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Kundalini Meditation: The Path to Personal Transformation and Creativity

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This book explains, in guided stages, how to awaken kundalini, the powerful life force present in us all, allowing you to experience insights and creativity through meditation as well as incredible levels of energy.

First you must become aware of the energy channels running along the spinal cord - the nadis - and the chakras or energy centres which are strung along the nadis like jewels in a necklace. Next, by practising purification rituals, breathing exercises called ...

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Overview

This book explains, in guided stages, how to awaken kundalini, the powerful life force present in us all, allowing you to experience insights and creativity through meditation as well as incredible levels of energy.

First you must become aware of the energy channels running along the spinal cord - the nadis - and the chakras or energy centres which are strung along the nadis like jewels in a necklace. Next, by practising purification rituals, breathing exercises called pranayama, meditation, yoga poses and mudras (hand positions), you can ensure that kundalini is drawn up through the spine, opening each chakra in turn and causing it to 'bloom like a flower'.

A special feature of the book is the guided meditations targeting common problems and issues - for example, releasing anger, lifting depression, promoting healing and inviting love into your life. This beautiful, inspiring yet practical book will bring you to a whole new level of awareness, inner peace and insight.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780285306
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 809,517
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathryn McCusker is a certified yoga teacher with the School of Kundalini Yoga and has taught in leading yoga studios including Triyoga and Alchemy in London. Her private client base includes actors and musicians and she leads workshops and retreats around the world. A professional opera singer, Kathryn McCusker brings her special understanding of the power of sound to her teaching of yoga.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Introduction to Kundalini 8

Yogi Bhajan - A Visionary 11

The Power of Meditation 12

Meditation and Your Weil-being 14

Kundalini - A Unique Approach 16

How to Use this Book 18

Chapter 1 Awakening Kundalini 20

What is Kundalini? 22

The Origins of Kundalini 24

The Goddess 26

Shiva and Shakti 28

Kundalini in Other Traditions 30

Primal Sound 32

The Subtle Energy System 34

Understanding the Chakras 36

The Chakras and die Endocrine System 40

A Gradual Awakening 42

Expanding Awareness 44

Chapter 2 Preparing Your Body, Preparing Your Space 46

Getting Started 48

Creating a Meditation Space 50

Purifying the Body 54

Preparing and Eating Food to Aid Meditation 56

Tuning in 58

The Art of listening 60

Overcoming Negative Patterns 62

Chapter 3 Prana, Nadis and the Chakras 64

Energy for Life - the Prana Vayus 66

The Flow of Kundalini 68

Body Locks 70

Exercises to Awaken Energy to Prepare for Meditation 73

Poses for Meditation and Relaxation 84

Chapter 4 The Power of Breath 90

Kundalini and the Breach 92

The Importance of Pranayama 94

Developing Breath Awareness 98

The Navel Centre 102

Exercises to Master Breath 106

Circular Breathing 112

Chapter 5 Mantras, Mudras and Yantras 114

Mantras 116

Seed Syllables 118

Mudras 120

Yantras 124

Chapter 6 Meditations for Body, Mind and Spirit 128

Meditation for Emotional Balance and Intuition 130

Meditation to Break Habits and Heal Addictions 132

Meditation to Release Anger 134

Meditation for Healing 136

Meditation to Boost the Immune System 138

Meditation for Welcoming Love 140

Meditation to Lift Depression 142

Meditation to Awaken Kundalini and Creativity 144

Meditation to Create Abundance 146

Meditation for a Fresh Start 148

Meditation for Couples 150

Meditation for Motherhood 152

Glossary 154

Further Reading 156

Index 157

Acknowledgments 160

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