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Love is a beautiful notion—but often misunderstood. When you start your Kundalini Yoga journey, you will learn a whole host of new lessons, not least within the world of love. The truth of the matter is that the version of love that is oftentimes depicted isn’t always real love. Within this guide, we will take a look at everything that you need to know.
Romance and the Yogic Philosophy
Within the realms of the yogic lifestyle, we believe that love is a verb. It is something that you do rather than something that you possess. However, it is not the romantic love that you might recognize from movies, songs, or even novels.
The fast attraction you feel when you first meet someone, the sexual arousal, and the rush of romantic feelings are not necessarily symbols of love. The truth is that this is a biological phenomenon—a rush of hormones that pushes us to couple-up with someone.
The reason is simple: we need to procreate. The body creates a potent cocktail of hormones to encourage you to become close to that individual and have a child. While this can be an exciting time, it is unlikely to last as long as you may expect.
Chances are that those heavy emotions will only last for a couple of years. After that point, you may start to seek the same thrills elsewhere—with a new partner or lover.
What is True Love in the Yogic Realms?
That’s not to say that true love doesn’t exist. It does. However, as we have mentioned, it’s a verb. It is something that you choose to do each day. When you have committed to someone significant in your life, you wake up every morning and decide to serve them.
This is a two-way street. Your partner will also wake up and serve you too. A satisfying, healthy, and loving relationship sees the pair of you taking the time to love one another deeply. That isn’t the hedonistic, fast-burning love. It’s slow, subtle, and beautiful.
The Heart Chakra and Romantic Love
The Heart Chakra is located at the center of the spine opposite your physical heart. It is a powerful chakra, which has the power to heal you, feel compassion, and allows you to experience love. For that reason, it plays a serious role in your romantic life.
When the Heart Chakra is balanced, you will be centered. It is at this time that you will be able to offer acts of selflessness, love, compassion, and even simply offer friendship. You will find that you are aligned with yourself and can offer trust and love to others.
However, when the Heart Chakra is unbalanced, it is an entirely different story. You will struggle to stay connected to the people around you, you will feel dissociative, and alone in the world. You may feel as though there’s no hope for you or your future.
With that in mind, you need to work to keep your Heart Chakra balanced. You can do this through meditation sessions, mantras, kriyas, and following the yogic lifestyle each day.