Pranotthana Kundalini

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The July-August 1980 issue of Yoga Journal featured an interview with Yogi Amrit Desai on Kripalu Yoga.

Yogi Amrit Desai and his guru Swami Kripal-vanandji (Bapuji) had experienced spontaneous Yoga postures and dance-like mudras during meditation. All movements were carried out by the Life Force --- and in addition to the movements, the practitioner and those immediately present were pervaded by very deep ecstasy, a shower of bliss, and an overwhelming flow of energy. From that experience of Life Energy Yogi Amrit Desai developed Kripalu Yoga which is the middle path between Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga. The Yogi made an important designation concerning the Energy Flow --- the Energy Flow is

"Life Force", is prana, the basic energy in both Kundalini and Kripalu Yogi; the awakening of this energy is called pranotthana, a preparatory stage of Kundalini; pranotthana is often mistakenly referred to as Kundalini awakening; Kundalini comes later.

Readers are urged to read tnis article in the July-August 1980 issue of Yoga Journal so they may understand more about the Life Energy in one's body. And the interviewer, Virginia Lee, assistant editor of Yoga Journal reportedly experienced Kundalini also about seven years ago.

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