Is Kundalini Yoga and Kundalini snake (energy) the same?
The Vedic and Tantric writings, which are one of the oldest in the world, state that the Kundalini snake is curled up at the base of the spine when is asleep. It sits there, at the level of the coccyx until it is awakened. According to the Vedic and Tantric writings, the Kundalini snake is described as a pulsating light, red in color, that climbs up into our physical body.
When the Kundalini awakens, it climbs up along energy channels that are part of our energetic anatomy. Since energy is vibration and information, the Kundalini brings the energy of the body, mind, and soul in a movement.
Kundalini Yoga is a technology that allows you to experience Kundalini snake (energy) awakening.
The Kundalini energy moves initially through the energy channels that run along the spine; these channels are named Nadis. While this happens, the chakras “turn-on”, in other words, become activated.
When and while this happens, Kundalini energy passes three nodes or “Granthis” which are nodes in a canal. These nodes stored certain life lessons.
Once we have learned the lessons stored in our Granthis, the Kundalini energy can continue flowing its way.
What type of life lessons are we talking about?
It could be issues from the past which are stored in our chakras and could also form blockages there. As we allow emotions, question ideas, and face physical problems we have ignored; the Kundalini energy can continue its flow.
Where is the Kundalini energy going or flowing to?
When we work on being open to the lessons in our granthis and activate our chakras, we become aware of hidden problems and can tackle them easier.
As Kundalini eventually reaches the top of our head and penetrates the “crown chakra” we reach the state of enlightenment. This can be achieved by meditation and Kundalini Yoga practice.
7 chakras we usually know in yoga are located along the spinal cord. It’s so because the flow of energy along the spine is intensified due to the 3 main nadis Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna.
Each of the 7 chakras is represented by the lotus flower having a certain number of petals. In a chakra, the number of petals of the lotus flower shows different small Nadis (nadikas) meeting at that chakra. The vibratory sound of a particular chakra is determined by the intensity of Prana flowing through nadis forming chakra. And this sound is represented by a Sanskrit letter written on petals of a particular chakra.