Kundalini energy is a form of Prana or life force energy that lies dormant in the body. It is conceptualized as a coiled serpent lying at the base of the spine and can be awakened by various things including Kundalini meditation. Kundalini energy can be activated by spiritual practices like yoga, meditation, and even chakra work. This powerful energy can transform your life and create incredible changes.
Kundalini is thought to be the energy of the divine and it is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning coiled up snake. It is said to be a sort of Tree of Life within the body. Although Kundalini energy is not recognized by modern science it is mentioned extensively in both Yoga and Tantra. It is thought to lie or slumber at the base of the spine, but once awakened it can have a profound impact on your life.
Kundalini awakening can release stored up and blocked energy and many things like yoga, meditation or even something like fasting can trigger it. Kundalini is thought to be a primal force and when it is released, it can open up new channels of energy that are thought to run up and down the spine.
Kundalini moves up the body through the chakras, or the body’s energy system. The chakras run through the body up and down the spine and they are they are connected to the body’s energetic system. The Chakra system consists of 7 basic levels that correspond to various systems of the body.
Kundalini energy can be a powerful healing force, but you must be careful not to awaken the energy too quickly. Forcing the energy to awaken before it’s ready can create psychological issues and great stress.
This powerful energy can cleanse and purify the body and when the body’s energy is purified, the energetic vibrations can expand the consciousness.
Signs of Kundalini awakening can include muscle twitches and energy rushes, headaches, racing heartbeat, digestive problems, tingling, crawling or itching sensations or even alterations in sleep or eating patterns. You might also experience new interests or creative pursuits, psychic experiences, intense understanding or sensitivity or even enlightenment or increased knowledge.
Find a quiet place to sit or lie down. Set the intention that you are seeking to awaken the Kundalini energy within. Sit in a comfortable position and stay in that position for the duration of this exercise.
Close your eyes and keep them closed until the end of the meditation. You may choose to read through this meditation initially with your eyes open so that you can practice.
Start by lifting up your left hand and closing the left nostril with the fingers of your left hand. Breathe through the right nostril inhaling deeply holding the breath for as long as you can. Notice the energy that is circulating throughout your body. Next, repeat the same procedure on the other side, by closing the right nostril and breathing through the left.
Now concentrate on the energy centers of the body or the seven main chakras that run and down the spine. Concentrate specifically on the root chakra, at the base of the spine. Continue breathing in and out alternating nostrils.
Picture a bright white light flowing out from the top of your head exactly where your crown chakra is located. Try and imagine this light flowing from your head and entering your heart and your body with full force. Now visualize the same bright white light flowing from the base of your spine and moving up to and entering your heart chakra. Imagine these two lights converging and bursting into your heart. Continue breathing fully and deeply as you do this.
Witness the difference in your body and sense the new energy flowing throughout your body from your head to your toes. If done properly, you will feel the divine touch throughout this meditation process. Keep your eyes closed and concentrate on your breath and relax. Feel the peace all around you and connect with the essence of spirit that you now feel.
Benefits from practicing your Kundalini meditation include:
- Helps calm the brain.
- Helps give you a feeling of oneness with spirit.
- Can relieve depression, anxiety and get rid of feelings of ego, aggressiveness, jealousy, etc.
- Helps increase your concentration levels.
- Can make you self-confident, independent and powerful.