Kundalini word is derived from Sanskrit that signifies the arising of energy or consciousness which is situated at the base of the spine and is coiled like a serpent there. Today as scientists have been discovered all new technologies, Yogis from ancient India researched for spiritual knowledge and showed it as a medium of Moksha or liberation.
One of ancient text Purush Sukta describes
“Te hai nakam mahimanah sadhya santi devah.” It means
that there are uncountable natural powers in a human body, if they are awake we
will forget this materialistic world and the enjoyment of senses.
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What is Kundalini?
Kundalini is an eternal power, this energy triggers the formation of a child in the womb and then coils 3 ½ times at the base of the spine to hold the energy field in statis field until we die. It is supreme consciousness, knowledge as well a universal truth.
According to Swetashvaropanishad;
“Na tasya rogo na jara na mratyu praptasya Yogaganimayam sariram.” Kundalini is referred to as ‘Nachiket’ Agni or fire. Whoever attains the state of ‘Tri-Nachiket’ they are able to be free from the birth cycle. Their bodies are blessed with Yogagni and they are out of having old age, any disorders and death.
There are three stages of Kundalini:- Kumari(Teenage), Kumaravastha(Adulthood) and Jagrat(Awaken stage). When it is Jagrat it makes a mild noise. First Brahma experienced this stage of awakening Kundalini.
There is a descriptive explanation about awakening it in Hatha Yoga. It explains several Yogasanas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras and Shatkarmas to awaken Kundalini. Tantra Yoga offers a great acknowledgement of this spiritual movement. Buddhism, Taoism and Native American and indigenous societies also provide an excellent version of Kundalini.
How to awaken Kundalini?
Kundalini is always a myth for unaware people, the persons who are spiritually awakened get a sense to know about this divine power which is asleep on the tailbone. Dhyan Yoga is the best medium to awaken Third eye channel. When a practitioner continuously gazes on this channel, the heat appears and this heat helps to activate Shusumna Nadi which proceeds to awaken Kundalini.
There are two main Asanas, Siddhasana and Vajrasana which are persuasive to make Mool bandha. Apana Vayu activates this Manipur chakra with force. Apana Vayu moves fastly in the body and purifies pitta and Kapha doshas.
Kundalini Yoga is started with the practice of Siddhasana. A practitioner should sit in this Asana as his left foot’s heel is pressing to the sacrum and right leg is folded over the left one. The body should be straight and hands are placed on knees. When the spine is straight it extends the veins and Mooladhara Chakra is pressed. After one month’s continuous practice of Siddhasana is for attaining Siddhi and for awakening Kundalini.
- There are 14 Mudras which are also practised with Asanas. These are:-
- Viprit karni Mudra;
- Tadan mudra;
- Shakti Sanchalini mudra;
- Jalandhar bandha;
- Uddiyan bandha.
Benefits of awakening Kundalini
Kundalini awakening can
trigger a wide range of phenomena, both positive and negative. Kundalini
travels at 345000 miles a second while light travels at the rate of 185000
miles a second. Kundalini brings divinity for a spiritual person while this
extreme force may also destroy an unconscious person.
The actual arousing of the tremendous force of it may only be safely attempted under the expert guidance of a Master of occult science- otherwise, Kundalini may act downwards and intensify both the desire-nature and the activity of the sexual organs. When Kundalini is awakened it brings:-
- A profound opportunity for those called to follow a spiritual path.
- Deep sensation to realize the self entity.
- A great vision to identify chakras and to reveal the truth.
- State of super-consciousness of self-awakening.
- Clarity about thoughts.
- A balance with the internal world.
- Kundalini offers a great sense of working on conflicts.
- To be stable and to enter a deep state of peace and joy.
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