This energy, when cultivated and awakened through tantric practice, is believed to lead to spiritual liberation. It derives its name from its focus upon the awakening of kundalini energy through regular practice of MantraTantraYantraAsanas or Meditation. It is mentioned as a noun for "snake" in the sense of "coiled" in the 12th-century Rajatarangini chronicle I. Eknath Easwaran has paraphrased the term as "the coiled power", a force which ordinarily rests at the base of the spine, described as being "coiled there like a serpent".
According to William F. Williams, Kundalini is a type of religious experience within the Hindu tradition, within which it is held to be a kind of "cosmic energy" that accumulates at the base of the spine. When awakened, Kundalini is described as rising up from the muladhara chakrathrough the central nadi called sushumna inside or alongside the spine reaching the top of the head.
The progress of Kundalini through the different chakras is believed to achieve different levels of awakening and a mystical experienceuntil Kundalini finally reaches the top of the head, Sahasrara or crown chakraproducing an extremely profound transformation of consciousness. Swami Sivananda Saraswati of the Divine Life Society stated in his book Kundalini Yoga that "Supersensual visions appear before the mental eye of the aspirant, new worlds with indescribable wonders and charms unfold themselves before the Yogi, planes after planes reveal their existence and grandeur to the practitioner and the Yogi gets divine knowledge, power and bliss, in increasing degrees, when Kundalini passes through Chakra after Chakra, making them to bloom in all their glory Reports about the Sahaja Yoga technique of Kundalini awakening state that the practice can result in a cool breeze felt on the fingertips as well as the fontanel bone area.
Yogis such as Muktananda consider that Kundalini can be awakened by shaktipat spiritual transmission by a Guru or teacheror by spiritual practices such as yoga or meditation. The passive approach is instead a path of surrender where one lets go of all the impediments to the awakening rather than trying to actively awaken Kundalini. A chief part of the passive approach is shaktipat where one individual's Kundalini is awakened by another who already has the experience.
Shaktipat only raises Kundalini temporarily but gives the student an experience to use as a basis. He subsequently came to believe "As the ancient writers have said, it is the vital force or prana which is spread over both the macrocosm, the entire Universe, and the microcosm, the human body The atom is contained in both of these.
Prana is life-energy responsible for the phenomena of terrestrial life and for life on other planets in the universe. Prana in its universal aspect is immaterial.
But in the human body, Prana creates a fine biochemical substance which works in the whole organism and is the main agent of activity in the nervous system and in the brain.
The brain is alive only because of Prana The most important psychological changes in the character of an enlightened person would be that he or she would be compassionate and more detached. There would be less ego, without any tendency toward violence or aggression or falsehood. The awakened life energy is the mother of morality, because all morality springs from this awakened energy. Since the very beginning, it has been this evolutionary energy that has created the concept of morals in human beings.
The American comparative religions scholar Joseph Campbell describes the concept of Kundalini as "the figure of a coiled female serpent—a serpent goddess not of "gross" but "subtle" substance—which is to be thought of as residing in a torpid, slumbering state in a subtle center, the first of the seven, near the base of the spine: the aim of the yoga then being to rouse this serpent, lift her head, and bring her up a subtle nerve or channel of the spine to the so-called "thousand-petaled lotus" Sahasrara at the crown of the head She, rising from the lowest to the highest lotus center will pass through and wake the five between, and with each waking, the psychology and personality of the practitioner will be altogether and fundamentally transformed.
According to the Goraksasatakaor "Hundred Verses of Goraksa", hatha yoga practices such as mula bandhauddiyana bandha, jalandhara bandha and kumbhaka can awaken Kundalini. The spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized the need for a master when actively trying to awaken Kundalini:. Kundalini is a latent power in the higher body. When awakened, it pierces through six chakras or functional centers and activates them. Without a master, the awakening of the kundalini cannot take anyone very far on the Path; and such indiscriminate or premature awakening is fraught with dangers of self-deception as well as the misuse of powers.
The kundalini enables man to consciously cross the lower planes and it ultimately merges into the universal cosmic power of which it is a part, and which also is at times described as kundalini The important point is that the awakened kundalini is helpful only up to a certain degree, after which it cannot ensure further progress.
It cannot dispense with the need for the grace of a Perfect Master. The experience of Kundalini awakening can happen when one is either prepared or unprepared. According to Hindu tradition, in order to be able to integrate this spiritual energy, a period of careful purification and strengthening of the body and nervous system is usually required beforehand.Conditions: 1. As the author said partner who wish to be enlightened on Kundalini should surrender the Self totally. Kundalini will be depressing if the energy is meant only to be used for sensual pleasures.
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If you have sex with a Kundalini Awakened person, you also get to awaken your Kundalini!!! How easy and simple it sounds, while you are into a pleasurable moment, a huge phenomenon that's too difficult to achieve, that takes years of practice to awaken the dormant force; awakens the fire in a snap with ease.
While you are having some amazing moments, right?! Well do you think its that easy? Kundalini Awakening and the discussion around it becomes really intense once you start learning about benefits of it. And then you start discovering the various ways by which the Shakti can be awakened.What Abilities Are Available To You After Your Kundalini Awakening
And this is a shock to some whereas its a easy way for some. Let me know in comments what's your take on this. This is because their male and female energies get balanced. A feminine energy from the female helps to balance the yin part of the male partner and vice versa. Anonymous pm, August 07, Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.Many people are seeking some supernatural thrill to fulfill them instead of going to the living God of the Bible.
I believe since all people without Christ have a spiritual vacuum within themselves they will seek spiritual experiences in hopes it will fulfill them. The devil, which the Bible calls the deceiver, knows this so he offers people a counterfeit.
Satan has his snares for those seeking such experiences. There are a plethora of Youtube videos about how to have a kundalini awakening.
Many of these videos have hundreds of thousands of views. There are many websites that promote it and have been numerous books written about it. My contention is that kundalini is nothing more than a demon or an evil spirit and that it is extremely dangerous to have a kundalini awakening.
These doors are easily opened by New Age and occult practices. This is the antithesis of one filled with the Holy Spirit Ephesians in which born again Christians have when they repent and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ. From a Christian perspective it seems to be an evil spirit, but how do non-Christians describe it? It has been part of the belief system of many cultures for centuries.
Avalon writes on the back cover [emphasis mine]:. Mythologically, she is an aspect of shakti power or energy and consort of Shiva. Philosophically she is the creative energy that forms mind and matter, and comes to rest in the lowest form of matter. She is consciousness: the power of matter to know itself. In terms of Tantric practice, she is the mysterious power that resides in the human body and can be awakened by suitable techniques: special meditations and yogic practices of a particularly powerful nature.
She is The Goddess: the ultimate heart of many areas of Eastern religion, not only of Hinduism. Kundala means coiled. The power is the Goddess Devi Kundalini, or that which is coiled; for Her form is that of a coiled and sleeping serpent in the lowest bodily centre, at the base of the spinal columnuntil by the means described She is aroused in that Yoga which is named after Her.
Why would some supposed mere impersonal force seem to have an intelligence? How can one be so trusting of an energy that seems to have intelligence and to totally yield to it? She is also Bhajangi the serpent. As Chandi or Kali she has a garland of skulls around her neck and drinks human blood.
Out of all the things in the universe, the kundalini is depicted as a serpent. The Bible reads that satan, the adversary, is a serpent. In Genesis Ch. He described as subtle or crafty and tempts Eve with the lie that she will be like gods.
That sounds awfully similar to what kundalini promises practitioners — to achieve godhood or to become one with the divine. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? In the Bible satan is described as the deceiver of the whole world Rev.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Kundalini is also called the destroyer.Is it dangerous? What do I do if my kundalini energy is waking up? Having owned a Kundalini Yoga studio and being a psychotherapist, I get a lot of phone calls and questions around these topics.
Kundalini energy is just the basic force of life, the energy of awareness, that exists in all of us. When that happens, we can become who we are meant to be and wake up to our destiny. The soul has taken a body and come here for a reason, and if you are not living out that purpose, kundalini can show up as disruptive so you can change course. My own awakening started ingrew in intensity throughand has been continuing on, if a bit more gently, ever since.
Below are eight signs of a kundalini awakening. Init became clear that I needed to let go of a dependency on alcohol. This was not at all easy, but I see it as the early stages of my system clearing out old habits that would not serve me in my life, and not allow my kundalini to awaken.
After getting sober, my life as I knew it really started to fall apart. My job was so stressful that I had insomnia due to anxiety, my marriage was disintegrating, and I was contemplating how I might escape the whole disaster. The structures that I had put in place to prop up my unhealed self were no longer functioning, and I was becoming aware that the whole thing was a lie.
This part of the process can look similar to a mid-life crisis, or a Saturn return in your astrological chart, where everything that you had committed to previously begins to dissolve or be taken away. Old habits and addictions, relationships, family connections, diet, work and career — everything comes up for review. We can resist this process out of fear, but usually that only makes the changes more painful.
This is the beginning of a journey that will take courage, discipline, and support to make it through. Some people will experience physical and energetic symptoms at this point.
Mine tended to be emotional rather than physical anxiety, depression, despairbut many people speak of very obvious signs shaking, visual disturbance, inability to relax, a major rush of energy, a near-death experience.
The nervous system is unable to handle the amount of energy that is wanting to move, and this can show up in a myriad of ways. The important thing is not to obsess over the symptoms, but find ways discussed below to allow the energy to move by healing the body and opening up the channels of energy. People seek changes in diet, seeking out healers, leaving relationships, changing jobs, all done in an attempt to respond to what is happening on the inside.
For me, I was shaken up enough to call in sick from work, go for a hike in the middle of the day, and try a form of yoga I had never attempted before. That Kundalini Yoga class ended up being the breadcrumb that I followed which would change my whole life. Once we are desperate enough to be willing to try new things, we become available to receive support and miracles from unexpected sources.
For me, it started with that first Kundalini Yoga class. Soon, I had the courage to request to work part-time.I pondered almost every day on what happened to me over a year ago — when my crown chakra opened and I felt a cool liquid engulfing my brain. What happened to me is considered to be awakening in esoteric terms. This synchronizes both hemispheres and awakens inactive parts of the brain. That awakening was frightening, because it temporarily rent a veil between the physical and the spiritual.
I realized I was full of demons and I was opened to the spirit realm without knowing how to get out of that dimension. The opening of my crown chakra made me feel various energies entering and leaving me, and it felt like I was losing my personality.
Only recently I decided to no longer block all the eastern mystical information and started reading about these experiences and whether my interpretation of what happened to me over a year ago was right or wrong. And what I experienced is fully documented in esoteric teachings but the interpretations of those events are different from my own. For example, according to esoteric teachings, when this awakening happens, you do realize you have demons for two reasons.
Before the awakening you were ignorant of their presence, but after it you know it as your spiritual perception is heightened. Another reason demons flock to the newly-illuminated person is because his or her vibration is really high and he or she is seen in the spirit realm as a bright and awakened being. Demons try to frighten the person so that he stops his awakening at that point. Most of the time the strategy is successful — people get frightened when this happens and they stop their spiritual journey.
But a few go through it and become fully-illuminated beings. I was not prepared for that at all. I believed in false new-age teachings that this awakening is all beautiful and positive.
What Is Kundalini Awakening?
This awakening will show you the truth, and at first you will have to go through a hellish experience to reach the other end. This is the true purgatory, but it happens before death for those who want to be born-again in this existence. When this experience started happening to me, my Christian Catholic upbringing kicked in and I assumed that I was deceived. But now I see that it was a reaction out of fear, and that it was my personal interpretation based on the knowledge that I currently had.
I demonized this process of awakening because it was a scary experience.
I did not understand that it was just a step towards the full awakening. These days I was watching videos about the kundalini awakening experiences of people who had nothing to do with Christianity. Although their experiences were frightening as well, with time they healed and started experiencing the benefits of this awakening like I do now.
It seems that the more impurities the person has, the worst experience she has to go through; and if a person forces this awakening whilst on drugs or leading a completely immoral life, the experience will be so hellish that he might never recover or see the purpose of that experience.
I was wrong. People who did not become Christian after this experience but continued with the process, eventually got healed. That being said, there are many who cannot handle this awakening and commit suicide or become mentally imbalanced.
The most important thing to do for the crown chakra to close and for the life to normalize after this experience as fast as possible is to lead a moral life and totally ground yourself by spending much time outside, eating heavy food, doing physical work and reverting to a worldly way of life until you are ready to continue this awakening process for me it took over a year to get ready for the next stage, and only now the desire is arising to do so.
The time of healing depends on the amount of mental and physical impurities, since that force fire that causes awakening burns all impurities eventually. When the work is done, the crown chakra will close.
Based on a better knowledge through reading kundalini awakening testimonials and books on this force of the universe, I no longer think this force to be demonic. When the person is ready and willing to spiritually awaken, this force starts rising up the spine, burning all the impurities it meets in the spinal cord on its way to the crown chakra.
This is a very different thing to how demons work; they usually enter through the openings in the head eyes, nose, mouth and if they possess a person, the person changes and acts like another personality. Nothing of that sort happens when this universal energy starts rising up. This sometimes causes swings and movements in order to unblock some nerve pathway, but those movements are not the same as the behavior of a demon-possessed person.
Also, the person is in full possession of his consciousness when this purification process is happening. Sometimes there are no movements at all, but only heat is felt.Imagine seeing the world with expansive vision.
You have keen perception that combines innumerable perspectives at once. You understand your feelings perfectly. You also sense how others are interpreting the world, how others feel. Their judgments are clear to you. With adequate practice and guidance, this is some of the enlightenment that comes through Kundalini Awakening.
Awaken the dormant energy within you. Exploring Kundalini Awakening through the Parable of Shiva And Shakti Kundalini is often described as a dormant serpent energy coiled up at the base of the spine. Imagine a resting snake, coiled eight times, waiting to unleash its magnificent power at the base of a great mountain. She has within her infinite energy potentiating.
She is the force of creation, resting, longing to rise up to be in union with consciousness at the heights of spiritual bliss. It is said that the serpent is Shakti, a goddess that is legendary for having created all that is.
Lord Shiva symbolizes consciousness and the unmovable power of the observer. He is said to have been meditating for thousands of years while Shakti danced for him. Her longing to be at one, dancing with her beloved provokes him to open one of his three eyes. She beckons for him to dance with her. He closes his eye and rests back in meditation for thousands more years, awaiting her absolute clarity that joining in harmonious union with him is her true desire.
As her longing intensifies, she determines that she must dance with her Beloved Lord Shiva. At that, his three eyes open, they dance together, and all at once the universe unfolds into creation. All of nature is created as a result of their union. The witness is consciousness, unmoving and unchanging. Nature is all that dances, all that moves and changes in this world.
The witness or seer within each of us is Shiva and the nature of all things around us and within us is Shakti. When Shiva and Shakti are separate, spiritual awakening cannot take place. That separate state is known as a duality. The very merging of Shiva and Shakti obliterates duality and opens the spiritual river of oneness through which Kundalini flows. The bliss state is not conditional. That means the ecstasy of a kundalini awakening does not depend that life play out in any specific way.
The unconditional bliss and oneness that a kundalini awakening produces can be experienced only from a state of Samadhi. Samadhi means to be at one with the all things, feeling no separateness or duality from anything in creation.
It is a state that yogis strive to realize after many years of mastery under a guru. It is exceedingly rare that anyone has sustained states of Samadhi without a deep well of daily practice and a guru or master teacher as a guide.
According to Dr. It is not an energy apart from consciousness, but rather the energy that manifests with consciousness when it becomes free from thought. There is greater sensitivity, higher energy levels, sometimes psychic abilities or deep knowing, ageing can appear to slow down, creativity and charisma can increase, as can internal peace and knowing.
There is a sense of being part of All that Is.Is it dangerous? What do I do if my kundalini energy is waking up? Having owned a Kundalini Yoga studio and being a psychotherapist, I get a lot of phone calls and questions around these topics.
Kundalini energy is just the basic force of life, the energy of awareness, that exists in all of us. The soul has taken a body and come here for a reason, and if you are not living out that purpose, kundalini can show up as disruptive so you can change course. My own awakening started ingrew in intensity throughand has been continuing on, if a bit more gently, ever since.
Init became clear that I needed to let go of a dependency on alcohol. This was not at all easy, but I see it as the early stages of my system clearing out old habits that would not serve me in my life, and not allow my kundalini to awaken. After getting sober, my life as I knew it really started to fall apart.
My job was so stressful that I had insomnia due to anxiety, my marriage was disintegrating, and I was contemplating how I might escape the whole disaster. The structures that I had put in place to prop up my unhealed self were no longer functioning, and I was becoming aware that the whole thing was a lie. Old habits and addictions, relationships, family connections, diet, work and career — everything comes up for review.
We can resist this process out of fear, but usually that only makes the changes more painful. This is the beginning of a journey that will take courage, discipline, and support to make it through. The nervous system is unable to handle the amount of energy that is wanting to move, and this can show up in a myriad of ways.
The important thing is not to obsess over the symptoms, but find ways discussed below to allow the energy to move by healing the body and opening up the channels of energy. People seek changes in diet, seeking out healers, leaving relationships, changing jobs, all done in an attempt to respond to what is happening on the inside. For me, I was shaken up enough to call in sick from work, go for a hike in the middle of the day, and try a form of yoga I had never attempted before.
That Kundalini Yoga class ended up being the breadcrumb that I followed which would change my whole life. Once we are desperate enough to be willing to try new things, we become available to receive support and miracles from unexpected sources. For me, it started with that first Kundalini Yoga class. Soon, I had the courage to request to work part time. Giving myself more down time to heal my nervous system, allowed me to get in touch with what was truly going on underneath my anxiety, stress and despair.
Within months of practicing this form of yoga, I saw very clearly that my marriage was ending, and I had the courage to let it go. Gurmukha Kundalini Yoga teacher, came to my town to offer a workshop, and I was given a 40 day meditation, which gave me the daily support to accomplish all these changes. We meet the right people, attend the right workshop, stumble across the right book, find the right yoga studio…whatever we need ends up showing up at the right time in the right way.
The Possible Dangers of Raising Kundalini.
Once we start to make these changes, we can expect to become more sensitive to things that we used to be able to tolerate. No more hot dogs and frozen peas for me.
I learned how to cook wholesome, vegetarian food, and became more aware of the media and entertainment that I was consuming. Perhaps we realize we need to move out of the roommate situation and find our own apartment, so that we have space to take care of ourselves, do our work, eat right, and minimize chaos. The nervous system is undergoing changes to be able to handle more energy, and this leads to increased sensitivity.
We know when our old habits are starting to sound enticing, or when our heart is beginning to shut down. We pay more attention to our intuition, and begin to develop a relationship with our soul, our Inner Teacher.
What other people say or think about us becomes less important to us, because our inner compass is more reliable and clearer. Perhaps we become aware of areas of the body that need some attention, especially in the lower chakras.
If we feel ungrounded, we tune in to what we need to feel more stable and connected to our body and the Earth. If we feel a lot of shame, and that our creativity is blocked, maybe we need to work on past sexual trauma or wounding.