Here's some advice if your kundalini has awoken and you're feeling overwhelmed:
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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 find people 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 control kundalini awakening?
On how to activate kundalini, there are many different perspectives and suggestions. Kundalini can be awoken in a number of different ways. For some, it may take many years of serious effort, while for others, it may occur spontaneously. The process is highly personal and frequently unpredictable.
Kundalini awakening is accomplished through a variety of ancient Hindu practices. In India, yogis would traditionally cleanse and prepare for several years in order to safely experience a kundalini awakening.
Although it is stated that you have no influence over when and whether your kundalini energy wakes, there are some techniques that can aid in your awakening and support you on your path:
How do you calm down a Kundalini?
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.
How does it feel when Kundalini awakens?
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 happens when Kundalini is fully awakened?
People are sometimes unprepared, or the process begins spontaneously without their knowledge. People who experience inner chaos, total breakdown, or spiritual distress, resulting in a massive 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 extreme power of Kundalini Shakti energy, once awakened, completely 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 overcome this inner trauma if properly guided by some well-experienced masters and gurus, but if not, the result would be beyond extreme devastation in an otherwise easy-going life.
Is Kundalini awakening permanent?
Kundalini awakening can be long-term or short-term. Kundalini awakening is permanent if it is triggered in the right way.
It is caused by an intentional effort to lead oneself into enlightenment, which is what temporary Kundalini awakening is. It is not created by swallowing any medicines or a sudden by-product of practising yoga.
Permanent Kundalini looks to be an endless electric current, and everyone who has experienced it knows it will never stop.
These people's lives are considered to have been irreversibly altered. This is comparable to electricity flowing 24 hours a day.
The majority of people describe it as “a constant companion,” rather than a rush, a transitory mood, or a long-lasting recollection.
What are the stages of kundalini awakening?
An old style of life will no longer work during a Kundalini Awakening. Personal crises, changes of attitude, tastes, likes, and dislikes can all occur in people.
This had already happened to me in the United States. For me, the life I was living there was insufficient. My feet were itchy, and my relationship began to come apart as I yearned for a new life. It wasn't enough that I lived in a beautiful little town with foxes, chipmunks, Aspen trees, and snow-capped mountains. I flew home on my own in the end. Life as I had left it didn't fit when I returned home. Things that used to make me happy were no longer making me happy. My gaze was drawn to a new horizon.
I became really ill, waking up one night with a fever and severe chills that rendered me unable to move or walk. I was transported to the hospital because I couldn't stand up on my own. With excruciating body aches (especially in my hips), fever, and physical weakness, I stayed there for two nights. I was eventually well enough to leave the hospital without a diagnosis after IV antibiotics, X-rays, and observation. I have no idea what was wrong with me to this day, but I believe it was one of the Kundalini Awakening Stages.
What is the difference between spiritual awakening and Kundalini awakening?
Spiritual awakening (also known as “spiritual ascension”) is usually an emotional and psychological experience. Kundalini awakening, on the other hand, is an energetic surge that can be mild and progressive or rapid and strong.
While kundalini awakening normally occurs after a spiritual awakening, it is not always the case. Kundalini can erupt quickly in response to psychedelic drug experiences, sexual encounters, or even tragic ones, as previously indicated.
Another difference is that kundalini energy is felt extremely physically, whereas spiritual awakening is typically more focused on the mind and emotions. While powerful vibrations and heat may be felt in the body during kundalini rising, there is a soulful element of deep questioning, understanding, and transfiguration during spiritual awakening (some refer to this as spiritual alchemy).
Is it possible to have both spiritual and kundalini awakenings at the same time? Without a doubt. And it's for this reason that both can lead to the Dark Night of the Soul (or the inevitable after-effect of feeling as if you've lost touch with the Divine). In the end, they're just two sides of the same coin.
What happens when Kundalini reaches head?
According to the Yogis, the spinal column has two nerve currents, Pingalâ and Idâ, as well as a hollow canal called Sushumnâ that runs through the spinal cord. The “Lotus of the Kundalini,” as the Yogis name it, is located at the bottom end of the hollow canal. They describe it as triangular in shape, with a coiled-up power known as the Kundalini, according to Yogis' symbolical terminology. When Kundalini awakens, it tries to force its way through this hollow channel, and as it rises step by step, layer after layer of the mind opens up, allowing the Yogi to experience all of the diverse sights and marvelous powers. The Yogi is totally divorced from the body and intellect when it reaches the brain, and the soul finds itself free. We know that the spinal cord is made up in an unusual way. When we look at the figure eight horizontally (), we can see that there are two portions in the centre that are connected. The spinal cord will be represented by adding eight following eight, heaped one on top of the other. The Ida is on the left, the Pingala is on the right, and the Sushumna is the hollow canal that passes through the center of the spinal cord. A fine fiber arises downwards where the spinal cord ends in some of the lumbar vertebrae, and the canal runs up even within that fiber, only much finer. The canal is closed at the lower end, near the sacral plexus, which is triangular in shape according to current physiology. The various plexuses with their centers in the spinal canal can very well represent the Yogi's various “lotuses.”
When Kundalini Shakti is conceived as a goddess, it connects with the Supreme Being of the Universe when it rises to the head (Lord Shiva). As a result, the aspirant is immersed in deep concentration and endless happiness. In his book God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Paramahansa Yogananda writes:
This creative power turns inward and flows back to its source in the thousand-petaled lotus at the command of the yogi in profound meditation, revealing the glorious inner world of the divine forces and consciousness of the soul and spirit. The awakened kundalini is the term used by yoga to describe the strength that flows from the coccyx to the spirit.
The yogi directs the searchlights of intelligence, mind, and life force inward through a secret astral passage, the coiled way of the kundalini in the coccygeal plexus, and upward through the sacral, lumbar, and higher dorsal, cervical, and medullary plexuses, as well as the spiritual eye between the brows, to reveal the soul's presence in the highest center (Sahasrara) in