or acombination of these five things are needed to safely
awaken the kundalini.
1.) Prana. It
is the prana, and its reverse flow that stimulates a
full kundalini awakening. Pranayama, or just deep rhythmic
yogic breathing starts to activate the process. Any
form of yogic breathing will work. The secret is rhythm,
and retention of breath. From retaining the breath for
a brief moment, or a short time, then the chakras are
then stretched, like elastic, and they expand, and also
prana begins to be stored in the body. (So I have heard.)
2.) Meditation and or prayer. Basically meditation is
really a mode of prayer. It is the single minded pointedeness,
the concentrated thought seed, that in turn assists
in stilling the mind, or bringing the mind into a state
of quiescence. From the state of concentration this
naturally leads into contemplation, and then true meditation.
(Don’t worry if you haven’t a lot of experience
in meditation. It is you intention, persistence, and
willingness with faith that is needed. Meditate upon
the heart centre.)
3.) Strong emotional content. Reverence, love, devotion,
or any positive emotion. Activation of the heart centre
is the fastest and safest method. On this website there
is an affirmation technique on the Kundalini
Love page and also a meditation technique on the
page. The reason it is recommended by spiritual masters
to practise service/voluntary work, is again this helps
to activate the heart centre.
4.) Circulation of the energy. Once the heart centre
is activated, then the head centres need to be activated.
The key here is ‘energy follows thought’.
Meditation upon the ajna chakra/third eye (pituituary
gland) in turn stimulates the Sahasrara/crown chakra
(pineal gland). When the ajana chakra is activated,
these two head centres vibrate naturally together, and
create what might be described as a magnetic field in
the mind, the twelve inner petals of the Sahasrara (the
thousand petal lotus, in fact 972 petals) in turn vibrate
with the same vibration of the twelve petals of the
Anahata chakra/heart centre. This is when kundalini
rises, and mystical illumination beyond words is the
direct result.(So I have heard)
5.) Persistence. This will not occur without practice.
It is no good reading this, and thinking it sounds interesting.
You have to practise every day, and one day, when you
least expect it, you will be blessed. (So
I have heard? As with all these things you need to try
it to find out for yourSelf.)
6.) Receive shaktipat
then you need not do anything, just completely surrender.
evening while sitting together with my partner, in meditation,
something extraordinary, something beyond words and
description happened. I was deep within my mind, meditating.
In fact it was almost as though I had slipped from meditation
into sleep, and then my body seemed to twitch, and jerk
abruptly, I felt a strong sort of snapping feeling in
the region of the medulla oblongata, then suddenly,
an almighty enormous explosion happened. This incredible
than the sun, purer than freshly fallen snow, more radiant
than anything I had ever seen, filled my entire being.
It was so intense, it was so bright, yet not blinding.
I opened my eyes, only to discover I was still sitting
in a dimly lit room. Upon closing my eyes, my head was
full of light. It radiated through my entire being.
It stretched out into the Universe, beyond the sun,
the moon, the stars, the planets, into and beyond all
galaxies. It was an experience of super sensuous joy
and bliss beyond words. I had become One with the Light
with a sense of Being and expanding beyond the boundaries
of the Universe. This was something that can only be
experienced, beyond the limitations of words, something
astounding, astonishing, absolutely amazing, extraordinary,
unbelievable, inexplicable, literally a truly mind-blowing
experience; this was illumination, a kundalini awakening,
a level of self-realization and enlightenment. One can
understand why the ancient mystic masters remained silent
about it, and the means of accomplishing it were enclosed
in secrecy. Little did I know then, but this one experience
was going to completely change the rest of my life.
For some a kundalini awakening experience may be sudden
and quite unexpected, as it was for myself. For others
it may be a slow and gradual process.
Signs and symptoms of
a kundalini awakening.
Twitching and jerking of the muscles, your body
Feelings of electricity circulating around the body.
Mild electric shocks. Possible problems with electrical
appliances. Energy rushes in the body.
Rashes, itching, and tingling.
Intense hot or cold feelings. Sometimes burning as though
one is on fire.
Unusual body postures, and being able to perform yoga
asanas that you’ve never done before. The tongue
reverts back or rises up towards the soft palate. The
body becomes so active that you are unable to sit still,
your hands and legs stretch out forcibly.
A feeling of bodily existence for the time being is
lost, in other words you feel as if there is no body,
or you may feel an arm or a leg or part of your body
is no longer there.
Headaches and pulsating feeling in the forehead.
Titillation of the genital area, spine, or head.
Intensified libido, and spasmodic orgasms, or the opposite
and complete lack of sexual drive. Orgasm sensations
in different areas of the body. Semen release by itself.
Feeling very fatigued or extremely energised.
Lower back pain.
Burning in and around the spine.
Depression or anxiety attacks, due to not understanding
of what is going on.
You feel intoxicated without taking any drugs, while
walking your steps are like someone who is drunk.
When you are in meditation you have divine visions,
divine smells, divine sounds, see divine figures, and
receive instructions from God.
Unusual outbursts of crying or laughing.
Hearing inner sounds, the ringing of bells, gongs, the
music of flutes, the humming of bees, bird singing,
Going into trance and having mystical experiences.
Experiencing extreme bliss and love.
Smelling beautiful fragrances, incense, flowers, and
OBE out of body experiences, astral travel, dreams and
Increase in one’s ability and skills and talents
regarding the arts and music.
Seeing coloured lights and bright white light.
Increased intuition along with a direct knowing.
Of course someone may experience several of the above
phenomena and not be experiencing a kundalini awakening
at all. The symptoms can relate closely to psychosis
or severe depression. However when psychic activity
begins, telepathy, OBE, precognition, and other psychic
abilities like seeing aura’s most people would
realise that they are having a mystical experience.
Once the kundalini has risen then as previous mentioned
siddhi powers may develop, and these are advanced forms
of clairvoyance. Being able to hear a conversation between
two people that are several miles away, being able to
have the strength of an elephant, or to reduce oneself
to the size of an ant, or even to become invisible.
To levitate, bi-location, being in two places and the
same time, and many more things too. What or which siddhi
powers you are able to use varies with each of us. Dr.Ravindra
Kumar in one of his many books on kundalini awakening
states that he could uproot a large tree with a wave
of his finger. On one occasion I believe I had a certain
control of the wind, and on another occasion as I walked
down my garden in samadhi (supra-consciousness) the
birds and wild animals became as if tame, with no fear
for me, so much so that I could have stretched my hand
out and touched the wild birds. A squirrel ran up to
me and sat at my feet looking up at me. Wow... These
things again are beyond words, and possibly best not
spoken of. The major numerous siddhi’s are described
in some depth the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali, but
it is important to realise that for an individual not
all of the siddhi’s are obtainable, and also that
these are a distraction upon the Path, and to obtain
moksa, liberation, all siddhi’s should actually
be ignored, or recognised as unimportant, all apart
from one, that one being the highest siddhi of all -
realization of the Self.