“Uncoil Your Consciousness: What You Need To Know About Kundalini Yoga!”
Posted Jan 19 2013 10:08pm
When dormant, Kundalini energy is coiled like a serpent (kunda means coiled) at the base of the spine. Kundalini is a healing force for renewal, inner and outer evolution, and transformation. The key to uncoiling your consciousness lies in activating this powerhouse within you. Here are five things you need to know about Kundalini!
1. What Is The truth About Kundalini?
A great place to start is to look at the question, what is Kundalini? The simplest, and most profound, explanation is that Kundalini is the fundamental energy of consciousness. Think of Kundalini as the uncoiling of your essential consciousness, your creative potential, the energizing potential of life, spiritual energy, or the energy of the soul itself. I like to think of Kundalini as the energy of all that is and all you can be.
It is amazing when you realize that the transformational energy of Kundalini is found throughout the ancient wisdom traditions. Yogis call it Shakti (the risen Kundalini); other traditions refer to it as Holy Wind, Serpent Fire, Vital Winds, Reiki, Mana Loa, Lung, The Greater Kan and Li, Huo, and Dumo Fire. These names describe the same tremendous spiraling and wavelike physical sensations of aroused spiritual energy. There has to be something to this “Kundalini energy thing” if different belief systems from around the globe experience the exact same thing!
2. Where Does Latent Kundalini Hang Out?
Kundalini lies dormant at the base of the spine, nestled in the sitting bones at the root chakra. As Damian Nordmann creatively expresses in his poem, Fire Goddess, “[Kundalini] waits for me at the base of my being. She rests at the foot of my soul.”
3. How Do You Awaken Kundalini?
Kundalini is awakened through purposeful action or natural evolution. Techniques that trigger Kundalini awakening include breath work (pranayama), exercises (asanas), chanting meditation, fasting, trauma, drugs, and near death experiences.
4. Where Does Awakened Kundalini Energy Go?
As a yoga practitioner the goal is to open the subtle meridians and channels (nadis) of life force energy (prana) in the body to stimulate the upward flow of Kundalini energy.
Opening the nadis helps Kundalini energy rise upward through the body via the central channel of the spine (the sushumna), undulate through the energy centers (the chakras), and move up through the crown chakra as a process to uncoil consciousness.
When Kundalini uncoils and ascends, a feminine energy called Shakti rises through the body meeting a masculine energy called Shiva at the crown of the head. When Shakti and Shiva meet, a union of bliss occurs creating transformation.
5. What’s In It For You?
When Kundalini is awakened, our consciousness expands and we become more aware of truth, our inner knowledge, and the creative potential within. Awakened Kundalini releases blockages in the mind, body, and spirit to allow for healing, nourishing, rejuvenation, and opening of energy and awareness. Once aroused, Kundalini dissolves the past and allows the infinite to shine through into the present.
So there you have it, the five things you need to know about the powerhouse of Kundalini that resides within you. Dare to uncoil your essential consciousness and open the soul energy of awareness within you.
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