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Be Metaphysical: Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Energy…. What does kundalini energy feel like? I did a hashtag search on instagram this morning on #kundalini to see if anyone shared the “how to’s” or “feeling” of the energy. I only found cool people, pictures and “teachers”. Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 12.56.48 PMSo I will try to provide my insight and experience. Kundalini/Prana/Qi is built up through conscious breathing, placing attention on the inhalation and exhalation of each breath. At first I felt the energy after about 30 – 60 minutes of conscious breathing using my nose only, tongue to roof of my mouth, relaxed jaw, sitting in comfortable posture or doing yoga. The energy feels like a pressure. it’s like a subtle version of the intense moment before you orgasm. Where will you feel it? It is said to be dormant at the base of your spine (root chakra). Through my experience your thought will control which of the 7 chakras you feel the pressure at. Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 12.59.31 PMI start from my root chakra and work my way up to the crown chakra and repeat the cycle. I began with using mantras such as lam, vam, yam, ram… etc I prefer using mantras internally. I hope I helped let me know if you can relate! I think the goal is to feel this energy all the time/ be aware of breath. More recently When I focus on my breath I instantly feel it swaying back and forth like a snake until I focus it. For a short period it was a bit annoying but once I realized focusing stopped the swaying sensation It was no longer a discomfort. Ok that’s enough knowledge for today and a few weeks peace and practice internal Alchemy!

Side Effects: I think this energy had something to do with  suddenly losing the desire of eating meat. I became more aware of my breathing and my thoughts were very clear. I had more energy even though I seem to be eating less. Vegetables that I did not eat at all became what I preferred to eat. I never was big on drinking water …. All I drink is water these days.  Controlling when I went to sleep was easier as well, I would simply breathe into the state of sleep.  Sexual orgasms are also controlled by breath and can be used to accelerate the process if you can control it.   These are all the things that happened physically.  There are many metaphysical experiences that I have had during meditations while feeling and gaining a better understanding of what this energy is capable of.  More coming soon
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10 Reasons to do a Handstand Everyday

Headstand (Shirshasana) is often referred to as the king of all yoga poses. Here are 10 reasons why headstand should be practiced everyday.

1. By reversing the flow of gravity, a headstand simulates a “face lift” by letting your skin hang in the opposite direction. The inverted position of a headstand also flushes fresh nutrients and oxygen to the face, creating a glowing effect on the skin.

2. Headstands increase nutrients and blood flow to the scalp, decreasing onset of grey hair. Some yogis say that it will even convert grey hair back to its natural color!

3. Headstands stimulate and provide refreshed blood to the pituitary and hypothalamus glands. These glands are vital to our wellbeing, and are considered the master glands that regulate all other glands in the body (thyroid, pineal, and adrenals). This includes our sexual hormones, so you can expect better sex with a consistent headstand practice.

4. When the adrenal glands are flushed and detoxified with headstands, we create more positive thought. Depression will decrease, as going upside down will almost always put a smile on your face.

5. It’s great to bust out a headstand at a party. Your peers will be impressed!

Read the last 5 at  MindBodyGreen

Reflexology

Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine or pseudoscience involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work affects a physical change to the body.[1] A 2009 systematic review of randomised controlled trials concludes that  reflexology

“The best evidence available to date does not demonstrate convincingly that reflexology is an effective treatment for any medical condition.”

There is no consensus among reflexologists on how reflexology is supposed to work; a unifying theme is the idea that areas on the foot correspond to areas of the body, and that by manipulating these one can improve health through one’s qi.[3]Reflexologists divide the body into ten equal vertical zones, five on the right and five on the left.[4] Concerns have been raised by medical professionals that treating potentially serious illnesses with reflexology, which has no proven efficacy, could delay the seeking of appropriate medical treatment.

I find enjoyment in watching Wiki “try” to explain metaphysics.

Interest video that I came across  … check it out

@ 1:25 I think he explained the basics of Bio electric energy in the body in the most simple way.

Yogi Selects XIV

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Keep up the great encouragement and hard work!

Prahlad Jani The Breatharian

Prahlad Jani, also known as “Mataji“, (born Chunriwala Mataji, 13 August 1929) is an Indian sadhu. He claims to have lived without food and water since 1940, and says that the goddess Amba sustains him.

Born Chunriwala Mataji, Jani grew up in Charada village in Mehsana district.[1] According to Jani, he left his home in Rajasthan at the age of seven, and went to live in the jungle.

At the age of 11, Jani underwent a religious experience and became a follower of the Hindu goddess Amba. From that time, he chose to dress as a female devotee of Amba, wearing a red sari-like garment, jewellery and crimson flowers in his shoulder-length hair.  Jani is commonly known as Mataji (“[a manifestation of] The Great Mother”). Jani believes that the goddess provides him a liquid sustenance[2] or water, which drops down through a hole in his palate, allowing him to live without food or water. 

 

Since the 1970s, Jani has lived as a hermit in a cave in the rainforest near the Gujarati temple of Ambaji, awakening at 4am each day and spending most of his time meditating. 

One thing I found interesting and was able to make a connection to was when they were speaking of looking at the sun. I have read that the geometrical pattern in leafs is the same pattern which is in our eyes to receive light  -Flower of Life Vol 2. We receive light to communicate images to ourself but have we forgotten the real power to transfer energy from the sun. imagine a time we could live without food or water… interesting. 

 

Pranayama: The Nose Knows

The topic of breathing and pranayama (the practice that works to direct the movement of life force) is a fascinating one.

Exhaling through the mouth can be beneficial in that it allows for a greater volume of air to be released at once and may help your jaw to relax. We all do this naturally when we are exasperated, tired, or weary. Take a breath in, then breathe out with a soft, sighing sound: You will feel your shoulders release, and as your jaw releases, your tongue will relax down into the base of the mouth, creating a quieting effect on your mind.16963-122

However, in most instances, it’s preferable to breathe through your nose. There are several reasons for this.

The first reason is that the nose does much more than just let air in and out. There are texts that claim it performs more than 30 functions, such as containing the receptors for smell, filtering out dirt and pathogens, and moisturizing and warming incoming air.

The yogic viewpoint is less concerned with the mechanical functions of the nose and breath and more interested in the process of how our breathing affects the nervous system. The ancient texts describe a network of subtle channels, called nadis, the three most important of which originate at the base of the spine. The ida flows to the left nostril, the pingala flows to the right nostril, and thesushumna is the central channel and balance point of the other two.nadis

The ancient yogis were able to map out thousands of these channels, not through dissection of the body, but through intense practice of introspection and awareness development of both the gross and subtle levels of the body-mind. Current research supports the yogic observations.

The reason that nose breathing is more effective in creating energy changes is that when you breathe in or out through your nose, you stimulate the olfactory nerve; this impulse is then passed on to the hypothalamus, which is connected to the pineal gland, which is associated with the third eye area—seat of the “sat guru,” inner wisdom. Some say the ida and pingala interlace their way up the sushumna and end somewhere in the sinus chambers; others say that they end in the “third eye.” When you breathe through your nose, you are helping to open and balance the sushumna and quiet and steady the mind.

For more helpful information go to the Yoga Journal