कुण्डलिनी – Awaken Kundalini-Shakti 3 Easy Steps
Kundalini is derived from ancient Sanskrit and means “the coiled one”.
Depicted in both modern and ancient art, in yoga and tantra, and associated with the most powerful of human energy, in this post we explore this divine force and how it can benefit our health and well being.
In literature and art this energy is often depicted as a sleeping coiled serpent or a sleeping goddess, ready for the kundalini awakening.
The energy is found in Muladhara The Root Chakra which resides at the base of the spine in the triangular shaped sacrum bone.
When depicted she is coiled, three and a half coils exactly.
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In traditional yogic theory it is known as Shakti, the primal energy, and believed to be located within Muladhara Chakra at the base of the spine.
Kundalini awakening is practiced to:
- achieve enlightenment
- achieve meditative states of bliss and harmony
- to form true connection to the Supreme / God / Universal Energy.
So How Can We Awaken Shakti?
There are many different spiritual practices to assist with kundalini awakening, the top 3 being:
- pranayama (controlled breath),
- Asana ritual (chanting of mantras)
Regardless of practice each of them focus on the same goal – Awaken the energy and move it up through the Sushumna Nadi (the central nadi) to reach Sahasrara (the Crown Chakra).
It is said that once awakening occurs you will feel the energy moving through Sushumna as though electricity were passing along the spine.
How Does The Kundalini / Shakti Energy Work?
Shakti Kundalini energy is a component of the “Subtle Body” the energy which feeds our physical body containing the chakras and nadis. (Learn how to balance Chakras with affirmations)
Each chakra has a different kind of energy with distinct characteristics. Each of these energies are essential for our physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
It is believed that by awakening the Kundalini and moving the energy through these chakras we absorb these characteristics and thereby awaken within ourselves their positive qualities.
Click this link if you would like to learn and find out more about the 7 chakras and their specific energies.
Kundalini Awakening – Expert Definitions And Explanations
The Raja Yoga Guru Swami Vivekananda’s description of Kundalini is:
According to the Yogis, there are two nerve currents in the spinal column, called Pingalâ and Idâ, and a hollow canal called Sushumnâ running through the spinal cord.
At the lower end of the hollow canal is what the Yogis call the “Lotus of the Kundalini”.
They describe it as triangular in form in which, in the symbolical language of the Yogis, there is a powerful energy coiled up.
When that energy awakes, it tries to force a passage through this hollow canal, and as it rises step by step, as it were, layer after layer of the mind becomes open and all the different visions and wonderful powers come to the Yogi.
When it reaches the brain, the Yogi is perfectly detached from the body and mind; the soul finds itself free.
Raja Yoga Guru Swami Vivekananda
In terms of modernity and current thinking, we can look towards Wikipedia!
We know that the spinal cord is composed in a peculiar manner. If we take the figure eight horizontally (∞) there are two parts which are connected in the middle.
Suppose you add eight after eight, piled one on top of the other, that will represent the spinal cord.
The left is the Ida, the right Pingala, and that hollow canal which runs through the center of the spinal cord is the Sushumna.
Where the spinal cord ends in some of the lumbar vertebrae, a fine fiber issues downwards, and the canal runs up even within that fiber, only much finer.
The canal is closed at the lower end, which is situated near what is called the Sacral Plexus, which, according to modern physiology, is triangular in form.
The different plexuses that have their centers in the spinal canal can very well stand for the different “lotuses” of the Yogi.
In other beliefs when spoken of, or portrayed as a Goddess (or a reincarnation) she rises in the same manner and flowing through the same channels as described by Swami Vivekananda above.
It is said when Shakti arrives at the head (moving from Muladhara- Root Chakra and reaches Sahasrara – Crown Chakra) she unites with the Supreme Being (Lord Shiva).
Once this union occurs a state of deep intense meditation is entered and infinite bliss achieved.
The Bhagavad Gita states:
At the command of the yogi in deep meditation, this creative force turns inward and flows back to its source in the thousand-petaled lotus, revealing the resplendent inner world of the divine forces and consciousness of the soul and Spirit.
Yoga refers to this power flowing from the Coccyx to Spirit as the awakened Kundalini. – Bhagavad GitaBhagavad Gita
Our 3 Easy Steps – Learn The Process
The awakening is a very powerful process. Our 3 Easy Steps Guide is based on teachings from Kriya Yoga.
There are many examples and practices for awakening Shakti Kundalini from her sleep however all are based on the same process of moving the awakened energy to unite with Divine at Sahasrara.
The techniques may vary but the intention is the same.
The intention is to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
We also receive other benefits due to the increase in pure energy. The resulting opening and balancing of our chakras means our physical and mental health and well being is enhanced and improved.
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The 3 Steps Via Kriya Yoga
This Kriya Yoga Technique is a purification technique and largely recognized as the easiest and safest method to enter the meditative state of bliss.
This technique initially purifies your energy channels and centers, which in turn allows Shakti Kundalini to move through unrestricted.
Step 1 – Awaken Kundalini 3 Easy Steps.
This Step involves the process of Controlled Breath.
To begin you need to focus your thoughts on your breath.
As you breathe in focus and see/feel your breath move from Muladhara (Root Chakra) at the base of the spine, moving up, following your spine, and then finally exiting out the top of your head.
As you inhale it should be as though you are inhaling your breath, up your spine, essentially inhaling pure energy.
Don’t worry if you can’t visualize this process. This is not about “seeing i.e. visualization”, it is about focus and control. Focus on your breath.
Focus on your breath rising from the base of your spine and moving up the spine and then exiting the top of your head.
How Can I And Why Do I Need To Focus My Breath – Awaken Kundalini 3 Easy Steps (Step 1)
You simply need to focus on the feeling of your breath. Feel that as you inhale your breath is rising from Muladhara, feel your breath rise up through your spine and exit the top of your head.
Make sure you are relaxed.
Do not stress if you find the “seeing or visualizing” difficult.
Concentrate but do not force anything.
Just relax and as you breath in focus on your breath. Focus on it gently rising. This focus on your breath is a gentle and powerful suggestion to the energy to move in the direction you are focused on.
Focusing on your breath is a suggestion to Shakti energy to move in the direction required. Do not force the breath/energy. Allow Kundalini to move on it’s own without force.
Relax and take a slow, deep breath in. Focus on just your breath. Your breath begins at Muladhara, moving up your spine and then out the top of your head.
As you practice this technique of focused breath inhalation you will be able to feel the energy rising within you.
These sensations, while subtle to begin with, will become stronger and after some time are often described as being like a hot rush of “pure bliss” up your spine.
This rush of hot bliss is said to be a similar sensation to orgasm hence the association of Kundalini with Tantra practice.
Step 2 – Exhalation – Awaken Shakti 3 Easy Steps.
Step 2 is to now focus on exhalation and to focus our breath moving down the Chakra centers.
As you breathe out focus on your breath.
Move your breath from Sahasrara the Crown Chakra (top of the head) to Ajna the Third Eye Chakra (between the eyebrows) then to Vishuddha the Throat Chakra and then finally to Anahata the Heart Chakra (in the center of the chest).
Once your breath has reached your heart chakra stop.
Now focus on inhalation.
As in step 1 breathe in,from the base of the spine.
Repeat this process.
Exhalation – Focus your breath.
During exhalation focus moving the breath (and therefore Shakti) from Sahasrara to Ajna to Vishuddha and finally to Anahata.
Inhalation – Focus your breath.
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Step 3 – The Awakening!
Step 1 and 2 are the steps of purification. They purify your subtle body and Nadi systems. The third step is the actual awakening of energy.
In normal circumstances the teacher of this process would not begin step 3 until satisfied you have purified (Steps 1 and 2) and would normally perform Step 3 by initiation.
The initiation is where your teacher or Guru gives you Shaktipat. Shaktipat awakens the energy and is done by a touch, or chanting or focusing their energy upon you.
It is a necessary and important step and must be done. However, as many people do not have a guru or teacher,there is an accepted and safe way in which you are able to awaken Kundalini yourself.
How To Gain Shaktipat
To gain Shaktipat you must silently repeat the name of a Guru, Teacher or Saint whom you feel connected to or who you admire.
It is not necessary that you have met this person in the physical. What is important is that the person you chose is someone enlightened and that you have admiration for.
Your choice can be a Guru or Swami, a teacher already initiated by Shaktipat or a Saint from other religions.
Shaktipat is delivered and Kundalini awakened regardless of their religion or belief system. It is by focusing your intention and focus that delivers Shaktipat and therefore the awakening.
This is similar to the Reiki belief of distance healing and Attunements – the importance is the focused intent.
It is also possible, should you feel uncomfortable with choosing a Guru or Saint for you to substitute “Peace” in place of a persons name.
This practice has gained in popularity however, in my experience, this takes longer for awakening to occur.
I believe that if we wish for this energy to awaken and we accept the existence of Shakti’s energy we should also also accept the established and proven methodologies for the awakening.
Initiate Shaktipat – Awaken Kundalini Energy In 3 Easy Steps.
To initiate Shaktipat silently say the name of your chosen person (or Peace) as you inhale, then repeat their name as you exhale.
This repetition of the name is based on the belief that you will take the Shakti (energy) of whatever you focus on.
By repeating the name you, in essence, take on their enlightenment, energy and state of bliss.
While this may sound simple it is a process and technique that has been used for centuries because of its effectiveness.
By focusing on your Guru, Saint or Teacher you are awakening the Shakti energy inside you.
The transference of Shaktipat has nothing to do with them as a physical person.
You are gaining Shaktipat by focusing on the energy that is already awakened within them, by focusing on an awakened person you are actually focusing on what it is you wish to awaken.
Their awakened energy radiates from them and as such when focused upon awakens the energy within you.
Practice And Build The Energy
Now you are aware of the 3 Easy Steps process you can build a regular practice into your daily regime.
Once comfortable with each step you combine them to form a regime to awaken Kundalini.
On inhalation silently say your Guru’s name while focusing on your breath moving from the base of your spine, up your spine and out the top of your head.
On exhalation silently say your Guru’s name while focusing on your breath moving from Sahasrara to Ajna to Vishuddha to Anahata.
And then repeat.
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