Kundalini Awakening Help
What is Kundalini?
One of the most popular articles on this blog is the Kundalini Awakening Symptoms article, where you will find hundreds of amazing stories from others who are experiencing some form of Kundalini Shakti (Energy). These stories are really mind blowing and many of them give glimpses and deep insights into the secrets of how the Universe work. In fact, these accounts of Kundalini Shakti are probably sufficient to write a whole book on the subject.
Kundalini Shakti is one of the most mysterious phenomenons and it’s existence is one of the greatest blessings for humankind. Kundalini can be thought of as the energy of awareness, and as such it is responsible for all ordinary and extraordinary existence. From the point of view of yoga, enlightenment happens when this shakti moves into the highest chakra (energy vortex) that lies on the top of the head, and so the awakening and rising of kundalini is the ultimate goal of mankind, as enlightenment is the ultimate goal of life.
In this series, I will highlight different contributions from various readers, which help shed light into the world of kundalni and which will help you in your own kundalini awakening journey. Kundalini awakening can sometimes produce phases which are challenging and the symptoms, due to their unknown nature, can at times be scary, so the first account below I will present will give you some valuable advise in how to deal with such experiences.
Help and Advise with Kundalini Shakti:
Please find below the following advise from Hardik, on how to approach Kundalini Shakti and how to nurture your own awakening, so that you can peacefully extract the great benefits that kundalini awakening bestows. He writes…
Hey everybody, This is IMPORTANT advice that I’d like to share with everybody, so please read this:
Kundalini is not as big a deal as everybody makes it out to be. There might be episodes of psychological upheavals like depression, schizophrenia etc. and some physical symptoms associated with them like twitching and painful / pleasurable sensations.
But these are not permanent; only a phase- provided that you take care of yourself when you have time.
You must have faith in your intelligence and nurture yourself accordingly!
I too have been dealing with Kundalini while simultaneously drinking excess coffee, smoking cigarettes and working extra hard in college till graduation. The experience itself was so grim and but with luck and faith I made it through. After I graduated and went home, I took a couple of months to ground myself and free myself from a lot of these addictions and to establish good routines. I could have established them in college but my ego was in the way, not to mention classes and pointless assignments.
But after the grounding, kundalini energy made a lot more sense and it has been traveling in me ever since- doing all kinds of wonderful things that make me more aware of this universe and myself.
I feel like a completely new person actually and gained a TREMENDOUS amount of wisdom from it –
How we create our own suffering through ignorance and attachment, how we can cease it as individuals by being wise and simple- by using discretion, how ephemeral life really is and how nothing is guaranteed but most importantly- how our natures dictate us- not choices or individuality; meaning that the self really is an illusion and most Humans can’t see that.
The best advice to dealing with Kundalini is to let it happen, quit freaking out and enjoy it! You’ll have to face the truth- but so be it, the truth does comes out eventually.
The truth and Kundalini are both enjoyable and something that can potentially liberate you from old ignorance provided that you take care of yourself with discretion, reflect on yourself with intelligence and surrender into the changes that will happen.
Be very simple and wise during this time – that is all.
Something that helped me find perspective and reflection during this time:
Lie down in shavasana every morning and night for 1 to 1.5 hours.
Completely RELAX and surrender your body, let no tension take hold and breathe with awareness.
The point of shavasana is to help you become aware of a state close to death so that you go beyond your ego, mind and ignorant self- that is the point of shavasana, the most important yoga pose- to overcome death, by overcoming your limited logic and fear of it.
Ask yourself a Zen koan if your thoughts run amok, concentrate on it as well. (Thoughts cause mental tension that manifest in the body and eventually create obstacles to K energy).
Examples of Zen Koans:
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
What would I breathe is there is no breath?
What would I be if I didn’t exist?
Why is the universe so different from me?
What is the cause of stress?
Reflect on all this with intelligence, use WISDOM (not logic) and be simple. Ground yourself during this time by establishing routines with plenty of reflection.
Kundalini is not meant to kill you, it is YOU. And psychologists are stupid… Do not trust society or its poisonous medicine- the solution is and always will be in you. Pharmacies, Capitalism and attachment will only make you more addicted and cause more needless suffering, that’s the reason you guys forgot your divine nature and peace in the first place…
Help with Kundalini Shakti Summary:
I will be putting together a comprehensive guide on how to deal with kundalini shakti in the near future. This will contain important advise on how to manage your kundalini awakening, and how to ground the energy if necessary. But the above excerpt, contains one of the most important pieces of advise when it comes to dealing with kundalini, and that is to relax.
This is the first step in dealing with kundalini and any challenges it presents. Don’t get over anxious or over stressed. Trust the process and learn to go with the flow. Don’t let you imagination run amok and don’t feed you fear with worries and negative thinking. Just use the mantra "OM Sakshi Aham", meaning I am a witness to all that my life is, and just become an observer to the flowering that is taking place.
Use the techniques, Hardik has suggested, specially Shav Asana to help you relax deeply and allow the shakti to do it’s work. For more information on this pose, you can read the following article: Best Yoga Technique for Relaxation and Stress Relief.
If you have advise on how to deal with Kundalini Shakti or would like to share your experiences with Kundalini Awakening, please feel free to do so in the comments section below.