word Kundalini means, "coil".
This is the traditional belief but it is incorrectly understood it actually
comes from the word kunda, which means a deeper place, pit or cavity.
That means kundalini shakti
(coiled energy) which is coiled three and half time is located
in the coiled form and in a dormant form at the base of the spine in sushumna
nadi which is the home of mooladhara
chakra also. Sushumna nadi
is the most important psychic passageway.
Mooladhar chakra is presented in perineum region i.e., the space between
below scrotum to anus in male and cervix of vagina to anus in female.
the feminine shakti (energy), which
always tries to unite with her consort, Shiva
(the cosmic consciousness) in (Sahasrara chakra) situated in brain. Thus
crossing all the other six charkas. It dwells in every human being but
in dormant form. When the kundalni shakti awakes
it passes through sushumna nadi.. `
According to the tantra there are almost 72000
nadis through which the stimuli flows like an electric current
from one point to another in the whole body. Out of these 72000 nadis
there are ten main channels and out of these ten, three are most important
these Three nadis are called IDA,
PINGALA & SUSHUMNA .Ida controls all the mental
processes and is known as the moon
and the female energy and passes through
the left nostrils, Pingala the vital
processes and known as the sun and
the male energy and passes through
the right nostrils. Pingla is related to sympathetic nervous system Ida
is related to Parasympathetic nervous system. In the brain pingala cross
from right to left brain hemisphere and ida from left to right brain hemisphere
the third sushumna nadi is the channel
for the awakening of spiritual consciousness.
You may consider these three nadis
as pranic force,
mental force and spiritual force.
Which are roughly translated as mind, body and
spirit. The third flow is the result of the balanced interaction
of the first two. As sushumna flows inside the central canal of the spinal
cord, ida & pingala simultaneously flow on the outer surface of the
spinal cord, still within the bony vertebral column. Ida, pingala and
sushumna nadis begin in mooldhara in the pelvic floor. From there sushumna
flows directly upward within the central canal while ida passes to the
left and pingala to the right .At swadhisthana
chakra or the sacral plexus the three nadis come together again
and Ida and pingala crisscross one another. Ida passes up to the right,
pingala to the left, and sushumna continues to flow directly upwards in
the central canal. The three nadis come together again at manipura
chakra, the solar plexus, and so on, and finally ida,pingala
and sushumana meet in the anjna chakra. When there is a continious energy
flows in ida,pingala and sushumna at the same time they get union at ajna
chakra.Then the process of enlightenment of transformation takes place.
This is a simple and easy way to understand the
awakening of kundalini.
With the awakening of kundalini, a
transformation takes place in life, it has little to do with one's moral,
religious or ethical life .It has more to do with the quality of our experience
and perception. When kundalini wakes up, your mind changes and your priorities
and attachment also change.
The word Kundalini refers to the
shakti or power when it
is in its dormant potential state, but when it is manifesting, you can
call it Devi, Kali, durga
etc.The uncontrolled energy is called kali.It
is when kundalini awakes in moladhara and swadhisthan chakra.and when
it rises from these two charkas to the upper charkas then kali becomes
durga.(Kali & Durga are the two of nine manifestations of the Goddess
Paravati ,the consort of Lord Shiva)
There are different methods to awaken kundalini.
A Hatha Yogi may do it by Pranayama(breath
control), Asana, Mudras
etc. on the self(leaving body consciousness)
A Bhakti yogi by Shraddha(faith)
and devotion or by self-surrender(Samarpana)
A RajaYogi by meditation
A Tantrik by sex
sublimation and Siddha Mantra
And sometimes awakened by the grace of Guru(Master)
who can candle the fire
When Kundalini Shakti moves up in
higher lotuses, a Yogi gets Siddhis(Super
natural powers). When it touches Sahashrara Chakra, a Yogi gets Samadhi
and enlightenment, the experience, the ocean of bliss, the state is beyond
words, thought, time and space, means indescribable in words.
When Kundalini awaken it travels from
Mooldhar Chakra to
above, touching through Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahat, Vishuddhi,
Ajna and lastly it joins the Shahashrara, while the Kundalini ascends
to higher chakras, it gains the powers of various