The discipline of the Kundalini Yoga in so far as it concerns the lifting of Kundalini from her place in the muladhara to the region of the bindu, the nectar of the moon, which lies in the hollow above the throat, is described as a series of manipulations of bodily functions, physical exercises and with accompanying mental concentrations. The disciplines of the Hatha Yoga enable the adept to reverse the process of nature, so as to detain the bindu in original receptacle, or to draw it back, along with rajas, after the actual union. In the terminology of the Hatha Yoga, the two elements whose union is sought are the sleeping, female serpent (Kundalini) resting with her head in the aperture of the male organ and the bindu lodged in the hollow of the throat. She drinks the nectar where she is, or is to be, drawn upwards (by means of pranayama and other disciplines) through this, the brahmadvara, to higher centres, finally to the seat of bindu. She may enjoy the nectar at any of the stations along the susumna although the aim is union in the highest place. But, in all cases she drinks the nectar of the moon.
The main aims and methods of Kundalini Yoga are as follows -
And to these ends:
Prana is also bindu and jiva; and its relation to Kundalini is referred to its origin in the svadhisthana and in the mantra hamsa. The lifting of Kundalini involves the understanding of the various chakras; that is, knowledge of the peculiar kinds of experience referred to each of them. Kundalini enjoys Shiva in each chakra in her form peculiar to that lotus, and finally reaches the eternal One in the sahasra. In the ajna she is Shakti on the mental plane; in the sahasra, on the spiritual plane. From this high place she should be brought back to the Muladhara. Thus, it is very necessary, apparently, that the Yogis need to follow the whole course through, since short-cuts to the end are suggested.