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Kundalini Awakening / Meditation
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Kundalini Awakening / Meditation - Topics

Difference between Kundalini Yoga and Other yoga paths
The important difference between Kundalini Yoga and other Yoga paths is that while followers of other approaches have to make strenuous efforts under the careful direction of appropriate Guru in order to achieve Self-Realization, followers of Kundalini Yoga, once initiated (once kundalini is awakened), do not need to undertake any such arduous efforts.

The Kundalini can be awakened or activated in several ways -
  • By spiritual practice - meditation, and various practices of Laya-Yoga 
  • By Pranayama, Asana and Mudras by Hatha Yogis
  • By Dhyana, meditation and concentration by Raja Yogis
  • By Bhakti (devotion) and perfect self-surrender by devotees
  • By Sustained thinking, analytical will by the Gyanis (followers of Gyan Yoga)
  • By purification of Karma by Karma Yogis
  • By Japa (repetition) of Mantra (God's name)

    This one is special and Effortless:
  • By grace of the Guru (preceptor). This is Spiritual transfer of energy (Grace of the Master - Guru). This path is named as Kundalini Yoga or Siddha Yoga.
Once kundalini is awakened, with consistent practice it can rise up through the central nadi, called Sushumna, that rises up inside or alongside the spine. The first step in Kundalini Yoga is the purification of the Nadis. In fact the entire process of Kundalini Yoga is about purification of 72,000 Nadis. For an average seeker (who practices for about 45 minutes a day) it will take several decades to purify all 72,000 Nadis. When Sushumna is pure, then only will the Kundalini pass through it. The progress of kundalini through the different chakras leads to different levels of awakening and mystical experiences, until the Kundalini finally reaches the top of the head, Sahasrara chakra, attaining the Self-Realization or enlightenment or moksha. When kundalini is taken to the Sahasrara (the crown of the head), when she is united with Lord Siva, perfect Samadhi (super-conscious, blissful state) ensues. Here the Yogi drinks the nectar of immortality.

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1) Kundalini activation by Spiritual practice
In absence of a Siddha Yoga Guru (Spiritual Master) kundalini awakening can be achieved by regular meditation and careful efforts under the guidance of an appropriate teacher. Kundalini awakening is a process that may take days, months or years. In this option, all depends on the spiritual level of an individual, their past karma and the consistency of efforts. In this approach kundalini herself is seeker's Guru and the only thing one needs to do is to continue to practice meditation until kundalini is awakened and activated.

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2) Kundalini activation by Shaktipat - Transfer of energy
In this approach a Siddha Guru (Spiritual Master) through his grace and through the sheer power of his will awakens the Kundalini of his disciple. This is referred as Shakti pat. Shaktipat can be transmitted with a sacred word or mantra, or by a look, thought, will or touch. It is considered an act of grace from the Guru to a deserving disciple. This transfer of energy initiates the awakening of the kundalini. Please visit Maha yoga website for more details on Shaktipat or if you are interested in talking a Shaktipat Deeksha.

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Which is the best method of Kundalini awakening - Shaktipat by Siddha Guru or Spiritual practice?
It is important to note: Kundalini awakening by Shaktipat Guru (Transfer of energy) is the simplest and best of the methods of kundalini awakening. Siddha Guru is not an ordinary human being. Siddha Guru is the one who has traveled path of Siddha yoga upto the pinnacle point of the human life - The enlightenment or Moksha. Siddha Guru has also been has been bestowed the ability to awaken the kundalini of other beings (by their own Guru). Such a Guru is in an eternal state of Chaitanya, where he can use the universal cosmic energy to awaken the Kundalini of deserving individuals.

No wonder it is not easy to find ABLE Siddha Guru. So if you desire to walk on the path of Siddha yoga and haven’t found an ABLE guru (which will be the case with most of the seekers) then you should do the efforts using the meditation method. Those who continue the efforts on their own for a long time WILL be gifted by an ABLE Siddha Guru. It is difficult to tell how long though, because it depends on every person's samskaras - past impressions.

It is important to know MOST important aspect of the path towards the DIVINE: The God is more eager to see your progressing on the path towards him rather than you are. Therefore, you will get the required help at the required times.

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Kundalini activation - Simple Meditation
  • Sit comfortably with your eyes closed.
  • Keep the body completely relaxed.
  • You can do mantra if it will help you.
  • Most important thing is to observe your breathe. This helps focus our mind.
  • When you start the meditation, inhale rapidly and exhale slowly seven or eight times and then relax body completely. Thereafter, breathe normally throughout rest of the meditation.
  • Our role is to just observe the involuntary breathing. Do not interfere.
  • Don’t feel someone is looking at you…Just let the things happen …Whatever it may be
  • Open your eyes only when you feel to do so.
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What after Kundalini is activated?
Seeker's true spiritual journey begins when the kundalini is awakened (Symptoms of Kundalini Awakening). At this point our efforts should stop and we should let the Kundalini take care of our progress from this point on. Once awakened, kundalini WILL work her way and lead us to the untimate goal of human life - the enligntenment or Moksha. The only thing we need to do is to continue to practice the daily meditation. Sit for the meditation and surrender yourself to the activated Mother Energy (Kundalini) to enjoy the bliss.

When Kundalini awakens she can initiate several actions in the seeker. Whatever forms of Yoga the seeker needs will happen automatically to the seeker as Kriyas during meditation (physical and spiritual motions, movements, sound, asanas and pranayama etc.) The seekers’s only active role is to be an observer - just observe what happens.

All that can be said in nutshell is: The seeker should let the Kundalini take charge of our spiritual life. Depending on the seeker's spiritual situation, their Sanchit Karma and their daily meditation practice, activated kundalini will lead to spiritual progress at an unmatched rate. This is the reason why Kundalini yoga is considered as the most powerful and the simplest of all the yogas known to mankind.(read more at Kundalini FAQ)

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Yoga is an exact science. It aims at the harmonious development of body, mind and soul. Everyone should follow one Yoga as their primary Yoga (based on their character). Then we must combine Karma Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Gyan Yoga. This “Yoga Synthesis” will lead one to the God.
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Kundalini Yoga is also known by the names: Siddha Yoga, Sahaj Yoga, Shaktipat Yoga, Maha Yoga, Shakti Yoga or Kriya Yoga