❖ DAY FOUR ❖
In Tantric traditions, Kuṇḍalinī is "the innate intelligence of embodied Consciousness”. It is depicted as a coiled serpent that lays dormant at the base of the spine, that when awakened begins its ascent from the base of our spine through the sushumna nadi or the central channel , up to the crown of our head, purifying every chakra. In the yoga tradition it is known that through shaktipat initiation this kundalini energy can be awakened by a Guru, a Self- Realized being. There are many ancient texts that refers to the kundalini as Shakti or the divine feminine creator energy.
The practice of yoga ultimately brings us the experience of our own Higher Power, the Kundalini Awakening in this human form. All the 8 limbs or branches of yoga are different pathways to reach this goal, which is Self-Realization.
Indian interpretations on Kundalini.
“Kundalini is considered to occur in the chakra and nadis of the subtle body. Each chakra is said to contain special characteristics and with proper training, moving Kundalini through these chakras can help express or open these characteristics.
Kundalini is described as a sleeping, dormant potential force in the human organism. It is one of the components of an esoteric description of the "subtle body", which consists of nadis (energy channels), chakras (psychic centres), prana (subtle energy), and bindu (drops of essence).
As we delve further into the study of Higher Power within, the understanding of our own Life Force energy is vital because this directly links us to the Supreme Power that is the Source of All Is.
Insights on your experience with daily pranayama, mantra chanting and meditation.
How do you feel after your daily practice?
The Play of Consciousness (Book) by Swami Muktananda
I AM ONE WITH THE LIFE FORCE ENERGY WITHIN ME.
I bow, I bow again and again to Anjani’s son, Hanuman
Jaya Seeyaa Raama,
Jai Jai Hanumaan
Victory to Sita and Ram, Victory to Hanuman
Victory over the darkness of suffering…
Jaya Bajrangbalee, Baba Hanuman
Victory to the one with the body of a thunderbolt
My Baba, Hanuman.
Sankata Mochan kripaa nidhaan
You are home of all Grace.
Destroy all my problems, calamities and sufferings.
In the Yoga tradition of India, Mantra carries the vibrational power of that which you are meditating upon. It is not necessary to understand the literal meaning of the mantra per se, although it would benefit the logical mind to assimilate its meaning, but ultimately, we recite mantras to experience the vibration of each sound and syllable.
In the Ramayana, one of sacred texts of India, one Being is revered as the Son of the God of Wind and his name is Hanuman.
Hanuman is pure devotion, humility and strength – He is the perfect being.
Maharaj-ji said, "Hanuman is the breath of Ram," the breath of God. God is not far away from us but as close as our breath. Symbolically Hanuman represents the breath, our constant companion and aid along the spiritual path. He is the son of the wind, (Vayu) the very essence of prana (vital energy) itself. Whenever we need increased power and vitality Hanuman is there for us. Our breath and prana for it is breath that serves the divine within us all.
Therefore, Hanuman is also called Pranadeva, or the God of Breath or Life.