Boost Your Energy With Yoga

Boost Your Energy With Yoga

We all have those mornings when it’s tough to get out of bed. When you’ve finally rolled out of from under the sheets you might feel like you need caffeine. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea, but when you start to crave it just for the caffeine buzz you have to wonder how your energy levels are doing. Here are some great tips for boosting your energy to keep you alert throughout the day. 1.) Try Breath of Fire Kundalini yogis know what’s up when it comes to breath of fire. This powerful breath technique has many physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health benefits including boosting energy. It’s the kundalini solution to a cup of coffee! It will help you feel energized and alert throughout the day. Avoid if: pregnant menstruating hernia digestive issues heart conditions eye, ear, or sinus problems high blood pressure (Try long deep breathing instead if you’re experiencing any of the above!)   2.) Practice Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) Sun Salutations are practiced for many reasons; one of the intentions is to honor the sun which gives us life so it’s no surprise that it also gives you energy. They can also help build internal heat and warm up the body to experience more freedom in static poses. So how do you practice a sun salutation? There’s no one, easy answer since most traditions have different ways to practice them. Although there’s no perfect blueprint, that can work to your advantage. Be creative, be bold, and do what feels right for you! Here are a few tips from yoga...
The Kundalini Yoga Experience | Yogacara Studios

The Kundalini Yoga Experience | Yogacara Studios

by Janet Ward, E-RYT Lead Teacher 200 Yoga Teacher Training Welcome to the Kundalini Yoga Experience.  It is the year of the Snake, a perfect time to dive deeper into the mystery, magic, meaning and music of Kundalini energy. This bio-electric elemental creative life force energy is in everything. In every person it has its own intelligence, its own unique fingerprint frequency. Kundalini yoga and meditation can connect us deeply to our inner guru.  Yogi Bhajan who brought this technology westward from India in the late sixites was a Sikh and in the Sikh religion there are no more gurus.  The only guru is the Guru Granth Sahib – the holy book of the Sikh religion which contains wisdom from many traditions and is a beautiful testament to peace, love and greatness. When Kundalini is awakened there is an experience of self- knowledge revealing an inner light.  Paradoxically, this experience of light can include a surrender to what Christians call the dark night of the soul. In surrender to this spiritual trial we ultimately find the union, the oneness of Yoga and we become more sensitive, refined and intuitive. There are myriad ways to activate Kundalini energy; Yoga, pranayam, meditation, visualization, chanting, dancing, Shaktipat (the touch of a master) , fasting and other austerities, koans, self-inquiry, sex.  We are fortunate to have techniques to ground the radical experience of Kundalini awakening. As Shakti awakens and enters each chakra she sets it spinning.  Its elements dissolve and she rises up. Chi, Ki, Ruach, Manna, Ache, Elan Vitale, Fuerza Vitale, Holy Spirit, Kung, Kukulkan, Quetzalcoatl – these are all names for the...
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