Kundalini is the most powerful and misunderstood force in the universe. Yogic scripture tells us that Kundalini is the evolutionary force that drives transformation. It does this by altering DNA through mutation by combining parental characteristics. And, it is through Kundalini meditation or sadhna that the body evolves.
The fastest evolution happens through sexual procreation. (Organisms that reproduce asexually aren’t going to be covered here.) Sexual reproduction transforms through combining genetic material from the female and male of the species. However, transformation of the DNA occurs in the body of a yogin who practices deep yogic techniques in a process that involves fully awakened Kundalini.
All sexually reproducing organisms exist with the imperative to procreate. They are driven first to survive because without survival procreation is moot. That is the first energy or imperative of all organisms — survival. That is also the first energy center in the body, the first chakra.
This survival energy center is the root of Kundalini where she lies dormant until awakened. Humans are designed to survive. Put in any circumstance humans will be driven to survive by any means. The first priority is to live in order to reproduce, which is the driving force of life/survival.
It is written that Kundalini is a sleeping serpent coiled at the base of the spine. When survival is threatened she partially awakens and drives the organism to survive. Once survival is assured, Kundalini, still only partially awakened, moves up to the second chakra which includes the organs of reproduction.
Kundalini exists in the DNA itself. When your DNA sees another DNA that matches, Kundalini partially awakens as the force that creates the desire to procreate, to merge with that other set of genetic material. All animals are driven by that desire; it is the base desire, the root of what drives us. In some circumstances it can even bypass survival.
Note: We’re talking relatively healthy individuals here. Health issues or genetic damage can cause different results. Even so, Kundalini will still try to evolve that body past the problem in order to transform it into something greater than the original.
Pranic energy is often mistaken for Kundalini. Prana is energy, specifically, life energy, it is what facilitates movement. It flows through the body making it alive. Sometimes the movement of prana can be felt or experienced, but this is not Kundalini.
Kundalini is not the same as the energy of prana. Kundalini is a force that can cause prana to move, so the confusion is understandable. Here is a little experiment you can try.
Sit comfortably on a flat surface or on a chair with your spine tall and not pressing against anything. Next, contract your anal and genital area strongly up and in. Hold for up to five seconds, and release. Repeat a few times.
If you are sensitive to the flow of prana, or if it is freely flowing because of great health and a lack of impurities in your body then you will probably feel an energy flow in your back or spine within just a few seconds though could take a minute or two. If needed, there are techniques for those who don’t experience energy flow with this practice, but that is for another time.
The energy flow you feel from this practice is prana that is driven by the contractions stimulating your energy. It is a very small amount of Kundalini force pushing energy, but the energy itself is prana. While prana can affect Kundalini, it is important to keep in mind that having a Kundalini awakening is a very different and significant shift in spiritual practices. You can experience more flow of prana by practicing pranayama (breathing exercises).
Kundalini’s purpose in Her full raging force is to evolve the physical form of the human body. This is no longer the process of procreation, rather it is to evolve the body itself, to transform it, to perfect it. For true individual evolution to occur Kundalini has to be awakened in Her full and terrible form.
Awakening Kundalini can happen through initiation, purity, knowledge, or by grace of God. Once awakened, Kundalini meditation drives the seeker to samadhi; union with the Absolute. Kundalini dissolves the impurities that keep us bound to pain and the cycle of life and death.
This is a very intense practice that takes lifetimes with unforeseeable life consequences that can appear to be negative. Obviously this practice isn’t for everyone. But, there are things you can do that will prepare you for this path when you are ready.
One of the best is the popular practice of yoga postures. Others include living ethically, meditation, and practices that purify the body. Fulfilling desires for family, wealth, and fame are important preparatory steps that lead to a desire for nothing but Truth.
There are ways to experience some of this deep Truth without a lifetime commitment. An enlightenment experience is consciousness of a state of direct knowledge of yourself as you truly are. This experience happens with a fully awakened Kundalini. It is only a momentary awakening, but still very significant.
An enlightenment experience happens when you go into union with the Divine, a samadhi experience. The satisfaction that comes with such an experience is indescribable. I highly recommend Enlightenment Intensives for this awakening.
The movement of Kundalini is a significant experience that is much easier to handle with guidance. It is usually a life changing experience, but that change can be for the worse for those who aren’t ready. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about Kundalini and Her effects.