A Student of Kundalini Yoga opening to the path of Kundalini Yoga Instructor
I’m writing this article because of the resistance I initially felt towards Kundalini Yoga’s “bizarre” chanting, music and foreign language sounds. I can only imagine that others will experience that same kind of resistance in the future. Here are some of the teachings, experiences and sources of wisdom that have help me and especially my left brain to overcome that resistance. Science and the left brain seem to get along well.
First lets deal with “strange” sounds. Kundalini Yoga includes as part of its technology the spoken and written words of sacred texts written in ancient languages like Gurmukhi, Sanscrit and others. According to yogic knowledge, when a sound’s innate vibration corresponds to or in some way reproduces what it refers to, it is a sacred language. This is the underlying principle in languages such as Sanskrit and Gurmukhi. Chanting these ancient syllables is the fastest possible path to vibratory union between ourselves and the universal consciousness.
That sounds great, but when you grow up in Western culture you may not be so open to this ancient wisdom. Not understanding the words creates some resistance, but realize that you do not need to understand the word for it to have the power to create form and exude its influence.
Even the bible tells us, “In the beginning was the Word … “. Well I had resistance to this concept as well, but that is all changing.
So before we witness some magic, keep in mind these science based truths:
Now as far as humans go we are mostly made of water, not sand, so what are the effect of sound on water? You’ve probably heard of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work with water crystals and sounds, now see for yourself.