The Ajna Chakra, the Sixth Chakra, is also called the Third Eye and is the seat of intuition. Ajna means “to command” so the Ajna Chakra is the command chakra. Kundalini Yoga strengthens a person’s intuition by developing the Third Eye allowing a person to command his or her own life and go in the direction that he or she wants to go.
Sexual Energy is the most powerful and vital energy in the human body. Kundalini Yoga teaches a person how to raise the sexual energy up the spine where it can be used for spiritual development. If sexual energy is limited to the physical plane by selfish sexual behavior, there can be many grave consequences.Through different techniques in kundalini yoga (kriya, pranayama, and meditation) the meditative mind is invoke to raise the sexual energy up the spine. Raising the sexual energy from the lower, physical planes to the higher, more subtler planes of consciousness allows the energy to manifest creativity. In this way, sexual energy is used as a vehicle for fulfilling one’s divine destiny.
Breath is a fundamental tool for the Kundalini yogi. Through the practice of pranayam techniques, a person can promote his or her physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being. Pranayam exercises are great for keeping the mind neutral and the body relaxed. They are also very effective in strengthening the immune system. If you aren’t feeling up for physical exercises, pranayam meditations are great ways to boost the immune system!
Mantras have a powerful effect on the immune system. Chanting stimulates the hypothalamus, the region of the forebrain that produces vital hormones in the immune system. Chanting is also a great way to de-stress. Mental or emotional stress disturbs the hormonal balance in the body and weakens the immune system. So if you’re feeling a little ‘under the weather’ – chant mantras!