I think it is very sad when we see Catholic Monastic guesthouses opening their doors to false and dangerous teachings, like this 'Kundalini Yoga' business. These non Christian practices are exposing people to serious dangers to their mental and psychological health. Our Lord Jesus Christ must look on with great sadness to see His People being exposed to such dangers, while He remains in the Tabernacle night and day waiting for us to believe and Trust in Him for healing and for His Peace which the world cannot give.
From the Women of Grace Website :
Madness, Depression, Heart Palpitations Are “Common” side effects of Kundalini Yoga
KF writes: “As a former practitioner, I understand the dangers involved in . . . TM-style meditation, centering prayer and yoga. I’d especially like to see an article on the enormous damage that can be caused by ‘kundalini’ effects.”
My thanks to KF for giving me this opportunity to blog about the extreme dangers of Kundalini yoga and the kundalini “awakening” that it is designed to bring about.
First of all, kundalini yoga is a type of yoga that attempts to arouse and raise the kundalini, believed to be Shakti or creative divine energy which supposedly sleeps in the form of a coiled snake at the base of the spine. It employs pranayama or breathing exercises, visualization, asanas (body poses) and mudras (hand positions) along with chanting and meditation to awaken and then raise the kundalini.
Yogis believe that when the Kundalini awakens, the door of the Sushumna (an energy conduit) is opened and the Kundalini ascends through the six chakras (alleged energy centers) until it reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head. When it reaches this height, it unites with Lord Shiva (the god of destruction) whose consort is Shakti. This union supposedly brings about the joy of “Blissful Beatitude.”
This is the religious explanation of a kundalini awakening, an event that is accompanied by many physical and/or spiritual side effects which some regard as evidence of spiritual progress, but others see as potentially serious problems. These include:
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