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The Five Koshas Explained: How They Impact Your Yoga Practice & Life

This article is an edited extract from Kara-Leah’s second book, The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga. Find out more here.

by Kara-Leah Grant, author of The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga

Do enough research, and it seems we can find evidence that regular practice of yoga can positively impact everything from anxiety, depression, and panic attacks to thyroid conditions, sciatica and asthma. In fact, it could be said that yoga can positively impact anything that has to do with the functioning of our physical bodies, minds or emotions.

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November’s Yoga Pose – Aura Magnification with Eagle Pose

Aura Power

How to Work on Your Aura

So far our monthly yoga poses have focused on building physical strength and flexibility, and for the November pose, we are going to continue our strength building work, but in a more subtle way.  This month we are going to practice a pose to help strengthen an energetic aspect of our being, our Aura.  The pose to help us accomplish this important task is going to be the famous Kundalini Yoga Eagle Pose. 

Aura Power and Energy

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Advanced Kundalini Yoga Technique to Awaken Kundalini

Advanced Kundalini Yoga Technique

Kundalini Awakening Technique

An important aspect of dealing with Kundalini Shakti (energy) is to concentrate your efforts on the purification and strengthening of your systems and nadis (energy channels), and not prematurely use direct methods to awaken Kundalini.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Kundalini Shakti and Kundalini Yoga, you may want to first read the following 2 articles: Introduction to the Science of Kundalini Yoga & Kundalini Yoga’s Seven Chakra System Overview.

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Potent Yoga Breathing Exercise to Increase Energy & Treat Depression

Yoga Breathing Exercise #7: Surya Bedhi Pranayama

Right Nostril Breathing

Background of Surya Bedhi Yoga Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing):

“Simple Yet Powerful”, that is the apt description for Surya Bedhi Yoga Pranayama, also called Right Nostril Breathing.  This breathing exercise simply requires one to isolate and breathe exclusively through the right nostril, the result of which is to ignite and activate the Sun channel (Pingala Nadi).  Here is a brief overview of the Kundalini Yoga channel system to help understand better how this breathing exercise works and delivers it’s many excellent benefits.

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Dangers of Kundalini Yoga

Is Kundalini Yoga Dangerous?

Dangers of Kundalini Awakening

Is Kundalini Yoga dangerous?  Ah yes, the question I get asked more and more as people learn about Kundalini Yoga is general or discover this website.  Kundalini Yoga is certainly a powerful science and if not approached with intelligence and respect it can produce some challenges and difficulties for the practitioners.  That is not meant to discourage you from taking up it’s practice, it is meant to help guide you so that you undertake Kundalini Yoga practice safely and thus, enjoy the enormous benefits that this form of yoga bestows (See Rapid Benefits of Kundalini Yoga Practice & Top 10 Health Benefits of Yoga Practice for more details on the benefits of yoga).

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Free Online Yoga Video – Chakra Balancing Yoga Breathing Exercise

Summary: Continuing with the popular online yoga video series, this video is that of the wonderful Chakra Balancing Yoga Pranayama.  It is also called Anuloma Viloma Yoga Breathing Exercise and is presented in this video is considerable detail.

Free Online Charka Balancing Yoga Pranayama Video

 Chakra Balancing

The article Chakra Balancing Yoga Breathing Exercise is the second pranayama in the Free Online Breathing Exercises (Yoga Pranayama) E-Book.  That article gives a great deal of detail on this pranayama, so here I will just give a high level overview of it to introduce this video.

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Chakra Meditation Techniques – The Top 3

Summary:  There are many different types of meditation practices to open, heal and balance the chakras, but of these, the three most practiced chakra meditation techniques are discussed in this article.  While all three are effective, one stands out, as it is the safest approach to use.

The seven chakra model of Kundalini Yoga is a very complete model to represent a human being in all their dimensions and complexities.  In the article Kundalini Yoga Seven Chakra System Overview, I have given an introduction to this system, with some useful details for understanding the chakras and their functioning.  In this article I will explore the top 3 Chakra Meditation techniques for optimizing this system.

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Explosive Kundalini Rising In Yoga Class Today

As I looked around in class today I noticed the students were all experienced with Kundalini Yoga.  Although from a Yogic perspective the few months they have been learning and practicing Kundalini Yoga is not much, given the power of this system, I know it is not insignificant either.  What this allowed, of course, was for me to take the class up a notch in terms of level and difficulty.  I also know that many of these now experienced students actually relish the challenge of more advanced Kundalini Yoga Kriyas, so this was the perfect chance to teach them that.

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Kapalbhati Yoga Breathing Exercise for Optimum Health & Healing- Free Online Pranayama Book- Ch 5

Kapalbhati Yoga Pranayama for Health & Healing

Yoga Breathing Exercise #5: Kapalbhati Pranayama (Kapal Bhati)

 

Free Online Video of Kapalbhati Yoga Pranayama

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What Is Kapalbhati Yoga Pranayama (Kapal Bhati Breathing Exercise):

Of the many wonderful pranayamas that Yoga gives us, Kapalbhati (aka Kapal Bhati) is one of my favorite breathing exercises.  It is not at all complicated to do and yet, when done even for a short time consistently, it’s benefits are undeniable.  If there was only one pranayama that you elected to do, Kapalbhati might well be the one to pick – it’s that good!

Kapalbhati

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3rd Eye (Ajna Chakra) Opening & Balancing Free Online Class Syllabus: Course #103

Ajna Chakra Opening & Balancing Online Class – Course #103 

Welcome to the Free Online Guided Meditation and Kundalini Yoga classes.  All the material needed for this class is available via the links on this post and you can start anytime you wish.  For more information on the free online classes offered at Mastery of Meditation, please read the Expanded Free Online Guided Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Classes post.  This course focuses on Opening, Balancing and Healing the Ajna Chakra (Third Eye or Divine Eye).  The course is designed for 1 week, but you are welcome to continue for a longer time if you wish.  In this post I will provide the class objectives, class details, course syllabus and participation guidelines.  Please read through everything carefully so you will be able to get maximum benefit from the class.   I encourage you to take advantage of the classes offered here to help deepen your spiritual practice.  There is, without a doubt, no material equivalent to the rewards that this path bestows.