Kundalini yoga would be incomplete without meditation. Meditation is neither magic nor a religious practice. It is not a belief either. Meditation, in fact, is an art that lets you get in touch with your inner self, the real “you”. During meditation, your mind and your body communicate with each other in a harmonious way to give you a healthy body, mind and spirit. With regular meditation, you will find yourself happier and your life balanced. What is so special about meditation? Why is it a vital part of Kundalini yoga? Read on
to find out.
The prime objective of Kundalini yoga is enlightenment. Attaining enlightenment without meditation would be impossible. Mediation is more than sitting in a certain position and closing your eyes. It takes a lot of effort to succeed in meditation and even years of practice cannot make one perfect. The reason behind this is that our mind is always occupied with thoughts, thoughts about oneself or anything under the sun or something that does not even exist. Have you ever found yourself not thinking about anything? That is difficult, but you should make it a goal while meditating.
It may be difficult, but it is not impossible. Meditation in Kundalini yoga is mainly initiated by focus on breathing. Special attention is paid to inhalation and exhalation, and the right posture is essential. Your back must be straight to let the energy flow smoothly through your body. Tension in the muscles of the neck area, jaws and the face are things you should focus on. Meditation is all about relaxation. If one cannot relax, then one cannot meditate well. Sitting cross-legged is not the only position available. If you have a problem sitting cross-legged, sit on a chair with both feet on the ground. Whatever you do, settle down in a comfortable position. After you are done settling down, focus on getting rid
of thoughts that constantly pop up in your mind. Make it a point to acknowledge the thought, and then release it. Meditation is of great value as it clears your mind of negative thoughts and helps increase your concentration. It is a great way to sharpen your mind and intuitions. Keep in mind that mastering meditation is not as easy as getting the poses and the pranayama right. But achieving a meditative state in Kundalini yoga is possible. The more you practice, the better you get at it.