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    Why do some people consider Kundalini yoga dangerous?

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        I’ve been practicing kundalini yoga for a bit now and whenever I try doing research on it I keep finding articles saying that it can be dangerous. Why the warning?
        @Seth: that sounds perfectly reasonable. I’ll keep at my kundalini in that case.

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        99% urban legend hyped up to keep certain ‘masters’ in business. Truth is that kundalini yoga actually is not safe for certain folks who already have serious mental instability. It has exacerbated existing psychosis. However, it cannot produce mental illness in someone who doesn’t have it, and in some cases it can greatly improve the lives of those who do have mental illness.

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        Practising kundalini yoga per se is not dangerous but if it triggers off kundalini shakti(power) and
        if you are not prepared for it then it is wrought with danger. Read kundalini yoga by Gopi Krishna
        who experienced rising of kundalini power and the traumas he went through and the way he came
        out of it. Please remember when you have right nostril breathing taking place and if this power rises
        then you will experience extreme hotness in the body and if it is awakens when left nostril
        breathing is taking place, then you will experience extreme coldness in the body. PLEASE
        REMEMBER THE AWAKENING OF KUNDALINI SHAKTI SHOULD TAKE PLACE WHEN BOTH
        THE NOSTRILS ARE OPERATING AND FOR THAT THERE IS A SPECIAL TECHNIQUE.
        Therefore please tread on this kundalini path with caution. It could make you or mar you. I should
        know as i am a Yoga Therapist
        Good luck and God bless. Cheers! :o)

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        because kundalini is life force conduit. Raising it slowly through meditation, yogic practice, and proper diet is safer than trying to channel it quickly. The reason being, with years of practice there is much preparation to remove blockages and obstacles. Without that, raising kundalini suddenly could cause instability or imbalance. Many are not ready for the higher practices of kundalini tantra.

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        There is nothing to fear with Kundalini, in fact it releases us from the bondage of Patriarchal concepts, concepts that view ecstasy as dangerous. Working with Kundalini Shakti we have the opportunity not only to heal ourselves but to help heal others and the Earth with this wonderful energy.
        “Fears about the kundalini are raised by false teachers and authors who have no real knowledge of the energy. They speak not from the experience but from hearsay. While their words may seem authoritative, especially to the unwitting reader or listener, they should not be taken seriously by the chela. What we should heed are the words of authentic scriptures and of many notable Adepts lauding the immense advantages to be gained with an awakened kundalini. True, certain authentic Masters in the Himalayan regions have sometimes summarily discouraged attempts at rousing the kundalini. But their words were meant to drive away insincere or even foolish seekers. They were intended to discourage the attention of ill-prepared adventurers and thrill-seekers.”

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        It is important to do it under the supervision of experts.
        You don’t want to have things open up for you if you are not able to close them down if desire.

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