lead a blissful life. This ancient yoga form also helps to clear any inner duality and create the power to deeply listen. It cultivate inner stillness, prosper and deliver excellence in all that one do. The focus of Kundalini Yoga is on one’s personal experience and awareness through the practice of kriya and naad. We awaken the kundalini in order to be able to call upon the full potential of the nervous and glandular systems and to balance the subtle system of chakras and meridians within the body. “Kriya” is an orchestrated pattern of movements, sound, pranayam, mudras, concentration and meditation that automatically guide the energies of the body and the mind to a specific result or change of consciousness.
Kundalini Yoga does not rely on any one of these techniques per se, although we use many. Instead, it is the unique and tested syntax, within the structure of each kriya, which provides steady, predictable progress and which leverages these basic functions of the body and the mind to create rapid, sustainable, personal growth and healing. In this tradition, meditation is not considered separate from asana or yoga; it is integral to the practice. The exercises in the kriya bring the body and mind to a state where deep meditation is easily achieved.
There are certain pre-requisites to the Kundalini Yoga practice. A Kundalini Yoga session should be practiced in a place not too hot or too cold. Use of proper yoga accessories and wearing the right kind of yoga clothes is a must. Yoga mats not only provide proper cushioning and stability to the practitioner, but also helps the positive energy to retain within the body and prevent it from getting neutralized by reaching the floor. The Yoga clothes offered by Spirit Voyage are both comfortable and durable and are of soothing colors and textures. Furthermore, one can browse through Yoga books and can get meditation malas from this site to gain valuable insights into this centuries old traditions.
So the focus and objective of Kundalini Yoga is ultimately to lead us o a better life, a life filled with happiness, and eternal bliss.
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The author writes for Spirit Voyage, an online music store that offers different CDs and DVDs for practicing kundalini Yoga and other yoga forms. It also offers Yoga Mats and Yoga Clothes.