Self-realization workshop (Kundalini awakening)

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This Self-realization workshop provides you with a simple, first-time experience of Sahaja Yoga Meditation and Kundalini awakening. It takes 2 to 25 minutes to complete this workshop. If you want to get information prior to this workshop, please visit the appropriate pages about Kundalini and chakras.

When you are ready to begin, sit upright and relaxed, cross-legged, on the floor. If you choose to sit on a chair, place your feet a little apart from each other, without shoes. Rest your hands palms open and upward on your lap.

Please feel free to choose one of the following methods:

Direct experience : 2-4 minutes

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Shri Mataji herself or her photograph has the vibrations to awaken your Kundalini energy within. Open both your hands towards the photograph and ask for your Kundalini awakening (Self-realization).

Repeat from your heart 7 times:

Shri Mataji, please give me my Self-realization!

Now see if you feel a gentle cool or warm breeze in your palms. If so, please click here!

If you are unable to feel any cool or warm breeze or if you are not sure, please try the following method.


By reading the text and following the images: 10 min

During the experience you need to keep your left hand with palm upwards on the lap and to place the right hand on various parts of the left side of your body. Please follow the images from 1 to 9 as shown and repeat each affirmation from your heart. You are referring to your Kundalini energy (Mother).

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Self-realization exercise Step9

Now raise your right hand 2-3 inches (3-4 cm) above your head see if you can feel a cool or warm breeze in the palm of your right hand. Then try with the left hand.

If you feel either cool or warm in your hands, please click here!

If you are unable to feel any cool or warm breeze or if you are not sure, please try the following method.


By watching the video: 22 minutes

Now, all you have to do is to turn up your speaker’s volume and play one of the videos. Shri Mataji will first explain and show the basic steps of the meditation. Then you will be asked to close your eyes and go through this simple meditation.


Now after watching the video, please go to the following section.


kundalini awakeningAfter the Kundalini awakening

Now, after your Kundalini awakening, see if you are feeling relaxed and if your thoughts have slowed down or gradually disappeared. This is the first stage of meditation – thoughtless awareness – where you are fully alert but without thoughts, in a state of pure and peaceful consciousness. Next, see if you can feel a sensation of a gentle cool breeze flowing out of your palms and the top of your head. It could be a warm breeze in the beginning, which is a sign that your Kundalini energy is purifying your chakras, but it will eventually cool down. You can verify it by placing your left palm 2 to 3 inches above your head, then trying the same with the right palm.

Now play the meditation music and try to sit in thoughtless state for a couple of minutes by keeping your full attention on top of your head. Try and see for yourself.

Meditation music Raag Bhoopali

Duration: 10:12 min. Raag Bhoopali – Meditation Music


If you don’t feel any change in your awareness after this meditation, then don’t be disheartened and do try again. It sometimes take a while for the Kundalini to push aside the obstructions hindering it’s ascent.

If you did experience the deep peace and joy of Kundalini awakening and/or the flow of cool energy in the hands or at the top of the head, it’s important to know the value of this experience.

This is the beginning of a fantastic journey into your own spiritual existence. It is a door opened to a new dimension of your awareness, which you can explore. If sustained through regular meditation, you will be able to feel your subtle centers (chakras), as well as the chakras of others, on your fingertips, and correct them using your spiritual energy (Kundalini).

We invite you to join our online meditation course where you will learn and practice more about meditation.

Your feedback

We hope you enjoyed this Kundalini awakening workshop. In order to understand the meaning of what you have felt (i.e., cool/warm breeze on the hands, tingling on the fingertips, etc.) during the meditation, please submit the form below. One of our instructors will reply you with a detailed explanation.

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