What is Kundalini?

What is Kundalini?


The term kundalini is not a familiar word as like the yoga even though it comes with it. The kundalini can be termed as the heart of the yoga. I can say that only a few literally know that and countable numbers would have experienced it. This is well illustrated in the Brahma Vidhya text Bhagavad-Gita  VII 3

“Manuṣyanam sahasreṣu kaścid yatati siddhaye,

yatatām api siddhānām kaścin mām vetti tattvatah

From thousands of people mostly few will know about this, from this few, indeed only one will be attaining the higher state.

A simple explanation of this serpent power can be described as a miraculous energy which resides in the base of spine of the human being. This energy can be manifested when it passes through the spine to the head. This is the divine energy so it has to be practiced meticulously with the discipline mentioned in the yoga sutras.

This is not a science fiction or enigma and the present science does not provide the factual explanation to this phenomena. Since this, phenomena is absconded in the realities of nature which is far from the present science and only be digested with the relevant philosophical texts. These texts only describe it methodologically with the proper system that was been hidden from the rest of the world.

Historical approach

The word kundalini in Sanskrit means coiled up and it is present in three and a half coils in a triangular bone called sacrum. The ancient saints in India discovered this spiritual energy. They described with bewildering effects rooted with divinities and strange occurrences. They draped with philosophical signs and dilemma which require a more rational scientific explanation. The awakening of kundalini is described in tantric yoga which is a subtle body aspect with the sensations felt in the physical body.

The saints in ancient India realized that the man has a spiritual goal to attain. This can be achieved only when the spirit has to be given high importance and its power has to be raised. This can be done through the activation of kundalini which is a divine natural energy present in every human kind.

This energy rises through different vortices known as chakras and reaches the crown of the head results in psychophysical experiences. These chakras are represented with the lotus petals which are represented with the nadis emanating from it. ( See Chakras or Energy Centers in Man )

The concept of kundalini

There is a concept of kundalini in the modern world, that when it is aroused it will be responsible for the supernatural powers. The book ‘Why kundalini Meditation So Special?’ describes when can one acquire these siddhis. When the kundalini is aroused in the purified body through different stages and when it reaches the brain, it is responsible for the supersensory perception.

The pranic energy plays an important role in the kundalini activation process. This links the corporeal body with the incorporeal one. The concept of the kundalini can be fully acceptable in the rational mind only when it is explained on a scientific basis which clears the misconceptions and discrepancies in the modern teachings and writings.

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