Although yoga and meditation have become household names in the West associated with a series of poses culminating in a darn good workout, what most people don’t know is that the main purpose of this magical combination is to awaken the body’s subtle energy system and help facilitate a connection between the conscious self and a person’s true power.
Some call it kundalini, once this energy is awakened and rises through a person’s central nervous system, activating each of the body’s energy centers or chakras along the way, enlightenment occurs in the form of thoughtless awareness.
This latest Times of India post provides a fascinating look at the chakra system and the practice of yoga. It also takes a look at the similarities and differences between traditional forms of yoga and Sahaja yoga and how your kundalini is affected by the practice.
Sahaja yoga focuses on the subtle system within the human body consisting of kundalini, a living energy, nadis that are a series of channels for the flow of pranic forces and chakras, interdependent energy centres resembling flower petals. That the body is not the whole self, and the vehicle of influence is the subtle body parallel to the physical body is the implicit hypothesis. In the process, when kundalini is awakened, the effect can be felt in the central nervous system. It manifests as a cool breeze that is consistent and verifiable. Enlightenment dawns in the form of thoughtless awareness when the kundalini reaches your sahasrara.
Read more about Sahaja yoga and its effect upon your chakra system here.