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.
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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 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
Is it necessary to awaken Kundalini?
The belief that kundalini awakening is required for enlightenment is found throughout the Kashmir Shaivism literature as well as other Hindu Tantric texts. It can be found in the Hatha Yogis' and the Nath Sampradaya's literature. Many Buddhist Tantric writings hold similar viewpoints.
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.
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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.
Can Kundalini awaken 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 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.
Can kundalini cause psychosis?
Some authors claim that kundalini awakening, or its improper management, is a common cause of psychosis, while others claim that mental illness only happens in people who are predisposed to it or who already have borderline or narcissistic pathology prior to a kundalini awakening.
What does it feel like when Kundalini rises?
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.
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What happens when your root chakra opens?
Individuals will feel safe, comfortable, and confident when the root chakra opens and energy flows. Feeling grounded, connected, and secure are all signs of the chakra opening. Tingling, warmth, healthy changes in dietary habits, and changes in sleeping patterns are all possible symptoms (either negatively or positively).