Kundalini is capable of accelerating spiritual development and is by no means a bad thing. It only becomes negative when it is activated spontaneously, without proper direction, and without a clean energy. It is only under the wrong circumstances that it yields extremely unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms.
Kundalini Syndrome is a set of sensory, motor, mental and affective symptoms that can in- clude:
• The feeling of cranial pressures.
• The perception of inner sounds.
• Experiences of inner lights.
• Vibrating or tickling sensations in the lower back.
• Tachycardia (rapid heart rate).
• Changes in breathing.
• Spontaneous bodily movements.
• Sensations of heat or cold moving through the body.
• Localized bodily pain that starts and stops abruptly.
• Vibrations and itching under the skin.
• Unusual, or intense, sexual sensations.
• Mental and affective symptoms – i.e. fear.
• Intense positive or negative emotions.
• Spontaneous slowing or speeding of thoughts.
• Spontaneous trance states.
• Experiencing oneself as larger than the physical body.
• Experiences of paranormal consciousness.
Knowing how to practice Kundalini meditations properly minimizes your chance of developing the syndrome. Done correctly, the meditations provide a systematic cleansing and balancing of your aura, which also rids you or negative thought patterns and emotions. Without freeing yourself of such negative energy, you increase your risk of developing problems.
Many practitioners of meditation experience Kundalini Syndrome or the developing stages without realizing it. It is important to be aware of the the symptoms and dangers in their early stages so that you can identify them and adjust yourself accordingly. The symptoms are not the same for every person nor is every symptom present at once.
If you start to see symptoms of Kundalini syndrome in yourself stop or reduce your meditations until you can identify the negative energy. Concentrate heavily on purifying your energy bodies. Use the Psychic First Aid suggestions in the earlier lessons to do this. Read more
The following is a brief exercise that is a basic form of Kundalini Meditation. The breathing and meditation exercises you learned earlier are a part of this core approach to awakening. If you are interested in pursuing Kundalini further, I highly recommend that you become involved with a course, centre or Yogi who can teach you Kundalini, Mantra, Hatha, Laya, or Kriya yoga. A trained instructor will also be able to help you should you begin to show signs of developing the syndrome.
Basic Kundalini Meditation:
• Prepare yourself as if you were going to do the Wave technique from the previous lesson. Lie down. Make sure it is quiet and you are wearing comfortable clothes. You may want to cover yourself with a light blanket or sheet to keep yourself warm.
• Slow your breathing so it is deep and even, make sure you are breathing from your abdominals and not your chest.
• Begin to ground yourself by focusing on the feel of the weight of your body against whatever you are lying or sitting on. Listen to everything that is around you and try to identify all the different sounds. Do this until you feel completely connected to your surroundings.
• Change your breathing slightly so that you are breathing in through your nostrils and then out through your mouth.
• Now, as you are breathing in through your nose touch the tip of your tongue to the inside of your teeth where they meet the roof of your mouth. When you breathe out, touch the tip of your tongue the bottom of your mouth at the base of your lower teeth. Visualize your tongue as the ramp to a sluice gate. When your tongue is up and you are breathing in, no energy can flow from you. When your tongue is down and you are exhaling through your mouth, you are letting everything flow out. When doing this is comfortable, continue on to the next step.
• Repeat the breathing and the visualization. In with the beams of light and draw it down to the root – exhale the racing light throughout your body and back to the uni – verse.
• When you begin to feel the lightness and increased energy within your body that comes from the cleansing effect of the light, draw the next breath and light in through your root Chakra only this time, imagine it flowing through your body on its way to the root and touching all of your chakras as it descends. Visualize the chakras beginning to spin from the touch of the light.
• Pull the light into the root and release it back through your body, allow it to rise through your body this time – not explode, and let the light strike all the chakras on its path to the crown making them spin even faster.
• Continue visualizing this loop of light putting your chakras into motion with each breath for as long as you can. If you sense any discomfort, become fatigued or are just ready to leave this meditation – exhale deeply and continue breathing, only in – hale and exhale through your nose only without visualizing the light.
• Allow your body to settle and visualize your chakras spinning slowly to a stop.
• Slowly begin to ground yourself by focusing on the feel of the weight of your body against whatever you are lying or sitting on. Listen to everything that is around you and try to identify all the different sounds. Do this until you feel completely connected to your surroundings.
• Open your eyes and stretch your body slowly before rising. It is a good idea to drink a small amount of cold water as well to help with grounding.
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