The Kundailni Awakening Experience

Signs and Symptoms of The Kundailni Awakening Experience

The Kundalini Experience

Kundalini Awakening Signs

To help people identify that what they were feeling and experiencing were actually signs of Kundalini Awakening and not symptoms of a mental or medical condition, I created a list of Kundalini Awakening Symptoms for them to use as a reference.  These symptoms were from my own experience with Kundalini Rising, and were certainly not comprehensive.

Kundalini is a very mysterious process and its awakening and rising tends to always have some unique and personal aspects.  Of course there are many common signs, but if you read the hundreds of comments in that article thread, you will notice there are various different ways that people experience kundalini.   These varied experiences then gives us more insight into the nature and secrets of kundalini and how she works.

The Kundailni Awakening Experience

One good thing though with regard to Kundalini Syndrome, which is what the experience of Kundalini Awakening is often referred to as, is that the approach to dealing with the challenges such awakening brings is usually common.  Of course there are cases on the extreme end of the spectrum, which need medical intervention and/or psychotherapy, but the vast majority of cases can be handled individually by following the advise laid out in the following 2 articles…

7 Effective Tips for Dealing with Kundalini Syndrome

Kundalini Shakti Help and Advise

So as I alluded to above, the list of kundalini symptoms I enumerated is not necessarily a complete list, and today I want to share with you Don’s kundalini experience, which has a detailed account of what he went through with regard to kundalini.

I find his account very useful as it adds to the list of signs of kundalini awakening and also provides valuable advise and help for others who might be struggling with kundalini syndrome.  I want to thank Don for sharing his experience with us and if you have yourself experienced kundalni rising please do share your experiences with us in the comments section below.  I am sure others will benefit from your insights as well.

Don’s Kundalni Experience and Symptom List:

When I started to experience, what I later found out after intensive soul searching and some online research, to be Kundalini symptoms, I was, to put it quite bluntly, terrified.  The height of their intensity was in November, October, and December of 2010.  I awoke suddenly in the middle of the night to some intensely pleasurable vibrations of a sexual nature, when my wife was sound asleep next to me.  Since I knew it wasn’t coming from either of us, I was disturbed, putting it mildly.  The next few months were followed by me not being able to sleep without the light on.  I felt very strong waves of unseen energy traveling from the soles of my feet toward my head. It was like being in a massage chair.  I had nightmares, and I couldn’t shake the feeling of being watched.

I went through some nights or days when I was home alone with some intense kriyas.  That’s what terrified me more than anything at the time. I had no control of what was happening, and I didn’t yet understand why.  My spine felt like it was elongating. I would go through periods of spontaneous stretching.  I was also experiencing some painful aches in my left side, just under my ribcage, which my doctor had no medical explanation for, after she put her stethoscope to where the pain was.  That physical pain only lasted a few months,
 thankfully.  I went through some horrible neck and back pain for those few months, too.  At times, I couldn’t even stand up straight.

Here’s a list of other symptoms I was experiencing at the time:

1. Spontaneous popping sounds coming from my nose

2. Itchy crawly sensations on my left leg, between my eyebrows, cheeks, and my neck.

3. What felt like tremendous heat around my left leg and foot. I went through an agonizing forklift injury to my left foot in 2003 that was followed by a long bout of depression, over not being able to support my family the way I was used to, so that needed tremendous healing, and it has in more ways than one today. I didn’t lose my foot, but the crushing injury shattered several bones in my heel, severing my ligaments, and liquifying the soft tissues inside my foot. I shouldn’t be able to run on it today, but I can sprint today from home plate to first base. That shouldn’t be possible, considering the severity of the injury.

4. Intense ringing in my ears

5. Spontaneous emotional trauma and anxiety (sudden memories cropping up of past trauma of sex abuse my brother and I endured at a daycare in the early seventies)

6. Tachycardia (rapid heart rate of 100 beats a minute or more)

7. Severe headaches

8. Seeing black blobs of color with my eyes closed that were beyond dark (fears that needed to be released that manifested into dark entities that I could feel and sense)

9. Unexplained twitches unrelated to anything like Parkinson’s disease

10. Being jerked awake at times, almost like my arm was suddenly pulled out of socket.

11. Severe lack of sleep.

12. Considered checking into a mental hospital, and so glad I didn’t

13. Considered an exorcism.

14. Severe lack of concentration, like I couldn’t retain any new information.

15. What felt like electrical sparks around my head and in between my eyebrows.

16. Spontaneous orgasms that would go on for hours when I was alone with no stimulation or visual. (Reminded me of puberty, without a doubt, although I was now 40)

17. Nocturnal emissions (wet dreams).

18. Spontaneous yoga positions, although I’d never taken yoga (something I also experienced often around the age of 10-15).

The list goes on, believe me, but these were the most intense.

Then, an amazing thing happened at about 3 in the morning. I had been lying in bed terrified, when I was suddenly out of my body up near the ceiling in the corner of my bedroom. I looked down to see an intensely beautiful being rubbing my forehead, comforting me. I saw what I can only describe as her wings, stretched down past my toes. My entire bedroom was lit up in the most amazing blue light I can even imagine. In an instant, I was next to my kids’ room, where the light was a beautiful shade of orange. Then, I was in the living room, gazing down at my daughter as she was bathed by a brilliant white light, where she had fallen asleep. Then, I ended up in the kitchen to see an amazing shade of green throughout that space. Before I knew it, I was back in my body.

From that moment on, I have been in awe. I released my fears. I truly did experience a “dark night of the soul.”  If you’re going through anything like that, and you’re scared, just release your fear. Fill your heart and thoughts with love.  Love vibrates at a very high frequency. 

In the coming months, I started to sleep soundly all night long. I started to see auras with the naked eye, as I do today quite clearly. My aura is the most amazing neon green I can imagine, and lately I’ve been seeing my aura turn more blue, and it’s getting stronger and bigger all the time. I’m in school right now, working on medical assisting classes, and I plan on using that as a stepping stone to move into nursing.

There is a spiritual awakening going on. I can feel it every moment.  Trust your heart.  Trust your intuition. Love yourself as you deserve to be loved, so that you can share that with others.

Lately, I’ve been able to see brilliant shades of purple, blue, and green with my eyes closed, and especially during and shortly after meditation.  I see these with the naked eye just as easily.  The universe all around us is teeming with life.  I trust in that with every ounce of my intuition. It’s something that I’ve always had a gut feeling about. It’s nice to know it’s true.

Namaste and God bless you always! – Don Winslow

Kundalini Experience Signs and Symptoms Summary:

Don’s experience is that of a full blown kundalini awakening.   If you are experiencing kundalini activating, you may also be experiencing some of these symptoms.

What I want to especially highlight here is the importance of Trust.  If you are going through something like this, you have to simply trust the process.  This will help reduce the anxiety, stress and fear that accompanies such a process, which will also help reduce some of the symptoms that are actually not related to kundalini rising, but related to stress and anxiety.  I know this can be very hard to do, but the more you can trust kundalini, the better you will be able to handle her.

Some of the interesting symptoms that Don experienced that are often reported are those of spontaneous yoga poses, itchy creepy crawly, intense pressure in the forehead and spontaneously organisms.  If you are also experiencing any symptoms of kundalini awakening, feel free to share them with us in the comments sections below.

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  1. Shiv
    Shiv says:

    I’m 26 yrs old and am exploring my spiritual life which has been on and off throughout my life. Recently my path led me to know about Paramahansa Yogananda. I have not done any courses in YSS as of now. I started listening to his videos and everytime hear his voice when watching his videos (aum chanting and prayer at night while b4 going to sleep), I feel the blood rush in my head and pressure building up in my ears. I’m really obsessed with finding out what is happening to me. Is it normal? has anyone had such experiences!!! or am I just imagining!!! what does this mean? Please provide me some answers if you have. Thanks in advance @shiva

  2. Dana
    Dana says:

    It happened few months ago while I was sleeping at night. Suddenly I was awaken when I felt pressure on my chest . I was like pinned down to my bed and I could not move my body at all. After a while I felt an intense pressure or energy moving from my spine
    near the center of imy stomach shooting up to the top of my head. I Can see white light. It was coming out of my head n I can feel my soul leaving my body together with the light. I was about to float in the air above my body n I can see my daughter and husband sound asleep sleeping next to me. I was horrified as I thought I was going to die as I could feel my soul leaving my body. I got to struggle very hard to pull myself back into my body .finally after struggling very hard to pull myself into my sleeping body, I succeeded .it was a terrying experience as at that time I never heard abut third eye and I never did any meditation etc Can anyone tell me what is actually happening.? Is it kundalini awakening or just a dream?

  3. Suzana
    Suzana says:

    I meditate every morning for months now. It’s not that I’ve been using some techniques or guide, but one day I just felt I need to sit down still and close my eyes, and that’s how it started. I don’t think about ‘getting somewhere’, I just sit, and my thoughts sometimes disappear, and sometimes are all over the place. I’ve been feeling all the weird stuff so far, like I was floating, or feeling extremely big and elongated, cold, heat, happy, content… And the best thing is that I’m rarely angry.

    Two days ago, while I was meditating, I felt like some huge spiral came into me. I was scared to death, and I wanted to stop it. And when I opened my eyes, everything was moving around me right to left, left to right, those movements were very fast, like I was in some kind of box/field where nothing’s static. My ego couldn’t stop them, and that’s why I felt so scared (or at least I think so). Those movements lasted for several minutes with my eyes wide open, and everything came back to normal in terms of movements. After that, I felt very strange, like I was going to faint and have a fever, but non of this happened. And now I have headaches and spine aches almost all the time (I had never had that before. Moreover, I was always very proud of not having headaches at all all my life).
    Can somebody with more experience explain to me what was that? I haven’t meditate since then, and don’t know how to stop these aches. I’m still afraid to meditate and experience it again.

  4. Onyedika Egwuagu
    Onyedika Egwuagu says:

    on the 19th of aug 2017 being yesterday,i was meditating and i went on a trans,the next thing i saw my self on space all of a sudden i saw a huge golden light struck my forehead with force like the light was rotating with the universe and then i felt my body vibrating but when i opened my eyes it felt like a dream,what does that mean?

  5. Onyedika egwuagu
    Onyedika egwuagu says:

    Hello,everything he said is what am passing through right now,the popping sound from the nose,electrical charges round the eyebrow,itching&crawling sensation round the eye brows,cheeks,forehead on left foot,pulling sensation on my forehead& the head.feels good to believe in whom am becoming the best version of me.i need your guide on this process& also memories poping up and changes my feelling easily

  6. Maria
    Maria says:

    Hi ,
    Does the memory come back and the difficulty of concentration improve? Do we need supplement to help? How long does it take?
    I suffer from Kundalini seizure and I have NO idea what to do…any feedback would be great.

  7. Maria
    Maria says:

    I’m so grateful to Don for sharing his experience….I suffer from these symptoms exactly but little bit more severe since I was born with learning disability and I was never able to compute 8+3 without counting with my fingers. I asked a DNA healer to help me in the UK and he wasn’t supportive at all. My memory is completely wiped out. I cannot recall what I’ve read. I get frontal lobe seizure all the time…I’m unemployed I hardly can stay awake or get of bed. Did your memory come back? I keep shifting from a nice person to a witch. At night I can focus but not during the day. It’s been exactly 6 months where my case has gotten worse. I get fatigued easily. I’m hypoglycemic to begin with and with this awakening my glucose is so so bad I cannot control it. I’m lonely and single I have no one to hug…but Henry the horse I take care. I always suffered from private pain since I was a child and have bladder shy syndrome, I could not approach any man and..I could not understand why for the love of God…with this awakening a voice spoke to me and told me my dad was a monster and my mom new about it and did nothing….
    Can you please tell me how were you able to release fear….I don’t even understand the term release fear….fear of what really?
    I feel little tingling on my lips…In Rumi’s poems he call them kisses from the Spirit on the body. Sometimes Universal energy holds my lips in French kissing position as if I were kissing someone. ….Hope my experience can benefit someone. I’m grateful to all those who shared their stories on the internet , youtube….I was going crazy thinking I was being possessed by dark entity and have to go to psychotic hospital…luckily by googling I found out it’s called Kundalini, Krya, Life Force, Serpent…..many titles lead to the same results. The question is: Now What? There is no way I can go back to the work force with this condition. I do massage, energy healing, acupuncture any suggestion of what else I can do to accelerate the healing and go back to normal life. I move from bad constipation to diarrhea…it’s just crazy none sense and I’m even more upset that I didn’t get any guidance or coaching from my initiator in the UK. It costs me a fortune thinking he is really going to help me…all in vain

  8. Nivedita
    Nivedita says:

    Lately I am experiencing vibration and tightness in the centre of my head and forehead. It all started from last week. Lately I started practicing meditation it’s being one 1 month. Very first day I experienced auras of light as I closed my eyes . But from past few weeks I started experiencing on my face whenever I meditate , last week I guess things got too deep and I experienced severe vibration flowing through the centre of my head and forehead. It was so severe that I opened my eyes immediately but now I have developed a king of tightness and pressure and vibration in the centre of my head and forehead, I have difficulty in sleeping at night and I can see some auras of colours as I close my eyes , I guess i am experiencing third eyes awakening and kundalini rising . If any of you experiencing same symptoms please share.

  9. aashish
    aashish says:

    Hi, I wanted to ask you something about meditation and about the effect please suggest me what should I do.

    Yesterday, i was mediating with the deep music of meditation and it is the second time doing this process but suddenly after 15 min of meditation I felt lots of energy moving shining in my head and that is so fast not able to stop that thing and lossing my control
    And suddenly I opened my eyes and interupt the meditation.

    Please tell me is there anything wrong , next time I should do the meditation or not.

    • me
      me says:

      are you actually asking whether sitting quietly in solitude and peace is going to harm you ?? if you think so then yes there is something wrong, you are crazy buddy and have lost it! have fun in la la land.

  10. Prabha
    Prabha says:

    Firstly I saw myself out of my body as sleeping as I was ..It went out of my room .. I scared and pulled it back my body.. nowadays very much tingling or pop up on my nose bone.. but I’m not confirmed actually what happening.. is it kundalini awakening or something else.. i do meditation daily but sometimes i skip .. I’m not so regularly to it.. please help me.. thanks divine soul.. with bliss

  11. Dianna Koch
    Dianna Koch says:

    I experience crawling in the crown chakra, pressure and a crawling sensation in the third eye area as well as the bridge of my nose and around my eyes.Intense heat in thighs and knees as well as twitching or feelings of being touched on my knee. Last few times during meditations, I feel popping like something breaking loose behind my nasal cavity, that is the only time this happens, during meditation. Back of my scalp feels crawly. Also, twice, I have felt what I can only describe as a whoosh of air blow by my left ear that is really quick, but the first time, it was like something rushing by me and I even flinched and moved over with nothing visible there. Starting to wonder if it’s my imagination or not.

  12. Adam Brown
    Adam Brown says:

    Nice Article! Thanks for sharing this. Kundalini Awakening can be a little stressful for some. It is always better to have a master or a person who can guide you through this process. Myree is an excellent teacher and an awakened guide to guide through your awakening journey. Visit her website here –

  13. Vkash Poudel
    Vkash Poudel says:

    I’ve expirienced something.Previous 2-3 years I use to see myself like anytime (day and night).I see the same vision for like 2 years or 3 years,I may see it when I’m awake or in sleep.But when i get the vision my head used to feel like brusting and I go through lots of pain in my head.Means I used to get headache when I see myself (vision),and past 1 and half year I did not saw the any vision,And I’ve expirienced no headache.But few days back I again saw myself (vision) but different scene.In my vision what I saw is that [ I’m following the another person and that person is also me myself.) means I’m following myself.As soon as I was out of the vision , I tried to realize that is it a dream? questioned my self in real world. but the thing is that I am sure that its not a dream.
    could anyone show me the path beyond.I need help

  14. A
    A says:

    I had my 1st experience last year march. I had been listening to Bhagwat geeta and crying a lot because of the truth I was learning. I kinda became addicted to it, whenever I felt sad or lonely or hurt I would go over internet and listen the parts I thought would help me release my pain, and I cried. Cried a lot. My life wasn’t great and I felt that I would go mad or something. I was very lonely and had no one with me. I felt like I should go to psychiatrist and get a check up done. Had suicidal thoughts too. But I didn’t say those things to anyone. I feared they would think I have gone mad. So I used to listen the geeta and cry all the time I was alone. One night I woke up to get water and layed down again to sleep. I felt a rush in my spine and it reached top of my head. I saw a lil spark of light with my eyes closed and it felt so heavenly. I didn’t want that spark to disappear so I concentrated on it. It came closer and closer and I felt like m moving close to a tesla ball very quickly and its intensity increased suddenly too much and it was not possible for me to bear it. As it came closer almost to touch me I felt that I might die. In a snap I had my eyes open, with sweat and feeling of my quick heartbeat throughout my body. I had my husband sleeping next to me so I moved in closer to avoid same thing to happen again. When I closed eyes again I felt the blood rush again to my skull and in fear couldn’t sleep for 1-2 hours. I didn’t know what to do. I felt that no body can help me. In the morning I did some symptoms check and got most links for mental disorder. I felt it’s not true so I searched a little more and came across the word kundalini. Every site said it’s a dangerous thing to push it. But my experience was natural. I spoke to my husband and he suggested me to meditate as it will help me control my energy. So I have been meditating since then whenever I can. I feel calm, full of love and kindness, I don’t like fights and shut myself down if I see hatred and hear bad about anyone. I am not the person I was one year ago. People have started to notice it. Everyone likes the new me, and I love myself the way I am . I have been touched by kundalini Devi and I am great ful to her for everything. I don’t try hard to awaken. I however miss the feeling I had that night. I wish I see beyond it. But I am letting it happen naturally. I have some other symptoms now. I feel the energy moving upto the middle of my spine, sometimes upto my shoulders but it goes away in some time. In the nasal cavity I can feel some movements and hear it too. Tingling sensation on the top of my head. Sometimes I get headaches, but I don’t worry about it. When I go to sleep my legs get cold upto knees and I don’t feel them. I am not scared of anything I feel. I know somewhere deep inside it’s all part of my evolution into a better human being. I had new sensation last night. I felt as if someone is massaging the centre of my brows lovingly. I felt so loved. When I opened my eyes I saw nothing but the feeling continued. I trust whatever it is, loves me like a child and helping me a lot. Also I see syncronity in numbers like 10:10,11:11,4:44 most of the time I look at clock. It’s a message I feel. Everything feels mysterious but good. I trust in the eternal light of love peace and harmony and give our same energy to whole planet, our galaxy and whole universe when I meditate. It is making me a better person in return. I feel we are little creatures who know nothing about the universe but are full of ego which needs to be let gone. It is not good for us and those surrounding us. Especially animals and plants who are just like us, I can feel their pain and happiness. I feel more connection with our planet. But not with human beings. This is not how I was before. But I will let it be the way it is. And keep meditating. May everyone be full of love and kindness.

    • Chanel
      Chanel says:

      I have these same feelings of being shocked out of a dying feeling
      I’d feel pins and needles throughout my entire body with foggy vision
      My last experience it happened while my eyes were open
      All of a suppose everything when black for a split second like someone shocked me back
      There is no in between
      Just a feeling of relaxation than almost as I catch myself before I fall?
      I don’t have traveling sensations or feelings and I don’t feel like I’m falling asleep
      I’ve experienced it about 5 times and it scares me
      My heartbeat is so faint I cannot feel it and everything feels so serene
      Also numbers, especially 3’s
      Also, I see hearts everywhere in everything but it comes with a feeling like I knew to find it

  15. priya
    priya says:

    I am suffering from something not sure if its kundalini awakening, but last year I did yoga for quite some months and left it because of work pressure but after few months I started feeling so many things like swinging in moods, sometimes too emotional, I became so depressed, my life flashback suddenly from childhood to till now and I started analyzing it and the questions started moving in front of me like in actual who am I? why am here? is this the right purpose for me to do? and many more, I never had any interest in astrology and after that suddenly I started reading them and in small time i was able to understand them and then I started yoga to find peace within me but from quite sometime I have been experiencing sensations in my heads, in the back portion of head and neck, at my eyebrows I feel something is moving and then same in between my eyes, I feel like my head is too heavy, it is loaded with so many things, my sleeping pattern has changed, my eating habits also has changed, I am moving towards spirituality I feel but still don’t know what all these means?

    • Manoj
      Manoj says:

      I think I am too late to reply this query.

      If the similar things are happening to you even now, then I will suggest you to accept these changes as a part of individual evolution. There are so many types of experiences which can’t be documented.

      Every being on our planet is a spiritual being with different level of realities. You may be moving towards a greater reality, so mother nature is helping you to evolve through her inspiration.

      Have faith, and witness these changes in you.

      And my special thanks to Anmol for sharing his experiences.

  16. PratHunk
    PratHunk says:


    Just tell the entity this ” If you want my good stay or else go away , far from here ”

    It may be needed three times at maximum. No dark entities can lie the third time and stay alive,

    Hope it helps

  17. Martyn
    Martyn says:

    I too have had a number of similar experiences. I would find myself in spontaneous yoga poses in the middle of the night, standing, i experienced many cosmic orgasms. I then spent time in India with Paramahamsa Nithyananda, and saw thousands of people experiencing various kundalini experiences. You can find videos on this and his descriptions on Youtube. We did brain research on the experience, and when some of the people were in full kundalini experience, such as hopping up and down, we observed their brains going into delta, the super low level of activity associated with deep sleep, yet they could talk and move. We found videos of the Yogic flying technique of the TM movement, which is also kundalini awakening. Nithyananda then immediately helped people awaken their kundalini and direct it so they could jump up flights of stairs from the lotus position! From all my experience i would comment that there are many spontanious experiences, to not push your desire for a kundalini experience to extremes, and if you are super keen ( which ideally we all should be!) to experience more study with a teacher such as Paramahamsa Nithyananda,

    • Vireshwara
      Vireshwara says:

      I had been seeking Kundalini awakening and studied briefly with Chrism “Kundalini” I didn’t experience anything of note while working with him except he tried to tell me if I had sex with him it would help my Kundalini rise. During that time, under his study, mostly I was just expperiencing negative entities and other things that were not enjoyable. I left their organization and later went to Nithyananda who I was curious about because he clearly had a lineage and was very powerful. I met him on Shivaratri night and had my first darshan of bowing and touching his feet. Next morning, I was sitting in the hall for satsang near the back. I started to have Kundalini rising spontaneously and body movements started right then from being in his presence. That was in 2013 and until now it has been developing including some of these symptoms but mostly it has been totally safe feeling and enjoyable. I have in past/do experience these symptoms: experiencing very heightened emotion (can’t be around negative music or TV/movies at all), many times if I hear any music with words like on the radio, it makes me feel like crying, mostly only listen to music with no words or divine Indian music, not interested in fantasy doom and gloom/ can’t be around it, very sensitive to sound/background sounds/loud things like other people listening to garbage shows or radio in their cars, appreciate silence SO MUCH, heightened creativity (my current career), intense knowing of things especially related to health of others (Nithyananda initiated me to body scan), ability to heal others (he also initiates for this), occasional divine visions during yoga puja etc, involuntary body shaking intensely (this happens in bursts or when I hear Nithyananda or see him or listen to him talk it becomes VERY intense), spontaneous back/neck arching while sitting, spontaneous bowing, seeing things with eyes closed (Nithyananda initiated for third eye opening), also while listening to Sanskrit chanting it doing myself, have had mudras spontaneously also while in his presence (started in 2015), levitating (first time in 2013), heightened periods of love and appreciation of everything, knowing things will work out, fear of death vanished, not sad about death of others mostly knowing what it truly is, small crawling feelings on body occasionally, sharp pains shooting up from muladhara or swadhishtana, Drilling on third eye like a screwdriver, deceased (a LOT) desire for sex and feeling so content without it (used to be very central to my life, then I cleared my past memories and baggage of it, it vanished), physical sickness and cleansing (spontaneous and after powerful darshan or initiations), heightened states in “meditation”, ability to understand others and know things, performing at to level in job and school, high self confidence, love strict vegetarian only sattvic diet, no desire for alcohol… Probably more too but this is all I’m remembering… Of course people in regular public being drawn to me, ease in having amazing relationships (used to be so hard to find even one bf, now many are interested), huge love, interest and appreciation, understanding if Hindu tradition.. Can find me on Instagram @vireshwara

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