Kundalini is a type of energy. It’s dormant in the first Chakra, found at the base of the spine. The word means ‘snake’, and is sometimes referred to as serpent power. This is because there is a coiled up force in everyone’s spine.
People often question, what is Kundalini? It’s hard to put into simple words that is easy to understand. You need to have an understanding of the spiritual side of things to really appreciate what it means.
We all take in various types of ‘fuel’ to keep us running on a physical level. I’m talking about oxygen, food, water, etc. But the physical is only a small part of what we really are.
We all have an aura surrounding us. Which those who meditate are more aware of, and able to understand their own aura. Chakras and Kundalini relate to our spiritual being.
So you can look at Kundalini as a type of fuel that keeps our spiritual side running optimally. Just as we rely on fuel for our physical well-being, we need fuel for our spiritual well-being.
In our modern fast paced lives, the majority of people are neglecting their Kundalini energy. Those who meditate are able to harness this energy, but most blissfully go about their days without making time for themselves.
What Does Kundalini Energy Feel Like?
It’s hard to put into words, but basically you feel a lot more energized and happy about life. You have a lot more pep in your step, and you feel like you can tackle those things that were a problem before.
You are less likely to feel run down and sick, and you are going to see more opportunities with your positive outlook. Something worth investigating, I’m sure you’ll agree.
You bring Kundalini energy up from the base of your spine to higher chakras through meditation. Something I will touch on more further in this article.
What Is Kundalini Yoga?
Kundalini yoga takes a deeper approach than standard yoga. Often seen as a way to transform and develop oneself, and achieve a grounded calm.
It focuses on a set of exercises that are designed to generate energy and help develop a state of higher awareness. This often involves long periods of sitting silently and working on this.
Some practitioners receive a state of fulfillment not found through any other process. They connect with a sense of joy and happiness, understanding themselves better on a spiritual level.
It’s normal for our ego’s to be drawn to momentary pleasure and comfort, but there is much more to discover. By finding a more consciously aware state we can see through these basic wants.
You need to seek out a professional yogi trained in Kundalini yoga to obtain the full experience. Then it usually takes a few weeks or focused meditation and yoga to feel the benefits.
What Is Kundalini Meditation?
Ok, I think it’s worth pointing out that Kundalini meditation, like any other form of meditation isn’t a form of magic. You won’t see remarkable results on your life instantly, but you can achieve good things through patience.
Meditation is of course, a time for you to be alone with yourself and your own thoughts. You focus on connecting with your breathing, your own rhythms, and to understand what you are feeling.
Just like you wash each day, you should set aside a little time for meditating to ‘wash’ your mind and thoughts. It promotes a more healthy mind, and outlook.
Most of us do not get a lot of opportunities to give us this kind of quality time. So taking this brief moment daily can make a world of difference.
If you currently experiencing stress, difficulties, or any mental anguish. Look into practicing Kundalini meditation as a way to relieve all these symptoms.
What Is Kundalini Shakti?
Kundalini Shakti is something we all harness, a power deep inside. A spiritual power. It’s a force that’s hard to explain, and often described in many ways. But it’s effect is the same.
Ever wondered what is the driving force behind what you do? Why you are driven to do better, what it is that motivates you? This is the power of Kundalini Shakti.
It’s a more profound feeling than just an energy, or a willingness. It encompasses our mind, body, soul, and being.
Kundalini Shakti is a spiritual fulfillment, it’s much more than just the physical. It’s explained in many different ways by different people, and indeed is a different experience for everyone.
If you have dedicated time to the study and mediation of Kundalini as I have written about above, you will indeed have your own journey one day.
What Is Kundalini Reiki?
Kundalini Reiki is one of the most pure and simple forms of self-development and healing. You open up energy channel healing, a powerful process of healing though your body.
Kundalini Reiki as developed and brought to the masses by Ole Gabrielsen, a master of meditation and spiritual healing. His teachings are practiced worldwide today, and anyone can learn.
It is more of an inner force, and the energy is summoned and channeled up through the spine and other energy pathways. It’s an interesting concept, and valued by many.
What Is Kundalini Syndrome?
A lot of people ask what is Kundalini Syndrome. It’s a condition many in the meditation circles speak of, but it’s often misunderstood or properly addressed.
Essentially it’s an imbalance of the energy flow, and can cause some ill effects due to the energy not being properly channeled.
Some of the effects include tremors, shaking, involuntary body movements, and many other motor response type symptoms. There can also be an effect on the senses.
Like with all conditions, treating the physical only often masks the real problem that lies beneath. So meditation and consulting with a spiritual professional is required.
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.