(Last Updated on : 09/03/2010)
The power of Kundalini is the evolutionary force, residing at the base of the spine. When the Kundalini is awakened, it rises through and vitalizes all the chakras present in a human body, thus bringing spiritual knowledge, mystical vision, psychic powers, and finally enlightenment. When the power of Kundalini rises through the different chakras and reaches the highest one, the practitioner enjoys the bliss of Samadhi.
Kundalini Yoga is the technology, art and science enabling a person to allow and utilize his or her own power of creativity for the faster effect in healing, consciousness and other goals. Shakti denotes force, power or energy and is the Hindu concept or personification of God's female aspect. Shakti is sometimes referred to as 'The Divine Mother' and represents the active, dynamic principles of feminine power.
The power of Kundalini involves two kinds of energy. One which is the air energy, which is referred to as chi, or ki, or prana, and then there's also the Kundalini Shakti energy or the energy of cosmic consciousness. This Shakti otherwise lies inactive in the spine's lower end, and is frequently pictured as a sleeping, coiled serpent. Thus, the power of Kundalini needs to be awakened, either by yogic techniques or impulsively, and arises to merge with the prana or the Universal Energy, thus empowering the person with awareness out of ordinary sensation and siddhis (powers) away from mundane capability.
If the sadhak has his third eye opened, he can actually see the prana particles in the air. There are lots of tiny swirling comets that seem to wink in and out of existence in all the materials around us. These tiny swirling comets are prana particles. This is the reason why one feels good in the forest, because of the chi of trees, and that's why we need the trees. The prana or Chi energy needs to be directed and exaggerated by human thought. One can change it, direct it and also alter it. The power of Kundalini Shakti is very different because the sadhak cannot tell it what to do. The sadhak can only request the Shakti to rouse, but its is impossible to control the Shakti energy. The Kundalini Shakti possesses its own intelligence that is infinitely wiser than any human being. The Shakti is the God-force, the Goddess-force. It is intelligent.
The Kundalini Shakti comes from God and returns back to God. The sudden commencement of an increase of energy-flow is often called "awakening" of the Kundalini Shakti. This spiritual power lies hidden as the dormant energy at the base of the spine of human body. But it has potentiality to wake up and rise through the channels upwards towards the brain. These channels are referred to as nadis and are three in number. The left is Ida, the right one is Pingala, and the central one is Sushumna. The right and the left join the central one at the base root of the spine, and they intersect each other at the level of neck. In most of the persons, at the usual level of human or animal consciousness, the energy currents pass through these two channels, the Ida and the Pingala. As Sushumna remains blocked by dormant residue of energy, like debris obstructing a channel, the higher or spiritual consciousness remains non-manifested.
The potentiality of perfection is present within every man and woman in the form of the Kundalini power that is very subtle germ or seed. With mediation and instructions from a spiritual Guru it is possible to activate this latent energy into powerful force that is sure to exceed the limitations of the human mind.