Awakening Your Kundalini: Accessible Tips and Information for Beginners 

Kundalini is one of those terms we use in tantric massage that can polarise people. We want to keep this blog fun and accessible, but we are also passionate about exploring the entire world of tantra and sensual massage.

Not every reader wants to get deep into ancient philosophies or spend half the day breathing into various chakras. Some want to read about beautiful masseuses and how you can be pampered the next time you visit us. We love that, too!

So, with you all in mind, I’ve put together this ‘Beginners Guide to Kundalini’. It’s accessible, fun, and informative, so hopefully, we can all learn a little something and get your pulse racing for your next adventure with a Tantric Collective ‘tantrika’.

A complete list of References & Resources can be found at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy! Rose Collette Aston xxx

What is Kundalini Energy?

Kundalini is a form of primal energy believed to reside at the base of the spine. In Sanskrit, "Kundal" means "coiled," indicating this energy's resting state.

Often described as a dormant serpent power, it is a fundamental concept in tantric and yogic traditions. It is believed to propel the individual into profound spiritual growth and enlightenment when awakened.

Why Is Kundalini Awakening Significant?

Awakening the Kundalini is a path to spiritual enlightenment, offering profound insights and transformative experiences. It involves rising energy through the chakras (energy centres) to the crown, leading to an expanded state of consciousness.

How To Prepare For a Kundalini Awakening Session

Before attempting to awaken Kundalini, it is crucial to prepare your body and mind to handle the intense energy. This preparation can include practicing yoga, meditating, and pranayama (breath control). The goal is to start your practice from a calm and grounded place.

Turn off your phone or any other distractions, stretch, breathe and find your inner peace.

Consider Working With A Teacher or Guide

Seeking guidance from an experienced teacher cannot be overstressed. They can provide personalised advice and support to navigate this powerful journey safely. You will learn more in an hour with a good teacher than in days of research online.

A Kundalini yoga class is a great place to start. It is a comprehensive practice that combines postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama), meditation, and chanting to awaken the Kundalini energy.

In class, you will share the experience with others and get a feel for your teacher. You can then always engage them in private sessions if you so desire. Triyoga in London offers nearly twenty Kundalini yoga sessions each week, and it would be a great place to start.

Specific Techniques Include:

  • Spinal Flexes and Twists - These help to loosen the spine, preparing it for the energy ascent.
  • Breath of Fire - A rapid, rhythmic breathing technique that increases the body's prana (life force).

Meditation and Visualisation Techniques

  • Chakra Visualisation - Focusing on each chakra, from the root to the crown, can facilitate the upward movement of Kundalini. For an in-depth look at the Chakras, you can check out our blog on ‘Chakra Massage’ here.
  • Serpent Visualisation - Imagining the Kundalini as a serpent uncoiling and rising through the spine can also aid in its awakening.

Understanding the Awakening Journey

The awakening can lead to various physical sensations, such as warmth or tingling, and emotional releases. It's essential to approach these experiences without fear, understanding they are part of the process.

As Kundalini rises, it may prompt profound spiritual insights, visions, and a sense of unity with the universe. These experiences are highly individual and can significantly vary.

Aftercare - Make The Most Of Your Session

After an awakening, it's essential to integrate the experience into your daily life. Grounding practices, such as walking in nature, mindful eating, and rest, can help stabilise the energy.

Kundalini awakening is a journey and will not be achieved in a few brief sessions.

Regularly practising yoga, meditation, and breathwork can help assimilate the Kundalini awakening's transformative effects into your everyday life.

Final Thoughts

In this "Beginner's Guide to Kundalini," we’ve explored the fascinating world of Kundalini energy, a fundamental aspect of tantric and yogic traditions. I hope the guide highlights the significance of Kundalini awakening as a path to spiritual enlightenment.

Preparing for a Kundalini awakening session involves grounding exercises, including yoga, meditation, and pranayama, to prepare both body and mind for the intense energy. Emphasising the importance of guidance, I advocate for seeking experienced teachers or guides to navigate this powerful journey safely. The article outlines specific techniques such as spinal flexes, twists, and the Breath of Fire, alongside meditation and techniques like chakra and serpent visualisation, to aid in Kundalini awakening.

Understanding the awakening journey is crucial, as it can lead to a variety of physical sensations and emotional releases. The guide emphasises the importance of approaching these experiences without fear. We also covered aftercare, stressing the significance of integrating the awakening experience into daily life through grounding practices and the continued practice of yoga, meditation, and breathwork for lasting transformation.

I hope you will experiment with some of the ideas in this guide and seek out local Kundalini yoga or meditation classes near you. If you are a tantric massage enthusiast looking to increase your understanding and enjoyment during sessions, this is a great place to start.

See you next time, Rose xxx

Kundalini References and Resources

Practical Steps For Kundalini Awakening - Evolution Yoga

Triyoga - Kundalini Yoga Sessions in London

Kundalini Shakti - Primordial Energy - Hridaya Yoga