Introduction to the Kundalini -Kundalini_ The Ultimate Guide to Awakening Your Chakras Through Kundalini Yoga and Meditation and to Experiencing Higher Consciousness, Clairvoyance, Astral Travel, Chakra Energy, and Psychic Visions
Before we get into the details of kundalini and its awakening, we should first become familiar with our terms. You’ll need to know exactly what kundalini is and why it’s so important in order for the later chapters of this book to make
sense. You’ll need to learn the basics of your chakras also, to understand how kundalini awakening practices overlap with and influence chakra healing. As this chapter progresses, we’ll start with the history of kundalini before getting into its applications for the chakras, for overall healing, and for your life in general. Buckle up for the ride.
The History of Kundalini
Around the time 3,000 BC, ancient Indians were beginning to speak and write about kundalini. “Little coiled one” is what it meant to them in their language, Sanskrit, but it meant a lot more than just the image of a little snake residing at the base of one’s spine. To these ancient Indians, kundalini was their connection to the sacred and divine energy of the universe and of creation itself. They called that source or creation energy prana, and prana-shakti (or shakti) was how it manifested in lifeforms like humans and animals on earth.
For humans, shakti lies at the base of the spine, infusing the body, mind, and soul of the individual with life and passion and verve. Kundalini is a vehicle for spreading shakti throughout the body, and when kundalini – that small coiled snake that sleeps at the base of all our spines – is awakened, it will make the individual a vessel for source energy in a myriad of ways. While this original practice and acknowledgment of kundalini was not attached to any religion or dogma in particular, it was attached to ancient Indian spiritual tradition and became linked with its gods and goddesses to a certain degree.
Kundalini didn’t just exist in ancient India, however, which is absolutely fascinating to me. With different names and different gods and goddesses attached to its understanding, kundalini also existed in ancient Egyptian civilizations. Have you ever wondered what the ankh symbol represents in Egyptian symbology and history? Essentially, it signifies the coming together of masculinity and femininity, the divine male and female energy, for the purpose of creation (or source recreation).
Egyptian rulers would then carry the ankh as a talisman of spirituality and alignment with source potential in their day-to-day rulings and other actions. In ancient Indian culture, too, kundalini was symbolized by the lingam-yoni,
another combination of masculine and feminine energies in physical form. This similarity and more reveal that these two ancient cultures were on the same page about a force so intense and impactful.
Then, there is ancient China, where the concept of chi arises, bearing incredible resemblance to prana, shakti, and kundalini awakening in India. Once again, however, the wording is totally different from country to country – it’s what they’re talking about that’s so fascinatingly the same. For these ancient Chinese people, chi was essentially the life or source energy that exists within all of us, but not many of us are very in control of this energy.
Chi can affect the health and one’s physical energy level generally, but when it’s aligned with sexuality, chi can do even more unbelievable things. Just as kundalini-oriented sexual practices focus on the reversal of orgasm energy (see Chapter 3 for more details) to the crown rather than out one’s base, ancient Chinese people knew that sending orgasm energy back to the brain could lengthen life, reverse the effects of aging, and more. This awareness of a central channel inside the body that directs energy from place to place also harkens ,kundalini from ancient Indian culture, too.
Kundalini arises again in world history with the onset of alchemy as a practice in the Middle Ages. Once more, with different names and terminology, kundalini came to the people through a practice in which the followers claimed they were learning it so they could turn base metals into gold. The real purpose was a little more complicated. These alchemists were really just working on spiritual awakening. And the story about turning base metals into gold? That was really more of a metaphor about the personality practice they were engaging in to find a more spiritual self-alignment.
Alchemy is a fascinating topic to explore for the more and more details you learn, the more and more it almost explicitly overlaps with kundalini appreciation in Indian tradition. In sum, the basic tools used in alchemy correlate
to different ways one can unlock his or her central channel for the sake of selfbetterment (enlightenment, awakening, psychic powers, and more), like what the ancient Chinese were referencing with orgasm reversal.
Aside from these other world examples, though, kundalini only retained the same name and the exact same details in its country of origin, and all the whilein ancient India, kundalini awareness was also backed by the practice of yoga.
Physical movement and meditation were equally important to get that small coiled snake to uncoil and get going.
When one Indian yogi, Yogi Bhajan, brought kundalini yoga to California in the United States in the 1960s, his practice focused on expanded consciousness without drugs and with some hearty and real spiritualism instead. Yogi Bhajan taught a method of yoga that focused on discipline and bodily awakening for the sake of the true self, and this action created a rapid-fire awareness of kundalini that continues to the present day.
What is “Kundalini” All About, Exactly?
Kundalini is, first of all, a metaphor for the energy flow in our bodies. The word means “little coiled one,” and it describes a snake that lies asleep at the base of our spine that’s somehow filled with godly and god-like energy. The serpent or snake sleeps there and waits to act as a vehicle for divinity in our bodies and lives. As awakening happens, the snake begins to wake up, uncoil, and move throughout our bodies like it’s swimming through a placid lake. Blockages in the body are then processed and dissolved. Irritations and personality quirks melt away. Emotional expression becomes easier and easier. With the energy of creation flowing through us, things become easier, and we become transcendent in a number of ways. So, on one hand, kundalini will always be about how divine energy can flow within our bodies with the right effort and practice.
Secondly, kundalini is a practice of being in the world that focuses on your soul’s awakening to truth. Kundalini awareness–whether boosted through meditation, physical exercise, yoga, music, art, forgiveness, conversations, big
life events, or otherwise–helps you learn to hear and channel your own truth better. It can help you gain insight during times of need, it can help you feel less alone, it can help you find your direction in life, and so much more. All you have to do is get in touch with yourself through a variety of techniques and then open yourself to your own inner potential. Kundalini will do the rest.
Third, kundalini is an image that the ancient Indian people created to express what they felt about divinity. For them, kundalini was about the potential that rests within us. It was about the fact that we all have source energy–divinity– inside of us that can be awakened with the right combination of awareness, practice, focus, and effort. In every culture kundalini existed in, no matter what it was called, it was used as a way to connect with the gods of the time; it was always a way to unlock and harness psychic potential and learn from godly examples. Basically, kundalini was one way these ancient people found proof of their gods, but at the same time, kundalini also taught them that true “god” would never require a dogma in order to be appreciated and boosted in one’s life. For us today, kundalini is similar in that it teaches us our godly potential while denying the need for a cult of worship. Kundalini is simply there, and as it awakens, it demonstrates our connection with life, with the divine, and with the entire rest of humanity.
Finally, kundalini is about healing on all levels. Across time, kundalini awareness and awakening have been tied up with healing attempts. Ancient Chinese people, along with Medieval and Renaissance alchemists, were surely using their versions of “kundalini” to try to make themselves better. Ancient Egyptian rulers carried their ankhs to help solidify and strengthen their power,effectively “healing” their rulership capabilities. Ancient Indians, too, were working on healing themselves and one another through the kundalini’s central channel. No matter what culture the message surfaces from, it seems to be the same: with increased awareness of the energy systems in the body, we can learn to reverse maladaptive processes and instigate deeper, lasting healing.
Chakras & the Kundalini
One of the easiest ways to think of the kundalini is to think of it in terms of your chakras. The kundalini obviously deals with inner movement, healing and divinity, but it can be confusing to see how that all actually happens for you,
your healing, and your body when it’s not visible and only explained through the metaphor of a rising serpent. Let’s take a step back and start from scratch with your understanding here, and I think you’ll be able to work it out better in no time.
Imagine that there are seven energetic “centers” in your body, all aligned at different spots on your spine. At each of these centers, energy flows from one point onto the next, but sometimes, things get a little stuck. Some centers close up after you experience trauma or get in a fight, while other centers might start moving energy in the wrong direction, affecting the overall flow of this intricate system for the worst. Sometimes, just a bad day or a misplaced personality trait can get things working far from their best in those centers.
Now, imagine that these seven energetic centers are also connected with seven respective and important glands for your body that keep it (and you) running in ship-shape. These centers are essentially your chakras. The whole situation I’ve just described is real, and the worst can absolutely happen to you. Enter: kundalini awakening. When you come to a time in your life when you’re readyn to begin a spiritual awakening, those blockages and flow stoppers will be much bigger problems than you may have thought they were. You’ll come to realize that they’re embodied in your chakras, and it’ll be up to you to dig out the poison.
Those seven energetic centers linked to glands are indeed called your chakras, and we can walk through them so that you have a better understanding as we move forward. Of those seven chakras or “energy wheels,” each one associates with a different color, part of the body, energy of healing, and more.
First, we’ll start with the root chakra. The root chakra is located on the base of the spine where kundalini and shakti rest. The root chakra is also called Muladhara, and it links with the color red, affecting areas of your life that deal with survival, security, safety, sexuality, and groundedness. Furthermore, this chakra relates to healing the reproductive organs, the legs, and the feet.
The second chakra is the sacral chakra, and it’s located just a few inches below your belly button. The sacral chakra is also called Svadhishthana, and it links with the color orange, affecting areas of your life that deal with creativity, noriginality, community, trust, pleasure, and movement. This chakra has the healing capacity for the intestines, the ovaries, and the body’s detoxification system.
The third chakra is the solar plexus chakra, and it’s located a few inches above the navel, around the diaphragm where the ribcage comes together in the lower chest. The solar plexus chakra is also called Manipura, and it links with the color yellow, affecting areas of our lives that deal with confidence, willpower, assertiveness, dominance, need for control, communicating one’s truth, and feeling brave. Furthermore, this chakra heals ailments related to digestion, anxiety, self-worth, and the body’s detoxification system.
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, and it’s located directly where you’d think it would be: at the heart. It’s also called Anahata, and it links with the color green, affecting areas of your life that deal with love, compassion, joy, interpersonal warmth, selflessness, and family or partnership. In addition, this chakra heals ailments of the circulatory, respiratory, and skeletal systems. The fifth chakra is the throat’s chakra, and it lies in the throat, as you’d expect. It’s also called Vishuddha, and its color is blue. It affects areas of your life that deal with communication, vocalization, truth, sharing, supporting, and purification. It can even heal ailments related to respiration, skeletal health, and ingestion.
The sixth chakra is the third eye chakra, and it rests in between one’s brows. It’s also called Ajna, and it links with the color indigo, affecting areas of your life that deal with insight, intuition, literal and metaphorical sight, guidance, perception of reality, manifestation, and overall mentality. Furthermore, this nchakra contains healing capacity for one’s vision, intellect, brain, skin, and hearing.
The seventh and final chakra contained within one’s physical body is the crown chakra, and it rests at the tip of one’s head. It’s called Sahasrara, and its respective color is a loud and vibrant purple. This chakra affects one’s psychic abilities, spirituality, connection with divinity, sense of purpose and mission, direction in life, and consciousness of the cosmic reality. This chakra also heals issues that relate to the brain, skin, and hair growth.
Now, with all seven of these chakras spinning in the right direction with no blockages whatsoever, your kundalini would be unable to help itself from rising into that state of bliss it perceives up above. Ultimately then, the goal, as one gets ready for kundalini awakening, is to help clear, open, and align those chakras. With the greatest ease of motion achieved, kundalini will respond and demonstrate how well it knows what to do.
As you begin to work through blockages or energetic reversals of these chakras, you may find that those struggles look something like this. For the root chakra, blockages might look like low energy, general fear, constant fatigue, identity crisis, feeling disconnected from the world, eating disorders, general loss or inconsistent of appetite, overt materialism, trouble saving money, or constant health problems in general.
For the sacral chakra, blockages or reversals might look like lack of creativity, lack of inspiration, low or no motivation, low or no sexual appetite, feelings of unimportance, feelings of being unloved, feelings of beingm unaccepted, feelings of being the outcast, inability to care for oneself, or consistent and repeated relationship problems with one’s intimate partners.
For the solar plexus chakra, blockages might look like identity crises or deficits, low self-esteem, low or no self-worth, digestive issues, food intolerances, poor willpower, constant tiredness, constant nausea, anxiety disorders, liver disorder or disease, frequent infections, lack of core strength, lack of overall strength, consistent depression with little release, feelings of being betrayed, feelings of nbeing rejected, feelings of being replaced, or excessive energy.
For the heart chakra, reversals and blockages might look like the inability to love oneself or others, inability to put others first, inability to put yourself first, inability to get over a problematic ex, constantly holding onto grudges, trust issues, social anxiety or intense shyness, inability to express emotions in a healthy way, problems with commitment, constant procrastination, intense anxiety, or the inability to make or keep friends.
For the throat chakra, blockages might look like oversharing, inability to speak truthfully, inability to communicate with others, literal laryngitis, sore throats, breathing or airway restrictions, asthma, anemia, constant fatigue, inability to find the right words, paralyzing fear of being misunderstood, nervousness in public situations, occasional intense dizziness, verbal submissiveness, verbal dominance, or conflict avoidance.
For the third eye chakra, blockages or reversals might look like lack of direction in life, increasingly intense feelings of boredom or stagnancy, migraines, insomnia, eye or vision problems, depression, high blood pressure, inability to recall one’s dreams, constant and jarring flashbacks, closed-mindedness, paranoia, history of mental disorders, history of addiction, lack of feeling connected to the world and nature and others, cynicism, constant irritation, or
uncontrollable acne breakouts.
For the crown chakra, blockages might look like feelings of greed, intense depression, need for dominance over others, self-destructive behaviors, history of addiction, generally destructive behaviors, dissociations from the physical plane, inability to make even the simplest decisions, constant fatigue, horrible migraines, hair loss, anemia, cognitive fog, poor mental function, lack of intellectual abilities, or feeling unworthy of divinity, god, or creation.
What to Do with Your Kundalini
Now that you know all these details about the chakras, you can start to understand what to do with your kundalini. Once these blockages and energetic reversals are corrected and worked through, you can use the kundalini to align and open the chakras even more than you could do consciously. You can bring kundalini to the game with no holding back and make sure things get opened up from the inside out.
Aside from chakras, however, you can use kundalini for so much more. “Using” kundalini feels so wrong to say, but you get the gist. There are things that can be strengthened by adding kundalini to the mix, and there are things that you’d never experience if it wasn’t for your connection to shakti through that kundalini nserpent. As you approach kundalini awakening, keep the following possibilities under consideration, for there are many potential goals in the awakening process, and it’s up to you to decide what you think you can handle.
To start, you can simply become increasingly aware of your kundalini through meditation on shakti and prana. Even before you reach a stage where you’re approaching awakening (or knee-deep in it), you can become aware of so much more in your body, in others, and in the world by meditating on the source energy and directing that insight toward kundalini. Your efforts, in this case, will help establish a base of potential for energetic work later on.
You can become more conscious of kundalini by using it to instigate your awakening or by letting it happen naturally. If you’re interested in speeding up the process, consider any of the techniques listed in Chapter 3. If you’re more interested in taking things naturally (and thereby, a bit more slowly), simply start meditating. Try to incorporate daily meditation practice into your life, or if you already do yoga, start adding a longer meditation segment to the end of your yoga practice when you do so. When you meditate, you can either work to silence your thoughts and connect with that calm, still space within, or you can meditate on kundalini itself and its potential in order to start doing that important kundalini work in the world.
You can apply kundalini to the work of developing your psychic abilities, which have always already been a part of you. One side effect of kundalini awakening is that you’ll become more connected than ever to your psychic abilities, and yes, I used the plural “abilities” on purpose. You’ll have to get used to thinking of psychic-ness as something natural instead of supernatural. It’s not crazy to think of yourself as psychic, much less with psychic abilities. In truth, humans are innately psychic creatures, and each of us has a variety of psychic gifts to unlock with time and patience. It won’t be just one thing; it will be a combination of gifts that intertwine and add context or direction to your soul mission in life. How you choose to use those gifts is up to you, but if you’re at the point of kundalini awakening when you receive them, you’ll surely want to align your use of those gifts with your highest possible potential.
You can experience mystical connection and enlightenment through kundalini awakening, too. As you work through your chakras and get to the crown, you should be feeling a whole new connection with divinity. Your kundalini will
then begin to move and churn through your energy centers, and things will change once again. You may find that you experience inexplicable bliss, personality trait shifts, connection with spirit guides and guardians, the release of old fears, and more as you get to this point with awakening, but your intellect won’t be boggled or left behind; it’ll be along for the ride. Remember that you don’t have to intentionally use kundalini for this end for it will happen as a symptom of your awakening regardless.
You can even heal yourself and others with the power of shakti flowing freely through you. Whether you choose to use this power for yourself or others, too, that is up to you, but for now, know that you will become gifted with healing capacity as your kundalini awakening proceeds. Your body will begin to naturally heal itself, and even your cells will become replenished and repaired in ways you may never have imagined were possible. While the adjustment to kundalini awakening will be rough and there will be period(s) of detoxification, once you get into the process, you will find that you feel better than ever and ready to take on the world.
You can live more authentically. With your kundalini active and engaged, you’ll feel more confident, brave, worthy, and inspired to act out your soul mission in the world, and you won’t be able to handle the expression of inauthentic
emotions (whether from yourself or others). As you align with awakening, godliness, and divinity, you additionally settle yourself in the camp of the genuine, the authentic, and the honest. You will want to support the people you love, and you will want to provide service to others you know really need it. You’ll become more conscious of how the system around you works, so you’ll be picky and cautious about where you spend your money. Overall, you’ll be able vto live a fuller, more hectic life, but it will also be so much more rewarding once you get there and allow the experiences to flow.
As a final point for now, you can also direct kundalini energy toward any goal, whether manifestation, healing, attraction, or otherwise. When it comes down to it, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single thing that can’t be strengthened oradapted for the better with kundalini awakening behind it. You’ll be able ton harness your focus toward any means, any dream, and any goal. You’ll be able to put plans in motion that have only been passing thoughts until now. You’ll understand yourself and the world better than ever before, enabling you to act in mit in ways that attract exactly what you want. Think of yourself as a powerful magnet, drawing to you whatever you need, and that’s essentially what you can expect. Get ready for the adventure! Awakening is going to be a wild experience
for us all.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Tl;dr” version coming your way! If you’d rather just skip to the basics, this section has it all packed into one place, but if you’ve ended up here because you still read books chapter by chapter sequentially, this section may be a bit of a recap, although it may still help to hone the information you’ve been taking in so far. Overall, you’re in for some focused and purposeful information sharing before we move on to the juicier details of kundalini, awakening benefits, relevant awakening techniques, and more.
What is kundalini?
When it comes down to it, kundalini is a vessel for shakti–universal, cosmic, divine, godly, goddess energy–to flow in the human body. For some realms of study, kundalini actually is the goddess or goddess energy of the universe manifested in our bodies, for it is what inspires artistic creation and reproductive procreation in the human realm. Regardless, kundalini is the inward example of all that is too big for us to understand, and when it’s activated, it can provide the most incredible experiences (and life in general) for the practitioner.
What is kundalini yoga?
Kundalini yoga is a practice brought to the United States (and the West in general) in the 1960s by a practitioner named Yogi Bhajan. He wanted to share with these drug-using, countercultural hippies of America how to really reach spiritual “highs.” His version of enlightenment didn’t require drugs, rock and roll, or travel. Yogi Bhajan’s method was kundalini awakening as focused through yoga. Basically, the movement of the body through yoga helps to work out blockages and increase the flow of the kundalini, so this guided meditation preaches an ability to perform what all those kids using psychedelics were trying to do, but better.
How does kundalini yoga tie into kundalini awakening?
Kundalini yoga ties in directly to kundalini awakening. Awakening cannot truly take place without the practice of something physical to make sure that the body and mind are balanced, and kundalini yoga is the perfect tie-in to kundalini awakening in this sense. If you can find a local yoga studio that offers kundalini yoga, take them up on it! It is a wonderful guide into the experience ofenlightenment.
What should I expect from my kundalini awakening?
For more details, you can check out Chapter 2 to see the different elements of what to expect and Chapter 4 for worst-case scenarios and ways to troubleshoot the experience. However, you can also find a general answer in the next few sentences. As you begin the process of kundalini awakening (i.e., meditation, yoga, introspection, self-and-world-analysis, and more), you will find yourself buzzing. You’ll experience more synchronicities than ever before, and you may find yourself additionally guided to work through or process old wounds emotionally and physically. As you fully engage with awakening, there will be a detoxification period in which you’re cranky, you smell, and the last thing you want to do is meditate. Work through it! Bust through this phase, and on the other side, you’ll experience the symptoms of full-fledged kundalini activation and more. Expect health, excitement, connectivity to the universe and divinity, hope, less depression, healthier eating, guidance, synchronicities, and love coming to you from every corner of your life.
Is kundalini, shakti, prana, chi, qi, and reiki all talking about the same thing?
Essentially, yes. Kundalini is one expression of shakti, which is the same thing as prana, qi, chi, and reiki. These terms are all talking about the intrinsic, creative, source energy of the universe. The positive and negative, the dark and the light, the attraction and loss, the creation and destruction–the opposites of existence as we live and breathe them on a daily basis–are this source energy; we just live in the midst of it.
Will this experience be dramatic or subtle? Uncomfortable or easy? Painful or painless?
At the start of your kundalini process, depending on what chakra blockages, old wounds, and traumas you have to work through to reach an awakening vibration, things may be dramatic and painful. But if you remain determined and keep focus, you will work through those feelings and dramatic times to reach a peaceful and stable future space that’s fully aligned with enlightenment. On the other hand, awakening will be uncomfortable, at times, for everyone. That’sunavoidabl, but being uncomfortable once in a while is a good thing! It keeps us on our toes, and it enables us to relearn our boundaries, for they do happen to change as we grow and heal. Kundalini awakening teaches us to learn from these so-called “negative experiences” of discomfort, drama, and pain so that we can see how they shape us and what they ultimately teach us about ourselves and humanity as a whole.
What will I get out of it?
First of all, this type of thinking isn’t necessarily aligned with the vibration of enlightenment or awakening. If you’re coming at the opportunity skeptically yet looking immediately to get something out of the experience, I’m not even sure your thinking is aligned with itself. If you’re skeptical, try it out and see what happens! What have you got to lose? If you’re not skeptical but a believer looking for gains, try meditating on kundalini awakening as a potential for you and see if you’re guided in any way. It could honestly be that kundalini awakening isn’t right for you at this time, but if you truly believe it is, hear this and ponder away: you will get as much out of it as you put into it.
Do I need a guru/guardian/healer/teacher for this type of work?
Short answer: No, you do not. Longer answer: Anyone could benefit from ateacher, but you don’t necessarily need one for this endeavor. Your own connection to yourself, your guides, and your kundalini can be all that you need to succeed in terms of awakening. There are also a plethora of websites to skim through when seeking advice, and Chapter 4 of this book also provides troubleshooting tactics for when you need some guidance. However, if you happen upon a teacher or guru, see where that relationship takes you! Never turn down such a gorgeous serendipity.
How do you awaken the kundalini?
There are a number of different techniques you can use to start things up and speed things along, and those methods can be found in Chapter 3, but until you get there, here’s a brief guide. First, you begin meditating and practicing yoga (or other light physical exercise). Then, you might change your diet to be healthier or for higher vibration. Then, you might have a plethora of other changes that you want to make in your life as your daily routine becomes more complex and oriented toward health. Eventually, in meditation, you will feelclear and open, and the kundalini will begin to rise. This marks the beginning of awakening, and you will be set on your path.
What are the health benefits of kundalini awakening?
A number of health benefits can be found in Chapter 2, but for now, it will suffice to know that kundalini awakening can trigger a number of healing patterns. It can help repair cells and trigger autophagy. It can heal injuries (emotional and physical in nature), it increases mental health and emotional stability, it can heal the immune system, it can help with respiratory function, it works for the heart, and it can do so much more.
If I’m practicing another religion, should I try to awaken myself in this way or is it too much?
Kundalini awakening will not interfere with your religious practice. You can easily overlap your faith onto the practice of awakening. If you need to, you can call shakti something else that aligns with your God. If you can’t call it
meditating, call it “thinking things out.” If you can’t call it yoga, call it “stretching.” Adapt things as needed and allow them to mesh together. You can absolutely keep working on awakening no matter what truth you believe in.
Will kundalini awakening be in conflict with my other methods of searching for spiritual enlightenment?
I guess it depends on what other methods you’re using! However, the answer for the most part is no. Kundalini awakening shouldn’t be in conflict with your other methods; in fact, it should strengthen your overall search for enlightenment because kundalini awakening is so needless of dogma or religion to back it up. It can exist without faith, and it can be combined so easily with many other spiritual expressions. Surely, it will only bolster your other methods, and it will be fascinating to see how they all work together to help your divine truth.
Is forcing the kundalini awake a bad move?
Yes. You don’t want to explicitly force the kundalini to do anything. Even instigating your awakening can be too much for some people, so I always,always recommend that people start slowly with the process to ensure that they don’t hurt themselves (energetically, physically, emotionally, and/or mentally). Begin by just meditating daily for a week or so and adding in yoga and exercise when possible. Then, add in other tactics as you see fit, but incorporate them gently and slowly. Don’t try everything at once! It might seem awesome to just be in the state of awakening right now, but you likely aren’t emotionally ready to work through those chakra blockages yet, and if you force the movement of kundalini too harshly, you can do some lasting energetic damage to it, your chakras, and yourself as a whole.
Will this awakening get in the way of my work?
It’s not likely that kundalini awakening will get in the way of your work, but when you’re in those pre-activation stages where things are detoxifying, you may want to be a little more patient with your co-workers or even take a mental health day when possible. It’s not altogether necessary for you to take off from work, and it’s probably energetically better for you to work through any hardships rather than avoid them, but it can also sometimes help. As a piece of advice for those working through tough emotional remnants at work, try grounding as much as possible. Breathe deeply and try to find a moment or two of peace to meditate. Ground yourself in your goals and your truth, then see if anything has changed.
Will this awakening get in the way of my family?
There’s virtually no reason why your kundalini awakening should get in the way of family time. If you have a family and you’re concerned about this question in particular, make sure that you schedule your meditations for times when you can be alone. Make sure that you take your family’s needs into account as much as possible but be communicative about what you’re going through so that they can be compassionate and understanding alongside you as you grow. If it’s extended family you’re worried about, just stick with your truth and stay grounded if they attempt to challenge you. If grounding fails, take that quintessential step back and take a deep breath. Put a pin in the idea and allow yourself to process it fully later when you can handle it better.
What happens if my kundalini starts awakening and stops?
This experience is more common than you may think, and I think it happens because people are doing one of two things. (1) They could be forcing the awakening in the first place, and their bodies were catching up with them. (2)
They could also be coming to a point with awakening where they feel they know everything, and then kundalini slithers back down to rest because that arrogance does not leave any space for growth. If you had an awakening start and stop in the past, consider your actions. If you’re ready to try again, keep in mind that past outcome and use it as a motivating teacher moving forward.
Does exercise help or hinder awakening of this type?
Exercise is a great boost to one’s kundalini awakening, as long as you’re not overdoing it! In fact, practicing an awakening without any sort of physical exercise means that the awakening would be completely unbalanced if it could even be achieved. Physical exercise helps the body process scars from trauma in ways our brains might not even be able to understand. Whether it’s dance, running, lifting, core work, aerial arts, yoga, or anything else, just do it! Your body (and kundalini) will be thankful you did!
What will the awakening look like once it’s finally achieved?
Awakening is never quite “fully achieved.” It’s more of an on-going process in and through the depths of spirituality and divinity as one’s life progresses. However, the individual in the process of awakening will be and act a certain way in the world as he or she gets used to the potential involved in awakening. The individual will be kinder than normal to everyone, more interested in higher-vibration conversation and food, and more open to friendliness. He or she will likely meditate daily and hold a routine that provides physical and energetic release in many forms. The individual may even dabble with tantric sex with his or her partner. This person will somehow just know things and want to work in service of others or in a healing-related profession.
Will I have special abilities once my kundalini is awakened?
To make a long story short, yes, you will, however, it’s not about these special abilities. Awakening is about a lifelong mission of connecting with divinity, and these abilities further the cause. Make sure that you have your eyes on the real prize when you ask questions like this. If you need a hard and fast answer, check out the final chapter of this book.
How long will this process take?
The process of awakening can take anywhere from a few weeks to several years. Everyone is different. Everyone comes at the experience at a different time in their lives, carrying different sets of pain from this lifetime, ancestral burdens, and chakra blockages because of them both. There is no right or wrong amount of time, and there is no one right answer, either. It will take as long as it takes, and no longer.
How do I know if I’m doing something wrong?
It’s relatively hard to do something “wrong” other than completely forcing the process of awakening or kundalini rising. However, if you need to troubleshoot your experience, you can check out Chapter 4, and if you need some stronger advice, I have just what you need. Basically, you’ll know if something’s wrong for you because it won’t feel right. The more you strengthen your intuition, the more you’ll have a better sense of what’s in alignment with your goals and what’s harming your vibration. Furthermore, the more in touch you become with your guardians and spirit nguides, the more you’ll be able to use their support for advice for questions like this.
Other than meditation and yoga, what can I do to help the process along?
I would honestly recommend just taking things as they come. Try to read as much as possible. Meditate daily and practice yoga. Add new techniques into the mix over time. Check out the next chapter for some details on how to do exactly that. As always, try to take a step back if you’re consciously trying to rush things.
Does kundalini awakening help with ADHD and other disorders?
Absolutely. Sometimes, people with ADHD often suffer from chakra imbalances that don’t correlate well. For instance, someone’s mind is completely out of alignment with their heart or voice or solar plexus. For these people, standard medicine does not really help or cure the overall problem. Kundalini awakening won’t either, but it will get to the root of those chakra issues and help to resolve certain things from that perspective. Energetic or mood disorders are often helped by kundalini awakening, although in varying degrees. If you find that you’re working toward kundalini awakening and your mental chatter becomes unbearable no matter what you try, you may not be able to combine awakening and your disorder well at all. In that case, don’t force yourself to continue. Try doing things another way, and if that still doesn’t feel good, leave the kundalinib awakening for someone else instead.