What is kundalini?
Kundalini is an energy within all of us. kundalini is the primal force responsible for all action, movement, change, creativity, and knowledge. In every human, it is active in different degrees and it is through the practice of yoga and meditation we begin to unravel, awaken and manipulate this energy.
Kundalini yoga is a rigorous practice specifically directed at awakening this energy. Through fast active movement combined with breath, meditation, mantra, visualisation, and relaxation we begin to work deeply on a subtle level which works to unlock the potential of this energy that lies within all of us.
All great saints, humanitarians, spiritual leader etc demonstrate the transformative power of this energy. I have heard tales of great leaders/humanitarians/mystics only sleeping 2 hours daily, writing over 30 books on profound esoteric topics and the ability to learn a language in 48 hours.
Finding Your Kundalini
Kundalini is said to be situated at the pelvic floor at the root of the spine in the first of the 7 main chakras Muladhara. From here it has the opportunity to transcend up through the 6 other main energy centres (chakras) that are situated along the spine. Each of the energy centres are connected with different lifestyle characteristics, habits and emotional tendencies.
The chakras are uniquely linked with the glands in the physical body giving us the opportunity to purify and balance them by using simple yoga postures and breathing practices.
Our body is the most incredible gadget/mechanism on this planet and everything
we think, see, smell, taste, touch, say and do has a connection and direct effect on us and the way we live and feel. Yoga is the purification of the accumulation of experiences.
|Muladhara||Yellow||Square||Lam||Base of spine||Security, stability, confidence||
|Swadhisthana||White||Crescent||Vam||Upper border of sacram||Ovaries and testes||
Reproductive health, determination, lower will
|Manipura||Red||Triangle||Ram||Naval||Adrenals and pancreas||Assertivenes, vitality, anger and jealousy||Paschitmottanasana Dhanurasana|
|Anahatta||Smokey-green||Six pointed star||Yam||Heart level||Thymus||Compassion, selfless love and empathy||Matsyasana Ustrasana|
|Vishuddha||Blue||Circle||Ham||Throat||Thyroid and parathyroid||Creativity, devotion, surrender, trust, and openness to higher will||Sarvangasana Halasana|
|Pineal||Logical judgment and intuition||Shashaungasana Nadi Shodana|
|Sahasrara||Colourless||Thosund petaled lotus||Soundless||Crown of the head||Pituitary||Ilumination, peace and clarity||Sirsasana Padmasana|