Norfolk Yoga

Norfolk Yoga - Kundalini is a coil of energy or likewise called Skakti, located at the base of the spine, according to ancient Hindu philosophy. Through the method of spiritual development, Kundalini energy could be awakened and this process causes it to rise along the spine and activate the chakras or likewise known as energy centers along the way. This stimulation is believed to lead to spiritual enlightenment along with physical effects.

It is not known when exactly the concept of Kundalini began, although there are passages in the 8th century Siva Sutras are referenced in the teachings. In Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a Hindu text that was written between the twelveth and fifteenth centuries, the Kundalini is described in much greater detail. It elaborates on the physical exercise that the Western cultures most commonly connect with yoga.

While he was translating two Hindu texts, Sir John Woodroffe referred to Kundalini as "Serpent Power." His descriptions in the early 20th century have lead to the longstanding image of Kundalini as a snake. The term Kundalini truly translates to mean "coiled up." Famous Western thinkers C.W. Leadbeater and Carl Jung both discussed Kundalini in their writings. A lot of their critics object that they did not do the idea any justice as they took it out of its cultural context.

There are a number of people who want to explore the idea of Kundalini by practicing Kundalini Yoga. This is a blend of meditation, postures and chanting that is meant to stimulate the Kundalini power in the body. Awakening the Chakras can also comprise completing special breathing exercises, eating particular foodstuff and contemplating some images. A lot of people feel this is the greatest form of mind and body exercise since it emphasizes the physical benefits of spiritual health. Some of the medical professions in the West have just given Kundalini Yoga a second chance.

Kundalini Yoga has a reputation of being very powerful and practitioners warn that one should not seek to stimulate it on their own with no expert guidance. Kundalini stimulation is described by some as being a lengthy and often lifelong learning method. As Kundalini rises through the chakras, it could be an extremely intense experience both emotionally and physically. Several people believe that it could also be harmful if not done with caution and done right.

There have been some side effects noted to Kundalini stimulation including: tingling sensations, depression, gastrointestinal problems, anxiety and headache among others. It is recommended to tell a medical doctor whom you believe and to secure a spiritual leader prior to seriously embarking on Kundalini work. This would help maintain individual safety since diagnosing whichever medical issues that can probably be connected to Kundalini could prove to be a delicate issue. Those who practice Kundalini and practitioners themselves claim that awakening it can have unbelievable benefits in each aspect of a person's life. It is always suggested to discuss with your medical doctor before starting whichever new physical activity.

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Norfolk County is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario's tobacco belt. Simcoe City serves as Norfolk County's county seat. Though referred to as a county, Norfolk is officially a rural city-status single-tier municipality. The last Census showed the municipality had a population of 62,563.

The area around Norfolk is surrounded by a lot of smaller communities which take advantage of some of the best agricultural land within Ontario. Because of the mild climate and long growing season, tobacco could grow well in the city of Norfolk. Because tobacco consumption declines and once-profitable tobacco operations slowly move to a more diversified approach, area farmers are starting to grow lavender, ginseng, hazelnuts and wolfberries. Norfolk County is gradually developing a small winery business and an agri-tourism industry. Greenhouse businesses are strong in Norfolk. There are numerous farmers who sell their products from the farmgate.

The area of Norfolk County has a large tourism industry due to its location close to Lake Erie, along Ontario's south coast. Norfolk county port towns, like Turkey Point, Port Dover, and Long Point, draw visitors interested in fishing, hiking, camping, birdwatching and cycling.

Norfolk is home to the Waterford Pumpkin Festival and the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show, both held every month of October. PD13 is the Port Dover motorcycle enthusiasts' event held every year on the 13th of Friday.   More