What is Yoga? What is the Importance of Kundalini Yoga?


What is Yoga? 

Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj,' which means ‘to enter.' In a metaphysical context, it is the mechanism by which the Yogins realize their own identities as Jivatma and Paramatma. God brings the human spirit into conscious unity with Him. Yoga is a method of restraining behavioral changes.

Yoga is the suppression of the mind's processes that contributes to the spirit's abidance of his true existence. Abhyasa and Vairagya are the yoga practices that block certain mental functions” (Yoga Sutras).

Yoga is a branch of science that teaches how to unite the human spirit with God. Yoga is the Divine Science that untangles the Jiva from the phenomenal universe of sense-objects and connects him to the intrinsic qualities of the Absolute, such as Ananta Ananda (Infinite Bliss), Parama Shanti (Supreme Peace), Akhanda character joy, and Strength.

Yoga achieves Mukti by Asamprajnata Samadhi, which involves the destruction of all antecedent mental functions' Sankalpas. Without the Kundalini awakening, no Samadhi is possible. All of the Yogi's Karmas are burned when he reaches the highest level, and he is liberated from Samsara-Chakra.


The entire body's forming and enduring Sakti is actually and completely merged with Lord Siva in Kundalini Yoga. The Yogi prods Her to tell him about Her Lord. Kundalini Sakti's rousing and her marriage with Lord Siva has an impact on Samadhi (ecstatic union) and spiritual Anubhava (experience). She is the one who imparts knowledge, or Jnana, since She is That.

When Kundalini is awoken by the Yogins, she reaches Jnana for them (illumination). Kundalini can be awoken by a variety of techniques, each of which is known by a different name, such as Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and so on. The practitioner of Kundalini Yoga believes that it is superior to all other processes and that the Samadhi obtained is more flawless as a result. The cause, they say, is that in Dhyana Yoga, ecstasy is achieved by separation from the environment and mental focus, which leads to a number of mental operations (Vritti) that lead to the rebellion of pure consciousness free of the mind's limitations.

The Sadhaka's meditative capacity, Dhyana Sakti, and the level of separation from the environment determine the degree to which this unveiling of consciousness occurs. Kundalini, on the other hand, is all Sakti and therefore Jnana Sakti Herself, and when awoken by the Yogins, bestows Jnana and Mukti. Second, in Kundalini Yoga, the fundamental force of the Jiva, which holds the forms of both body and mind, does not simply achieve Samadhi by meditation. In that way, the union is said to be more complete than one achieved solely by processes.

Though body awareness is lost in both situations, in Kundalini Yoga, not only the mind but also the body, in the sense that it is embodied by its central force, is actually unified with Lord Siva at the Sahasrara Chakra. This union (Samadhi) results in Bhukti (pleasure), which a Dhyana Yogi lacks. In the most literal sense, a Kundalini Yogi has both Bhukti (enjoyment) and Mukti (liberation).

As a result, this Yoga is regarded as the most important of all Yogas. When Yogic Kriyas awaken the sleeping Kundalini, it forces a passage upwards through the Chakras (Shat-Chakra Bheda). It energises or encourages them to engage in high-intensity exercise. Layer after layer of the mind is completely opened as it ascends. Both Kleshas (afflictions) will disappear, as will the three types of Taapa. Various dreams, energies, bliss, and wisdom are experienced by the Yogi.

The Yogi gains the most wisdom, bliss, strength, and siddhis when it enters the Sahasrara Chakra in the brain. He ascends to the top of the Yogic ladder. He is completely disconnected from both his body and his mind. In any way, he becomes free. He's a full-fledged Yogi (Purna Yogi).

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