When you let go of everything that no longer serves you and allow more light into your life, you may be freeing yourself from energies and blockages on your chakras all at once. An excellent way to do this is through Kundalini yoga , a method that focuses on contemplation, awareness and chakras. But what exactly is Kundalini energy and how do you generate it?
If you are still unfamiliar with chakras, read this article first …
What is Kundalini energy?
Kundalini energy is an ancient concept that emerged from ancient Hindu texts and yoga manuscripts. Kundalini means “the coiled one” in Sanskrit, which is why the symbol for Kundalini energy represents a snake that wraps around the spine in about three and a half turns. Kundalini is often depicted as two serpents entwined around each other as they ascend upwards in a twisting motion, each circle representing the awakening and balancing of a chakra.
Below you see the standard symbol of Kundalini.
Very interesting to see is that the interwoven shape that the snakes portray together has exactly the same shape as the double helix of DNA. It is said that our DNA contains ancient, universal information. A kind of living library, which can be opened through consciousness. The Yogic manuscripts describe that Kundalini energy is already present when the fetus begins to take shape in the womb and that this energy is coiled at the base of the spine at birth.
Kundalini energy can remain coiled at the bottom of the spine until death after which it returns to Source, or it can be activated.
Kundalini energy begins to awaken from the base of the spine, up to the crown of your head, as a result of spiritual practices and/or life experiences that affect your chakras and personal development. This process can be extremely slow, but it can also happen spontaneously, as if an explosion were taking place.
Masculine and Feminine Energy
According to the yogis, the two nerve channels that snake up the spine like snakes are a combination of male and female energy. Ida is the left channel – or snake – depicted in white, and represents female, cold and the moon. Pingala is the right channel, red, and represents masculine, heat and the sun.
In the center is the Sushumna, the central channel through which and along which Kundalini ascends, from the root or Muladhara chakra, to the crown or Sahasrara chakra. The energy flows from the base of the spine—called Goddess Shakti by yogis—up the spine to God Shiva, the crown. Once the kundalini energy reaches the brain, or the upper chakras, according to the yogis, the soul is free, male and female energy is merged and enlightenment is achieved or experienced.
Symptoms of spontaneous awakening of the Kundalini energy
When kundalini energy is suddenly awakened, numerous physical, emotional and psychological symptoms can arise, such as nausea, sweating and increased energy. Logically, overactive, underactive, or blocked chakras can manifest in physical and emotional phenomena, just as your physical and emotional health affects your chakras inversely; everything is connected!
It is said that the first signs of the Kundalini awakening process cause a strange feeling in your abdomen, or in the area of the solar plexus, as if you were on a roller coaster and suddenly whizzed down. It can even be felt so strongly that it seems as if you are experiencing an orgasm!
When chakras are severely blocked, the process is much slower. Energy must flow freely as the Kundalini rises up the spine. Any blockage prevents the upward flow of energy.
An awakened Kundalini can be wonderfully beautiful. It helps man experience the higher consciousness, access psychic abilities, enhance manifestation, open the heart, raise vibration and increase compassion and creativity.
Like everything else on Earth, the awakening of Kundalini cannot be forced. It can only be achieved if it is really desired on a soul level. However, there are exercises that can help you generate Kundalini energy!
How do you awaken your Kundalini energy?
Like many other steps on your spiritual journey, kundalini energy can sometimes be generated through breathing exercises, through yoga , or simply through consciousness. You can try a meditation that uses a standard breathing technique: inhale from the base of the spine or from the abdomen, then visualize the energy flowing to the crown of your head, then exhale in the reverse direction.
You can also practice Kundalini yoga, an ancient multifaceted and complete yoga form, which combines dynamic body exercises with powerful breathing techniques, mantras (healing sounds) and meditations. Kundalini yoga is very focused on consciousness and activates all chakras.
As the Kundalini Research Institute explains: “The primary aim [of Kundalini] is to awaken the full potential of human consciousness in each individual; in other words, recognizing our consciousness, refining our consciousness and expanding that consciousness to our limitless Self. Remove all inner duality, create the power to listen deeply, develop inner stillness, and live with prosperity and excellence in all that you do.
I also believe that knowledge gained through learning and studying spirituality can activate Kundalini and help your soul remember this ancient knowledge. It is said that our DNA literally contains that knowledge , and that expanding consciousness can help us access this ancient information, which resides deep within all of us!
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Kundalini, Yoga of Consciousness: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-mccrae/introduction-to-kundalini-the-yoga-of-awareness_b_6862914.html
Ancient Kundalini Yoga and Tantra Teachings: http://www.tantra-kundalini.com/nadis.htm
* I have studied yoga for a while, so the information in this article about kundalini energy is largely my own personal knowledge and understanding of the Universe. Light and Love! Kahlee Brown