25 September 2007

making it work

I set my timer today for the kriya. Yet, after this last week, I was in the practice of counting my movement. Instead of stopping my count, I decided to just go with it.
After the timer beeped, I discovered that my "count" was timed right with the half time of the minutes given for each posture. My "competative mind" wanted to provoke me to think that I was doing fewer movements. It turned out that I was in sync with the times with which I started this 40-day journey. In short: 108 reps for each leg on leg lifts equals 5 minutes. 54 reps on both leg lifts equals 2-1/2 minutes. 200 reps equals 7-1/2 minutes. 30 reps per leg equals 1 minute.

Lesson learned: relax and God will do the rest.

In the practice of Kundalini yoga, the yogini moves the Kundalini energy up through all seven chakras. The goal of this energy movement is to reach the seventh chakra and experience enlightenment.

Kundalini yoga is not only useful in strengthening the health and well-being of the physical body, but also very useful for emotional balance, stress relief, mental clarity, and personal transformation.

Noticeable benefits of Kundalini Yoga:

* Balanced emotions
* Strengthened nervous system
* Strengthened immune system
* Increased energy level
* Enlivened sense of awareness
* Sense of peace
* Clarity to the mind
* Stress reduction
* Increased lung capacity for better breathing
* Supports and encourages personal transformation and growth
* Orients consciousness to create happiness and health

Kundalini can be awakened by various means and different methods: Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and meditation techniques.


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