What makes Kundalini Yoga different?
What is a kriya?
Is this whole thing a cult, or what?
What’s with the white clothing and the turbans?
I’ve heard people shake and get dizzy in class, what’s the deal?
Your questions and curiosities have been witnessed, you bright seekers.
I thought it best to have a chat over video. Press Play.
Just in case you need another reason why I love this form of yoga, here it is.
Due to the sheer number of focal points throughout the practice;
the focal point for the eyes,
the mudra (hand positioning),
and the mantra (sound vibration),
you’re able to anchor and surrender your mind and enter into timelessness.
Rather than simply observing the breath or sensations within the body, you consciously self-hypnotise yourself into a space in which the ego can be deposited and your expansiveness can be sensed with every cell of you.
Humbling. Revealing. Completely awe-inspiring. Personal.
I think that’s the best I can do in trying to sum up the experience in words ;)
In the video I mentioned the importance of specifics in Kundalini yoga. Here’s an example of how the specificity of time plays out.
3 minutes: Affects circulation (blood) and electromagnetic field.
11 minutes: Changes glandular system and nerves.
22 minutes: Balances and coordinates the three minds.
31 minutes: Affects all the cells and rhythms of the body and all layers of the mind’s projection.
62 minutes: Changes the gray matter of the brain. Integrates the subconscious “shadow mind” and the outer projection.
2 ½ hours: Holds the new pattern in the subconscious mind by the surrounding universal mind.
Sadhana (or personal practice)
Committing to a personal practice makes the meditation process of transformation and self-discovery your own. To master the effects of a meditation, practice it as a sadhana, as a daily discipline. This will develop a life-promoting habit. Habit controls us so much that it is said that we can actually change our destiny by changing our habits. We can use various cycles of the human mind to help replace unwanted patterns of behaviour with new, more positive ones.
40 days: Change a habit.
90 days: Confirm the habit.
120 days: You are the new habit.
1,000 days: Mastery of the new habit.
What you can expect from here on out?
It’ll be my honour to continue to share these teachings here, in this space.
I’ll teach locally on the Gold Coast from July onwards.
My online eCourse, Still, Sweet & Sweaty, will be a beginner’s journey into Kundalini Yoga and Meditation (due to launch in the second half of the year).
In the meantime, ready to practice?
Google search your area or practice with Kia Miller online at yogaglo.com.
All my love,