Kundalini Meditation

Kundalini Meditation is part of Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘primal energy’. Kundalini yoga meditation dates back to approximately 1000-500 BC. Through Kundalini meditation you channel your energy and release yourself from stress. According to yoga traditions, it is said that the energy of our body needs to be released through the seven chakras of the body starting at the base of our spine (also known as the root chakra) and out through the crown chakra above the head. The release of energy from your body aims at creating a system between your mind and body to alleviate mental, physical and spiritual concerns.


Yogis consider Kundalini meditation as a tool to cleanse your mind, just as taking shower does to our body. It’s a way to rejuvenate after a stressful day or manage your stress. It’s a practice to evoke energy and create awareness in the mind and body. In this method of meditation you bring awareness to your body by connecting to your breath, eventually allowing you to be present at the moment, create a new rhythm and connect with your higher spiritual self. 


One of the basic Kundalini yoga Mantras is Sat Nam. Sat means truth, while Nam means identity in Sanskrit, and hence the mantra conveys ‘truth is my identity’. It is said that chanting this mantra can awaken the soul.


Science of Kundalini Meditation


Ancient yoga texts have manifested that the kundalini is an energy that has direct association with the Supreme Power. We are intimately connected to the energy of the cosmic creation. The working of the chakras plays a crucial role in the psycho-physical nature of the human being. Kundalini yoga meditation is the technique used to control the function and activity of these chakras to alter the state of one’s mind and body. According to the theory of physics, each and everything is connected to everything else. And as the chakras are directly related to the endocrine glands, this can also directly alter the hormonal activities. However, how to benefit from such powerful spiritual practices relies on the practitioner.


How to practice Kundalini Meditation


It’s important to know that Kundalini Meditation is a slow and prolonged process done in different ways, with slight variations. But, the purpose remains the same, which is to raise the kundalini energy. This meditation technique should be done correctly and responsibly. It’s best if you delve into kundalini meditation under the guidance of a trained Kundalini yoga meditator. Below is a framework to get you started with this meditation.


  1. The first thing is to figure out the best time to meditate. You can practice Kundalini meditation in the morning or you could practice at night before bed as a way of winding down your day.
  2. Also, choose the length of the practice. This can be anywhere between 3 minutes to 2-and-a-half hours. Start with what is comfortable for you. Even practicing for 5 minutes will prove beneficial.
  3. Find yourself a quiet spot where you know you won’t be distracted or disturbed. 
  4. Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with your back upright. You can sit on a pillow or a blanket for your comfort. Keep your legs firmly grounded on the floor. Maintain the correct posture.
  5. Once you have seated comfortably, close your eyes. The eyes should be slightly closed letting in a little light.
  6. Next, use a mantra like ‘Sat Nam’. While you breathe, you’ll be chanting this Kundalini yoga mantra to help you focus and primarily to direct your energy. Recite ‘Sat’ when you breathe in and ‘Nam’ when you breathe out. You can chant silently in your head or out loud or whisper gently. If you notice that your mind is wandering, simply bring your attention back to the mantra and breath.
  7. Bring the attention to the flow of the breath. First just focus on the inhaling and exhaling and all the little movements of your body while breathing. Breathe only through the nose during the session. After a few minutes, start to consciously slow your breathing.
  8. To complete the meditation, take a deep breath, exhale, and then breathe deeply again, pushing your palms together or stretching your arms in the air. Then exhale and relax.

Benefits of Kundalini Meditation


When done correctly, the positive energy derived from Kundalini meditation purifies your system and brings about complete awareness of the body. It unloads any mental, physical and spiritual ailments of you. Below are some of the countless benefits one can gain from doing kundalini meditation.


  1. Kundalini meditation improves concentration and prevents random thoughts from throwing you off balance.
  2. It controls psychological issues such as insomnia, phobias, sleeping disorders, eating orders and dyslexia.
  3. Doing this meditation is also known to control various addictions such as drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc.
  4. Builds up your creative energy to undertake projects in your life.
  5. This meditation helps you to redirect yourself out of stress and anxiety and into peace. 
  6. A well-disciplined practice of kundalini meditation works as an anti-aging system giving you a youthful appearance with a radiant face.
  7. It energizes your brain and brings you infinite bliss.
  8. Purifies the body and makes you completely aware of yourself and your surroundings.
  9. Common psychiatric disorders like Oppressive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be curbed by practicing kundalini yoga meditation.

It’s only with practice that Kundalini meditation will become easier. And, once you have that ability, it will eventually translate into other areas of your life. It will make you look at life with a superior and positive attitude.


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