PS is practicing yoga since the age of 11. Her yoga retreats in India have helped her gain deep insights into self-awareness.
The Kundalini awakening and its union with one is connected with the entire brain. Your brain has ten major areas that link with Kundalini. Out of these ten, only one is active and the rest nine are inactive. Everything you do and speak comes from that one-tenth part of the brain. The other areas lie dormant present in the frontal section of the brain.
These dormant areas are so due to the lack of energy. The active area works using the energies obtained from Ida and Pingala Nadis. The rest nine relies solely on Pingala. Pingala provides life and Ida provides consciousness. If a man fails to think correctly and make reasonable decisions, then his prana shakti (vital energy) is active, but not manas shakti (mental energy). This means, your silent areas have a vital energy, but not mental energy.
Activating the dormant brain
You know the feelings of fear, anxiety, and passion. Also, you can alter these feelings as per your will. But how can you alter the state of the dormant areas? To do this, you need to awake Sushumna Nadi and push the energy upwards to your brain. For this, you need to practice pranayama correctly and regularly over a long period of time.
Triggering the entire brain energy
In kundalini yoga, it is discovered different parts of the brain are connected with different chakras. Consider this, to turn on an electric lamp, you use a switch rather than touching the lamp itself. Similarly, for awakening the brain, you don’t hit it directly. You have to use the switches made exclusively for different areas of your brain. These switches are present as chakras within your body.
While the number of these dormant areas is ten, kundalini yoga divides them into six. The manifestations of your brain are also sixfold. This energy is different in different individuals. Everyone is not telepathic or clairvoyant, some are inspirational writers, talented musicians, and so on.
Full and half awakening
A genius is a person with at least one or more awakens dormant areas. People with short-lived genius qualities have a flash of awakening in certain areas of the brain. It’s not full awakening. When the whole brain wakes up permanently, you become a supreme being. People with the half awakening are different types of geniuses such as inspiring poets, prophets, musicians, child prodigies, inventors, and so on.
Sahasrara is the real throne of Kundalini
The most known description speaks of kundalini awakening in the Mooladhara chakra. Accordingly, you need to activate this energy in this chakra and then, take it upwards to awaken the rest of the chakras. But in reality, kundalini is nothing else but Sahasrara. The lowest chakra, Mooladhara is like a switch with on and off button just like the other chakras. This is easier for people to work on this switch than to completely awake the kundalini.
Each chakra is independent of other chakras, they are not at all in link with each other. This means, if your Mooladhara chakra is awakened then it directly reaches Sahasrara, to a specific area in your brain. Similarly, it goes for the rest of the five chakras (Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna). You can awake the kundalini power in either of these chakras or all of them. From each of them, the energy moves straight to the crown of the head i.e. Sahasrara. However, this few chakras activation is not sustained and sooner or later, the awakened brain areas return to sleep. That’s what is called the return of kundalini to the Mooladhara.
When you awake kundalini in one chakra, the characteristic of that chakra comes to life. This also happens when you practice techniques related to a specific chakra. For example, Mooladhara brings simplicity, Swadhisthana brings joy, Manipura brings self-assertion, Anahata brings love, Vishuddhi brings wisdom, and Ajna brings intuitive knowledge and even sixth sense abilities and so on.
If your nervous system is extremely active, you have experienced the opening of other powers as well. This happens because of the normal awakening of your brain. This, most likely, happens due to the stimulation of the lower end of your brain. This area is called the reticular formation. The role of this area is to wake the whole brain up or make it relax, like in sleep mode.
The rhythmic motion of reticular formation and its nearby areas are responsible for waking and sleeping patterns. The rhythms are also affected by outside environments such as light, sound, touch, and so on and from inside as well, such as the autonomic nervous system. The latter is highly responsible for awakening caused by kundalini yoga and other powerful yogic practices. This includes Kumbhaka (breath retention).
Kundalini is a psychophysiological event
Many yogic and spiritual institutions have derived different definitions of what kundalini really is. Some say it is the circulation of vital energy through the central passage i.e. Sushumna Nadi connected with the spinal cord. According to others, it is the flow of signals sent through nerve fibers. These signals release in the network of the autonomic plexuses and run through the spinal cord to specific anatomical centers in your brain.
These institutions follow different interpretations to pass on the experience of kundalini awakening. But they all agree on the fact that a kundalini is a psychophysiological event that moves around the spinal cord.
Within the spinal cord, there’s a crucial fluid named cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). On practicing pranayama, awakening happens in chakra and the CSF fluid gets excited. This concept is not yet scientifically proven, but one thing is certain. The CSF fluids go through the vertebral column and refine the phases of consciousness. This is an extremely crucial process of evolution.
Consciousness helps in the evolution of man. It doesn’t have a specific location point, it is rather psychological and in control by the information given by the senses. This information blocks the evolution of your consciousness. It is important to not deeply observe the information and focus more on the growth of your consciousness. In other words, isolate yourself from the information provided through your eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and skin. This will compel you to enjoy a different sense of independence.
Kundalini also comes into action when you are in deep meditation. While meditating, your nerve impulses revolve around the cortex of the brain and result in the awakening. These nerve impulses are the result of the rhythmical waves of your heartbeat, deep breathing, and fluid within your brain. These waves vibrate the brain up and down causing intense nerve currents.
Opening the path to the spiritual dimension
Different masters have different views about kundalini and its cosmic power. But they agree on the fact that the kundalini can immensely boost the human consciousness which can help him achieve his unique supreme qualities. You become intimate with nature and aware of yourself and the whole cosmos.
The level of intelligence that dawned on the legendary people exists in you too. But this is unconscious right now, you are not yet aware of it.
The aim of kundalini yoga is to gain control over your highest consciousness. You are knowledgeable of the material dimension and have successfully discovered lots of mysteries related to nature. Now, you need to discover the knowledge of the spiritual dimension through the mechanism of kundalini.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Prachi Sharma
Prachi Sharma (author) from Seattle, WA on April 16, 2020:
Ancient Indian schools' teachings, better-called gurukuls, were vastly based on this discipline. It's still taught but just as an additional subject. English is a mandatory language for us.
People still thrive for awakening. Thank god, there are still some real gurus who can help to achieve supreme consciousness.
You are right, the language of spirit is way more powerful and important than any spoken language.
Alex Mezulari from Los Angeles on April 16, 2020:
Great work in explains the processes when achieving God-conciousness. Personally, I feel this ability we have to capture the world should not only be vital part of our formative years in school but instead a requirement.
I read that schools in India do this with students while teaching English. Yes it is language of commerce however not the language of our spirits which I have gathered the only thing real in this plain of existence based on the shared phenomenon of conciousness.