How to: Raise your Kundalini

How to: Raise your Kundalini

When sitting down to meditate we begin and end the meditation by raising the kundalini and putting our self in bandhan.

The practice of raising our Kundalini and putting ourselves in bandhan is an important step in readying ourselves for meditation. We use these simple techniques to help bring our system into balance and to cover ourselves with a protective aura both before and after meditation. The key thing to remember is that although we may not feel anything whilst we are completing the procedure, it has a real effect on our subtle body.

It is our Kundalini energy, rising up the spine, which takes our attention higher into the state of thoughtless awareness. This exercise helps to strengthen, steady and establish the attention in the highest energy centre, the Sahasrara chakra. Raising our own Kundalini, at the beginning and end of every meditation, helps to settle our subtle system into a more balanced state.


To begin, place the left hand in front of the lower portion of your abdomen. Place the right hand behind the left hand, with both palms facing your body. Move the right hand over the left hand and back under the left hand. Now slowly raise your left arm, keeping the left hand in the center of your body, moving up the spinal cord.

While your left hand moves upwards, continue to move the right hand up the inside and down the outside of the left hand. Watch your hands while raising them and tilt your head back as the hands move above eye level. When above the head, spin your wrist and tie a knot. Raise the hands from the base of the spine to above your head in this way a total of 3 times. The third time, tie 3 knots.

Ozge Ozkaya is from Turkey and he enjoys compiling articles for He loves playing soccer, watching movies and meditating whenever is possible. :-) He has been in the beautiful world of Sahaja Meditation since 2000.

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  • rustydusty
    Jul 6, 2012
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    I don’t really understand the movement for “tying a knot” . Do you have video of this movement on youtube? I cannot access video here (if there is one).



  • Chela Huss
    Dec 4, 2012
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    I have problems with my back. What do I do after raising my Kundalini?



  • Devyani
    Jan 5, 2017
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    Please make us know the region you leave in for further help!


    January 10th, 2017

    Dear Devyani,

    If you are searching for a Sahaja Yoga center in your country/area, please visit the following page:

    All the best.



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