The Kundalini Assignment:
Kundalini is defined as the “coiled one”. It refers to energy located at the spine’s base. We envision it as a raveled snake, which rapidly slithers across the spine to travel up the subtle nerve channel. It is quite rapid, spontaneous, and overwhelming current. It’s a large energy volume with heightened vibrations. Despite it’s intensity, it shows the practitioner how something can be simultaneously calm and invigorating. It’s similar to a potent, cool breeze. A soft euphoria permeates the practitioner. There is dynamic movement between the conscious and unconscious, so it triggers a wide phenomena array. The person is able to experience true reality, partially because repressed feelings surfaced. Light manifests within because the material which clouds is accessible and conquered all at once. The inability to distinguish one’s highest self from temporary identifications ceases, and the practitioner energetically rests loved by the divine within. The practitioner can concentrate fully on the love. It’s empowering to watch ourselves respond to the drastic energy increase because we see how our most secure self is. From living the purification process, the practitioner is motivated to release self-destructive patterns to dissolve pain. We open the body and mind to cultivate kundalini rising. For the energy to transcend up the spine from base to top, the chakras need to be opened.
The kundalini experience is so spontaneous because the chakras all need to be open for only a brief moment. We do yoga to observe ourselves so we can gauge which life adjustments must be conducted to balance every individual chakra. Supplemental to asana, Kundalini results from deep meditation or chanting mantra sounds associated with a specific chakra. To balance the chakras, we use the breath as a gateway to not escape the discomfort.