Symptoms of Kundalini Awakening

While awakening of the Kundalini can be a dramatic experience, it is not necessary that it has to be dramatic in case of every individual.

In fact in case of most of the people it is a gradual process involving gentle Pranic movements or kriyas.

The process of Kundalini awakening can vary greatly from person to person. Some have intense physical symptoms, while others experience mainly emotional or psychological symptoms.

Here are some of the symptoms of kundalini awakening. It is not necessary that the person will have these experiences at the time of kundalini awakening, but will have throughout their journey on this wonderful path of Siddha yoga. Pranic movements or kriyas Prana is Sanskrit word for vital energy – life-sustaining force of living beings. Pranic movements are intense energy movements of prana throughout the body that helps clear our physiological blocks.

  • Throbbing of mooladhar Chakra begins (at the base of spine)
  • Energy rushes or immense electricity circulating the body
  • Seeker may experience intense involuntary, jerking movements of the body, including shaking, vibrations, spasm and contraction.
  • The whole body shakes, involuntary kumbhak (filling in of the lungs with air) starts beyond control, breath is forcibly exhaled out.
  • Deep inhaling and exhaling of breath starts and the body gets uncontrollable.
  • Intense heat or cold.
  • Involuntary bodily movements (occur more often during meditation or resting periods): jerking, tremors, shaking; feeling an inner force pushing one into postures or moving one’s body in unusual ways.

Yogic Experiences

Some people find themselves performing yogic postures or hand mudra gestures, which they have never learned or could not do in a normal state of consciousness.

Mystical Consciousness Experiences

A person may shift into altered states of consciousness where they directly perceive the unity underlying the world of separation and experience a deep peace and serenity with a profound knowing of wisdom.





Similarly, they may produce Mantras or sounds, or have an awareness of inner music or sound, mantras or tones. Unusual breathing patterns may appear with either very rapid or slow, shallow breathing. Some people may not breathe at all for extended periods.

  • Altered states of consciousness: heightened awareness; spontaneous trance states; mystical experiences
  • Increased creativity: new interests in self-expression and spiritual communication through music, art, poetry, etc.
  • Enlightenment experiences, transcendent awareness.
  • Blissful sensations in the head, particularly in the crown area.
  • Ecstasy, bliss and intervals of tremendous joy, love, peace and compassion

Physiological Experiences

Kundalini awakening often generates unusual physiological activity as intense movement of energy releases toxins in the body. Symptoms include:

  • Bouts of extreme hyperactivity or, conversely, overwhelming fatigue
  • Digestive system problems (which is ultimately directed towards resolving the innermost imbalances)
  • Intensified or diminished sexual desires.
  • Apparent heart problems, pains in head and spine.
  • Spontaneous vocalizations including laughing, screaming, weeping and hiccoughs.

Extra Sensory Experiences

As perception expands outside of consensus reality, people may experience:

  • Hearing an inner sound or sounds, classically described as a music, flute, drum, waterfall, birds singing, bees buzzing.
  • Visions of lights, symbols, entities.
  • Olfactory system may be stimulated with perception of verious scents like sandalwood, rose etc.
  • There may also be disruption like temporarily losing a sense of body, or feeling bigger than the body, or out of the body, with the resulting confusion and disorientation.

Psychic Experiences

With the opening up of psychic abilities, a person may experience telepathy, awareness of auras, review of past life experiences etc. Increased creativity: new interests in self-expression and spiritual communication through music, art, poetry, etc. The experience with the ultimate BLISS.

These are the most important experiences of all. This is where the seeker is in brief touch with the Chaitanya.

  • Enlightenment experiences, transcendent awareness.
  • A jouful state of being (that is not connected to anything external) that stays for longer durations as the practice increases.
  • Blissful sensations in the head, particularly in the crown area.
  • Ecstasy, bliss and intervals of tremendous joy, love, peace and compassion.

With love & respect to all,


6 thoughts on “Symptoms of Kundalini Awakening

  1. Yes the symtoms are correct, yet the power of the Kundalini doesnt create the negitive experiances its the clearing of the soul and mind of the student and or some personality the the student was connected too notice WAS since each person who is a sovereign body self has the right and left to disconnect from the healing work while they attend to thier own needs. SRAmZen Venus Ananda if you hear my voice see my look in the realms its mostlikely and shapeshiftor Identity theft my out of body traveling has been very limited even though it ought to have been differnent but as a Master who has learned to command simply from this space it I can be an encouragement to others who feel they ought to be further along the path. Times are a changing!

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