posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 05:44 PM
Originally posted by BlueMule
My wife and I are starting a 6-week course in Kundalini Yoga next week. I know it's a long-shot, but are any of you practicing this particular
I experienced Kundalini back in 2010 and so I am looking forward to this very much. There is nothing that compares to the experience of Kundalini
a.k.a. the Holy Spirit. Plus I got my wife onboard and I expect this to help her with her bipolar disorder.
edit on 24-1-2013 by BlueMule because: (no reason given)
I am glad that you started this thread and hope that you get many more responses from others, more knowledgeable in this discipline. Yoga is a
wonderful practice and a great way to get in touch with your higher self. One reason I studied the teacher training is so I can share it with others.
I teach primarily Hatha Yoga in the basic tradition, and emphasize the meditative and restorative aspects of the practice to my students. Many
studios concentrate only on the "physical" benefits and ignore the spiritual side of yoga.
That being said I do not profess to be an expert on Kundalini Yoga, but do know that it is a very spiritual branch of the main yoga culture. It is
also not to be taken lightly as some who practice it have intense emotional experiences. You have realized an awakening in the past, and it sounds
like it had a positive affect on you. It can be different for everyone, and your wife may be more sensitive to the energies. I do know the woman
that I received my training from, and other teachers, recommend that anyone taking Kundalini classes do so from a "skilled" practitioner, and one who
will offer support after the session.
I was at a weekend retreat a couple years ago and one of the teachers I went there with had a very strong experience during meditation. She came out
of it in both a highly agitated state and with a deep sense of revelation, not the best way to describe it. She had trouble describing it herself, it
was a combination of vivid dreams, extreme pleasure and paranoia all rolled into one. She kept pacing and crying and laughing all at the same time.
This woman is not prone to fits and public displays and is a actually psychologist in a mental health centre in our community. Fortunately for her
the leader at the retreat was able to council her and help to bring these energies under control. She now incorporates some Kundalini work into her
classes and overall found it to be a positive event her life, even if it had a rocky start.
I look forward to hearing about your experiences and hope that others can be more helpful than I am. Enjoy your journey.
edit on 25-1-2013 by YogaGinns because: spelling, grammar and stuff