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Yoga has many schools, traditions and variations. It originally arose in ancient India as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices designed as a path to union with the divine. In the Modern West, the physical practices tend to be favoured over the mental and spiritual aspects, presented as a form of exercise, consisting of many postures known as asanas, and the emphasis tends to be on health and well-being more than union with the divine. Learning to adopt, hold and breathe into the postures requires practise and training. However there are many variations with many different emphases.
Kundalini Yoga is a practice combining breath work, postures, meditation and mantra to bring balance to mind, body and spirit. It is known as the yoga of awareness for the enhanced clarity it brings to people’s lives. Kundalini Yoga was originally taught in caves from Master to disciple. It creates a heightened sense of awareness, boosts the immune system and, practiced over time, helps you to keep your balance no matter what is going on around you. Rather than looking for happiness in the outside world – which is always transitory – it becomes possible to find and maintain that focal point of stillness inside.
There are many reasons why Deep Adaptors may benefit from Yoga. Collapse awareness can be very stressful on the nervous system and physical exercise and mindful or meditative postures may help soothe anxiety, grief and other nervous system responses. Also, maintaining physical and mental health will increase resilience as social stresses rise. Many Adapters also find engagement with transcendental or spiritual aspects to be beneficial and it should be possible to find a Yoga practise or guide who emphasises or includes the aspects that you prefer.
Ask your guide or practitioner how Yoga serves their own Deep Adaptation and how it might help you with yours.