The Spiritual and Physical Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a spiritual and physical practice. Kundalini, or Shakti, is a divine feminine energy at the base of the spine in the Muladhara, or base Chakra. I first learned about Kundalini when I was a student in high school and became interested in the different styles of yoga practices as one of the girls who sat next to me in one of my classes was working for a yoga studio. I was interested by Kundalini because it seemed to seamlessly integrate the physical and spiritual into one harmonious practice. I did not delve too much further beyond learning about how Kundalini is the energy that can be unlocked at the base of the spine.

Revisiting the practice of Kundalini as an adult is thrilling – the chant which is often sang in tandem with the yoga practice, “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” means “I bow to the Universal Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.”  There is no doubt in my mind that Kundalini is powerful; you can unleash a powerful energy by practicing this type of yoga, but it’s also important to stay aware of how this energy is changing your consciousness. I think an important facet of delving further into Kundalini is recognizing that it’s part of a spiritual journey. Please be open and thoughtful as you enter onto that journey and how you will change with your practice.

It is very helpful to understand the process and the intention of your own life force as it awakens you so that you may discover wisdom, love and authentic direction in your own life.  Simplicity, contentment, unconditional acceptance and presence are hallmarks of an awakened life. 

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

Shakti, the embodiment of Kundalini

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