is a name given to the Divine Energy that enters our body whilst we are in our mother's womb. It enters through the crown and passes through the central channel of the body and settles into the triangular structure at the base of the spine. On entering the body it energies all the chakras – the active chakras receive this energy and the inactive chakras remain weak and do not develop – for example during pregnancy if the mother has a feeling of guilt then the child's Vishuddhi chakra becomes weak since birth and he / she has throat related problems and discredit and is unsuccessful in all areas. Kundalini energy is a basic life force for the person to exist. After birth it lies dormant within the physical body until it is awakened. Kundalini is the vehicle for the expansion of consciousness, enabling the individual to fully develop his/her innate potential and rise to the level of divinity.
According to Kundalini teachings there are seven major energy centers or chakras within the physical body. Each of these energy centers affects and are affected by the way that we respond to life and the people and energies around us. Apart from Kundalini there are three major energy channels (Nadi) in our physical body
When a person is thinking about past his/her attention is in left channel, when thinking about future attention is in right channel and in thoughtless state in central channel.
- The left channel (Chandra Nadi)
- The right channel (Surya Nadi)
- The central channel (Madhya Nadi)
Once the dormant Kundalini Energy is awakened, it travels up the spine of the person piercing seven energy centers (Chakras) and reaches the top of the head, cleansing and clearing blockages int the Chakras that stand in the way of our spiritual progress and opening the connection to the Universal Consciousness through the chakra on the top of our head called as Crown or Sahastrar chakra.
Whereas many Kundalini meditations and practises (devotional singing, spiritual worship etc.) can awaken Kundalini Energy, it may rise up to the Brow chakra from where only a living Divine Master, one of the very high Consciousness can rise the Kundalini to Crown chakra. In Samarpan Meditation with pure desire to experience the divine, just by pure wish one can experience the awakening of Kundalini energy.