or symptoms of activated Kundalini can be incredibly
intense and even debilitating.
say Kundalini is a goddess (that's why we capitalize
the word); some say it's a biological phenomenon; some
say it's energy; and some say it's a disease.
disagreement about the relation between Kundalini and
enlightenment. Some people think the activation of Kundalini
automatically brings realization, but others point out
that many individuals with powerful Kundalini are egomaniacal
is often symbolized by a cobra because it resides in
a coil and rises when aroused.
Kundalini sometimes causes distressing symptoms. If
this happens to you, it might be a good idea to see
a neurologist (a doctor who treats diseases of the nervous
system) to make sure you don't have epilepsy or some
other illness. The website Shared
Transformation is a valuable resource for people
with unpleasant Kundalini activity.
| RELATED PAGES ON THIS WEBSITE
Existed Except the Eyes of the Maharshi
N.R. Krishnamurti Aiyer
Maharshi's gaze ignited a college professor's Kundalini
and caused his heart center to open. Nine years later,
his mind subsided permanently.
Day My Kundalini Woke Up
A Kundalini explosion -- a perception of blinding light
and thundering noise entering the head from the lower
body -- is one of the most dramatic experiences in Yoga.
One of our contributing editors describes in detail
how he deliberately provoked this experience and what
it felt like. The event left him in an elevated spiritual
state for three days, and he concludes (without making
any special claims for himself) that Yoga is a technology
for turning people into saints. This article includes
a good phenomenological description of apana. Published
December 5, 1999.
Kundalini Breaks the Last Block
activity made the author happy and healthy for over
a year -- until the night it broke through the last
block and entered his head, causing a devastating neurological
Case of Kundalini Affecting Ejaculation
The author suffered from painful symptoms including
pressure in the scrotum and viscous ejaculate. After
numerous doctors failed to help him, he concluded that
the problem was caused by Kundalini activity. Published
February 2, 2000.
Kundalini Awakening: No Such Thing
Dr. Glenn J. Morris
The author, a distinguished martial arts master who
underwent a full Kundalini awakening starting 1985,
states his opinion that so-called partial Kundalini
awakenings are not really Kundalini awakenings at all.
Life With a Contemporary Master
By Alan Scherr
practicing Transcendental Meditation for 25 years, this
former college professor met Master Charles, a contemporary
Western disciple of Swami Muktananda, and was plunged
into an extraordinary state of blissful awareness beyond
anything he had known before. This experience was the
catalyst for a remarkable journey of surrender; the
author soon learned he had been found by something he
hadn't searched for; and two years later he and his
family moved permanently to Virginia to live and work
with Master Charles. This autobiographical article describes
these experiences in detail.
classic work of Tantric Yoga describes the six cakras
and explains how Kundalini rises through them to achieve
union with Siva. It was written in the sixteenth century
by a Bengali yogi.
Quest: Nighttime Shakes
Bonnie Greenwell, Ph.D.
Bonnie answers a question from a reader who is experiencing
tremors at night while he sleeps.
| RELATED PAGES ON OTHER WEBSITES
Kundalini: Awakening the Serpent Power
One of the most thorough articles about Kundalini in
English. It's on the website of the Yoga Research and
Icky-Sticky Creepy-Crawly It-Doesn't-Really-Hurt-But-I-Can't-Stand-It
This article discusses unpleasant sensations that sometimes
occur to practioners of vipassana meditation in Theravada
Buddhism. The author says: "It is an icky, sticky,
creepy, crawly, jump-out-of-your-skin quality, a subtle
cringing that may affect part or all of the body. The
body may even move, shake or twitch as though it were
in extreme agony, but there is little actual pain. It
seems unbearable, yet it doesn't actually hurt."
On the website of the Vipassana Support Institute.
Excellent overview of Kundalini.
Kundalini Yogas FAQ
Excellent overview of Kundalini yogas.
Siddha Mahayoga FAQ
Excellent overview of Siddha Mahayoga, a type of yoga
in which the seeker practices mudras, asanas, and other
kriyas spontaneously, without training, following initiation.
Path of Siddha Mahayoga and the Lineage of Swami Shivom
Information about a line of gurus who give initiation
into Siddha Mahayoga.
Home of the Kundalini Yoga mailing list. Includes
excellent online Kundalini Yoga lessons by Gururattan
Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D.
This web site is associated with the outstanding Shared
Transformation newsletter. It offers help for people
with distressing Kundalini symptoms and has superb articles
and lists of books and links. Published by El Collie.
international group of physicians, psychologists, researchers,
therapists, and other people interested in spiritual
states of consciousness and their relationship to Kundalini.