Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential

Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential

by Karena Virginia, Dharm Khalsa
Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential

Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential

by Karena Virginia, Dharm Khalsa


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For new and experienced students, practical guidance in kundalini yoga for happiness, health, and fulfillment

Kundalini is a universal life force within each of us that, once awakened, holds the power to transform every facet of our lives. Kundalini yoga is the art and practice of activating this radiant energy. With Essential Kundalini Yoga, Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa present the core principles and practices of this revered tradition in an inviting and accessible guide.

"Kundalini yoga opens joyous space for connecting deeply with the energy states of our being," write Karena and Dharm, "It brings vital health to the body and opens our consciousness to new potentials of awareness."

Created for the modern practitioner, this book offers clear, comprehensive instruction in the key insights and practices of kundalini yoga. From philosophy and lifestyle, to working with anatomy and physical asana, to activating our energy bodies, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a uniquely practical and in-depth manual. Highlights include:

Gorgeous photos illuminating step-by-step instructions
• Detailed instructions, explanations, and illustrations for core kundalini practices—mantra, pranayama, bhanda, asana, kriya, meditation, and more
• Seven traditional kundalini yoga routines, including a pituitary gland series for intuition, yoga for the immune system, and detoxing for radiance
• Understand the science of the practice, including its effects on the glandular system, spine, nervous system, and skeleton
• Meditations, mantras, and yoga poses to activate each of the chakras and bring health to your energetic body
• Remedies for common emotional challenges—dealing with fear, shame, and depression, among others
• Kundalini secrets for getting better sleep, aging gracefully, enhancing fertility, cultivating vitality, and more
Rooted in tradition and infused with a sense of infinite possibility, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a joyful invitation for practitioners of all levels to awaken the vital energy within and receive the gifts that emerge from connecting more deeply with your own potential for creativity, abundance, and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622036622
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 668,473
Product dimensions: 8.05(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Karena Virginia
Karena Virginia is a certified healer and registered yoga instructor who has taught in the Kundalini and Hatha schools for nearly 20 years. Before her career as a spiritual teacher, she worked in the entertainment industry as an actor and model. Karena’s work encourages us to connect with our own personal truth through love, compassion, inner beauty, and radiance.
Dharm Khalsa
Dharm Khalsa is a board member of the Siri Singh Sahib Corporation, the nonprofit overseeing kundalini yoga in the US since founder Yogi Bhajan’s passing. Trained directly by Yogi Bhajan, for whom he was a personal assistant for eight years, Dharm has taught kundalini yoga since 1980. He lives in New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

The Secret Yoga of Energy

The Kundalini Spirit

Who We Are

About the Book

You are Invited

Part 1 An Energized Body

Chapter 1 Let's Be Real 3

The Vibration of Prana

Four Qualities of Prana

The Love Frequency Phenomenon

The Miracle: Shifting Prana from Fear to Love

Chapter 2 Energy Bodies 13

The Chakras

Nadis: Your Energy Pathways

Chapter 3 The Physical Body 43

Hormones and the Health Response

The Nervous System

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Radiant Health: Energy and Our Genetic Potential

Chapter 4 Breathing for Transformation 71

Your Diaphragm

Kundalini Breaching Techniques

Chapter 5 The Miracle of Sound and Mantra 83

Pronouncing Sacred Sounds


Deep Listening

Part 2 Diving Into Kundalini Yoga

Chapter 6 This Practice Is For You 101

Tuning In

Close Your Eyes

Third Eye Point

Tip of the Nose

Steady Practice

Creating Sacred Space

Moving through Energetic Blocks

Your Mind is Not You

The Problem with Thinking

Naturally Spiritual

Timing Your Practice

Ending Your Yoga Session


Chapter 7 Essentials of Kundalini Yoga 119

Stretching in Kundalini Yoga

Chapter 8 Classic Kundalini Yoga Sets 163

Getting the Most Out or the Sets

Spinal Energy Activation

The Pituitary Gland Series for Intuition

Yoga for the Spine and Immune System

Kriya for Going with the Flow

Kriya for Radiant Skin

Strengthening the Aura to Attract

Detoxing for Radiance

Part 3 The Field of Possibilities

Chapter 9 Naturally Attractive Energy 247


Gratitude Attracts

Chapter 10 Unlocking Energetic Doorways 255


Clearing Emotions from the Past

Protective Energy Shield


Listening to the Still, Small Voice Within

High-Frequency Sleep

Activating Healing

Getting Older

Shaking Off Sadness

Courage to Shine

Yoga for Fertility

Buns of Light

Chapter 11 Kundalini Secrets for Health, Beauty, and Vitality 309

Cold Shower

Apple Cider Bath

Relaxation to Clear Toxins



Weight Loss Tea

Chapter 12 Integrating Personal Evolution into Our Lives 315

Lists of Exercises and Mantras 319

Exercises in Order of Appearance

Alphabetical List of Exercises

List of Mantras in Order of Appearance

Resources for Further Study 324

Authors' Note 326

Acknowledgments 327

About the Authors 329

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