Kundalini yoga is a physical and meditative practice that has been in use for more than 5,000 years, and employs a holistic approach in promoting physical, mental, and spiritual wellness. Pittsburgh yoga offer Kundalini classes for it aims to tap into the consciousness and energy that flows within us and use this energy to achieve self-awareness and improved well-being. Kundalini yoga combines breathing, movement, and sound into the exercises to not only keep your body physically fit, but also to relieve stress and aid in the healing process of certain medical conditions.
According to Hindu philosophy that governs and guides yogic practice, the Kundalini is an energy coil found at the base of the spine. And according to this philosophy, this energy can be tapped into and channeled to be evenly distributed throughout the body and bring about positive mental, spiritual, and physical effects in the Kundalini yoga practitioner. Kundalini yoga sessions usually start by chanting, the sounds of which are believed to have the effect of relaxation and calming the mind, and thus making the participant more physically and mentally open to guidance.
Like other variations of yoga, Kundalini also combines postures and movements with breathing exercises (known as pranyam) and mantras. The postures and movements used in Kundalini are designed to improve circulation and gland secretion, and ultimately aims to establish in the individual a well-balanced glandular system.
The physical benefits you'll gain from practicing Kundalini yoga include an improved and strengthened nervous system and a well-balanced glandular system. The breathing and movement exercises employed in Kundalini also improves blood circulation and aids in pain management. As mentioned, Kundalini employs a holistic approach to healing and meditation. This is why this variation of yoga is also popularly used to heal people of their drug and alcohol addictions – it mentally and physically prepares and strengthens the participant to make these life-changing decisions and make the transition easier.
Depending on the orientation of the Pittsburgh yoga instructor you choose, Kundalini can be tailored to specifically address health issues and medical problems. See the human body has several chakras or “energy centers” that we can tap into to allow our inner consciousness and energy flow to remained balanced and prevent physical ailments. Among the conditions that Kundalini can address are headaches, menstrual irregularities, diabetes, drug and alcohol condition, depression, and heart and lung diseases.
In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, medical studies and research have also explored the possibility of the practice of Kundalini yoga as having the effects of improving and developing cognitive functions such as memory retrieval. Kundalini is generally known as an intense physical and psycho-spiritual practice, which should be done only under the supervision and guidance of a certified instructor.
If you live in Pennsylvania and you're looking for a Pittsburgh yoga instructor, you may want to find someone who is certified and specializes in Kundalini yoga. Also, if you're looking to practice Kundalini yoga with the aim of learning alternative healing methods for your health conditions, you should find an instructor that teaches Kundalini with a slightly more health-based and medical approach as opposed to those who focus more on physical fitness and weight loss.
This article was prepared on behalf of Heather Ferri Productions, LLC ( http://www.HeatherFerri.com ). Heather Ferri Productions is located at 3000 Swallow Hill Road, Suite 108 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can also reach them at 412-276-2466 or visit their website to register for classes and find out more about the Pittsburgh yoga Kundalini classes they offer.