Kundalini Yoga is considered as the mother of all Yogas and most powerful. This Yoga awakes the energy secreted at the base of the spine. Kundalini is defined as coiled energy looking like a serpent at the base of the spine with its tail tip to its mouth. The three coils represent three Gunas, namely, Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. The half coil represents Vikritis. Anatomically, Kundalini is located between the rectum and the testicles in males whereas in females it is located between the vagina and clitoris. In other words, location of Kundalini is in the body’s premium region.
Kundalini is a uniting force of masculine power called Siva and feminine power called Sakti and when these two powers come together the resultant is fundamental source of energy and power. Their root is in groin and the united energy force helps eliminate negative feelings in the mind and provides feeling of love and affection, divine prosperity and universal energy.
Kundalini Yoga is a set of actions – meditation, classic poses, chanting and coordination of breath and movement with most emphasis on chanting and breathing. The awakened Kundalini produces a hissing sound and penetrates to Bheda (Muladhara Chakra), Brahma Nadi and various Chakras and ends in Shahasrara Chakra.
Intense heat is felt when the Kundalini passes through a Chakra. When it leaves that Chakra and moves to another, the left one tends to feel cold and appears lifeless.
The nervous system controls the body mainly and ensures the memory, intelligence, thought and imagination. It is made of nerves, brain and spine cord. The nerves connect various parts of the body directly to the brain or through the spinal cord, whereas the brain controls the functions of the body. The spinal cord is made of tissues and delicate nerves and protected by spinal or vertebral column and this organ is the link between the brain and the body. Each side of the spinal cord is lined with two circles of tissues. The left part is known as Ida Nadi, while the right part is known as Pingala Nadi. The canal connecting these to Nadis is known as Sushmana Nadi. The base of the spinal cord is closed and is in triangle shape with various plexuses and centers. These centers are called Chakras.
The practice of Asanas, Pranayamas, Mudras, Bhkta Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Mantras, the grace of Gurru, concentration or training of the mind etc help awaken the Kundalini. The growth and position of the Sadhakas in the spiritual path are depended on the awakening of Kundalini. No much time or effort is required to awaken the Kundalini, but it is somewhat difficult to take it through the Chakras up to the Sahasra Chakra. To attin this, constant practice with dedication and patience is necessary. To get awakened to Kundalini Sakti, it is necessary to keep at bay from the mind all poisons like Kama, Krodha, Raga and Dvesha. Kundalini is also an effective tool to open the mind to have psychic powers and control over the five elements. When the Kundalini lands in its final destination which is Sahasrara, the practitioner aligns in knowledge space.
As a pre-condition for awakening the Kundalini Sakti, it is necessary to have purity and cleanness to the body, purity and cleanness of Nadi (Nadi Suddhi), emboldenness of the mind (Manashakti) and purity to the intellect (Buddhi Suddhi).