Kundalini is a Sanskrit term used to describe the spiritual energy that resides within us. According to yoga, this energy lies dormant at the base of our spine until it is awakened and travels up through the chakras or energy centers.
If you are exploring your spirituality, you may have heard about kundalini awakening and how it can lead to higher states of consciousness and spiritual evolution. Here, we will explore what kundalini awakening is, how to tell if yours has been awakened, and what steps you can take to support your journey.
What Is Kundalini Awakening?
In yogic philosophy, kundalini awakening refers to the process in which the dormant potential energy located at the base of our spine begins rising towards our crown – resulting in an enlightenment experience.
As per yogic theories:
“It’s believed that when Kundalini awakens no act survives beyond “I cannot do anything”. You become an observer; everything happens around you without direct influence from your ego”/
This powerful energy governs every aspect of our being – physical, emotional and spiritual. When it is unlocked or activated through meditation/yoga practice/healthy lifestyle/activity such as dancing etc. , we may experience:
- heightened awareness
- increased creativity
- more vivid dreams
- deeper intuition
and other profound experiences indicative of greater connection with oneself and universal consciousness
A warning should be made clear though: Any attempts for automatic one off colossal spike in Kundalni activation can invite unwanted challenges risking spiraling out-of-control behaviourals including hallucinations facing delusions [not commonly experienced under controlled situations].
How Do I Know If My Kundalinhi Has Awakened?
Although there is not one definitive way to tell if your kundalini energy has awoken, here are some common signs and symptoms you may experience:
- Feeling more energized or at times over-energized.
- A tingly sensation experienced in the spine, hands, feet or crown of head.
- Occasional muscle twitching e. g. around face or limbs.
- Spontaneous movements such as spontaneous bursts like laughing/sobbing/crying
Awakened Kundalini energies may create emotional highs and lows described below:
1. Wave of Calmness which means unperturbed state/ Imperturbable mode towards life’s affairs for maximum time span often leading to making one dispassionate from even most exciting challenges/tasks/events.
2. Anxiety/Panic Attacks: This outburst is quite usual with a sudden surge in unexpected kundalini activity without significant command on breathing would let oxygen levels drop suddenly that can affect overall prompt functioning brain cells.
3. Rapid Mood Swings : Intrusive thoughts, unrequired emotions, early warning signals like overreacting feeling of scared/denial etc; could get frequent easily expressing themselves via the medium of mood swings.
It’s worth noting that everyone experiences kundalini awakening differently -even within same group practice where still each individual experiences it differently.
Tips For Navigating Your Kundalni Awakening
If you think your kundlini energy may have awakaned recently while leading spontaneous lifestyle/ practicing yogic exercises [most efficient ways to do so], knowing what steps to take can help ease any transition related changes.
“The following tips encapsulate tried and tested guidelines shared by our practioners but it must be excluded as exhaustive final release”/
Let’s discover few tips now :
Practice Grounding Meditation
Grounding meditation techniques help keep yourself free from negative influences and helps counter the high frequency energy. This is to bring about much-needed balance so that you don’t become overworked by the spiritual energies, or worse, suffer harm via hallucinations, delusions etc.
Check wikihow guide on grounding meditation !
Keep a Journal
Journaling can be helpful in recording your experiences during kundalini awakening phases of increasing intensity brought about through controlled practices and identifying any patterns/triggers related to certain types of thinking or behaviour.
-Be mindful though;writing about it continuously throughout whole day routinely could make one feel little aimless/ uninformed with current life events.
“maintaining balance is key”/
Eat Healthy Nutritious Meals
Diet plays an important role in maintaining healthy aura coupled with better energy levels and positive vibrational frequencies. Also avoiding alcohol/drugs/nicotine can support energy center cleanse.
This simple map checking which type of food nurtures your inner self:
Food Quantity Vs Experience Scale
-High rise: No heavy intake as Body may not require excessive material – because less outside density creates higher density within
-Energetic stability zone : moderate Intake
-Neutral Zone: Less than desired intake
-Unhealthy Picks & Indiscrimante Intake-Falling Downhill
Q1: Can I Awaken My Kundalni Energy Without Any Spiritual Practices?
A1:. Yes, spontaneous kundalini awakenings do happen but consequences would require immediate attention & suggestions from support practitioners. Without prior knowledge/intent for Kundalni practice one should avoid entertaining ideas for triggering instant grace ending being unconscious victim.
Q2:. Does One Require A Guru For Awakening Process Support?
A2:. While not mandatory, kundalini energy awakening is a serious and potentially life-changing matter. Therefore having an expert guidance/training can help you navigate through challenges and make the necessary adjustments .
Q3: Can Kundalni Awakening Cause Problems?
A3: Though documented cases are limited, it is possible to develop some issues if the Kundalini energy has awakened suddenly/without proper handling or releasing of the clearing path inside body via meditating exercises as well as during change in state due to sleeping patterns or other abnormalities. Doing “getting prepared phase” eg attentive exercise including awareness meditations, stress reducing lifestyle changes/having patience for complete removal of toxins could prep you tremendously.
If you think your kundalni has awoken or wish this experience to transform your spiritual journey / raise adaptive faculties; remember there is no one-size-fits-all approach when dealing with such intense inner transformations andit should also be acknowledged that awakened kundalini comes with its own set of blessings and challenges.
Understanding what you may undergo while practicing focus on our consciousness centers combined with healthy living can support complex yet uplifting awakening process.
Last but not least – Engaging nonjudgmentally with therapist/spiritual support group can offer valuable assistance in this journey ahead!
May these insights assist those entwined in Kundailni awakenings.