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The information below relates to different aspects of Kundalini Yoga, including common terms, Mantras, techniques, Kriyas and more. Some of the information is also supported by MPEG video. Information is listed in Alphabetical order.

Apana

To let in the new we have to let go of the old. That’s what Apana is about, it is to do with elimination, it relates to the first Chakra in our energy system and is linked to the Element of earth. At a physical level if our system of elimination is string we have energy and vitality as the toxins a re eradicated form the body, vital internal energy required to detoixy the body is now available for our use. A really simple and easy posture for Apana is rock pose, its great one to do after eating or during if you tale the lead from the Japanense who eat while kneeling. Another simple posture for elimination is top lie on your back hug knees to chest and perform breath of Fire.

Flexibility

Are you an oak solid and stiff or are you like the bamboo able to move with the wind.  Flexibility, flexibility is key to maintaining our youthfulness, vitality and energy. It helps us to stay in the flow if our lives rather than benign rigid and dixed

Navel Point

The Navel point is located 3 fingers below the belly button, it is a Nexus point for 72,000 Nadis, or energy lines within the body. When this point is strong, it activates our personal, power, our will. It gives us the force to keep up to face challenge and win through. Kundalini Yoga places a strong emphasis on having well developed navel point, as it is the place from which we emanate our creation and action. If it is week our actions and potency in life suffers. The there are many kriyas which we can use to strengthen the Navel point, but the central exercise for developing this centre is Stretch Pose.

Pranayama

Pranayama is an extensive science of the breath.  To master all aspects could take lifetimes, but the benefits of the practise are instant even to a beginner.  It is one the quickest and most effective ways to bring one back into balance.  I have included some practises for the following techniques.

Sadhana

Sadhana means spiritual discipline. Through regular practise, you make progress steadily and surely. Sadhana is best done in the ‘ambrosial hours’, early morning and evening between 4am -7.30am and 4pm - 7pm. These times are more effective owing to the angle of the sun against the earth, which allows for a greater depth and stillness in your practise. Sadhana is a commitment to a practise everyday, it can be 15 mins or 3,4,5 hours. Within the Kundalini Yoga tradition Yogi Bhajan gave what is known as the Aquarian Sadhana. It is a practise that lasts 2.5hours; It consists of reciting of a prayer known as the Jap Ji, followed by yoga, relaxation and a sequence of 7 Mantras that will help prepare our body, mind and spirit for the increased vibration of the Aquarian Age.