Kundalini is the term for “a spiritual energy or life force located at the
base of the spine”, conceptualized as a coiled up serpent. The practice
of Kundalini yoga is supposed to arouse the sleeping Kundalini Shakti
from its coiled base through the 6 chakras, and penetrate the 7th
chakra, or crown. This energy is said to travel along the ida (left), pingala
(right) and central, or sushumna nadi the main channels of pranic
energy in the body.
Kundalini energy is technically explained as being sparked during yogic
breathing when prana and apana blends at the 3rd chakra (naval center) at which point it initially drops down to the 1st and 2nd chakras before traveling up to the spine to the higher centers of the brain to activate the golden cord the connection between the pituitary and pineal glands and penetrate the 7 chakras.
Once you have awakened the Kundalini, you will discover the supreme power to enable self healing, and a whole new perspective on your true nature and the one true connection to God; light; the one conscious energy. It is very important at this stage that we explain that when you experience and awaken the Kundalini, you will experience manifestation. And for those who aren’t quite sure what is happening, may feel that they are becoming ill.
Kundalini awakening… however fearful it may seem to be… is representative of the positive powers of the Cosmos overtaking the Satanic powers forever. Every God realized soul reaches the level of a Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed only after having conquered the negative forces for ever by awakening of
In 1968 Kundalini Yoga was introduced to the US by Yogi Bhajan who founded the “Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization” (3HO) as a teaching organization. While Yoga practice and philosophy is generally considered a part of Hindu culture, Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is founded on the principles of Sikh Dharma. Although it adheres to the three pillars of Patanjali’s traditional yoga system: discipline, self awareness and self dedication (Patanjali Yoga Sutras, II:1), Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan does not condone extremes of asceticism or renunciation. Practitioners are encouraged his students to marry, establish businesses, and be fully engaged in society. Rather than worshiping God, Yogi Bhajan’s teachings encourage students to train their mind to experience God. Yogi Bhajan sometimes referred to the Sikh lifestyle as Raja Yoga, the yoga of living detached, yet fully engaged in the world.
The Yoga Kundalini and the Yogatattva are closely related texts from the school of Hatha yoga. They both draw heavily on the Yoga Yajnavalkya
(c. 13th century), as does the foundational Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
They are part of a tendency of syncretism combining the tradition of yoga with other schools of Hindu philosophy during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Yoga Kundalini Upanishad itself consists of three short chapters; it begins by stating that Chitta (consciousness) is controlled by Prana, and it’s controlled by moderate food, postures and Shakti Chala (I.1 2). Verses I.3 6 explain the concepts of moderate food and concept, and verse I.7 introduces Kundalini as the name of the Shakti under discussion:
Kundalini yoga is a form of yoga and meditation that focuses on the expansion of sensory awareness. “Kundalini Yoga, at its highest form,
is practiced for the purpose of attaining bliss, opening the heart center, developing power, serving others, attaining self realization and ultimately merging into God consciousness.” Swami Sivananda
Further views, the kundalini yoga chakras are the typical 7 chakras which, if clean and organized, can act positively on the process of advancing the kundalini energy along the backbone. Essentially, the kundalini yoga is “energy yoga”, signifying that we ought to control the vital force and subtle energy, which is the Kundalini. The ida and pingala nadis are going up in a helical way, intersecting the spine at a few points, whereas the sushumna channel goes directly up.
The awakening of kundalini is a matter of living a holistic life and not one of partiality and disorder. Such spiritual transformation is the end of man. This is not evolution. It is the very ending of you as an entity in the field of time. It is the doorway to the eternal, here and now. Can you live in this? Can you live without your conscious self and all your selfish attachment to this life? A life free of all turmoil and conflict.
Sannella observed: “Today kundalini awakenings occur more frequently, with and without training.” He suggested a significant cause. “People experience kundalini phenomena more frequently because they are actually more involved in disciplines and lifestyles conducive to psychospiritual transformation.” Sannella contrasted this situation with Carl Jung’s observation in 1932 during a seminar on the kundalini that the awakening of this force had rarely, if ever, been witnessed in the West. Stanislav Grof considers Jung’s view that the awakening of Kundalini was exclusively an Eastern phenomenon and that it would take at least a thousand years before this energy could be set in motion as “probably the most remarkable error of his entire career.” Both Bentov and Sovatsky have compared the awakening of Kundalini with the onset of puberty in the sense that the nervous system can start functioning on ever higher levels of consciousness. Sovatsky describes it as a “post genital puberty” as spiritually matured identities become embodied and empowered. Bentov, on the other hand, claimed to have seen “many cases of spontaneous and systematic evolution of the nervous system” during his involvement with the phenomenon.