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I've spent the last decade researching Kundalini Awakenings from all angles, including hearing from people who have experienced spontaneous awakenings and gone on to live healthy and productive lives. I've also totally integrated my Kundalini Awakening experience, and I now work with a number of students to help them integrate their awakenings, as well as teaching this (cheap) online Integrate Your Kundalin Awakening course.
Although a spontaneous waking can be frightening, Kundalini Awakening is our collective developmental destiny.
What is a Kundalini Awakening?
A complete Kundalini Awakening is an energetic event in which all of the psyche's knots and difficulties are healed. It's extremely uncommon and leads to enlightenment. The vast majority of people who have an energetic experience 99.999999 percent are only experiencing the beginnings of Kundalini movement in the body, not a full awakening.
This is nothing out of the ordinary, and the bells, lights, and whistles that might accompany any wakeup can become a source of distraction and impediment.
People can experience an energy shift that wakes layers of perception and temporarily activates the chakras. They have the ability to engage in certain unusual behaviors. A surge of energy rising from Muladhara, up the back of the spine, over the top of the head, and terminating in the forehead is the true Kundalini Awakening experience. The entire system has sprung to life.
Regardless, Kundalini Waking is the awakening of Kundalini energy, which lies at the base of the spine, whether it is a full experience or the beginnings of movement. In some manner, shape, or form, the energy begins to flow up the spine.
This burst of energy is unrelated to a person's culture, religion, or country of origin. While yogic scriptures often describe the experience, it is also known and referenced in other spiritual traditions. It is the human being's natural growth to come to consciousness as the truth of who they are.
What causes a Kundalini Awakening?
Kundalini was traditionally awakened through rigorous yoga practice. However, it's becoming increasingly frequent for people to have awakenings without any prior yoga experience or knowledge.
Intense energy work, drug usage, sexual experiences, abuse or trauma, yoga practice, or life events can all cause an awakening.
It's the first of many stages of awakening, not the final one! The true task of awakening and liberation begins now.
What are the symptoms of a Kundalini Awakening?
The indications and symptoms of Kundalini Awakening vary from person to person, and they are mostly determined by the energy blocks in the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. The signs and symptoms are usually related to the blocks, and the symptoms fade as the blocks are worked through and released.
Signs & Symptoms can include:
- Electricity in the body or internal lightening bolts are examples of energetic feelings.
- Shaking and jerking of the body, frequently completely out of the person's control
- Cold sensations in the body, as well as extreme heat sensations in the spine or certain chakras
- Kriyas (yoga practices), mudras (hand gestures), Bandas (body locks), asana, or pranayama that appear out of nowhere. Typically, the individual has never studied or learned any of these emergent habits.
- Buzzing, musical instruments, or thunder are examples of strange internal sounds that no one else can hear.
What is the process of a Kundalini Awakening?
While an awakening may appear to be a bizarre and out-of-control event, Kundalini is an intelligent and organic process with a purpose and a method for achieving that purpose.
The goal is to go through all of the psyche's illusions and tangles in order to re-orient the awakened person's life toward truth. This can be a difficult process because it implies the termination of relationships, work conditions, and previous ways of life. People who are unable to let go of the known and familiar sometimes try to hold on to people and situations. Suffering is caused by clinging to the past.
The smoother the process is, the more hard work a person has done before Kundalini Awakens. If the person has experienced a spontaneous awakening with minimal effort on their part, they are in for a difficult journey. Kundalini changes people on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level over time.
The most crucial part of effectively working with a Kundalini Awakening is a person's perspective on Reality. This is why having a good teacher who can impart the tradition's viewpoint is so important. The majority of people's problems with Kundalini arise from maintaining incorrect viewpoints, and the awakening can be skillfully integrated with a shift in viewpoint and the right practice. Integrate Your Kundalin Awakening, a four-week online course, covers all of this and more.
What are the benefits of a Kundalini Awakening?
When Kundalini emerges, a person may have a greater sense of empathy for others, almost telepathic empathy. Greater sensitivity, higher energy levels, sometimes psychic skills or deep understanding, aging can appear to slow down, creativity and charisma can rise, as can interior calm and wisdom, and aging can appear to slow down. It's as though you're a part of All That Is. Life's deeper secrets are no longer a mystery.
Where can I find help or support for my Kundalini Awakening?
There are several support groups on the internet, as well as literature about Kundalini Awakening. The finest type of assistance you can get is from an educated, skilled, and experienced yoga instructor who has gone through some form of awakening. They're uncommon, although not as uncommon as you may imagine. See who you can locate by asking around, using Google, and using your imagination. However, exercise caution and confidence in your own feelings and intuition.
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Is Kundalini awakening common?
It's a complete change that will elevate your mind, body, and spirit to new heights.
And the truth is that you have no control over when or if Kundalini awakens. (Hello, unexpected wakeup.)
For some, waking can take a lifetime, which is perfectly OK because it's all about the journey.
What triggers Kundalini awakening?
- Kundalini awakens on its own. You aren't actively laboring for awakening, and you aren't mentally preparing yourself for it, but awakening happens nonetheless.
Though we can take actions to reawaken dormant Kundalini energy, there is no rhyme or reason as to when or how Kundalini will do so.
But that is because it is, and it has a lot to do with Karma from this and previous lives.
After all, we begin our spiritual path even before we take in this physical form. A consistent yoga practice can also assist us in moving closer to the spiritual path.
Meditation is an excellent technique and tool for preparing and waking Kundalini in general.
Extended meditation practiced in a short period of time, such as in a retreat setting, can be a catalyst for awakening.
Chakra work, Reiki, hypnosis, trauma treatment, and other similar techniques can help to awaken Kundalini by clearing blockages in the subtle body and allowing Kundalini energy to circulate.
Emotional Trauma and Depression or Grief
Losing someone close to you, whether via death, a breakup, or physical separation, can be a powerful trigger for awakening, as well as depression and immense grief.
Is Kundalini awakening dangerous?
However, there are some risks involved. You should be aware that reawakening Kundalini releases a significant amount of energy.
Consider Kundalini to be a fearsome and powerful goddess. Her presence is powerful and compelling. Waking the goddess is a sacred and ancient art form that should be approached with caution, elegance, and focus.
The feeling of Kundalini energy awakening can be rather frightening if you are not prepared. As the ego dissolves and we are presented with truth, there will be a lot of uncertainty, discomfort, and resistance. This can feel like a poor drug trip or even a mental disconnection from reality.
A person must first go through a period of rigorous purification and strengthening of their entire system before being able to connect gracefully with Kundalini energy. This means that training under the supervision of a skilled and trusted teacher or guru is almost always required. While the divine force's energy is inherently loving, nurturing, and healing, the rapid shift in perception can be tremendously overwhelming if we aren't prepared.
Allowing a teacher to lead you will not only help you learn how to control the force that Kundalini brings forth, but it will also help you understand how to handle the power that Kundalini brings forth…
…but your teacher can also lead you through practices and strategies that are appropriate for you and your make-up.
It's not something that should be rushed, and it's also not necessarily easy. Rocky streams can also transport us to the depths of our psyche. So, if Kundalini awakening beckons to you, be willing to put in the effort and go on the adventure.
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Can Kundalini awakening happen naturally?
To be honest, there isn't a single answer to this question. After years of establishing a spiritual practice, practising Kundalini yoga, meditating, and so on, some people experience a Kundalini awakening. But it can also happen on its own, without any prior training.
“The Kundalini rising is an automatic process that happensand it can happen under any form of spiritual discipline, any style of yoga,” says Krishna Kaur, a Kundalini yoga teacher.
You may eventually become so neutral and balanced “that you know you've reached a place of total awakened-ness” through the practice of enriching your spirituality and inner world, Kaur notes, adding that she does not teach people to raise their Kundalini energy with an awakening as the goaland does not believe people should attempt it.
What happens if Kundalini is awakened?
People are sometimes unprepared, or the process begins spontaneously without their knowledge. People who endure inner instability, total breakdown, or spiritual distress, resulting in a catastrophic life crisis, are examples of this. Disgraceful fitness and lifestyle behaviors, such as hard workouts, drug usage, abusive or traumatic situations, and so on, cause Kundalini energy to spontaneously emerge.
The immense strength of Kundalini Shakti energy, once awakened, radically transforms a person's life. He or she can go through a lot of social and emotional changes. Some people may even have a terrible prior experience or have personality swings on a regular basis. They would be able to transcend this inner trauma if properly directed by certain well-experienced masters and gurus, but if not, the outcome would be beyond terrible devastation in an otherwise easy-going life.
What Kundalini feels like?
Kundalini awakening is characterized by the following characteristics. Sensations of ‘energy' moving or imprisoned in specific regions of the body, most commonly the chakra points. This process may become ‘visible' to the experiencer in some way. The energy is too strong or uncomfortable to tolerate, and it is frequently accompanied by shaking, jerking, or spasms.
What triggers a kundalini awakening?
Kundalini energy sits like a coiled serpent at the base of the spine, according to Tantra. Kundalini awakening occurs when dormant energy flows freely upward via the seven chakras (energy centers) and leads to an expanded level of consciousness.
A kundalini awakening is a profound spiritual event for which yogis and practitioners prepare for years. The experience can occur deliberately through activities like as meditation, pranayama, yoga, and prayer, or it might occur unexpectedly. In the spiritual world, this form of awakening is very common, although in Western civilization, kundalini awakenings are regarded uncommon.
Be gentle with yourself and take care of your nervous system
If you're having a painful kundalini experience, your nervous system is probably going into overdrive. The following are some suggestions for calming your nerves:
- Taking a warm bath with lavender essential oil (you can also try magnesium salts). If a warm bath isn't your thing, try a chilly shower instead. Pay attention to how your body and mind react to the water's temperature.
- Find something or someone who gives you a sense of security. Cuddling your dog or cat, asking a partner or friend to hold you, finding a snug nook in nature, or relaxing in a comfortable area of your home are all examples of this.
- Using an app like Calm or InsightTimer, practice slow guided breathing. (Pay attention to how your body reacts.) Stop promptly at the first sign of discomfort.)
Stop all spiritual practice temporarily
Yes, it's possible that your spiritual practice is enhancing the impact of your kundalini rising. So, come to a halt. Allow yourself to relax. If you're looking for a replacement activity, mindfulness might help you stay grounded in the present moment. More suggestions might be found in my post on the spiritual emergency.
Seek out compassionate help
If you're still having trouble with the kundalini energy being too strong, I strongly advise consulting a transpersonal or depth psychotherapist. Those who grasp the value of combining the mind and soul are the finest guides (or spiritual psychology). You can also locate folks who specialize in kundalini awakening help online but proceed with caution. Trust your gut feelings. You don't owe anyone an explanation if you're feeling bad or if you're getting strange emotions about someone. Leave. Look for someone else. You have the right to receive the help you require.
How do you calm down Kundalini energy?
When Kundalini Energy Feels Out of Control, What Should You Do?
- Keep a photograph of a great teacher or saint, such as Yogananda or Jesus, with you at all times and pray earnestly for assistance as needed.