Bias is a closed minded tendency to act or feel a particular way towards the unfamiliar or things that are different.
Bigotry is a strong and unreasonable conscious decision to dislike others based on their differences.
Both bigotry and bias are low energy in the body. And when we ignore that low energy and close our consciousness to it. For example, when you’re feeling anxious or feeling negative emotions, that is the feeling of low energy. And typically, when we human beings experience that low energy, those low emotions we tend to want to escape. So scrolling on Tik Tok.
Overeating, smoking, anything that will take you out or take you away, to get that dopamine hit. To feel better, to have pleasure. That’s escaping from that low energy, low emotions that feeling. And that low energy perpetuates bias and bigotry.
In this workshop, we are going to poke and provoke our low energy states. Even though I exclusively teach Kundalini Yoga, I practice all styles of yoga before dedicating myself to my morning sadhna, or my morning practice. I’m going to be using some terms that are terms we use in Kundalini Yoga, like sadhna, to get you familiar with the terminology, so as we are in class, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. And as I’ve explained before, Kundalini Yoga is similar to a martial art practice.
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The exercise sets are what we have called Kryas, our yoga sets, so those are the exercises, the asanas and I will bring a lot of the terminology in other yoga classes that you’ve probably heard or read about. But the asanas, the yoga sets, the Kryas are the postures that are designed to stimulate parts of the body, mainly the three neurological centers of the human body.
These neurological centers, when in balance, allow us to be more of our true self, not the low energy being that we tend to easily conform to. Because again, being in a low energy state, is easy. It’s the norm. But once you start feeling that low energy, the feelings of low energy make you want to get out of it. Whether it’s out permanently, as we discussed in our suicide portion, those feelings are real. Those feelings should not be ignored ever. They are a signal, a symptom, something that needs to be addressed. And when we become aware and understand the actual science behind it, you can change the low energy, you can quickly change those feelings and feel more pleasure by simply having a morning sadhna. And if you’ve been with us this whole entire time from the beginning, you’ve done, you’ve experienced a 40 day Krya. You’ve experienced that activation, that stimulation of the three neurological centers of your body and have allowed yourself to feel and you’ve also allowed yourself to feel that balance. In those times where you were able to to experience the building of the stress, the pressure and the friction and then you were able to experience that settling, that balance, that higher energy. So you know that there is more than just this low energy
states. And if you’ve read the recommended book, you now know that these things we term as bias is an imbalance in the human body in that bio chemistry in the disconnection of the three neurological centers of the human body. When someone practices a martial art, they are focusing on the dantian, on the center, on the core of the body. This area acts as the starting point, the origin, the place where feelings are experienced, are felt.
Just think of the example of falling in love. You may experience butterflies in the stomach, in the core area, this is the center of the emotional body. It also happens to be the place where the vagus nerve begins, so where the seat of the vagus nerve is located. You also experience your diaphragm here. This is where your digestion lives.
All of these things are important in bringing balance back to your body. So, in martial arts, there’s always this focus on this diantian, this center point of your body.
You’ll hear me teach this area as your gut brain that is the neurological center that we call the gut brain. Bringing balance here will be our focus throughout all of our practice in Kundalini yoga.
We’ll breathe, as we inhale, we push the belly out. And as we exhale, we bring the belly back in. And these are physical motions that we do in every exercise, in every posture, in every asana in Kundalini yoga. So we’re always aware, we’re always mindful of our gut brain. And as we go through each exercise, we build the energy up through the gut brain, up into the chest area where our lungs live, the upper part of our lungs, where our heart lives. We call this the heart brain also. So we build the energy in the gut brain. We create a micro orbit. I always envision this very light wing like structure criss crossing my body. So on the vertical axis, yes. And it’s also on the horizontal axis. So, of course, my brain is going to bring in some sort of math, math is science. Kundalini Yoga is a science, it is an applied science. Applied Technology. We also call it a martial art, martial arts are healing arts. Kundalini is a healing art. It heals the body by bringing balance to the three neurological centers. The gut brain, the heart, brain, and the analytical brain.
When those areas are imbalance, low energy cannot exist there.