“The “Dark” & “Divine” Side Of Kundalini Yoga”
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The term yoga has its roots in the Sanskrit word yuj, which means to yoke together, to
conjoin. Hence, yoga implies a spiritual union of the individual consciousness with the allpervading,
universal Consciousness, or Brahman, according to the Upanishads. In this way,
yoga is the empirical part of religion, says Gopi Krishna in his work, Kundalini- The Secret of
Of all the different yoga traditions and schools that developed in ancient Vedic times,
Kundalini Yoga is considered to be the most powerful and therefore, the most dangerous. It is
part of the Shaiva Tantra system.
Kundalini is considered to be a form of sacred feminine
energy that lies dormant at the base of the human spine, called mooladhara, like a serpent.
This is pure, formless energy which has immense potential if awakened. Shaiva tantra calls
this energy or ‘shakti’ Mother Divine, or formless aspect of the Goddess.
Swami Satyananda Saraswathi, a great master of Kundalini yoga and author of
Kundalini Tantra says that though you may be generally aware of what Yoga is, you require
some kind of awareness of what Tantra is in order to appreciate the mysterious working of
Tantra says that the range of mental experience can be broadened. With the help of the
senses, your mind can have an experience based on an object. There can be an experience
within the framework of time, space, and object, but there can also be an experience beyond
the framework of time, space, and object. The second form of experience can happen when
the present mind expands beyond its given definitions and borders, and when this experience
occurs, energy is released from yourself (Saraswati 6). This concept is the Tantric base of
The dormant Kundalini energy, when awakened, will rise in a spiralling motion up
through different phases in the body called ‘Chakras’. The literal meaning of ‘chakra’ is
‘circle’ but in the context of Kundalini tantra, it also connotes a vortex-like motion. There are
many chakras in a human body, but the principal ones within the body are six, and the highest
one, the seventh, is at the crown of the head.
The mind of a worldly man with base desires and passions moves in the Muladhara
and Svadhishthana Chakras or centers situated near the anus and the reproductive organ
If one’s mind becomes purified, the mind rises to the Manipura Chakra or the center
in the navel and experiences some power and joy.
If the mind becomes more purified, it rises to the Anahata Chakra, or the center in the
heart, experiences bliss, and visualizes the effulgent form of the Ishta Devata or the tutelary
When the mind gets highly purified, when meditation and devotion become intense
and profound, the mind rises to Visuddha Chakra, or the center in the throat and experiences
more and more powers and bliss. Even when the mind has reached this center, there is a
possibility for it to come down to the lower centers.
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Voiceover: Surjit Singh
Script: Shaiju Koottucheradil Chacko”