The Benefits of Yoga:
Yoga makes you feel happy! Under the tree of happiness, there are many roots feeding it...
Physiologically, Kundalini Yoga tunes up your glandular system, the guardian of your health. Your master gland in the brain (pituitary) is responsible for those warm, fuzzy chemical secretions, like serotonin. The ancient Yogis knew how to stimulate this gland through breath, movement and chanting, which sends telegraph-like messages through the roof of your mouth. Remember the old fashioned telegraph in movies like "Lincoln"? It's the same thing happening when you chant. The tongue creates a specific pattern on your upper palate, stimulating energy meridians, sending vibrations to your brain and glands. The result is... "Ahhhh I feel good".
The stretching and deep breathing practiced in yoga have an effect on the body different from other types of exercise. Accumulated mental stress lodged in the body is one of the pandemics of our society. Since mental stress collects first in the mind, then translates to the body, the best way to release it is through the body, which then affects the mind. Stretching increases circulation, range of motion in the joints, improves posture, relieves pain and brings an overall sense of well being.
Energetically, yoga strengthens the aura around your body, (electromagnetic field) clears and balances your chakras, (energy centers) bringing you closer to heart centered soul living. Yoga means "union" and true Yoga practice brings an authentic harmony to those parts of you that go unnoticed, unloved or unforgiven. Body, mind and spirit begin working together in an unexpectedly practical way.