By Faye Martins
Kundalini Yoga meditation is a practice that is based on the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti energy. The Kundalini Shakti energy is said to be coiled like a serpent three and a half times at the base of the spine. When the Kundalini energy is awakened, she ascends upwards along the spine until it pierces the seventh chakra in the crown of the head. When this happens, great bliss and knowledge arises within the meditator’s field of awareness. Kundalini Yoga meditation practices both awaken the Kundalini Shakti energy, while nourishing and supporting the awakened energy as it ascends up through the chakras.
Kundalini meditation techniques that awaken the inner Kundalini energy are based on ancient tantric practices from India. Classically, it is taught that only an enlightened master or Guru can awaken the inner energy of the devotee. Some of the techniques used to awaken the Kundalini Shakti are the glance or touch of a Guru, as well as the bestowal of an enlivened mantra from that particular Guru’s lineage.
The technique of repeating a mantra to awaken the Kundalini Shakti is also possible to do without a Guru, but the results are similar to traveling down a slow, winding county road, instead of flying down a super highway. If you receive Shaktipat or the bestowal of divine grace from a living master, the energy of awakening will be much stronger than if you try to arouse the sleeping Kundalini energy on your own.
Once the Kundalini Shakti has been awakened from its sleep and begins the journey up along the spine through each chakra, there are a number of different meditation techniques that will support the unfolding. One of the primary techniques is the repetition of a sacred mantra, particularly the mantra that has awakened your inner Kundalini energy. The repetition of this mantra will bring you to a subtle and deep place of silence within your own being, where the Absolute realms of existence will become apparent to you.
There are also Kundalini Yoga meditation techniques such as chakra visualizations that will nourish the Kundalini energy as it purifies each energy center. These beautiful visualizations focus on the mandalas or energetic patterns within each chakra, as well as paying homage to the residing deity of each chakra.
As the Kundalini Shakti pierces each chakra, emotions and memories will also be brought to the surface, allowing the devotee to understand and integrate each experience from a more loving perspective.
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