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Kundalini Yoga : Incredible Benefits for Average Citizens
by Merric Bartosch, RMT, Yoga Instructor

The word yoga comes from the ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, and it means union. It can be thought of as a yoke, of sorts, binding together the body, mind and spirit. Ultimately, yoga is the union of the individual's unit consciousness with the infinite consciousness. Although it can be practiced religiously each day, yoga is not a religion. A more accurate description of yoga would be to say that it is an ancient science. Classical yoga includes the well-known Hatha Yoga, which generally has emphases on Asana, or postures. The purpose of Hatha Yoga is to raise the consciousness.

Toward this end, Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga are the same, as all rivers ultimately flow to the sea. The difference is how long it takes to get there, and what is experienced along the way. Originally, Classical Yoga was intended for monks, yogis, and those who withdrew from the world for spiritual practice. Kundalini Yoga, on the other hand, was designed for the householder, those who live in the world, who have families and jobs, and who want to balance the inner and outer world. It is the yoga that fits the busy lives most of us lead. Kundalini yoga which includes many asanas found in Hatha Yoga, is effective, efficient, and easy.

Those who practice it say they can feel changes in the body and psyche within a few minutes, and deeper changes through regular practice. I would rather have each person take a class and experience the yoga for themselves than continue to explain how amazing this ancient technology is. I tell my students, "Kundalini yoga is like taking a humane wash cloth and ringing him out so much that the humane has no more anxiety and his nervous system is so strong he can handle anything life presents him.

Merric Bartosch is a Registered Masage Therapist and Kundalini Yoga Instructor in Houston Texas. For a massage appointment or one on one and group yoga instruction, Merric can be reached at 713.523.4118 or e-mail her at satnamrasayan@yahoo.com.

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