Question about Kundalini

mula's picture

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I have a question about Kundalini, I'm not sure this thread is the right one:

A few days ago I was lying in bed and, how shall I say, was playing a little bit with myself (excuse me for the bluntness of details but I don't want to hide anything which may prove relevant).

At some point my body started shaking like hell - I was shivering in gross vibrations all over and I couldn't stop it. I got so scared, I was really worried that I was going to die, my regular trust in my body and its ability to sustain hardships was diminished - I seriously doubted my heart could bear these hard shivering, that my body could undergo this state much longer. I speculated that it is either my nervous system malfunctioning or/and my perception of reality or/and some body epilepsy or... some spiritual experience.

At some point, I noticed that the vibrations are moving in waves throughout my body and are not monolithic. They indeed moved from the bottom of my body, somewhere around my lower back and genitals, upwards to the head.

Then I noticed that if do not resist the flow of vibrations in any point on the way from my lower back to the crown of the head, the shivering stops almost completely while the flow becomes steady and subtle, though persistent.

Whenever the shivering started again, I scanned the path between my lower back and crown of the head and found out some blockage in one of the chakras. The blockage was usually associated with some strong fear and manifested in the stiffness in the muscles in the area of the blockage.

I was constantly trying to say to myself: surrender, release control, do not resist. But I felt that the surrender will mean loosing my life, stopping the vitalization of the body, giving up my duty to defend the body. I felt that my insistence to try to fight it is the link that gives life to the body. I was not prepared to die and I was in a panic.

Again, it was such a frightening experience. I felt so helpless with the body against the danger of going to die. By this experience, I realized that I'm so attached to that body and to life much more than I ever imagined.

During the experience, I was wondering where the enormous energy for these vibrations could come from.

Since the flow started in the area of my lower back, I suspect that it may have something to do with the Kundalini stuff.

I will deeply appreciate anyone who is acquainted with this subject and/or is experienced with such phenomena, to give his/her input and advices

carlito santo's picture

body shaking

I once had a very similar experience. I had also a constant noise in my ears and it looked like time is going slower.

It was indeed very frightening.

There was no pain, just the hectic shaking of the body.

I must admit that I smoked then some pot an hour before or so and assumed afterwords that it all happened because of the pot although I hadn't had such thing before or after and I smoke pot from time to time.

carlito santo | Fri, 05/08/2009 - 22:40
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Marijuana and kundalini

To the best of my experience, marijuana can serve as a significant contributor to Kundalini awakening. The same techniques you do under the influence of marijuana are much stronger in effect.

While in India, usage of marijuana for spiritual purposes is common and accepted, you will not find this statement in non-indian books as it is not politically correct in the west.

You can find more about this sensitive subject in the book "Kundalini Tantra" I recommended below, pages 41-42

solo | Sun, 05/17/2009 - 08:47
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Question about Kundalini

Yes indeed that was Kundalini experience & I will say that you are fortunate one to have such a huge experience without knowing all about it.
But I would like to say that it might be frightening all this for you,but you were not going to die,but to enter in higher state of consciousness if you let it happened that process.
Yes surrender,faith,devotion is needed a lot at this point.
The huge energy is laying at the bottom of your spine called Muladhara Chakra(lower point) and it is the same source by which this Universe is.
It might be due to all your pervious birth preprations in this path,as sudden happening to one does not happen.
Next time if it happens again,allow it and see the results.
My best wishes to you.

madan_gautam | Sun, 05/10/2009 - 03:04
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allowing it

Thank you madan so much for your kind answer.

I haven't done any Kundalini techniques but I am into spirituality intensively for almost 10 years doing yoga and meditations including self enquiry.

Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to allow it next time it happens, I don't have enough trust yet and it was too frightening.

How do you know that it was indeed a kundalini matter and not just a nervous system issue? Can you elaborate a bit?

Can you recommend something to read that describes the phenomenon in details? I browsed through a book written by a man called Gopi Krishna, the book is called "Kundalini - Path to higher consciousness" - he speaks there about his own first experience but it is very general.

Thank you!

mula | Sun, 05/10/2009 - 06:13
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allowing it

I am on the same path and have already gone through this explosion.
Second the book of Gopi Krishna is good and authentic one rest you can get the information on Google search like, kundalini,siddha yoga.

madan_gautam | Sun, 05/10/2009 - 09:26
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Recommended book

I would recommend you an excellent book called "Kundalini Tantra" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati which is a masterpiece on the subject. Like all books from the Bihar School of Yoga, it is well-organized, almost scientific covering all aspects and paths to Kundalini awakening plus a gallery of assorted exercises.

You will find in that book, qualified answers to all your questions including the above.

solo | Sun, 05/17/2009 - 08:41
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Recommended Book continued

I've got the book in my hands, it is excellent, and on pages 41-42, it specifically says that aushadhi does not refer to marijuana or LSD.

The book suggests that using hallucinogenic mushrooms, hashish and marijuana is an incorrect shortcut.

The main focus of the book is Kriya yoga.

hrit-padma-1 | Sun, 10/30/2011 - 23:02
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i've been having kundalini

i've been having kundalini experiences too.

donnaapple | Mon, 08/17/2009 - 21:05
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Can you elaborate?

Can you share the details of your experience? tnx.

kulchnaui | Tue, 08/18/2009 - 10:19
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Had similar symptoms during Theta Healing course

During the initiation to Theta Healing and the first days, as a product the kundalini awakens and the chakras are opening so that you can move to other dimensions or rather to beyond dimensions.

During the night following the first day of the course, I had exactly the same experiences of shaking when any chakra on the way was blocked - only when I drew my attention to a blocked chakra and managed to release control, the legs started shaking wildely until I felt the chakra opened.

kulchnaui | Tue, 08/18/2009 - 10:18
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See an extensive list of

See an extensive list of symptoms at -

zoya | Fri, 03/11/2011 - 12:05
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rosier for KUNDALI Awaking


would u please let me know what is the prosier for KUNDALI Awaking as i really want to do this ..
and more over whats the benefit i get after doing Kundalini Awaking i hard a lot about to this Awaking but not get any good Guru for this

will you please let me know were i get this in india an what is the expenditure???



Shishir | Mon, 03/14/2011 - 10:28
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Kundalini methods

hey shishir, first there are many misconceptions and popularizationregarding kundalini awakening, courses of kundalini yoga that yield nothing etc.

At the other hand, releasing the kundalini shakti is not that difficult as some other "experts" tend to portray it.

It is important to emphasis that more than you awaken the Kundalini, you prepare the body+mind for its awakening which will surely come. There are several effective ways to make the kundalini awaken (kundalini tantra, proximity to an enlightened person (!), shaktipat, and others).

The best authority in the subject is Gopi Krishna (, i suggest you to read his biography book or any other of his kundalini books.

Then, there is a fantastic book of Bihar School of Yoga named "Kundalini Tantra" that someone once mentioned here.

And there is quite a lot of good stuff here. see the tag "Kundalini".

It is better to have a human guidance (an experienced teacher) especially for the aftermath which can be unpleasant (was such in my case and in the case of many).

kaput | Mon, 03/14/2011 - 12:48
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Kundalini awakening

Since October of 2010 I have been experiencing what they call a "natural awakening." I read about kundalini years ago and was quite afraid, not wanting any part of it. Lo and behold we meet! It has been a VERY intense, sometimes frightening and all together amazing experience. I can say I am blessed to be have received this gift. It is so important to surrender to this process.

openchakras | Tue, 03/29/2011 - 13:20
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kundalini energy + pranic energy.....


Its good to hear about the kundalini experiences from u guys.Just feeling to share something about this.You will only be able to experience and utilize the kundalini energy in you when you know the technique to control the pranic energy within you.So,what is this pranic energy?

Pranic energy is the basic form of energy is the life-sustaining force which keeps the universe and all its animate and inanimate objects "alive". Organic and inorganic cycles are also operating based on this subtle energy.

With the grace of god i have met a guru who has the ability to to accumulate, hold and control the pranic energy.My lovely master is His Divine Grace YOGA JNANA SITTHAR OM SRI RAJAYOGA GURU.One’s ability to acquire and penetrate the skill of accumulating pranic energy in one’s body rests totally in the hands of the Master who teaches it. Yoga Jnana Sitthar Om Sri Rajayoga Guru has completely mastered this art and possesses the ability to transmit the skills of utilizing one’s own pranic energy, to disciples. This is only possible after the empowerment session, as he/she will be able to utilize this pranic energy to achieve success in both material and spiritual domains. These skills and abilities are achievable by anyone regardless of race, religion or nationality. The process of transmitting the skills and termed empowerment is made possible by the Divine Master’s complete mastery of the science of Rajayoga.

His Divine Grace Yoga Jnana Sitthar Om Sri Rajayoga Guru is the only master today which advocates the concept of accumulating the maximum amount of pranic energy in one’s body through the practice of pranayama (breathing practice).

To become a disciple of His Divine Grace, one must attend a programme where he/she would be taught the techniques that i've mentioned earlier. There are no restrictions to take this programme whatsoever, that is, one need NOT become a vegetarian/ quit smoking/ drinking etc if one takes this programme. One would be initiated by His Divine Grace, and would be free to do as he/she pleases. If one practices the techniques taught, one would see miracles happening. This programme would benefit anyone in both, their spiritual AS WELL AS their material life.

Thereafter the empowerment session and practice of the given techniques, a person will be able to discover, understand and achieve his/her full potentials and capabilities. Upon successful completion of the empowerment, regular follow-up sessions are held at the meditation branches to assist each participant in perfecting the practice of the techniques imparted by the Divine Master.

During empowerment, the 7 energy points in our body, called chakras, are activated.  As one practices the pranayama (breathing technique) and meditation, the pranic energy within these chakras are enhanced.  Almost all the major organs in our body are placed near the vicinity of these chakras.  The pranic energy radiating from these chakras have a positive, healing influence on the organs. As a result, the organs in our body function at optimum levels leading to better health, mood and energy levels.  Diseases will not afflict us.  Furthermore, with the healing technique taught specifically by His Divine Grace, any affected part of our body can be healed directly by pranic energy.  In this way, existing illnesses can also be healed. 

Over 500,000 thousand disciples have benefitted out of this empowerment in the past 15 years. These have been supported with millions of testimonies which few have been posted and can be viewed, listened and read. ( You may google Yoga Jnana Sitthar Om Sri Rajayoga Guru for further info). Our official website is

You may call me at +0162664499 or email me at for details on the next empowerment session.Thank you for reading and Have a nice day..

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rvin6 | Thu, 07/28/2011 - 09:44
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All forgets one thing!!

Atma Namaste

Everyone explains about the Kundalini energy and the awakening of it, but remember one thing, the first and foremost thing to do is inner-purification.

Keeping the God's name in front, i will share something what i know about it.

Kundalini energy is Divine energy, where the Divine Siva energy meets up the Feminine Sakthi energy. The Sakthi energy lies dormant in the end of the spine (Mooladhara / Basic Chakra).

After they both meets, together they raise up through the Anthakarana (etheric spine / the energy chord where all the Chakras are rooted)

Each Chakra is associated with some typical human characters or behaviors. There is one Chakra (Manipoora / Solar Plexus)
which contains the lower emotions like anger, greediness and so on.
As the Kundalini energy is Divine and subtle, this emotions feed on it, or Kundalini energy will become food for this emotions.

As a result, they grows up and become out of control. This is the reason why even highly evolved Saints sometimes get caught in some money or sex scandals.
So, thorough purification is required before doing Kundalini meditations.

About your case, it is really a Kundalini awakening, which happened accidently. As you said you were doing something personal thing, such activity at its maximum involvement will result in a degree of Oneness with God. In return, Kundalini raises.

Sex, is one of the tools for attaining enlightenment. It is indeed a fast and easiest way. Thats the reason why some Gurus and Avatars ask their disciples to be a house-hold yogis.

There are some schools which teaches that sex is a sin, and some teaches sex is liberal and can do anytime with the permission of both members.

This is not right. Sex is divine, sex is natural, it should not be suppressed, but moderated or regulated.

May the Supreme God blesses you all.

Atma Namaste

mahavatarbabaji | Sat, 09/10/2011 - 12:49
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What gives energy to the sun is also within you

That power that you feel from lightning and thunder is also within you

The Mahamudra is very good to practice!

When the heart center is made pure that energy flows freely

When that energy flows freely sex will no longer have much appeal to you

It is not important to read anything about this
practice and experiance for your self

That Divine energy will guide you!

best wishes

yogivah | Fri, 02/03/2012 - 12:45
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what exactly is mahamudra?

what exactly is mahamudra? how one practices mahamudra? in whay way is it relevant to the issue of kundalini discussed here?

erez | Mon, 02/20/2012 - 18:20
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Mahamudra ( the king of mudras)

The Mahamudra is best taught by a Guru who will also give the Shakti Diksha, but there is no harm in learning the Mahamudra from a good hathayoga book or to learn from a youtube video.

The mahamudra is the king of Mudras and with regular practice will help with the awakeing and free flow of kundalini energy.

When i was taught the Mahamudra by my Guru in the Himalayas the hair would rise on my body and heat and persperation would produce on the top of my head even in freezing temperture,but that is just a physical result of the Kundalini energy,the main result of practice is with the rising of energy, is the rising of consciousness and thought free clear state (Samadhi)

Other Kriyas are also taught along with the Mahamudra that are important!

The power in the Sun,and that you feel in lightning and thunder is also in you! and you can experiance this in a very tangable way.

Best wishes!

yogivah | Mon, 02/20/2012 - 19:13
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Excellent article on Kundalini

Among all the superficial endless common info about Kundalini, I found the following rare pearl, finally a well targeted and professional, even almost scientific (in the right sense of science, not the popolistic usage of the term as done sometimes by spiritualists) -

neo | Wed, 02/22/2012 - 21:27
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Yes, The article is very accurate and well written!

Prana is dynamic and the mind is kenetic

When the Kundalini energy is free flowing in the Sushumana the Prana can be stilled at will, the mind is stilled and Nirvakalpa Samadhi (oneness) is experienced.

With repeated practice Sahaja Samadhi (natural state of oneness) becomes permanent,with no more need to practice.

It is allways best to practice with the guidance Of a Guru who can help you avoid any troubles.

Only a Satguru, one who can enter into Nirvakalpa Samadhi at will is authentic.

Thank you for the article and best wishes!

yogivah | Wed, 02/22/2012 - 22:12