How the psychology behind Kundalini yoga practice works
One hour in the morning and one hour in the evening. At evening, dusk is best for yoga. Because at that time both nostrils are occasionally open. One should perform yogic postures that put pressure on the abdomen in the morning and rest of all should be performed in the evening. One should not eat anything for 4 hours just before these compound yogic exercises. Similarly, one should not drink anything for 1 hour before yoga.
First, one should do yoga postures with concentration on the Kundalini that is stationed at suitable chakras. This should be done for approximately twenty minutes. Then be seated in Siddhasana. Perform the practice of Siddhasana slowly, otherwise the knees can hurt or even may become impaired if ignored for long. Then for next twenty minutes, following types of pranayama are done. First, Kapalbhati (forced and fast expiration only) is done. Then Anuloma-viloma ( slow and deep inbreathing alternatively, with different nostrils, such as taking air from the left and leaving it from the right, then vice versa and then using both of them together). Attend the Kundalini at the time of pranayama on moolaadhara (root) chakra. Then for the last twenty minutes, rotate the Kundalini on all the chakras. Start with the Sahasrara. Keep the life or prana focused on the Kundalini with help of Jalandhar bandh (lock), mool bandh (root lock), and uddeeyana bandh (flying lock) on each chakra. These bandhas are applied once after the full expiration (breath-release), and once after full inspiration (inhalation) with withholding of breath. It should be done as easily as possible without suffocation. Such a complete Kundalini rotation is done through all the chakras, once while breathing in with the left nostril and leaving it from the right nostril, once in the opposite order, and finally with the both the nostrils open together. You can concentrate upon your favorite mental picture. The image may be that of your Guru or any god or your beloved (consort) etc. Do not allow to break the rule of practice ever. If ever there is excessive and compulsory mobility or too busy life or any other problem, then you can practice it for a short time, yet be sure to complete this whole set of exercises as such. Kundalini in the form of a man can be imagined as a farmer who is ploughing the circular crop-field in concentric rings. These rings are shown as cross sectional area of body passing through the corresponding chakra. This is an example and imagination can be applied as suitable as per one’s own choice. It is better to keep fixed time for practice. I will elaborate locks a little bit. Root lock is made by the heel of foot pressing up the root chakra in siddhasana. It pushes the kundalini upward towards the being attended chakra. Due to tiredness, boredom etc. it becomes difficult to focus the mind on kundalini in the brain. Then indirectly, mind is focused on the kundalini on root chakra and it is also imagined that root lock is pushing it up. It is also assisted by the flying lock in which the whole body along with shoulders is tucked up (shoulders are only tucked up for kundalini on throat-chakra and above). To your wonder, kundalini immediately jumps up like a monkey and shine blissfully in the brain. Neck is kept straight so that kundalini can pass up easily. Jalandhar lock is applied only when kundalini is below the vishuddhi (throat) chakra. Exceptionally, I do not prefer to apply this lock when kundalini is attended on anahata (heart) chakra of backbone. This is done so because with this lock I cannot isolate the muscles at this chakra with this lock. Actually, some sensation is to be made on each chakra-point through manipulating various body parts and/or isolating the local muscles. It increases the clarity of kundalini there. There are all the chakras in backbone too. These all chakras are sharply opposite to the corresponding front chakras. For example, Agya chakra is between eyebrows. Then its back chakra is on the backside of head at its level. Chakra takes its exact form and best position itself slowly with practice. When mind is focused both on the kundalini and the corresponding chakra, then kundalini sits on that chakra itself. In jalandhar lock, chin is pressed with the chest. This pushes the prana (subtle life-energy) along with kundalini downwards from upper part of body. This show then its effect on the chakra being attended. Upper prana meets lower prana here that is rising up with help of root lock and flying lock. This joining produces a strong modulator effect to visualize kundalini there. It is just like two opposite streams of water meeting together to produce a shining wave. It is all the imagination that creates wonder.
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