Ask Andrea: Yoga
Is Yoga a type of energy healing?
Absolutely. Yogic practice comes from the same ancient wisdom that is the basis of energy healing. The knowledge that we are energy beings, infinite in our true nature, and that how we think, move and breathe affects our entire being. Yoga practice brings cleansing, balance, flexibility and strength to the body. It creates a clear and discerning mind and reveals our spiritual nature as well. I personally subscribe specifically to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation because every aspect of the teaching is energetically based and all teachings have been preserved and expanded on that basis.
Kundalini is the name for your individual “soul expression energy” and is particularly elevated and strengthened through the practice. All aspects of the teachings are included in the practice and include asanas/position/movement, pranayam/conscious breath, sound/chanting/mantra/music, and meditation. There are hundreds of sets/kriyas and meditation and they are energetically correct and prescriptive. What I mean by that is that they are designed for a specific effect such as sets for elevation of the spirit, for glandular health, for strengthening the nervous system, for experiencing infinity, for fearlessness, overcoming addictions, and on and on. It is the most comprehensive and limitless modality for healing that I am aware of.
Please refer to the sections in my book Light Through the Keyhole –The Power to Heal Life and Live Joy on Meditation (pg.124), Yoga in general (pg. 134) and Kundalini Yoga and Meditation (pgs. 202 – 210).