Treating Kundalini Syndrome | 7 Effective Tips

Posted in Health and Wellbeing,Kundalini Yoga by Anmol Mehta

Kundalini Syndrome Symptoms

Grounding Kundalini Energy

Although raising Kundalini Shakti (Energy) is the goal of many practitioners and yogis, sometimes if kundalini has prematurely risen or if the energy is too much to handle, the very opposite is needed.  The energy needs to be grounded and Kundalini needs to be brought back down.  From time to time I am approached to help in such situations and as I mentioned in the article, Kundailni Shakti Help and Advise, I would put together a guide for how to deal with this type of Kundalini Syndrome and how to manage such kundalini problems.  So in this article I would like to offer you some ways to deal with this condition and reduce the affects of kundalini if they are getting unmanageable.

Before I present the tips below I would like to direct you to 2 articles which will go long way in helping you avoid Kundalini Syndrome in the first place, by ensuring that Kundalini awakening takes place is a safe and natural way.  These 2 article are, 10 Guidelines for Kundalini Yoga Practice and Dangers of Kundalini Yoga.  These 2 articles will give you the right way to approach Kundalini Yoga and Kundalini Awakening.

In general, the majority of people suffering from Kundalini Syndrome, who have approached me, have practiced Chakra Meditation exclusively and excessively.  So please we weary of doing that.  Don’t just focus on doing Chakra Meditation and Chakra Striking.  Instead focus on doing a balanced yoga workout and living a balanced spiritual life.  This will help avoid the issue of premature kundalini awakening.  Also, there are other tips in the above articles to help you avoid kundalini problems such as abstaining from drugs, etc, which are definitely worth knowing about. 

Here below are 7 useful ways to help control kundalini energy if indeed she has gotten out of hand and is causing your grief.

Treating Kundalini Syndrome Problems:

1. Be with Nature:

The essential goal with regard to grounding kundalini and alleviating kundalini syndrome symptoms has to do with bringing down the energy and lowering the frequency of it’s vibration.  So some of what is going to be suggested is going to mirror what you would do when trying to heal and balance the Root Chakra, and in that regard, reconnecting with nature and earth is very helpful.

So spend time in nature, especially near trees and the earth, and you will find this very useful in bringing down the energy.  Try to be as close to nature as possible, so sitting up against trees or walking barefoot on the grass is what you should be trying to do. 

Along the same lines, gardening or other landscaping activity which gets your hands dirty are also highly recommended.  Go ahead and do some potting and weeding.  Not only will you get your garden in shape, you will also start to manage kundalini.

2. Do Physical Work:

As indicated above, the objective is to get yourself back into the body and reconnected to the earth and one of the good ways of doing that is with physical labor.  So if you are suffering from too much kundalini, then counter it with such laborious tasks.  Anything that requires physical work will help.  Carpentry, construction, painting, etc are all good to do.  Any interest of yours that also requires physical work is good to do.

3. Do Physical Exercise:

If your condition allows you to exercise, I would certainly recommend doing so.  This has the benefits of making you more body oriented as the method above, but in addition it will also help you fight any anxiety the kundalini syndrome might be causing.  If you are able to exercise, you will feel more confident about your health and so will not be so stressed and fearful about what is happening in the body.

4. Eat Full Meals:

Proper and regular diet is always recommended for good health, and in the case of dealing with excessive kundalini energy, eating bigger heavier meals will help you feel more grounded and settled.  Again, as you can see, the goal is to feel more in your body and more connected to earth and your life, and food is certainly a strong source of this connection. 

5. Avoid Stimulants:

If kundalini energy is out of control then you do not want to stimulate her further.  So it is important to abstain as much as possible from stimulating foods and drugs.  So during this time, alcohol, drugs, coffee, tea, etc should be avoided.

6. Take a Break from Your Spiritual Practice:

As tip number 5 above, you want to stop stimulating the energy and so it is important to take break from your spiritual practice until you feel you can better handle the energy and the situation.  This step here is a very personal decision, but generally speaking, if you are suffering from kundalini syndrome, then your practice might very well be out of balance, and so it needs to be re-evaluated anyway.

Often, the aspirant is doing too much mantra/chakra meditation or perhaps is listing to Binaural Beats, etc and not balancing their practice with physical yoga and simple spiritual activities, so in these cases it is certainly recommended to stop what they are doing and establish a more sound and balanced practice.

7. Rest and Relaxation:

Sometimes kundalini is working within you and you just need to relax and give her a chance to do what needs to be done.  In these cases you need to trust her intelligence and give your body a chance to go through the cleansing and purification taking place.  In general, being relaxed is very important when dealing with kundalini, as getting anxious and worried about kundalini awakening symptoms only makes the situation worse.  This is often why in the past, kundalini yoga was practiced in an ashram or monastery, where you have the time and space for proper kundalini awakening to take place.

Another good way to relax, which also helps to calm kundalini is to take warm baths.

Summary of Treating Kundalini Syndrome:

Kundalini awakening is a very personal journey and the experiences vary considerably form person to person (read Kundalini Awakening Symptoms).  So you have to listen carefully to your own body and heart to see what is the right course for you.  If though the energy has become too much for you and the symptoms are causing you trouble, then the above guidelines can help you get things back under control.  Some of this will be trial and error, but in general the above tips have worked well for others to whom I have recommended them.

If you are suffering from kundalini syndrome, worrying will not help, so try and trust the process that is taking place, while at the same time acting intelligently and taking steps outlined above to ground the energy.  There are even more ways to help bring the energy down and in a future article, I will share those with you as well.

If you are someone who has dealt with Kundalini Syndrome and have overcome the difficulties, please do share with us any tips that worked well for you.


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54 Responses to “Treating Kundalini Syndrome | 7 Effective Tips”

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  1. 54
    Kimberly Says:

    Well, i just read Jay’s reply and thought it was perfect! I then realized that he was responding to a comment i posted in 2015! I just found this by accident this morning and it is coming at the perfect time. I have also learned a lot since my activation in Nov, 2014. It has been brutal to say the least! I have wanted to die every single day to get out of the misery. I have learned that this energy is all about you! Jay is spot on in his comment! Get your head out of the clouds and stop trying to be spiritual, just be human. This energy is for you to connect to your own issues and once you do it calms down. It is very personal and opens you to help you remove false beliefs about yourself and any other crap you have going on inside. Forget about the terminology of enlightenment and get up off your yoga mat and go back to your human life! I love the word “rehumanize” yourself! Thanks Jay! You are a breath of fresh air too!

  2. 53
    Suraj Says:

    61-Points really helps to spread your energy all over body.
    Do this , God bless you.

    The 61-Points exercise is subtler than the Tension/Release or Complete Relaxation practices (61-points is online). You will find that this leads you to a deeper state of calm and quiet.

    As you go through the points, you may experience the points as gross body, such as skin, muscles, or bone, or you may experience the points as a feeling awareness. However you experience the points is okay–you cannot do it wrong. If you “see” with your inner eye, that’s okay. If you do not “see” with your inner eye, that’s okay too. You may experience darkness, or you may experience light, such as a point of light like a blue star. Any way that you experience it is okay. Just gradually, systematically learn where the points are and move from one to the next.

    To move from one point to the next every couple seconds, or one or two breaths should be a comfortable speed. If you move too slow, you may find your attention drifts away, so it is better to go just a bit faster through the points. If you go too fast, you will have the benefit of easily moving through the points, but may lack depth in the practice. It is best to experiment with the timing.

    Forehead, throat
    Right shoulder, right elbow, right wrist, tip of right thumb, tip of right index finger, tip of right middle finger, tip of right ring finger, tip of right little finger, right wrist, right elbow, right shoulder, throat
    Left shoulder, left elbow, left wrist, tip of left thumb, tip of left index finger, tip of left middle finger, tip of left ring finger, tip of left little finger, left wrist, left elbow, left shoulder
    Throat, space between the breasts, right breast, space between the breasts, left breast, space between the breasts, navel, lower abdomen
    Right hip, right knee, right ankle, tip of the right big toe, tip of the right second toe, tip of the right middle toe, tip of the right fourth toe, tip of the right little toe, right ankle, right knee, right hip, lower abdomen
    Left hip, left knee, left ankle, tip of the left big toe, tip of the left second toe, tip of the left middle toe, tip of the left fourth toe, tip of the left little toe, left ankle, left knee, left hip
    Lower abdomen, navel, space between the breasts, throat, forehead
    The 61-Points exercise is an excellent practice for entering Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), which is a state where you are in deep sleep, yet are awake. Yoga Nidra is deeply relaxing, and is used by the yogis to deal with samskaras (the deep impressions that drive karma) in their latent form.

  3. 52
    Heartlumination Says:

    I have went through an awakening that has lasted a little over a year. In the beginning it was unbearable and changed me from and outgoing confident individual into a nervous, tripped out head case. I did not want or expect this to happen. On the other hand it has deeply humbled me. I now know what it is like to suffer from depression, anxiety, dillusions, just to name a few. It does progressively get better I can tell you from experience. One thing that helped to get me off the couch and out of the house in the beginning was acupuncture every week. Also sitting in the sun and taking walks. Exercising helped immensely. Also prayer and surrender. I was not religious much before but have become from going through what I have.
    One thing that has helped is to know that peace is always there and inside of your heart and the mind or your interpretation makes the situation, visions, feelings….into good bad or neurtral. Having had a few blissful raptures which led to what I had to go through was a reminder that even when things are seeming to not be enjoyable there is the peace within in you, I remember this and then intend to reside there when struggling. This takes practice but over repeated experiences of redirecting mind it helps.

    I have realized if we are suffering or not liking the circumstance it is because we are not accepting of what happens. This term acceptance is thrown around a lot and one thing that should be added is determination. Don’t ever give up and know that things will get back to a comfortable and joyous state of being and functioning, it just takes time. I still at times have bouts of crazy head trips weird vision and sadness but when I employ these tools I get peace.
    Also know that everything is always changing.. thoughts, bodies, minds, emotions, wants, nature, everything. Keeping this in mind can help you understand and know that symptoms at there worst will past and little blips will come and they will go. Don’t get attached to happenings.
    Last but not least and most important thing is surrender to the higher power whether you call it spirit, almighty, universe. Know that you will never be given more than you can handle, think about that…. even though overwhelmed you are handling it. Hang in there you come through this. Blessings of final transformation to you as well as mental peace and ease of well being.

  4. 51
    Mikael Koistinen Says:

    Don’t watch DVD or streaming music videos or movies and don’t listen to own music since your chakras can be unaligned and to high energy leve. Watch TV and listen to radio since TV and radio keeps us at same energy level. Be in quiet places among much people since they have chakras, auras that bring you to same energy level.

  5. 50
    Anonymous Says:

    you are all full of crap

  6. 49
    molly Says:

    Anyone feel like kundalini syndrome wanted to hurt them? I have been eliminating bad habits and some symptoms seems to have gotten worse. I want more out of life any other tips? What helped you get over kundalini syndrome? Any supplements that helped?

  7. 48
    Molly Says:

    Hi I’m having issues. I’m so sad, sick. Seeking support. Please text me if you have any support 260-458-1723.

  8. 47
    Jay Says:

    @Kimberly, your post is a breath of fresh air. I relate to you completely. I’m currently going through a second activation of Kundalini after my first one ten years ago. I have an extremely full life, with work, art, friends, and community. I believe that far too many people are trying to transcend their corporeal experience for the sake of premature enlightenment. Some of what I say next might sound frustrating, but I’ve been through this before, and the same strategies are helping me come down this time around.

    First, all of the suggestions in this blog post are among the very best you will find. What you want to do is become as embodied as you possibly can. When the energy is at its worst, you won’t want to, but you must. During my first activation, Stuart Sovatsky met with me and told me I needed to “rehumanize” myself. Eat big meals, have sex, spend time around other people. My first time (as now) occurred around the holidays, and he encouraged me to go Christmas shopping, attend parties, and lose myself in crowds. This was the very best advice I received, and helped me tremendously.

    When it comes to diet, you’ll hear/read a lot of advice that comes directly from a Hindu/Ayurvedic bias, even though I’m convinced that Kundalini is tradition-agnostic. Experiment a lot with what you eat and drink. I eat a lot of protein, especially meat, and moderate amounts of beer helps me a lot. (Although wine and spirits seem not to sit well with my K.) Point is, you need to find out what works for you.

    This one’s a hard one, and I struggle with it (obviously): stay off the Internet. 95% of what you read is either woo-woo bullshit from people who’ve never truly experienced K., or paranoid fearmongering. There’s almost no very good advice out there, this blog being an exception. The days I do the very best have one thing in common: they’re days I’ve stayed off the Internet.

    Another great piece of advice that helped me tons was to consider returning to the faith tradition of my childhood. If you’re a Judeo-Christian Westerner, almost all of the yogic stuff wrapped around K. is very hard to stomach, let alone integrate. I won’t get preachy here at all, but I started doing much better when I started praying and going back to church. There’s a writer named Philip St. Romain who’s written a lot about K. and Christian spirituality.

    One last thing for now, although I may come back later: you’re going to need patience. A lot of this you’re going to just have to ride out. My first time took eight months, and I went through extreme anxiety to make it through. People are going to tell you that you’re suffering because you’re “resisting,” but I have an alternate suggestion: you’re suffering because it’s incredibly hard and painful. You will come through on the other side, though, and you can have as much of your life back as you want. I did my first time through, and I fully intend to again.

    If you are able to work, throw yourself into it, even if it’s hard. One of my teachers called it “putting your attention on worldly affairs.” This time around, my cognition is extremely stable, so I’m able to do this, and it’s very helpful.

  9. 46
    Ester Says:

    Kimberly, I understand where you are coming. You had and full beautiful, active, too busy life style. Somehow deep down inside of your conscious mind you are so thoughtful of the or in relationship with your entourage, and your spiritual growth…it’s triggered and you are chosen. Love yourself more as you have been long while wanted before you exist in this body flesh. Love more you and others. May you feel better and be blessed.

  10. 45
    Kimberly Says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but all I want is my life back. I did not ask for this and I don’t want this in my life. Everyone talks about the process and how we have to endure this to get to enlightenment, blah blah blah – what if I don’t want enlightenment? I just want to live this human life that I have been given to the best of my ability. I don’t want to go back to Source until I physically die. I don’t want to become God Realized or any other term that is used to describe this end state. I just want to be left alone – can anyone help me do that??

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