However, the ascension process isn’t predictable. Kundalini can move at its own rate and cause a variety of “symptoms” along the way, including:
- aches and pains
- intense (sometimes unpredictable) emotional release
- excited, uncontrollable vocalization
- sensations of heat and burning from within
These manifestations are simply the body’s way of purging all the energetic “junk” that it has collected over the years.
When Kundalini energy reaches the crown chakra, also known as the Sahasrara chakra — home of masculine energy (Shiva) and pure consciousness — the energy circuit is complete. It is the unification of the Kundalini Shakti and Shiva energies that initiates the union of one’s consciousness with that of the Divine — achieving Enlightenment.
Kundalini Yoga and the Chakras
So what does energy and chakras have to do with Kundalini Yoga? It is about balance. When each of the body’s chakras are aligned (or in harmony) the body is able to function at its highest potential. However, when one or more of the chakras become blocked, physical and mental ailments can arise. Enter Kundalini meditation and yoga.
In order for Kundalini to rise, the chakra path must be clear of debris — meaning there can be no imbalance of energy whatsoever.
To clear blockages and promote chakra healing ahead of raising Kundalini, consider incorporating Kundalini yoga poses that promote chakra cleansing, including crow, frog, camel, and cobra.
Just remember that yoga poses for chakra healing are not independent. When you work on one chakra, you affect all chakras because, after all, they’re connected.
Lizzy is editor in chief of Chakra Magazine and chakras.info. She is trained in several energy healing modalities including Reiki and Healing Touch. In addition she has spent many years studying ancient traditions such as the chakra system and Tibetan spirituality. She merges this knowledge with her passion for sharing information through journalism. Her mission is to offer accurate, up-to-date, reliable resources about topics that matter to readers with regards to the chakra systems.