Sunday, 13 April 2014

Kundalini Shakti (divine path) Note

Kundalini is an energy that exists in everyone's body, usually in a dormant state. This means that most people never feel it and never know it is there. But in a very few people, perhaps one in one thousand, this energy becomes aroused, activated. This can be a happy event or it can be scary and disruptive, depending on whether you aroused your kundalini on purpose or by accident.

Padmasana, Lotus pose The Sanskrit word, kundalini, means coiled, like a snake. Kundalini energy is not recognized by medical science, and is often little understood even among teachers of Yoga and meditative traditions. It is, however, mentioned extensively in the literature of Yoga and Tantra (both Buddhist and Hindu).Because the word "kundalini" has become widely used, many people, I believe, consider it to be metaphoric or legendary. This statement by Yogi Bhajan, for example, suggests a somewhat metaphoric view of kundalini: "(Kundalini is) the creative potential in the man." (Kundalini, Evolution and Enlightenment, edited by John White, Paragon House, 1990, p. 25) Yet those like me, who have aroused their kundalini, cannot possibly consider it to be a metaphor. It is quite literal.


Here is the story of kundalini as found in the Hatha Yoga literature , and as I have experienced it: Kundalini can be "awakened" or "aroused" from its "slumber" at the base of your spine by intense meditation or intense breath control practices. Hatha Yoga and Tantra Yoga, in their traditional forms, are designed to arouse kundalini so that the practitioner can use the tremendous energy thus released to increase the potency of his or her meditation and other spiritual practices. The Yoga literature cautions the Yoga practitioner, however, that he or she must undergo extensive preparations before attempting to arouse his or her kundalini. Otherwise it can cause trouble.


The yogi or yogini who successfully and safely arouses their kundalini gains a great ally on their spiritual journey. That ally is an energy, a vitality, that smooths the path, that makes the steep slopes easier to climb, and that acts like a sword to cut through inertia and conditioning. In short, Kundalini can change you quickly. It can advance your spiritual aspirations. Moreover, according to authors of some of the Tantras (ancient writings), aroused kundalini energy is essential to a yogin (practitioner of yoga, male or female) attaining complete liberation in this modern distracted age (called Kali Yuga).




























Crown Chakra - Sahasrara

If you sense a loss of meaning and identity, your Crown Chakra may be unbalanced. Sahasrara is a bridge to the cosmos, it is a spiritual connection, and through it y you can reach your higher potential. It is the energy of knowingness and enlightenment The Crown Chakra is often described as a slowly blooming Lotus flower, as the evolvement of the spirit during life.

Representing Color: White, Violet

Location of the Chakra in the Body: Crown of the head
Main Characteristic Associated with the Chakra: The Crown Chakra is a door of universal energy and conscience; through it you can reach a higher state of awareness. Sahasrara leads you beyond materialism to the true nature of life which is abundant in joy, purpose and curiosity. The guidance begins outside yourself, but during this process you will find inner direction.
Crown Chakra in balance: A balanced Crown Chakra gives you access to your subconscious, allows you to see your true nature and to accept the self as a part of the universe. Through a deep connection to Sahasrara you may fulfill your highest potential.

Crown Chakra out of balance: An imbalance makes your road in life harder and bumpier, lacking focus and direction. You'll experience boredom, frustration and lack of joy that may result in migraines, melancholy, senility and loss of self.
Balance your Crown Chakra - Ways to let white and violet energy into your life:
Connect with your inner self through yoga, meditation and contemplation.

Silence is the white energy's music. Turn off the TV, radio and computer, just listen to the universe around you.

Use aroma therapeutic oil extracts like jasmine, lavender.

Write down your dreams and imaginations.

Wear or carry a white or violet gemstone, Quartz Crystal or Diamond .

The importance of balance

when our emotions are in turmoil
our health is compromised.
Work to balance the flow
of energy in all energy
centers and allow yourself
a life filled with joy, satisfaction,
happiness and wealth.

Chakra characteristics

Chakras are influenced by things
like colors, gem stones and
aromas and impact important
elements such as our courage,
strength, our ability to heal,
self esteem, expressibility, creativity
and even the will to live.





























Third Eye Chakra - Ajana

Third Eye Chakra is the 6th Chakra and is responsible to what we refer to as "the sixth sense". The Chakra connects us to our internal intuitions and is responsible for the sharp senses, the ability to read the future and receive non-verbal messages. Through the Third Eye we communicate with the world and can even receive messages from the past and from the future. It grants us our sense of observation.

Representing Color: purple

Location of the Chakra in the Body: The center of the forehead, between the eyes.
Main Characteristic Associated with the Chakra: The Third Eye Chakra's element is light. Even though the third eye is blind, it has a deep vision because it's directed inside. Anja governs and connects the conscious and the unconscious mind.

Third Eye Chakra in balance: When the Chakra is balanced we experience high mental ability, we are able to separate between reality and imagination and best combine logic and emotion. When we live with a balanced Third Eye chakra, we experience overall good health, clear thinking and focus. A healthy third eye chakra will encourage intuition, empathy of others and build trust in oneself.

Third Eye Chakra out of balance: When the Chakra is unbalanced we experience fatigue, day dreaming, sleep problems, lack of assertiveness, inability to listen to others, and may even often feel disoriented. When the Chakra is over active, you may immerse in a world of fantasy and even experience hallucinations.
Balance your Third Eye Chakra: Ways to increase purple energy:
Practice Meditation to develop your intuition.

Use aroma therapeutic essential oils such as Patchouli, Myrrh and Olibanum.

Add purple and indigo colors to your wardrobe, even a scarf can assist the flow of energy.

Choosing music that is classical in nature such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach can enhance the energies flowing to the third eye chakra.

Gemstones associated with the third eye chakra are amethyst, tourmaline and tanzanite.





























The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is associated with the color green or the color pink. This love center of our human energy system is often the focus in bringing about a healing. Thus, the words "Love Heals All" have great truth.

Hurtful situations that can effect our emotional being are divorce or separation, grief through death, emotional abuse, abandonment, adultery. All of these are wounding to the heart chakra. Physical illnesses brought about by heartbreak require that an emotional healing occur along with the physical healing.

Learning to love yourself is a powerful first step in securing a healthy fourth chakra. The "wounded child" resides in the heart chakra.

You have seven major energy or psychic centers that radiate throughout the body, both front and back. These are called chakras which is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel. Each chakra is a center for various energies to be transformed and linked in your body. The body chakras start at the base of your spine and run all the way to the top of your head. Chakras are seen in clairvoyant or psychic sight sometimes as colored circles, funnels, flowers, or as just a field around a part of the body. These energy centers have a vibrational frequency and may also be heard clairaudiently.

Center for Unconditional Love

In your human energy system, the center for unconditional love, is located in the center of your chest. This is your fourth chakra. It governs the heart and circulatory system, respiratory system, arms, shoulders, hands, diaphragm, ribs/breasts and thymus gland.
Heart Chakra Issues

Many issues of love, grief, hatred, anger, jealousy, fears of betrayal, of loneliness, as well as the ability to heal ourselves and others are centered in the fourth chakra.
From this position in the middle of the body the fourth chakra is the balance between your body and spirit. This chakra is the place where unconditional love is centered. Unconditional Love is a creative and powerful energy that may guide and help us through the most difficult times. This energy is available in any moment, if we turn our attention to it and use it to free us from our limits and fears.



The fifth throat chakra

The fifth, or throat chakra is perhaps the most misunderstood chakra – which is ironic since it is linked with understanding and being understood. Located in our throat, it is associated with speech, and our ability to communicate. But this chakra represents so much more! It is also linked to our ears, and our ability to hear – both physically and intuitively. It is the connection between our sense of who we are inside, and how we represent ourselves out in the world. In addition, it is the bridge between our lower chakras, where we play out most of our daily ‘human’ experiences, and our two ‘spiritual’ chakras (in the sense of the energies that move through them)– our third eye and crown.

One way that the complex nature of the throat chakra is reflected is in the element associated with it within classical subtle body systems – ether. While the lower four chakras are each associated with physical elements – earth (first chakra), water (second), fire (third) and air (fourth), the throat chakra element is ‘ether’, as in ‘ethereal.’ Within the historical systems that first defined these associations, ether represented the energy that bridges the physical and subtle realms – it both surrounds us and is in us. In modern terms, I think ‘vibration’ comes closest to this meaning, and certainly the throat chakra is deeply connected to vibration through sound – sound as speech, as music, and as simple tones.

Because the throat chakra can be a difficult one to fully grasp, I think one of the best ways to do so is by looking at how blocks or weaknesses in our throat chakra manifest in our lives:

Difficulty Speaking: Although there are many ways to communicate, speech is our primary means of doing so, and from an energy body perspective, it’s a function of our throat chakra. Difficulty speaking might come in any form, physical, linguistic or psychological. It might be a stutter, difficulty projecting our voice, feeling perpetually tongue-tied, or a fear of how others will react when we speak. Of course, any fear or anxiety we feel is most likely also related to at least one other chakra, but any problem speaking is also linked to the throat.

Trouble Expressing What We Really Feel or Think: This means through any means – writing, movement, art, music – not only speech. All of us typically have one or more ways that we best express our thoughts and feelings, but if we have no outlet for this, it corresponds to a throat chakra issue. We might have developed emotional blocks in childhood from parents or caretakers who dismissed our emotions, or asked us to lie (as often happens to abuse survivors.) We might have patterns of ‘people pleasing’, where all of our expression is filtered through an analysis of how others’ might react, inhibiting true self-expression. Another possibility is that we ‘overtalk’ – engage in constant meaningless chatter as a way of avoiding communicating how we really feel or think.

Deception Issues: This may mean we ourselves have difficulty telling the truth, especially when it’s a difficult truth. It can also mean we have difficulty discerning the truth – both within ourselves, and in others. We are prone to both self-deception and/or deception by others. Our throat chakra is not just about our ability to speak truth, it’s about our ability to recognize it – it’s our ears as well as our mouth, listening a well as expressing, on intuitive as well as physical levels.

Disconnect Between Our Inner and Outer Selves: Our throat chakra is a bridge between our inner and outer selves – who we feel we truly are, and how we represent ourselves in the world. If we feel we need to hide parts of ourselves from others out of fear or repression patterns, this is associated with a holding or even blocking of our throat chakra. This doesn’t mean we need to tell everyone in our lives all about ourselves in order to have an open throat chakra. A balanced and clear throat chakra is more about an alignment between our true values and how we live and express them.

Difficulty Integrating Spiritual Insights and Daily Life: Our throat chakra is also a gateway or bridge between our psychological and spiritual selves. Our lower chakras represent our physical body (first chakra), emotional body (second chakra), mental body (third chakra), and relational self (heart chakra). Our third eye and crown chakra are linked to our intuitive, occult, and spiritual levels of being. Our throat chakra serves as the bridge between these two groups of chakras, just as our neck bridges our torso and head. When it is blocked we may feel as if we can not integrate spiritual experiences and insights into our daily awareness. For example, we may feel peaceful, calm, and wise within meditation or prayer, but not experience an increase in these feelings when we are off our meditation cushion or away from a house of worship.

Physically our throat chakra is linked to our throat, neck, mouth, ears, jaw and

thyroid gland, so within energy medicine, problems with any of these are linked to issues with our throat chakra

*Although traditionally there are 7 major chakras, the spine and even our subtle body contain many other chakras. Through meditation on my spine and body I experienced that the solar plexus - the area above the navel and under the heart-contains energy and offers experiences and powers very different from the navel chakra. 





























Solar Plexus Chakra - Manipura

The Solar Plexus Chakra is a center of personal strength, learning and comprehension. It guides you through life by creating a strong sense of self, setting personal boundaries and building self esteem and willpower. The ability to bring change into your life and to the world is born within this Chakra.

Representing Color: Yellow

Location of the Chakra in the Body: Midway between the navel and the base of the sternum.
Main Characteristic Associated with the Chakra: Fire is the element of the Manipura; fire purifies the past and energizes progress towards mental awareness and spiritual development. This chakra is where we get our "gut instincts" that signal us what to do when we need guidance.
The Solar Plexus Chakra in balance: A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra boosts self esteem, respect for others, calmness and initiative. You feel friendly, joyful and confident. A balanced chakra helps you live a deeply fulfilling emotional life and take an outgoing and sociable attitude to the world. It helps you feel daring and confident and able to take risks, hence this chakra is associated with the leader, the explorer and the charismatic individual.
The Solar Plexus Chakra out of balance: An unbalanced Solar Plexus Chakra can threaten your self confidence, and invite concerns about what others think of you. Lack of yellow energy may cause depression and confusion that also have bodily manifestations such as digestive, liver and respiratory problems.
Balance your Solar Plexus Chakra: Ways to strengthen your yellow energy:
Awaken lost curiosities; develop your photographic memory, do puzzles, pick up an old hobby.

Regenerate your sense of smell, use aromatherapic extract oils like rosemary, grapefruit and orange.

Wear a gold bracelet or necklace, or carry with you yellow gemstones like Amber or Topaz.

Find the time to be outdoors and bask in the yellow energy of the sun.


If you're looking for empowerment, energy and increased willpower, activate your Navel Chakra. This energy wheel in the body, also known as the Manipura Chakra, is related to our core center and acts as the storehouse of energy for our vital organs.

Located just above the stomach, in the solar plexus, this chakra is energetically related to our self-value in relationships with others and the world around us. It stokes the fire that moves prana (life force) through in the body. It also allows us to live with the instincts of personal empowerment and positive self-esteem that compliments developing a healthy ego.

A powerful mantra to practice to connect to your most authentic self is: I am in touch with my inner power.

You can also create an Sankalpa (intention) by identifying an energy or quality you’d like to cultivate, such as confidence or power, and repeat to yourself: I am confident or I am powerful.































The Sex Chakra 

The Sex Chakra is located about 2 inches below the navel and is often called the Belly Chakra or the Sacral Chakra. Calling it the Sex Chakra is based on the fact that this word describes its function far better than belly or sacral. Indeed this chakra deals with sexuality which is far more than the process of procreation. The way you interact with others on a social level, your sense of self worth, your expression of creativity and of course your sexuality are all based in this chakra. The female sexual organs are located here; giving her sexuality a more emotional feel than the male’s physically grounded sexuality. As children we are very in touch with the Sex Chakra and are in fact very sensual beings. Extremely creative, imaginative, loving and tactile, children love to touch everything and to hug those they love. They are free in their self expression and in touch with the Lower Self. As the Base Chakra brings the Lower Self's nurturance, safety and security into the body, the Sex Chakra brings in her love, sensuality, enthusiasm, creativity, curiosity and personality.

The Sex Chakra is intimately tied to the Throat Chakra which is linked to the Higher Self's creative impulses and powers. Without the Lower Self's creativity found in the Sex Chakra combined with the Higher Self's creativity found in the Throat Chakra there would be no creation. For material manifestation to occur, a combination or merging is required just like a man and a woman's sexual energy is required to create a baby. It is impossible to be oneself and spontaneously express your true nature without the Sex Chakra being fully awakened and uninhibited.

Unfortunately society’s rules and our parents’ attitudes towards acceptable behavior have often buried the Sex Chakra, and therefore the Lower Self, under emotional and sexual repression. A blocked Sex Chakra can lead a person to be emotionally unbalanced, manipulative, obsessed with sex, scared of sex, lacking in energy, enthusiasm and self-worth. As the Higher Self cannot and will not incarnate into a body with a blocked base chakra it will not incarnate if the Sex Chakra is blocked either. The Lower Self must have free rein of the lower centers of the body with no emotional repression or sexual inhibition for the Higher Self to enter the body. The awakened Base and Sex Chakras give the light body a ground which is essential for its incarnation.

In the physical body the Sex Chakra relates to the female sexual organs, kidneys, bladder, and large intestine.




Muladhara Chakra - Root Centre

mula = root adhara = base, foundation
The Muladhara Chakra is situated at the base of the coccyx, it is the first of the human Chakras. Its corresponding Mantra is LAM. The Muladhara Chakra forms the border between animal and human consciousness. It is linked to the unconscious mind, where our actions and experience from past lives are stored. Therefore according to Karmic Law, this Chakra contains the course of our future destiny. This Chakra is also the foundation for the development of our personality.

The positive attributes of the Muladhara Chakra are vitality, vigour and growth. The negative qualities are laziness, inertia, self-centredness and domination by one's physical desires.

The Divinity of this Chakra is Lord Shiva in his manifestation as “Master of the Animals” - Pashupati Mahadeva - meaning that the lower qualities have been overcome.

In the symbolic picture of the Muladhara Chakra there is a Lotus with four petals. These represent the four functions of the psyche: mind (Manas), intellect (Buddhi), consciousness (Chitta) and ego (Ahamkara) - all of which originate in this Chakra.

Life is consciousness and consciousness strives for evolution. The symbols of the Muladhara Chakra are characteristic of both energy and upward movement. The Chakra’s colour is red, the colour of Shakti. Shakti means energy, movement, awakening and development. Red symbolises awakening of the sleeping consciousness to active, alert consciousness. Another symbol of the Muladhara Chakra is the inverted triangle, which has two meanings. One meaning suggests that the Cosmic energy is pulled in and guided downwards, as if into a funnel. The other meaning indicates an upward expansion of consciousness. The downward-pointing tip of the triangle is the starting point, the seed, and the upward-moving sides of the triangle indicate the unfolding of consciousness towards human consciousness.

The animal designated to represent the Muladhara Chakra is an Elephant with seven trunks. The Elephant is a symbol of wisdom. The seven trunks symbolise the seven treasures of the earth (Saptdhatu). The element of the Muladhara Chakra is Earth, our base and “mother”, which provides us with energy and food.

(Divine Path)

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