Kundalini 101: A Yoga Practice for Quick Energy
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Are you ready to discover your life’s purpose and activate your fullest potential? Kundalini Yoga is an ancient practice that helps you channel powerful energy and transform your life. And now there is an accessible, easy way to learn how to incorporate these practices into your practice and life. Yoga Journal’s online 6-week online course Kundalini 101: Create the Life You Want offers you mantras, mudras, meditations, and kriyas that you’ll want to practice every day. Sign up now!
The frantic energy of modern life can be draining. Frenetic, aimless energy causes us to shut down and feel exhausted. Through Kundalini Yoga, we can develop a reservoir of inner strength which gives us resilience, courage, vitality and strength. Achieving this is simple: just open your heart and breathe. Here’s how: Right nostril breathing activates our brain’s synapses in a way that recharges us without feeling overly stimulated. This ancient breathing technique clears the energy channels in the body that restrict our natural flow.
The practice uses a special hand position or mudra. The fingers of the left hand point to the sky and act like antennae merging our personal energy with divine energy. Finally, the backbend provides an extra energy boost. When you practice backbends, you open your heart and activate the reservoir of life force within. The backbend also acts like a massage for the adrenal glands, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
Kundalini 101 with Karena Virginia
Karena Virginia has 20 years of experience as a powerful healer and highly acclaimed yoga instructor. Based in the New York City area, she conducts workshops in the United States and Europe and is a pioneer in bringing positive change to the world through fierce love. She’s co-author of the 2017 book Essential Kundalini Yoga and released the DVD The Power of Kundalini in 2015. Her app, Relax and Attract with Karena, has helped thousands of people around the world to find inner peace and healing. Karena’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Bravo TV, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.