“We’re in the business of increasing the voltage of the neurons”

Harijiwan , Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 2013, Santa Monica, CA,  first day, weekend one.

“As human beings we have fiber, we have an electromagnetic field, we have emotions, we have feelings – it’s a circuitry of life. It’s a dance of ten trillion cells and the beauty of it is that we are dancing in such harmony. “

Yogi Bhajan

The point of all yoga is to increase awareness of your own power and merge with it. Kundalini yoga is known as “the yoga of awareness”. According to wikipedia, a “neuron is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals.” Voltage is  the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit.  In this case, your body in relation to the entire cosmos is the circuit, and Kundalini yoga is the technology of becoming aware of this relationship.

If you took a random poll, most people would say the point of yoga in general is to relax or to be flexible. These are just nice side effects. Most people think yoga is all about stretching. SO boring!!  At least to me anyway.  I mean those are really nice things, being flexible and relaxed, everyone wants that.  The fact is that Kundalini yoga is a vast multi dimensional system that has been practiced for centuries in total secrecy by an elite few until 1968.  Stands to reason there is more to it than relaxation and flexibility.

If we have read any article on yoga – ever – we have surely heard that the word yoga itself means “union”. We walk around thinking we are separate from everything else. and that causes a lot of problems. Pretty much every problem I can think of but especially the big ones — like environmental destruction and wars. Through the practice of yoga we can remember and feel that we are actually all connected and that experience one by one changes lives, communities, cultures and planets.

So yoga as a whole — Kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, bhakti yoga, etc — all are opening the body mind spirit connection. They are all working on opening the Kundalini force within the human. The Kundalini is the usually dormant creative power of the soul contained within the body, near the base of the spine. Each type of yoga has a different way of going about this. Hatha and Ashtanga yoga are very physical routes that emphasize the perfection of postures over many years (I have heard it takes around 20 years of perfect practice to raise the Kundalini via this route). Eventually you open the energetic locks in the body and the Kundalini energy is raised. The nervous system of the body is an electrical system. That released Kundalini force causes an increase of your vibratory speed – the electrical voltage-  and a feeling of unity with every part of your world is the result. The increased voltage means you have more energy to work with in your life.

So let me just be clear. I teach Kundalini yoga so I am biased. Regardless, Kundalini yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) is a complete system of yoga (many yoga systems out there are diluted FYI) and it works really fast to raise the frequency of the human system. You can probably guess as much from the name alone. It is KUNDALINI yoga after all. There are rumors that Kundalini yoga is dangerous because it’s so powerful. When practiced properly (which is not hard to do) Kundalini yoga is only dangerous to the control systems in place that are not interested in humans being empowered.

Kundalini yoga works fast to increase your neuron voltage. It is a scientific technology that is many thousands of years old.  I like it because it’s very practical and it works.  When you practice it the experience teaches you more than reading about it ever will. The postures, breath patterns, and sounds we do all work in harmony to open the energy locks allowing the soul force contained in the body to open. It’s a system that emphasizes experience over theory. You can feel the energy open in your body and mind in your very first class. The words “neuron voltage” take on a new , personal meaning. You have the energy to do what you came here to do. You are thinking faster, with more clarity because previously blocked energy is flowing. Every area of your life is effected. With each breath we learn how to increase the speed of our energy fields, so our very presence does the work.

Kundalini yoga is  a subject I look forward to going into depth with you on this blog as I have been a student and teacher of it since 2007.  I was changed for the better from my very first class but still I am just beginning to scratch the surface of whats possible and available to explore.

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