What Is The ‘Kundalini’ & How Do You Awaken Your Kundalini?
The Kundalini is generally seen as a coiled force of energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine in the sacrum bone. Often it is described as a serpent or as a goddess, residing in three and a half coils.
Normally this power lies dormant but by undertaking deep spiritual journeys a skilled person can awaken their Kundalini power permanently. Typically this takes years of practice and meditation but some have mastered their power in as little as 18 months with vigorous training. The process requires various esoteric techniques such as:
- Kundalini yoga,
- Sahaja Yoga and
- Kriya Yoga
As the Kundalini progresses through the different Chakras it provides a different level of awakening until it reaches the Crown Chakra. Many feel that the experience once this happens is indescribable and have been at a loss of words to explain it.
There are 49 levels of awakening within the Kundalini:
- 7 for each chakra and
- then 7 layers of awakening in each.
Your Kundalini may already be partially awakened but only through intense practice can you fully realize its power.
What Typically Happens When You Awaken Your Kundalini?
==> First the Kundalini will rise from the Sacral Chakra. For those who envision the power as a goddess, she is Shakti and when she rises, she unites with the god Shiva at the Crown Chakra upon which time the aspirant will feel infinite bliss within their deep meditative state.
Many feel that upon awakening the Kundalini you will:
- possess great intelligence and strength
- while others see it as a stronger connection from the id to the universal consciousness
- Some people may develop a higher IQ
- while others may grow in charisma and luck
- there have even been examples of superhuman strength
- slower aging
- and increased psychic ability.
So Does Awakening Your Kundalini Come With Any Caveats?
Really it seems that there are so many benefits that can be derived from awakening the Kundalini that it would be tempting for many people to try this process but it does come with its caveat. Awakening the Kundalini originally was restricted only to the highest levels of priesthood and royalty because of the immense change it can bring about. Generally Kundalini change is brought about from the inside out in a drastic and permanent way that some may not be ready for.
Kundalini is a huge mass of power linked to the wild feminine which is known for being difficult to control. Like awakening a sleeping serpent, you must take prior precautions to adequately prepare yourself or things could get out of hand. If the Kundalini is awakened without enough preparations or prior guidance the results can be polar opposites as previously described.
Since there is such a huge rush of adrenaline from releasing the Kundalini there is a real danger of physical side effects as well. The possibility of frying your system through attempting to awaken the Kundalini is real and some have experienced:
- spiritual pain,
- insanity and
- a breakdown of the immune system
as negative results from inadequate preparation.
One of the other dangers is that where Kundalini energy is linked to sexuality when prematurely awakened – it can cause a massive surge in the sex drive causing people to become nymphomaniacs and even megalomaniacs with the extreme power.
Now that you’ve heard of the dangers that you might encounter on every level, physical,, emotional, mental or spiritual, the next common sense question to ask is -
What Precautions Should We Taken When Awakening The Kundalini?
As demonstrated above, it is very important to take all safety precautions before considering awakening your Kundalini.
These are not just precautions but in these you will find:
The Best Methods For Awakening The Kundalini:
1.) First the body must be cleansed both physically and spiritually so that the energy can flow through without encountering any blockages. Preparing through regular character building and purification exercises is a good way of preparing your whole being ready; while the physical cleansing is also needed to insure that there will be no damage to the physical body as well, if the energy were to become trapped.
2.) It is important to activate the Higher Chakras of the Heart, Third Eye and Crown Chakras before beginning to work with Kundalini energy. This is mostly because Kundalini energy has such a profound impact on intelligence and willpower and doing so insures that the energy will be used properly and harmlessly. By activating the Crown Chakra, you insure that spiritual energy is able to come down to awaken the Kundalini safely and awaken it to a much higher degree as well as helping to regulate the flow of Kundalini energy. The spiritual energy is in fact necessary to bring the Kundalini up to those higher Chakras, so it is imperative that you be familiar with it’s energy and use. It is also much better if you have ALL your Chakras open.
3.) Most practitioners hoping to awaken the Kundalini safely will follow the Meditation of the Two Hearts. During the meditation you may feel pressure pushing down upon your head as well as energy going up your spine through the Nadi there. Some feel the energy pulling them up and once it reaches their head it will feel like it explodes in a fountain of light while their consciousness expands. Using meditation to awaken the Kundalini is by far the most popular method but also requires the most practice because of the mental flexibilities needed to prepare you beforehand. This is also the safest method to use when awakening the Kundalini.
4.) Other practitioners may use a special form of Hatha Yoga, but this is considered not as powerful or as fast as the meditation practices. This method requires a competent teacher and is relatively safe. It is said that Kundalini yoga is one of, or even the most powerful types of yoga practiced today. The method includes yoga poses and meditation but has greater focus on mantras and Pranayama.
5.) The oldest method of awakening the Kundalini uses visualization and mantras. This can be the most dangerous method since without adequate purification many will activate their lower natures to excess causing some of the dangerous side effects mentioned above. Many feel this method is unsuitable for life today since we generally over indulge in sex and violence in the media that the excess can color our thinking and pollute our understanding. Use of this method to awaken the Kundalini has been known to cause an excessive desire for material gains and a selfishness that takes over the aspirants life.
So with that said, I would recommend that by using the Meditation of the Two Hearts, the aspirant can take the safest course to awakening their Kundalini. The Kundalini once awakened can take over the whole being and infuse the practitioners life with excess wisdom and cosmic understanding. However, the caveat is that it can alternatively turn one into a being of the other end of the spectrum, for instance, a selfish sex fiend.
Using Kundalini energy is dangerous and it is vital that the practitioner have a good understanding of what they are doing as well as a real respect for the potential outcome should the process fail. Practicing meditation techniques and working with a wise guide or teacher is a good path to follow when hoping to safely awaken the Kundalini. A wise decision would be to go to a teacher who can properly guide you from beginning to end and also be there for you should you face problems or difficulties in the process. The teacher’s experience and knowledge will definitely help when you are attempting to raise your Kundalini. Do keep the above tips, precautions and methods in mind when you attempt to try or continue trying to awaken your Kundalini.