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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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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    If you ask me with my personal experience fighting kundalini only makes it worse. For me I found that letting the energy flow up the spine is the best way. Find ways to ground yourself. I find going into nature helps. For me kundalini is all about surrender. For me when i surrendered I found the energy to be a nice feeling.

  2. Abhishek
    Abhishek says:

    My kundalini activated unknowingly by doing laxmi mantras such as shree suktam for six years i din know wts happening energy was rushing upwards jerks vibrations weight loss appetite loss detachment could see rings in front of my eyes unless i stopped doing those mantras the flow turned downwards still dealing wid it wen will it ground back still under deep depression and physical pain….

  3. Angelique
    Angelique says:

    Does anyone know of someone authentic, a doctor or psychologist in the Santa Barbara area who is well versed in the Kundalini Syndrome. My friend is suffering with all the symptoms described on this site and is actually in physical pain.

  4. Molly
    Molly says:

    I’m going through my own awakening now, after having it active in the background for several decades, and have been doing a lot of reading up on the subject. It’s rare to hear anything about Kundalini that takes grounding into account. Generally, the instruction is to have it all go up. This has struck me intuitively and analytically as quite unhealthy. There are warnings about pushing it down, and I can see that that would not be good. But it just cannot be healthy, I would think, to be totally ungrounded, especially for long periods of time. I’m wondering if part of what might be causing so many people to have these terrrible, terrible symptoms might be a lack of grounding. So you may really be onto something in your article. Many thanks. It has seemed to me that there is a difference between sending THE ENERGY down and sending ONE’S CONSCIOUSNESS down. So I’ve been experimenting with allowing the energy to move where it will but focusing my awareness down in the earth.

    The main difficulty I’ve been having is with insomnia–mainly because of itching, generally right as I’m just about to off to sleep—and energy surges. I’ve still not figured out yet how to deal with that. But I have found that, if I can drop my consciousness deeper into me and find where the energy is stuck, the itching usually subsides. I’m hoping very much I can find a way to ride the energy into sleep. It does seem to soothe me and send me into a gentle state when I can open fully and allow it to move, so I’m hopeful that it will be something I can learn to sleep within. Imagining it moving up (the direction it does seem to want to go) in a wide, diffuse band seems to help a whole lot also. When I’m having difficulty allowing the energy, I almost invariably notice, when I look into it, that I’m clenching my jaw, and/or my chin is jutting out or my chest is collapsed, and releasing that seems to help.

  5. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    The experience I had with Kundalini Syndrome was aweful. I had two psychotic breaks, completely anxiety ridden, I couldn’t think, I felt so out of my body, I felt like I was going to die constantly, feelings of absolutely losing my mind were very consistant, depression extraordinarily severe, massive crying spells, etc.

    I had been experimenting with different meditation techniques without much background knowledge in what I was doing. Just days after a very hurtful breakup I was with friends on a roadtrip where months earlier I had a “premonition” that I was going to die on the trip. The anxiety and depression I felt was so extreme on the trip. Then I meditated and within minutes I let go and let the kundalini flow through me.

    Two years after this frightening awakening, I feel so much better with myself and my life. I have a strengthened sense of self and sense of my place in the world. I have a strengthened connection between nature and myself. I have a better sense of humor, and not a day goes by where I don’t laugh or break a joke at least once. I have a greater appreciation for all that is around me. I have a strong desire to learn and educate myself. My creativity is soaring. I have become exceptionally skeptical of information, yet remain very open-minded. I see these things in myself, among many many other things.

    For those who are experiencing the deep end of the Kundalini Syndrome, Know that it will all be alright. Everything will be just fine. What I learned, after grounding myself is that the energy is guiding you to a path that expresses your most absolute true self. Too much of this energy is, for lack of a better phrase, “Freakout craziness, holy shit in a handbasket.” But once that extreme form of energy subsides, a new you will blossom. A better you.

    During the extreme time, the suggestions above will work wonders for you. I also suggest surrounding yourself with friends, family, or other loved ones that will be there to support you through your transition. Therapy helped me so much as well. And lastly, accepting the ebb and flow of life. You have pain now, but will have pleasure later, then more pain, then more pleasure. Enjoy each moment as each moment happens (to the best of your ability — I know how hard right now is for you, where all you want to do is enjoy life, but you feel so terrible that nothing seems like it could be enjoyable), still try anyways. :) And lastly, give it time. It is true that time heals all wounds. You will pull through this, as I have and as many other people have.

    Good luck on your journey, and don’t ever give up.


  6. abhay
    abhay says:

    I suffered from same symptoms and i some times even feel it uncomfortable abut from last some days i started doind above process with some yoga and SHANTIPATH that’s rally make my mind calm and reduce the over occileration of my mind its bit calm and i’m getting good sleep. although i think one should not be more concentrated towards problem and pray god to heal all the intuition an emotion and go bake to their life TIME HEAL EVERY WOUNDS. Just trust and feel divine. YER be with nature and feel it its works even if u feel good always.
    may god bless every one.

  7. jass
    jass says:


    i am searching to find out how to bring back kundalini energy. My husband and me were attuned into reiki level 2. He started to feel some symptoms during our practicing. Like tinkling the third eye area, a lot of heat and cold in body, some moving at the 2nd chakra area. We didn’t pay too much of attention to it as our teacher said it is third eye opening and chakras cleaning. Then after some time he asked from us to go for hypnotherapy course. Both of us were learning it, and it happened when our teacher was asking from us to go for astral projection. With me nothing happened but my husband didn’t feel well during the session. He felt something went wrong. Some cold feeling inside the body starting from crown chakra. Next two days his condition became worse. He was having some moving of energy in the area of 2 chakra rising up, trying to come out. His neck was stuck and there were coming some strange voices from his mouth. It was realy stressful and painful for him. Since then seven moths passed and he went through some hypnotherapy sessions as out teacher said that it is about spirit possession.The things are not bad as in the beginning but he still has that energy blockade, as something is moving inside the stomach towards heart chakra and then it is blocked there. At least, now we know that it is about kundalini energy which is blocked. I am very thankful to you that you share such useful information here which can guide many people. At the same time I feel sad for our reiki and hypnotherapy teacher as he never knew to tell us and teach us on proper way. God bless you. Namaste

  8. Akash
    Akash says:

    Hey anayomous read anadymia awakening she is an Indian guru who’s path was very similar to yours in terms of speaking in foreign languages her husband thought she wa s possessed but Ot wa kundalini so your symptoms are not uncommon not uncommon

  9. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    My advice is to use cold packs on the spine and lower back. This is very hot energy and cooling down really helps. Cold showers and lots of cold drinks. Massaging the tissues helps. Keep up the faith and the kundalini will pass. The negative effects will pass into the positive blessings. Always stay calm and really try to neutral. If we react then we lost the battle. If one has a True teacher or spiritual master in their life, trust and know like all energy this can and will pass as Meher Baba said that this shouldn’t be tried without a teacher. Then we can also get help from a true teacher. Find a true teacher/guide for help and yes pray a lot.

  10. Anonymus
    Anonymus says:

    I wonder if hearing voices like echo with messages considered as Kundalini Awakening Symptoms? Does any one know? Doctors say it is over secretion of Dopamine in the brain and they treat with a medicine called Abilify which blocks the Dopamine receptors to stop the transmission of message.

  11. Green Witch of Cambria
    Green Witch of Cambria says:

    This is the first site I have found on this subject that mentioned the Binural Beats! Solfeggio frequencies have been the major tool in my chakra work. I had NEVER heard of any bad side affects of using these. Don’t get me wrong- I still LOVE my frequencies, but I suppose too much of anything can have adverse reactions.
    I had noticed many good changes due to my Solfeggio regimen. When I started to have insomnia and RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) symptoms, I thought it was a systemic bacterial infection. I went to a general practitioner and the emergency room where I was told after extensive physical examinations, blood and urine tests, that there was NOTHING wrong with me.
    At this point, I was shuffling as I walked, much reminiscent of a Parkinson’s patient. The full body charlie horses left me bed ridden for several weeks. I felt as though bubbles were running through my veins. My skin was so sensitive to the touch that if my husband so much as grazed my sides, I thought I would hit the ceiling! (NOT in a good way!)
    The symptoms have not gone away totally, but have gone down significantly. The other night I started in with the “bicycle motions” in my legs when I tried to go to sleep and felt the dread building up inside me as I thought “here we go again!”. After discussing my distress with my husband and describing the feelings I was having, I suddenly though- “wonder if this has anything to do with my frequency rising?”. Then, BOOM! All the energies rushing through my body started to spin in unison rather than the erratic chaos that I had been enduring.
    I got really excited and started to Google the correlation between RLS and raising ones frequency. I found the writings of El Collie and have been completely absorbed into finding more and more information on spontaneous Kundalini activation. If any of you are having issues with Kundalini Syndrome, I highly recommend reading some of her work. Almost everything she was describing fit my symptoms perfectly!

  12. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    (Re previous post): oh and I forgot to say – lots of singing in languages I didn’t know – folk songs perhaps. That was the bit I enjoyed most – although it could go on for hours ..!

  13. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I have had lots of kundalini symptoms over the past few years, twitching and jerking, tingling, spontaneous orgasms, lots of spontaneous laughter, popping in my head, third eye pressure, on and on – but in the last few weeks I have experienced something quite strange that I have not read about elsewhere. I wondered if anyone had experienced it. I began speaking in lots of different languages with different voices (they sounded Indian, chinese, maybe one was Africanish – I don’t know). At first it went from one to the other – sometimes chanting, sometimes like one half of a conversation – one was so deep it didn’t sound human – just angry, but it softened as I just let it through. It was only at night at first, and then whenever i was alone. Finally once in my office at work – very disturbing. Then the voices started to express deep distress, I was just watching/listening, like I wanted to put my arms around them (the speaker?) – but i was putting my arms around myself. They seem to have stopped now. Haven’t had any for a couple of weeks. Has anyone else had or heard of this?

  14. Kayngel
    Kayngel says:

    One tool that I wish I’d known years ago when I was suffering really badly from Kundalini Syndrome is MAGNETIZED HEMATITE. But be warned, it needs to be cleansed a lot! Depending on how ungrounded you are, sometimes more than once a day. At least once a day, put it in your garden. I usually do it overnight. If you don’t cleanse it often, it will cause physical pain! But, it is one of the absolute, most powerful tools I’ve found for Kundalini Syndrome. Wearing magnetized hematite as anklets, bracelets and pendants is powerful, especially as anklets. Wish I’d known before. Good luck to you all!

  15. Kayngel
    Kayngel says:

    THANK YOU! I don’t know why yoga and meditation practitioners/instructors don’t talk about this stuff openly and freely. It’s always push, push, push to get that kundalini activated. It took me years to figure out what was going on with me. Thank God for people like you who post this stuff. Good work!

  16. amit kumar singh
    amit kumar singh says:

    i actually want to know that this awakening of kundalini is actually that what happens through meditation or kundalini yoga poses ? and if with both then which is better and what is the difference between meditation and kundlini yoga pose?

  17. Ella Moss
    Ella Moss says:

    My Kundalini raised spontaneously when I was 19 with no prompting whatsoever. I was laying on the couch when suddenly I saw flowers opening up within my body and a thick snake crowling up all the way through the most magnificent many-petals white flower on the top of my head.
    At that time I knew nothing about chakras and Kundalini. Luckily, my overpowering vision continued with a man in tger skin appearing and with a spear closing the flowers , making the snake disappear.
    But for years afterwords I suffered from too much energy suddenly appearing. I was calming myself down with cigarettes, as meditation would often bring this energy on. It was consistent praying to even out my energy that helped me.


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