Kundalini Energy During Meditation
Power of Kundalini Energy
There are many Kundaini Yoga Meditations and you will find a number of them in the following free e-book here on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga (Free Online Guided Meditation Techniques), but what I would like to discuss today is not Kundalini Yoga Meditations, but the flow and power of Kundalini energy during advanced meditation. Finally, meditation is the act of comprehending, at a glace, the entire story of every thought from moment to moment. I have explained this highest and purest form of meditation in some detail in the article Silent Mind Meditation Technique, and have discussed the insights that explode due to this quality of meditation in the ongoing series, Insights from Advanced Meditation Practice, and today I would like to give some actual kundalini experiences that take place when practicing such meditation.
Please note, these are not general Kundalini experiences that are taking place as a part of your spiritual evolution, which you can read about in the ever popular article Kundalini Awakening Symptoms, but are the real time kundalini energy events that tend to occur during a single meditation session of the highest quality. In my view, until one applies oneself in full capacity to the silent, spontaneous comprehension of the moving mind, one has not yet explored their full human potential. No matter what your preferred technique or spiritual practice is, I would recommend a serious attempt at this method of observation, as it the most direct path to the cessation of the thinking mind.
Prerequisites to Advanced Meditation
The entire Silent Mind Meditation Program is really designed to help you explore this capacity, but briefly here are generally what the requirements are to practice such meditation.
- You should be able to sit still for 1 hour. Minor adjustment or two during this hour is ok.
- You should have the ability to focus your mind on an object (such as the breath) for long periods of time. A full hour of such concentration is not necessary, but you should be in that ballpark.
- You should have a sound and clear intellectual understanding of the fundamentals of the thinking mind. Here I am referring to topics such as desire, psychological time, hope, effort, etc, not the neural, cognitive or "scientific" aspects.
- You should have a unending great passion for Self-realization and enlightenment.
- You should have a sense of urgency, equal to that of a person stuck in a burning house.
Now we can begin . I, of course, don’t want to end up discouraging you, but I do want you to understand that tinkering about or dabbling in such meditation is simply not going to get it done. So before you give it a weak attempt or two and call it quits, I want you to realize that although this meditation is not complex, after all the only requirement is to carefully watch your thoughts, it does take some serious work to do. So be prepared to give everything you have to it and then see what happens.
So when you finally get down to watching your thoughts, and comprehending them with direct observation from moment to moment, you will soon realize that this requires great energy. At the heart of the required swift awareness and sharp intelligence is going to be energy. Without this energy, thoughts will run into one another and pile up fast, leaving you unable to keep pace with their vicious velocity. So to capture and digest each and every thought your mental engine (awareness and intelligence, not just logical systems) has to be running in tip-top shape and for that you will need energy. This energy is Kundalini and the experience of this energy during meditation is what I am referring to as Kundalini Meditation here.
Kundalini Meditation Experiences
So as you sit and divert all your attention to your thoughts, your passion and urgency will give you the necessary intensity, and this intensity is Kundalini going to work. A typical session of such meditation, tends to have 3 phases. The first is just a silent watching of the breath to slow down the momentum and speed of the mind, the next is the phase of intense observation allowing for digestion of each thought to occur, and finally the explosion of insight and the ensuing shift into an enlightened state, whatever that might be. In the second phase, where there is great power of observation, is where you will tend to experience kundalni flowing, and here are some ways in which she will manifest.
- Energy rushing up the spine, straightening it spontaneously and sometimes almost pulling you right off the ground.
- Tremendous vibration of the forehead and eyelids.
- Great energy being drawn in from the soles of your feet and energy being generated by your legs and thighs.
- Spontaneous application of Root Lock or Mula Bandh, where your rectum and/or sex organ will contract sharply and stay contracted.
- Pressure at the base of the spine.
- Pressure at the back of your neck.
- One of the most common, is pressure in the center of the forehead and all around the head region.
- Energy rushing into the brain. Feels like ants, tingling, flushing feelings.
- Contraction of the front chest and back regions to generate greater amounts of energy to divert to the observation.
- Shaking and trembling of the entire body.
- Lifting up of the head, as in looking upwards with great force.
- Stiffness of the entire body
- Energy and vibrations in the inner ears, one or both.
Once explosion takes place and you start to move towards Samadhi or the Enlightened state, from this state of Concentration and Continuous Unbroken Observation (Dharana and Dhyana), then the whole complexion of Reality of course transforms. But in the in between stage, where you go from just calming the mind down to the state where the shift of awareness has taken place, you are going to dance with Kundalini. This is Kundalini Energy in Meditation.
Summary of Kundalini Energy and Meditation
Another article where I go into this advanced meditation technique some more, especially with regard to how it is related to Sage Patanjali’s teachings is Best Mind Meditation | Most Advanced Meditation Technique. Of course, you will also experience a great deal of kundalini events and symptoms during kundalini yoga practice and you can read about others and my such experiences here, Kundalini Experiences Being Reported by Readers Like You and Explosive Kundalini Rising in Yoga Class Today.
The purpose of this article is to share with you some of what is experienced from the perspective of Kundalini energy, when one really gets down to the highest meditation. If you have experienced such or other kundalini symptoms, specially during meditation, then please do share them with us in the comments section below. For general kundalini awakening symptoms, the article I linked to in the very beginning, is a great place to share and discuss.