In our previous posts, we explained Kundalini Energy and Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga is a practice dedicated to strengthening and improving our nervous system. If you seek the most effective Kundalini Postures, you are in the right place.
We will show you the Kundalini postures to help you clear and concentrate the mind and balance your body.
Preparation for Kundalini Yoga
Start with 30 seconds or five deep breaths for your first time, and work up to 3 minutes for each exercise. Doing this provides time for bloodstream oxygen and chemical changes. Watch out for these super-effective Kundalini Postures.
1. Kundalini Fire Breath Posture
Breath of fire is the first Kundalini Yoga posture. It is a powerful and detoxifying pranayama technique that heats the body as one inhales and breathes through the nose.
Breath of fire will detoxify your body, oxygenate your blood, and strengthen your plexus solar chakra. Solar Plexus Chakra is the seat of our determination and willingness, allowing us to continue the fixed (sometimes very difficult) practice or goal of the Kriya.
Due to the detoxifying nature of the breath and the chemical changes in the body, dizziness can occur. Focusing the eyes behind your eyebrows and drinking a glass of water afterward reduces this dizziness.
Inhale to push your belly out with gentle, deliberate strength. Go ahead to draw your stomach and back on exhale and expel your breath with the same gentle, deliberate power.
To learn more about the breath of fire pose, watch this video.
2. Ego Eradicator Pose
This simple but super effective yoga pose strengthens and purifies the lungs. It also opens the heart and connects us to the higher realms. The exercise balances the brain’s two hemispheres. It then brings mental clarity that quiets the negative mind.
This pose starts from Easy Pose, so here is a video of doing that asana pose.
While sitting in Easy Pose, flex your fingers at the middle knuckle so the pads of your fingertips rest where the palms meet the base of the fingers.
Place your thumbs in the sky, and then spread your arms over your head by 160 degrees. Concentrate your eyes to the Third Chakra of the Eye, and then start your Fire Breath.
To learn more about the ego eradicator pose, watch this video.
3. Kundalini Flexes Spinal (Seated Cat-Cow Pose)
Yogi Bhajan once said, “You are as old as the flexible backbone.” A stiff spine can disrupt the spinal fluid flow, stimulate aging, and reduce your digestive system efficiency.
Grab your knees or front ankle with both hands at Easy Seated Pose and then bring awareness to the center of your heart
If you keep your eyes closed, breathe in. Then when you look up and pull your heart toward Cow Pose, exhale as you round your spine to Cat Pose.
To learn more about the seated cat-cow pose, watch the following video.
4. Kundalini Sufi Grind Posture
The spinal movements we made at Seated Cat-Cow mainly target the lower backbone and the lumbar region. On the other hand, the Kundalini Sufi Grind Posture focuses on your chest (or middle) backbone.
Rest your hands on your knees in an Easy Pose.
Circle your thoracic spine and abdomen counterclockwise, and churn. Afterward, inhale as you move forward and exhale as you move backward.
5. Twist Shoulder Pose
The twist shoulder pose is a great exercise for the mobility of the cervical spine, which facilitates tension and rigidity around your back, shoulders, and neck. Your breath opens your lungs and lifts them, creating immense energies that strengthen your aura and enhance the body’s energy.
Place your left fingertips on the left shoulder and do the same on your right side. Keeping your elbows in line with your shoulders and parallel to the ground, begin twisting left and right. Inhale left and exhale right
Vibrate the mantra Sat Nam in your head as you twist (Sat left, Nam right). Allow your head to naturally follow the movements of your spine. Vibrate the mantra, Sat Nam, as you twist in your head (Sat left, Nam right). Finally, allow your head to follow the movements of your spine naturally.
Check out this video to learn more about the twist shoulder pose.
6. Kundalini Frog Posture
This exercise tones, forms, and strengthens the lower body while offering cardiovascular training. The energy stimulated in the lower chakras is then pushed up into the higher chakras.
Stand on your toes, feet at 45 degrees, skulls and knees tucked deeply to the side, hands on the floor.
Straighten your knees to the sky, keep your head low and your hands to the floor and heels to touch. Then bend back to the starting position as you exhale, lift your head and drop your hips.
Continue with strong breathing quickly and then come to your nose with feet on the floor and take five long, deep breaths. Then feel the energy of your beet and higher chakras.
7. The Pose of the Archer
The attitude is excellent to promote willpower, determination, and clarity of desire. You will strengthen your hips, your quadriceps, your shoulders, and your core.
Start at Mountain Pose (a simple standing pose with the feet together and the body tall and strong, standing vertically upright). You can watch the following video to learn how to perform the mountain pose.
Then step back on your left foot to make sure both feet are flat on the floor. Make a fist with both hands in front and press together with your palms. Hold your elbow high, pull the left arm back (like you pull the bow back), keep the left shoulder and the elbow high.
Focus your eyes in front of you on your right thumb. Take your legs down and feel strong and bold like a warrior. Try it with a long deep breath and fire breath.
To learn more about the archer pose, watch the following video.
The Bottom Line
These Kundalini Yoga Kriyas create a balanced mind and body. If you try something new, whether it’s something you’re unsure of or want to try for years, approach it with an open heart and open mind.
The guidance here is for you to feel and experience! Try these kriyas for your own sake, connect to your body, notice how you feel, and let us know what happens (in the comments below, we are happy to hear from you!). Consider this quote from Yogi Bhajan as a last thought:
“Nothing in you can be more valuable than your relationship with your own consciousness.”
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