Understanding what Kundalini energy is and how to awaken it
April 07, 2023
In Sanskrit, kundalini means "coiled serpent" and according to ancient practices, divine energy is believed to have been created at the base of the spine. We are born with this energy and the idea is to be able to uncoil the snake and thus connect with our most divine essence.
The Kundalini energy rests like a coiled snake at the base of our spine, and when it is awakened, it uncoils and ascends through the chakras.
Originally, Kundalini was the study of energy sciences and spiritual philosophy. Yogi Bhajan was the one who brought the Kundalini teachings to the Western world, making it an accessible practice.
What is Kundalini energy?
Kundalini energy refers to the main life force, the source of our creative power, our spiritual gifts and our femininity. Kundalini is asleep or "disconnected" at the base of our central spine (sushmuna) and when it awakens it creates an upward flow of energy, in which the chakras are moved and balanced.
The energy rises until it enters the seventh chakra, in the crown, and where it meets the divine masculine force (consciousness).
Being the union between feminine force (creation) and masculine force the access to a higher consciousness.
Kundalini allows the free flow of energy between your chakras, producing an expansion in our state and greater harmony at the energetic-corporal level.
How to awaken the Kundalini energy?The awakening of the Kundalini energy is a very powerful spiritual experience, which many yogis spend years trying to achieve. Awakening can happen intentionally through Hindu-based practices such as meditation, pranayama, yoga, and prayer, or it can even happen unintentionally or unexpectedly.
Some practices that can stimulate the awakening of Kundalini energy are:
- energetic dances
- Controlled breathing exercises or pranayama
- reiki energy
- regular meditation
- practice gratitude daily
What happens when the Kundalini energy is awakened?The signs that it may be occurring are many, but it is worth paying attention to know that the kundalini energy is there waiting to be attended to and directed. Some symptoms could be:
- Notice greater intuition and clarity
- feel a deep purpose
- The need to make changes in your life
- Emotional and physical changes such as sleep disturbances, anxiety, waves of more energy, etc.
The awakening of the Kundalini energy is an incredible tool for healing and personal improvement, producing long-term changes. It is said that once she is awake, life will never be the same. Your entire mental, physical and spiritual system is undergoing an energetic upgrade, making you move through life in a different way than you did before.
Some benefits can be:
- Increased creativity and spiritual connection
- Feelings of contentment and bliss
- Feel more compassion and empathy naturally
If you are not ready, the experience can be overwhelming and lead to confusion and resistance as the ego is confronted with a higher truth.
Awakening the Kundalini energy is a path that takes time and can present difficulties that lead you to the shadows of your being. So be prepared to welcome the awakening of the Kundalini energy and do so with deep respect and love.