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Kundalini yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It helps you understand what you need to improve the quality of your life. Also, Kundalini Yoga supplies the energy and focus to attain and maintain these things.
The effects of Kundalini yoga vary somewhat with each practitioner, or more accurately each person will probably be aware of certain benefits given his / her needs and expectations.
Overall though, you can except the following through the consistent practice of Kundalini Yoga:
Improved Functioning of All Bodily Systems
It's not easy to make a sale when your gastritis is flaring up. Kundalini Yoga, in conjunction with the appropriate lifestyle adjustments, will put your cardio-vascular, digestive, nervous, lymphatic, glandular, and all other systems in proper working order.
Muscular development is a small part of what strength really is. True strength also entails endurance, flexibility, and will. Ultimately, strength is a steady mind build on faith in your own unlimited potential.
I've seen Kundalini Yoga transform many non-descript bodies into sleek physiques. Beyond this though, your beauty is your radiance and the impression you leave in the hearts of the others. Kundalini Yoga is one of the only exercise systems that recognizes the importance of glandular balance in relation to physical and mental health. This has a direct bearing on your ability to look and feel great.
A Consistent Sense of Well Being
This comes as a result of the increased energy and relaxation which Kundalini Yoga engenders, and from the process of self-discovery and confidence you feel when you pay attention to your inner life.
This attribute helps you to be master of your life and not allow subjective mental states to cloud your ability to make clear decisions and act in accordance with your true values.
Heightened Sensory Awareness
The ability to touch, taste, feel, and see with sensitivity, and to put your perceptions into the framework of knowledge you can use.
The so called sixth-sense is a gift we all possess. Kundalini Yoga works on your higher brain centres, and gives you the subtlety to compute the particulars of any situation, to arrive at a set of certainties you can bet on.
The Elimination of Negative Habit Patterns
Frequently we feel the need to compensate or self-destruct, due to a deep hurt or unresolved life issue. This can take the form of over eating, drinking, drugs, and other indulgences. In the context of Kundalini Yoga there are specific techniques to help you to get to the bottom of what's bothering you. In my own experience, and in the lives of my students, many negative habit patterns just fall away as a result of applied practice of Kundalini Yoga.
In our culture marriage and sexuality have lost their sacredness. In many instances "romance" simply perpetuates the particulars of a painful past. Kundalini Yoga can help you recognize and resolve your hidden agendas.
Beyond artistic ability, creativity is a state of mind which allows you to be spontaneous, industrious, and expressive. Kundalini Yoga can help make everything you do a unique personal statement.
A Heightened Spiritual Sense
Sometimes we feel like it's us against the world. Life seems to be nothing more than a never ending attempt to pay the bills, put food on the table, and keep our cars swathed in spark plugs. Kundalini Yoga will imbue you with an expansive overview, to the extent that you begin to see of a vast and ordered framework which supports your every endeavor.
I have included this list of the general benefits of Kundalini Yoga not only to wet your appetite, but to get you thinking along certain lines. You may never have considered that any exercise or self-help system could be so comprehensive or profound.
I cannot substantiate these claims scientifically, I can only say that time and again as a teacher of Kundalini Yoga, I've seen people change their lives for the better, get well, and help others in turn. This is no accident. In the thousands of years in which Kundalini Yoga has been extant, its been honed to meet the exigencies of life, for and by people just like us.
Source: Kundalini Yoga for Body, Mind and Beyond by Ravi Singh
White Lion Press ISBN 0-9615707-1-7