Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini is described within Eastern religious, or spiritual, tradition as an indwelling Divine feminine energy that can be awakened in order to purify the subtle system and ultimately to bestow the state of Yoga, or Divine Union (e.g. see Jnaneshwari Ch. VI). This awakening involves the Kundalini moving up the central channel, piercing the Chakras along the way, to reside within the Sahasrara Chakra above the head (see for ex. Jnaneshwari Ch. VI). This movement of Kundalini is felt by the presence of a cool or, in the case of imbalance, a warm breeze across the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. Such a phenomenon can be seen to be described in a diverse array of scripture (see Aquarian Gospel of Christ, ch. 44, v19, ch. 161, v35, ch. 162, v4; Jnaneshwari, ch.6; Ezekiel, ch. 37, vs. 5-6: Old Testament; John, ch. 14 vs. 15- 17 & 25: New Testament; Koran, sura 24, vs. 24; sura 35, vs. 9; sura 36, vs. 64; see also Descieux, 1998iii.). It is through attention to these sensations that areas of difficulty can be identified and ‘worked on’ in order to strengthen the meditation. [1]

Once ‘Kundalini awakening’ has taken place and is established through meditation the Kundalini is said to automatically purify the subtle body and thus dispel all mental, physical and spiritual diseases.[1]

In order to achieve the real state of meditation, one needs to awaken the Kundalini energy within. With the support of Kundalini, meditation becomes effortless and easy. You will experience this precious moment of Kundalini awakening in our 10-part free Online Meditation Course.

Kundalini is the mothering energy that is lying dormant at the base of the spine in the sacrum bone. This energy is awakened by a process called Enlightenment (Self-realization) to connect us to the Divine and begin its work of healing and balancing our chakras.

Kundalini lies dormant but, like a tinybseed when the conditions are right, can awaken and grow into a mighty tree. In the same way that an electrical cable connects a computer to the mains, the awakened Kundalini connects the human awareness to the all-pervading power of divine love. The Kundalini can be thought of as a rope with a thousand strands; when we first get Enlightenment (Self-realization), only one or two strands find their way through the chakras and reach the Sahasrara (the top chakra). However, with twice daily meditation, gradually more strands of the Kundalini connect us to the divine power and the experience of meditation becomes more profound and blissful. The Kundalini was described by Indian saints such as Adi Shankaracharya (c 600 a.d.), Kabir (c 1500 a.d.) and Jnanadeva (c 1200 a.d.) amongst others.

There are many forms of yoga in the world today. There are stretching yoga’s, exercise yoga’s, prenatal yoga’s and even laughing yoga’s. It seems that there is a form of yoga for every walk of life. Most people think of yoga as stretching or they see it as an exercise. Yoga is in fact an ancient Sanskrit term meaning to unite or union.

about Kundalini and Chakra system
Kundalini awakening and ancient practice

In the past when the ancient masters taught their disciples in the practice of yoga, they used many different methods to separate the disciple from the material world. A disciple might be told to not eat or to stand in one place for days at a time in order to break mental and physical bonds. These sorts of things would go on for years until through these penances those bonds were broken. The disciple had to prepare his body in order to endure these penances; this was done by stretching or exercises that the master or guru would prescribe. In modern times many followers of yoga believe that this is what yoga is, though it is only a small part of the ancient practice.

Why would anyone want to subject themselves to these penances over such a long period? The reason being was to awaken the primordial energy known as Kundalini. This is a motherly energy that unites the disciple to the all pervading power of the divine or gives them the yoga. At the time when Patanjali was a great master of yoga in India he taught his disciples the hidden knowledge of the Kundalini. This was a sacred knowledge that was passed from master to disciple for thousands of years. In modern times this knowledge has been made public through countless books and different forms of yoga. The problem is what yoga’s can actually give you the experience of Kundalini awakening in order to get the yoga or union. It should be obvious to most seekers of the divine that any form of stretching or exercise does not bring you closer to God. If it did the athletes of the world would be the most spiritual people. So yoga really has nothing to do with stretching or exercising, nor is it rooted in laughing, although laughing can make you feel good.

Some clarification about Kundalini awakening

Kundalini awakening is often said to be very dangerous, accompanied by tremendous heat and pain. Such is the discovery of those who have experimented in a recklessly naive or unauthorised manner, and particularly when they have tried to associate her awakening with sex. In such cases, the chakra which guards the innocence of Kundalini, the Mooladhara chakra, acts against this violation by generating waves of heat. The confused pioneer may also experience fits and seizures where he loses control of body and mind. He may jump and howl for no apparent reason. He may experience hallucinations. In the bliss of his ignorance, he associates the warning signals with Kundalini awakening itself, and believes himself to have undergone a profound experience of enlightenment!

The face of such a person shows all the anguish he is going through. After genuine Enlightenment (Self-realization), the face becomes radiant. You look much younger, the body becomes more active and well-proportioned. The whole personality becomes beautiful and magnetic. As priorities change, you assume a dignified and glorious attitude to life.

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[1] Dr. Adam Morgan

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21 comment(s) so far, want to say something now?

  • cassey
    Oct 6, 2009
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    Very interesting and insightful!:) Thank you for offering this meditation course online.



  • Andrew
    Oct 21, 2009
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    Good “clarification” points. There is so much controversy on the subject.



  • Tanya
    Dec 16, 2009
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    I really feel that every one will come to God in his own time. For some one the journey starts from exercises. Actually I was looking for sort of “stretching yoga” on line and found Sahaja Yoga (thanks God). God made us to be happy so for some one the “laughing yoga” could be the begining of spiritual journey.))



  • Ganesh
    Jan 7, 2010
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    I love to awaken my kundalini and help others do so,heal themselves of whatever ailments,handicaps or disabilities to lead a well adjusted,meaningful and joyous lives



  • pooyan
    Jan 9, 2010
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    I couldn’t imagine that Yoga or Meditation doesn’t need any special mattress or specific clothes ! just a mechanism so inner can enlighten a human being !
    I am practising this yoga for 4 years now the experience of working with inner power of kundalini is fantastic …



  • ene gabriel
    Mar 30, 2010
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    Thank you for the message. I read this information with joy even if i practice this method for…years.


    June 18th, 2016

    how much time did you take for kundali awakening . can you plz tell me ….. i am a beginner


    June 30th, 2016

    Hi Rohit,

    It takes literally 2 mins, try the following.

    All the best



  • Moisés Alves Corrêa
    Apr 10, 2010
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    I am very happy to do this course of meditation. I feel fine and glad. Thank you very much for this oportunity. I practice seven or eight minutes every morning and evening. Once again thanks a lot.



  • yanalroot
    Jul 24, 2010
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    thank you very much for this inlighting information. thank you for the good efforts.Regards



  • Shirley Bisson
    Aug 17, 2010
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    I am somewhat computer illiterate. I have been trying to get the classes online, but I don’t know how to go through the 3rd party providers to do so–I always get password invalid. So I have tried to get the classes through email, but when I went back to my email box to validate my email address, I didn’t see the email from you doing this.

    I have subscribed to other newsletters, etc. on various websites and never had this trouble. I am feeling quite frustrated, but somehow are remaining relatively calm. I will figure this out eventually. Hopefully soon.

    signed me off as PERSISTENT


    August 17th, 2010

    Hello Shirley

    Please check your spam folder. Sometimes it can be marked as spam by some of the email providers.

    Kind regards


    Turya boy
    December 10th, 2012

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  • Jeremy Simantel
    Apr 21, 2011
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    I just got started in meditation. This was very useful, thank you!



  • Trevor
    Oct 12, 2011
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    Can anyone help,I’m new to this i’ve been looking up meditation because when i go to bed i think sometimes i meditate without realising because sometimes i enter a state of complete bliss it feels absolutly buetiful i feel these waves rushing over my body sometimes i get this what can only be described as a very very load clap of thunder which jerks me up and awake .Someone told me it could be my astral body leaving my earthly body is this true if so how do i stay in my asteral body to experiance this or is it dangerous
    any help would be much appricated
    p.s sorry about spelling



  • on the website
    Feb 5, 2013
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    I love it when people get together and share opinions.
    Great blog, keep it up!



  • Kai
    Sep 16, 2013
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    An entire website dedicated to educating people about Kundalini and meditation, yet there’s only two vague paragraphs about “bad” awakenings. Very irresponsible, don’t you think? If anything, there should be an entire section about it.



  • mobile games
    Apr 11, 2014
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    It’s really a nice and useful piece of information. I am
    satisfied that you shared this helpful information with us.
    Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.



  • Debul
    Jul 24, 2014
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    yoga music is too good to focus my aim. & my friend please do yoga and meditation.



  • David
    Aug 31, 2014
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    I have experience the awakening when 15 years old. It did not last long as I had no understanding of what happened to me. Everything that is described herein is exactly what happened and one day I awoke only to find it gone.

    The energy was intense and my world was lit up so to speak.

    David Jones



  • Francois
    Sep 2, 2014
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    Thank you, very much to clarify the danger of kundalini by sending those information now I am much more confident to continuous this type of Meditation until the end of this physical life. Many thing happen as I do the meditation such cleaning different level inside of me. my wife and I enjoy this beautiful journey.
    Many thanks. Namaste



    Oct 15, 2014
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    hi , is it safe to raise kundli for straight people , i want to raise my masculine energy as i am always treach females and afraid that i will become gay as i am ugly and afraid of girls for harrasment !


    October 23rd, 2014

    Dear Prashant,

    your Kundalini won`t turn you into something that you don`t want to be. Kundalini is a Motherly energy. I am not understanding what you mean by “straight people“. Could you please clarify?

    Thank you,
    warm wishes,



  • anilkumar.pingili
    Dec 27, 2014
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    Every thing which is related to divine is just spread from India to the universe.

    The vedas , upanishats, meditations,about atma , parama tma , jevatma, charkas, etc….

    I’M proud to be an Indian .
    (India the land of gods)


    December 31st, 2014

    Dear Anil,

    yes spread from India but also other countries too where many prophets and saints have stepped onto. It is true much of the knowledge comes from India, and you can certainly be proud of it. But Shri Mataji also says and I have experienced it, once your Kundalini is awakened, you don’t feel part of just one part of the globe but you feel universal. And to me that’s the best part, no boundaries!

    But knowledge comes also from inside and one can certainly be also proud of being able to go and find it there :=).

    Warm wishes,



  • Jevin Randhawa
    Mar 6, 2016
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    My fear is that of virginity, and that of a bad awakening. I would like to pursue kundalini, it will kill my ego. But the bad awakening…


    March 15th, 2016

    Dear Jevin,

    There is no fear whatsoever to have with Sahaja Yoga, it is completely safe.

    I have been practicing for the last 12 years and have only had inner growth happening :).

    Let us know how you feel.

    All the best



  • Patty
    May 1, 2016
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    Hello. I have just recently begun to practice Kundalini Yoga. Now that I am reading up on Kundalini I am fearful for an awakening. I enjoy the class practicing the kriyas and meditations but how does one ensure they will not awaken the Kundalini?


    May 21st, 2016

    Dear Patty,

    Everything written on the net isn`t good to be taken or read, nor practiced. But Sahaja Yoga is completely safe, I have been practicing it for the last 11 years and the ride has been pretty smooth :). Well for me at least.

    You can try online with this link

    All the best.



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