Kundalini yoga and the serpent symbolism
Article by Ayaz Khan
Yoga has been one of the foremost ways of emancipating the lives of many people over the past five thousand years. It has been the harbourer of inner peace and has transformed the lives of many people. With the advent of the 20th Century, Yoga and its tremendous benefits has reached far and wide. There have been many instances when the people who initially started practicing Yoga have been literally hooked onto its far reaching benefits. People have found their innermost secrets and their true destiny and have found the path of inner peace. Yoga and its tremendous benefits have found many takers.
The term Yoga has derived from the sanskrit word, “Yuj” which means “union” or “to unite.” Soothing kind of Music, with its tune and rhythm invoke strong moods, influence the subtle energy fields within us and direct ones’ consciousness towards higher realms. Music enables the mind to ward off thoughts that are a hindrance to achieving the divinity. Since time immemorial, yoga practitioners incorporate music in their yoga sessions. Spirit Voyage is an online music company that boasts a huge collection of Yoga DVDs and CDs.
Yoga in any form, be it Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga or Ashthanga Yoga, yields the same positive result, by uniting the mind, with the body and body with the soul. Kundalini yoga and its origins have been shrouded in mystery since the dawn of the Indian civilization. Kundalini energy or the Kundalini shakti, as it popularly known, is a vast potential of the psychic energy that is dormant in us all. As stated in Yoga Kundalini Upanishad (1.82), “The divine power,Kundalini, shines like the stem of a young lotus; like a snake, coiled round upon herself she holds her tail in her mouth and lies resting half asleep as the base of the body.”
The coiled energy is symbolized as the coiled serpent in three and half circles. Spiralling around the central axis (sacrum or sacred bone) at the base of the spine, this serpent lies with the tail in its mouth. Kundalini sadhana aims at invoking this Kundalini energy. Teachers perfected the art of doing the correct postures and the proper breathing techniques to awaken the true spirits. The objective of the practice of Kundalini Yoga is to awaken the serpent or Sakti. When Kundalini Sakti is ready to unfold, she passes through the spinal chakras to unite above the crown of the head with Sahasrara Chakra. Sahasara Chakra is generally considered to be the chakra of pure consciousness or Siva – the Pure Consciousness or the Omnipotent.
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About the Author
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.