History Of Kundalini Meditation

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The exact origin of Kundalini meditation is unknown, although its traditions date back to about 1,000 BCE to 500 BCE. In Sanskrit, kundalini means “wrapped snakes” and refers to the ancient belief that each person holds a “higher” power under the spine. This ritual of mediation seeks to awaken, release, and exercise this power. Kundalini meditation became popular in the West by Yogi Bhajan, who invented and introduced his form of Kundalini Meditation in the United States in the late 1960s. 

Benefits of Kundalini Meditation

Kundalini meditation is part of Kundalini yoga and is aimed at moving energy to the body. It is based on the concept that the lower extremities (also known as the root chakra) need to be released by seven body chakras and then exit through the crown chakra above the head. This process of detoxification aims to create a system of communication between your mind and body to relieve mental, physical, and spiritual problems. This program to bring awareness to your body by connecting your spirit is intended to help you exist, develop a new rhythm, and connect with your higher version. The practice should be considered as a means, as opposed to a belief system, which helps people remove the chaos of the world and reach the inner person. In addition, instead of providing immediate relief, enlightenment, or “disassembly,” advocates say that persistent persistence and practice are needed to achieve the desired benefits. Just as daily bathing cleanses your body, yogis consider Kundalini meditation as a way to cleanse your mind. It is a way to rejuvenate after a stressful day, manage current stress, and/or fight fatigue. It is also intended to help balance your energy (or chakras) and calm your mind to do it on purpose rather than just reacting to your thoughts and your environment.

Advantages Of Kundalini Meditation

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The benefits of learning to practice Kundalini meditation can be summarized as bringing more awareness and purpose to your daily life. Specifically, this can be seen in a number of different ways, including:

  • Helping to focus and prevent unplanned thoughts from being lost
  • Breaking your daily routines and bringing you into a state of mind
  • To bring balance to mind, body, and soul
  • Build your creative ability to deal with projects in your life
  • Physical awareness
  • Improve your brain patterns and emotional balance
  • Help reduce anxiety
  • To help relieve stress and get a sense of peace
  • Improve mental performance
  • Improve sleep and sleep problems
  • Teaching proper breathing (diaphragm) and increasing lung capacity


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If you would like to learn to practice Kundalini meditation, remember that it is good to start small, and incorporating meditation into your daily life can be difficult. At first, even just two minutes of meditation may seem like a daunting task. But do not give up. Silencing your mind takes exercise, and even a few minutes can have a positive effect. In time, it will be easier to call yourself into a meditative state. Once you have that ability, it is your goal to have that new level of awareness translated into other aspects of your life. Rather than responding to your own situation, it can help you to control your thoughts, emotions, and behavior in a more positive way.

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