by Staff Writer, September 8th, 2017
Kundalini is an energy that is latent in the human body at the base of the spine. When this force is “awakened,” it can be transposed up or downwards, along with the central axis of the body (the spine) to the crown or lotus in (SAHASRARA).
The Tantric tradition mentions the existence of seven energy centers, all stages or phases of the creation process. In Sanskrit, the adjective kundalin means ‘circular’ while in Tantrasadbhava Tantra the term means ‘ring, bracelet or coil.’ The Yoga Upanishads describe Kundalini as being ‘coiled’ at the base of the spine and is represented by a snake or serpent.
Like any energy of creation (prana, electricity, atoms) this energy too can be activated and even misused by those who are not spiritually motivated or have not completed this process and are therefore not free of personal patterns.
Numerous accounts describe the experience of Kundalini awakening.
The progress of kundalini through the different chakras leads to different levels of awakening and mystical experience until Kundalini finally reaches the top of the head, Sahasrara or crown chakra, producing an extremely profound transformation of consciousness—Swami Satyananda Saraswati India: Bihar School of Yoga. pp. 34–36.
Sometimes the Kundalini rises so that it goes beyond the top of the head. Once here, it provokes the appearance of a mystical state of consciousness, indescribable ecstasy, in which duality ceases.
Kundalini resides in the body of each person in the appearance of the Transcendental Power that precedes and accesses the entire Macrocosm—the whole of a complex structure, particularly the world or universe, contrasted with a small or symbolic part of it.
Matter, life, and consciousness are only different degrees (and with different frequencies of vibration) of the revelation of a sleeping power, Kundalini.
It is said that even in an atom, we can find evidence of Kundalini “budding” in the nucleus.
Furthermore, the divine power (MAHA VIDYA) encompasses the form of individual souls, limited in time and space, but also the form of matter, enveloping itself or, in other words, numbing.
However, transcendence is achieved, only when Kundalini ascends completely from the base to its ideal place in the head or beyond.
Like many other ancient spiritual teachings in the world, TANTRA YOGA looks at the human being as a true reflection of the macrocosm.
Universal, unlimited and unlocalized power is present in the human being.
When the Kundalini rises to the head, the beatitude is experienced and a very intense light is perceived. The light that accompanies the awakening of the Kundalini is one of the constants of the spiritual experience revealed by the mystics of all religious traditions.
In 1971, Gopi Krishna confirmed the following: “Whenever I direct my eye of mental knowledge to my inner being, I invariably perceive an bright light inside and outside of my head, in a constant and constant vibration, as if a brilliant and extremely subtle substance climbs up the spine and extends into and out of the skull, filling it and surrounding it with indefinable radiation.”
The Yogi tradition makes a differentiation between partial awakening and a total awakening of Kundalini energy.
While partial awakening can lead to multiple manifestations, both physical and mental, the full ascension of the Kundalini to the Sahasrara center will awaken the true impetus for the realization of God (or spiritual liberation) and will bring a much-desired revolution to consciousness.
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