I’d tried Kundalini yoga a handful of times and honestly thought it was kind of meh. There wasn’t enough movement or “work” for me to feel like it was a good workout. Something shifted at the beginning of this year, though, and I wanted to give it another shot. Now that I’ve been consistently practicing some type of kundalini (a series of postures, breathwork and mantra in a specific sequence for a specific purpose) nearly daily, I can honestly say I was missing out.
Kundalini isn’t about working out the body. Sure, you do in a lot of kriyas, but it’s about elevating the vibration of your soul, your body, and your overall connection to spirit aka the universe. My mentors, Elevate the Globe, are the reason I’ve found this practice, and I’m so grateful that I have. It moves a lot of energy, and quickly.
This particular kriya—A Very Subtle Exercise—is one that you’re supposed to do for seven days to receive maximum benefits. It roots out any low vibe energy and depression you’ve been holding on to. Like deep, deep shit. You’re supposed to take note of exactly how you feel after the kriya, as well as after you’ve gone through your day.
Now, my first day started tonight (August 13, 2020) in the evening, so I’m not following directions perfectly here, but I think I’m going to like the results. The kriya itself involves a lot of shaking, like pretty much the whole time. You shake your left leg for three minutes while holding it in the air (not joking). Move on to your right, and then shake them both.
Once that’s done, you shake your wrists until they want to fall off. I had the most intense experience during the arm falling off part. The specific mantra you play while you’re doing it got me good. I was ugly crying pretty much immediately. But then, I very vividly saw the head of a wolf, and knew that she was one of my spirit animals, and she’d come to lift me up. I felt her curl around me and sit down, almost like a house dog. And I swear at one point she even liked my face. I just knew I was never alone, and that I could call on her and her wolfpack at any time. She even howled at they appeared.
During the kriya I felt energized, but now, immediately afterward, I feel heavy. Low energy and just blah. I wasn’t feeling so hot before starting the kriya (it’s been an anxious, cry-y couple of days for me), so I’m not sure if that’s residual energy or if I’m just working through some shit. I guess I’ll report back tomorrow and let you know.
Day 2: I woke up today in a pretty good mood. Usually when my husband’s alarm goes off before the baby wakes up I am PISSED, but today I saw it as a minor inconvenience. I even offered to get up and make the coffee (I never do this). I was tired and definitely went to bed too late the night before, but I felt good. Relaxed. At peace. Not quite blissed out, but close. My nose was a little stuffy, which I found interesting, like the kriya had unclogged something. This kriya does have an element of lymphatic draining, so I guess that make sense. As my day went on, my good mood continued. It wasn’t until the evening that my mood dipped (I got hangry), but even then I wasn’t snappy or agitated like I can normally get after a long day.
During the kriya, I yawned a ton at the hands shaking part, even though I haven’t yawned all day. I know if you yawn while tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) it means you’re releasing things in your subconscious, so maybe it’s the same here. If I’m being honest, I probably wasn’t 100 percent present. I kept zoning in and out of focus, thinking about what I want to make for dinner. I feel a slight headache coming on, but I haven’t had as much water today as I should.
Day 3: I wasn’t as blissed out immediately waking up as I had been yesterday. I did, however, laugh so hard I started crying. It was over something really stupid, but isn’t that how it always goes? My day itself was pretty uneventful. I wasn’t overly happy or overly sad. It was pretty even-keeled, I guess. In the evening I got fussy with my husband. Instead of continuing to seeth and make things worse, I was able to quickly calm and talk things out rationally. During the meditation part of the kriya, I saw waves of purple color, as if there was energy going straight to my third eye.
Days 4-6: These days were rough as hell. Emotionally, I was all over the place. A lot of crying. A lot of fighting. A lot of release. The kriya itself wasn’t hard, but man, it definitely brought up some deep shit. I was too drained each day to write really great notes, and I needed a lot of sleep. I also felt resistance to even doing the kriya on day 5, but by day 6 it felt like I was breaking through to the other side.
Day 7: So since I started this kriya at night, my full day 7 was actually really the next day. I woke up with the stiffest neck. I’ve had tension in my neck before, but never like this. I couldn’t even move it, and was in pain most of the day. My mood, however, was good, and I really felt like a whole new person.
It’s been a few days since I finished, and my neck is finally starting to feel better. I think I released A LOT from my throat chakra, and took baths multiple nights in a row to soak and heal. Ultimately, I don’t think I would say this kriya changed my life, but I do think it brought about some great conversations and understanding of emotional wounds I still needed to heal. I would recommend it any time you need a tune up or a clearing out of old energy. I’m sure doing it for 40 days would make it even more potent, but I’m good for now. LOL
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