Kundalini comes from the word kundala which means coiled like a snake. The kundalini energy is most often illustrated as one or two snakes rising up the spine to the crown chakra and above. This energy resides in the base chakra coiled three and a half times around the sacrum awaiting activation.
Activation may take place through yoga, meditation, breathing, movement, chakra work or spontaneous eruption.
It is a powerful spiritual life force that rises up from the base chakra to the head. The term refers to a mechanism and an energy affecting both the physical and auric bodies. It enlivens physically and spiritually, passing into and between each cell of the physical body and especially the brain, activating the hormonal system and higher consciousness. It is regulated by the chakras. Kundalini awakening is experienced uniquely by each individual but there are certain shared characteristics common to each kundalini event.
Some signs and symptoms of kundalini rising:
THE CHAKRAS & KUNDALINI ENERGY
The chakras are the seven main energy centres that correspond to points along the spine. The energy of each centre helps you tap into different strengths as well as regulating you health and well-being. When you experience an emotional or physical ailment, the problem can generally be traced to a blockage in a chakra.
Ideally when all chakras are open, clear and healthy, the potential energy (Kundalini Energy) that is coiled at the base chakra can travel all the way up to the crown chakra. This allows you to live in a state of enlightenment of the mind, body and spirit.
There are many ways to open the chakras that have become closed, meditation, wands, crystals, reiki, etc.
Once all the chakras have been energised and activated using your chosen method and the auric bodies healed and aligned, there are techniques that can assist with raising the kundalini.
The simplest and most effective is a combination of breathing and crystal placement. This is and exercise that transmutes prana or chi into a higher frequency energy. The energy expands out of the auric bodies as well a through the front and back of the physical spine and the chakras. This energy can be worked in gentle stages so that each chakra has assimilated the rise and adapted its frequency before moving on to the next. The energy rise will be subtle at first but over time can become blissful, a rush moving up your spine. This is when you need to keep control of the energy, directing its course with the crystals and with your mind.
Prana or chi is described as bioenergy or bio plasma in the west but is it the same as kundalini energy. Prana is most often seen as being psycho spiritual life force concentrated in the sexual organs, the base and the sacral chakras. Under normal circumstances a limited amount rises up the spine to the brain. However, during kundalini awakening a much greater and. more potent concentration floods the bodies system. Ideally it has been enhanced to a higher vibrational level and the physical body has been prepared to receive it. Kundalini energy has a profound effect on the hormonal and chemical secretions of the brain, body, metaphysical perception and consciousness. You can utilise what you know of the chakras and auric bodies and harness this to energetic resonance and the healing effects of crystals.
As with most things there is a downside of dumping to much kundalini energy into the physical body and auric bodies.
It can be extremely uncomfortable, especially if you aren't aware of what is happening. Spiritual activities such as meditation and shamanic journeying may trigger it prematurely. Particularly if your auric bodies and chakras aren't prepared, weak or unbalanced. The level at which the energy systems out of balance will determine the side effects which could appear as physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. As kundalini will look for the nearest out of balance chakra to 'escape' through the body, if the chakras and auric bodies haven't been prepared earlier. Fortunately, the application of crystals can assist the energy to move from where it is stuck and encourage it to flow once again until it is assimilated or released.
It is therefore wise to undertake kundalini activation in slow, careful stages ensuring that you have fulfilled each preparatory step by activating and balancing each of the chakras first, and integrating the auric bodies. The experience can then be grounded into everyday reality and into the cells of the physical body that are ready to receive and assimilate the influx of energy.
Once the chakras and auric bodies have been prepared, there are various techniques that can assist with raising kundalini. The simplest of these is a combination of breathing and crystal placement. Combined they will assist in the transmutation of prana into a higher frequency energy. It can be worked in gentle stages so that each chakra has assimilated the rise and adapted its frequency before moving on the the next. The energy rise will be subtle at first but over time can become thrilling, a rush of bliss moving up your spine. This is the time when you need to keep control of the energy, directing its course with the crystals and your mind.
In the beginning, it may be a good idea to use lower vibrational stones and then move onto the higher vibrational stones. For example begin with smoky quartz and then move to smoky elestial quartz on the Gaia Gateway.
Remember to put the gaia gateway and stellar gateway crystals in place so that the energy is able to flow down and circulate rather than leaving through the top of your head. Focusing on each chakra in turn helps the energy to rise. Lying down makes placing the crystals is the best but if you have to sit or stand ask someone to help you hold the crystals above your head.
Raising the Kundalini
EXERCISE TO RAISE THE KUNDALINI
If at any time you feel discomfort or distress, hold the crystal still and breathe into the chakra until a release is felt. This may be the time to leave the session until the energy has stabilised and return to it at a later date. In which case store the kundalini in the base chakra, visualising the energy spiralling in the chakra and closing it over with the petals.
After this exercise don't forget to cleanse all the crystals to remove the energy traces.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z