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Yoga Kundalini Upanishad

Introduction
Yoga Kundalini Upanishad is also called as Yoga Kundali Upanishad. It is the eighty-sixth Upanishad of Muktika Upanishad order and forms part of the Krishna Yajur Veda. It contains 171 verses classified into three chapters.
The first chapter contains 87 verses dealing with Kundalini Yoga involving Asana, Pranayama, Bandhas and Samadhi. The method of awakening Kundalini is discussed in detail.
The second chapter contains 49 verses. Kechari Vidya involving mantra and mudras are given in detail.
The qualities of Atman, Jivan Mukti and Videha Mukti are detailed in the 35 verses of the third chapter.
CHAPTER 1ASANAS, PRANAYAMAS, BANDHAS AND SAMADHI
Prana and its control
The operating causes of the mind are the powers of memory and Prana. If either of them is not active, the other one also becomes inactive. Among these, the yogi should take control over Prana first. This can be made possible by employing temperance in food, proper posture and awakening the power in the order mentioned…