Kundalini energy is one's dormant spiritual
energy. The Kundalini energy in its' dormant state is visualized
as a snake coiled up in the first chakra at the base of the
spine, the Muladhara chakra.
When an aspirant of Kundalini
Yoga starts activating the Kundalini
energy through various kinds of pranayamas,
the nadi system is
roused Kundalini energy moves upwards in the central nadi,
the Sushumna, passing
through each of the lower chakras to reach the seventh, the
Sahasrara Chakra. This process
is known in Kundalini Yoga as the piercing of the chakras
and represents the merging of the female with the male.
and ascent of the dormant spiritual Kundalini energy in Kundalini
Yoga enables the aspirant to transcend the effects of the
elements and achieve consciousness that brings liberation
from the ever-changing world of illusion (Maya).
Laya Yoga is
also called Kundalini yoga, because the raising of Kundalini
energy to unite her with the supreme consciousness is the
main objective, which is reached through deep meditation (dhyana).
For a better understanding of Kundalini
Yoga, also read The Chakras.
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