Chakras are the body’s energy centers, allowing energy to flow in and out. This energy flow is the key to feeling balanced, both in your mind and your physical body. However, unlocking it by chakra can be difficult and time-consuming.
Luckily, a source of energy flows through each of the seven chakras (and the body as a whole). This energy is known as kundalini. Learning how to awaken kundalini energy is a massive step in your self-development and can even help you get one step closer to true enlightenment. Home of Chiji would like to show you how crystals can help you do just that so that you can become the person you were always meant to be.
What Is Kundalini Energy?
When we talk about kundalini energy, we’re talking about a vital type of life force energy that we all inherently possess. The word kundalini is Sanskrit for “coiled one,” so it is often visualized as a serpent. In many cultures, this snake is also seen as having two heads.
The serpent comparison is also tied to the power of the snake. Snakes can be seen throughout many different religions, in both good and bad contexts. Snakes can bite and poison, but their poison also holds the antidote. Energy works similarly, depending on how you access it.
This energy can “boost” each chakra, helping it reach its highest level of openness. Once every chakra is vibrating at its highest possible frequency, you can enter into a state of spiritual awakening and transformation. Although very few people can reach full enlightenment, learning how to awaken kundalini energy leads to a more balanced union between your consciousness and higher-level consciousness.
Kundalini energy is also associated with the female divine, so it is sometimes referred to as the “sleeping goddess.” However, that doesn’t mean that you have to have been assigned female at birth to experience a spiritual awakening.
Each of us, no matter our gender, possesses both masculine and feminine energy. Awakening kundalini energy is just the process of connecting more deeply with your own feminine energy, whatever that means to you.
Where Is Kundalini Energy Located?
As you work to learn how to awaken kundalini energy, you’re going to start at your first chakra.
Known as your root chakra or Muladhara, your first chakra is located at the base of your spine. The root chakra is your center of basic trust. Kundalini energy is said to stay coiled around your root chakra until it is activated before moving up your chakra chain. This channel (Nadi) is called Sushumna Nadi and is one of three in the body.
As a brief refresher, here are the other chakras in that chain:
- Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana): Center of sexuality and creativity, located on the navel.
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): Center of wisdom and power, located in the center of the chest.
- Heart Chakra (Anahata): Center of love and healing, located over the heart.
- Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): Center of communication, located in the throat.
- Third Eye Chakra (Ajna): Center of awareness, located on the forehead.
- Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): Center of spirituality, located at the top of the head.
It is commonly believed that kundalini energy is something that we’re all born with.
What Happens During Kundalini Activation?
When you are able to activate the kundalini chakra, the energy present starts to rise up through your chakra chain. Imagine the chakras as a single strand of lights running from your root chakra through your crown chakra (at the top of your head). As the energy travels up that strand of lights, it stops and triggers each one individually to turn on.
It’s important to note that kundalini is essentially raw power. When you activate your kundalini, it will likely happen all at once instead of gradually. Be prepared to experience a whole rainbow of emotions and feelings, which can seem overwhelming. It’s all part of the process.
How To Awaken Kundalini Energy
Learning how to awaken kundalini energy isn’t easy. It requires hard work and dedication and a sense of discipline in both the mind and body. Many experts consider kundalini not only a spiritual gift but also a responsibility.
Before you can activate kundalini energy, you have to start by clearing out and activating each of your chakras individually. If you have a blocked chakra, the flow of energy from your root chakra to your crown chakra will stop. A good analogy is a garden hose. When the water is on and the hose is unblocked, water flows easily. However, if you have a kink in the hose, you will likely not be able to get any water out.
While you work on opening your chakras, one at a time, you may find that the energy you’re producing seems unstable. That’s because it was meant to flow through all seven chakras at the same time.
Essentially, you have the same amount of energy designed for an entire channel crammed into a much smaller space. This can often lead to feeling like you’re going to crawl out of your skin, but it should be temporary.
Crystals Can Help
Working with crystals is an excellent way to help your kundalini energy rise. While this journey is incredibly personal, you’ll likely recognize which crystals work best as you experiment with them.
Some people like to start by choosing a stone for each of their seven chakras, helping to clear out the energy and open them up to accept kundalini. For instance, red jasper and black tourmaline can assist with unlocking and clearing the root chakra.
Other crystals can help awaken kundalini energy as a whole. Stones like tiger’s eye (which we include in our Protection + Evil Eye Crystal Set), serpentine, and moldavite vibrate on higher frequencies than many other stones.
Many people find it helpful to practice full-body meditation using a stone placed on each chakra. Look for stones with at least one flat side so that they will stay there. Lying on your back, focus your energy on each chakra, starting with your root chakra and ending at your crown chakra. Imagine each energy center clear and free from any blockages.
Yoga Is Beneficial
Although all forms of yoga are beneficial to both the mind and body, kundalini yoga is especially helpful. Kundalini yoga was specifically created to help awaken the kundalini chakra. It involves a blend of Bhakti yoga (a devotion and chanting practice), Raja yoga (practicing mental and physical control), and Shakti yoga (learning to express energy and power).
When combined, these forms of yoga work as one to help you unlock your kundalini energy. It promotes total body awareness and activates the body to prepare it for awakening. Most kundalini yoga practices start with having the practitioner tune into the body, helping to shut off unconscious thinking and focus. The more you practice, the easier it becomes, although it will be consistently hard work.
How Will I Know if I’ve Awakened My Kundalini Energy?
If you’re putting in the hard work to unlock and awaken your kundalini, you’re likely wondering how you’ll know if you’ve achieved that goal.
The truth is, everyone’s journey with kundalini energy is personal. No two people will experience it the same way because we are all uniquely beautiful. However, there are a few more common signs that you may be experiencing a kundalini awakening. Also, keep in mind that the kundalini awakening happens spontaneously for the vast majority of people. It isn’t something that you can force or plan.
Many people say that they feel a tingling current shooting up their spine, similar to an electrical current. This feeling of something moving through the spinal column is common, although it may feel more like a warm or cold wind instead of electricity.
Other people notice vibrational energy that spreads into their arms, legs, and head. You may even experience overwhelming emotion, good and bad. These emotions can continue to change, sometimes rapidly, as your body works to find its balance.
Also, because the heart of kundalini energy is in the root chakra, many people notice a significant increase in their libido. What this means varies from person to person—some people find themselves more interested in sex, while others report having more satisfying sexual encounters.
The First Step Towards Enlightenment
Learning how to awaken kundalini energy is the first step toward enlightenment. Even though you may never reach true enlightenment (very few people do), connecting more intimately with each of your chakras helps you walk the path of self-discovery.
We have many different options at Home of Chiji, allowing you to cleanse and balance each of your seven chakras. Using crystals is an effective way of clearing your chakras, making awakening kundalini a little bit more possible. The process alone can help you feel whole and clear the way for a greater sense of peace. With everything going on in the world today, don’t you deserve more peace in your life?