15 symptoms of a kundalini awakening (and why it’s so powerful)

You may have heard about the mysterious energy called kundalini and its capability to activate your latent abilities and trigger a process of transformation. 

It is believed that an awakening of the kundalini can be triggered when the individual is ready for it. 

But how does one know if their kundalini is awakened? What are the symptoms of a kundalini awakening? 

Let’s explore some of these questions in this blog post.

What is kundalini?

Kundalini is a yogic term that refers to the “coiled-up” energy at the base of the spine that lies dormant in every human being. 

When this energy is awakened, it travels upwards towards the crown chakra (a center of energy above the head) and triggers a chain of events that leads to an increased flow of life force, or prana, within the body. 

This process results in the person going through a significant transformation both on the outside and the inside. 

When one goes through a kundalini awakening, the person usually experiences a feeling of energy in the spine and a sensation of heat moving up their spine. 

There will also be a triggering of emotions and release of toxins from the body which can lead to a process of healing.

The kundalini awakening process: what to expect

The kundalini awakening process is not a linear one, which means that there is no set pathway or order of when the body will experience the various stages. 

The process can occur extremely quickly or may happen gradually over several months. 

Let me explain:

The process of awakening can be likened to a pot of water being brought to a boil. Different people experience the process at different temperatures, with some experiencing the process much quicker than others. 

The stages of the kundalini awakening process can include symptoms such as a feeling of energy in the spine; a sensation of heat and tingling in the spine, insomnia, and a sense of being overwhelmed.

In addition, a need to cry or have feelings of sadness, mood swings, episodes of increased energy and productivity, and a feeling of being “out of one’s body” can also occur.

15 symptoms of a kundalini awakening

Let’s take a quick look at the various symptoms of a kundalini awakening:

1) The feeling of intense energy in the spine area

One of the first symptoms that people notice when experiencing a kundalini awakening is a feeling of intense energy at the base of the spine. 

This is often described as an electrical or vibrating sensation that can feel like it is traveling up the spine. 

Also, the person may notice that there are certain areas of their body that are more sensitive,  such as the neck and lower back. 

2) The sensation of heat moving up the spine

Another common symptom of a kundalini awakening is a feeling of increased energy at the base of the spine that moves towards the top of the head. 

This leads to a feeling of heat in the person’s body, which is often described as a “boiling” sensation. 

The person usually feels this warm energy moving up their spine.

Or, this can either be felt as an intense heating sensation or as small electric shocks running up and down the spine. 

3) Pain in the spine area and/or the tailbone (coccyx) area

Some kundalini awakenings can involve experiencing pain in these areas.

Why does this happen? 

Often, when the kundalini is awakened, there can be increased pressure in the spine and at the base of the spine because the kundalini energy is trying to rise up. 

This pressure will often cause pain. 

In some cases, this pain can be very intense. 

But why does it occur? 

It is related to a kundalini awakening because many people experience “blocks” in energy flow that prevent energy from circulating freely in their bodies.

4) The feeling of being overwhelmed

When the kundalini energy starts to activate within a person, they may find that they are experiencing an influx of emotions and thoughts that are normally repressed or kept under control by the ego. 

This can lead the person to feel confused or even overwhelmed by their thoughts and emotions. 

In addition, there can be an increased need to cry. 

5) The need to release emotions

Here’s another symptom that may occur: the need to release various emotions, especially the negative ones.

This symptom can feel like it’s coming from inside the person and they may feel like they need to release this painful emotion through crying.

In some cases, people begin to cry as a result of their own sadness over what’s occurring within themselves. 

They may be in a state of shock and feel as if they are losing control of their emotions. 

Why does this happen?

This is because the repressed emotions and traumas that have been pushed down into the body are now starting to rise to the surface. 

6) Changes in diet and/or nutrition

The kundalini awakening process can also cause people to change their diet and/or nutritional intake. 

This can be because the person is experiencing a need to release toxins from their body, or it can be because the body is desperate for more nutrients as it is undergoing a process of transformation.

Either way, the person may experience a different relationship with foods as they begin to crave certain foods and/or feel a sense of disgust when they eat other types of food.

7) A feeling of being out of one’s body

Some people who experience a kundalini awakening feel like they are not in their bodies anymore. 

They describe this feeling as if their consciousness is detaching from the body and floating up above them (almost like an out-of-body experience).

Often, this feeling occurs when the person feels like they are in a heightened state of awareness and they feel like they are experiencing their body from a distance. 

8) Having episodes of increased energy and productivity

During a kundalini awakening, the person may experience periods of increased energy and productivity. 

This can leave them feeling very productive because they can get so much done during these times. 

The explanation? 

It’s because the brain is in a heightened state of activity. 

Also, these increased periods of energy are often accompanied by a feeling of euphoria. 

9) Changes in sleep patterns

Many people experience insomnia during their kundalini awakening process. 

How so?

This happens because the body is undergoing a process of detoxification and the nervous system is highly activated. 

This means that the person may have a difficult time relaxing and falling asleep. 

But, this typically doesn’t last for long as the person’s body becomes more balanced during the kundalini process.

10) Changes in sexual desire

Another common kundalini awakening symptom is a fluctuation in sexual desire. 

Some people may find that they want to engage in sexual activity more often, while others find that they have no desire to engage in sexual activity at all.

Why does this happen?

It is because there may be an influx of energy in the body, which can cause an increase in sexual desire for some people. 

This occurs when people experience an increased energy flow in the lower chakras and sexual energy flows more freely.

For others, their sexual desire may decrease. This could happen because they are experiencing a process of inward healing, which can lead to feeling more “spiritual”. 

11) Changes in mood

During a kundalini awakening process, people may experience mood swings. 

These can range from feeling happy and upbeat to experiencing feelings of sadness or anxiety. 

Why does this happen? 

It is because the kundalini process can cause the repression of emotions and traumas to rise to the surface. 

This can cause the person to feel extreme highs and lows as they try to cope with these emotions as they arise. 

12) A need for solitude

During a kundalini process, it is common for the person to crave more solitude than usual. 

This can be because they feel overwhelmed by the world, or because they need time to process what is happening within their body and mind. 

Either way, the person may feel like they just want to be alone and connect with themselves. 

13) A need for creative expression

Many people experience a kundalini awakening and a need to create at the same time. 

This can be in the form of artistic expressions such as painting, drawing, or writing, or it can be through a need to increase one’s productivity and excellence at what they do.

The connection between creativity and the kundalini process is related to the fact that the body is in a state of transformation and the person may be trying to express this through their art.

14) An increased pull towards spiritual practice

The kundalini awakening process can cause an increased pull towards spiritual and religious practices.

However, this doesn’t happen to everyone who undergoes the process.

Some people may feel a strong connection to their spiritual practice while they are in the midst of their kundalini awakening. 

But others may find that their religious practice becomes less significant after their awakening is complete.

15) A feeling of being out of control

In some cases, people may feel like they are no longer in control of their lives and circumstances.

The kundalini process can involve a lot of stress and uncertainty, which can lead to the person feeling as if they are not in control of their life. 

This is particularly true when they confront aspects of themselves that they haven’t dealt with in a long time. 

Less common physical, spiritual, and emotional kundalini awakening symptoms:

The symptoms above are the most common kundalini awakening symptoms. 

However, there are also less common physical, spiritual, and emotional kundalini awakening symptoms that can be experienced during the process. 

Here are some of them:

  • Experiencing extremely vivid dreams or lucid dreaming.
  • Experiencing hypnagogic imagery while falling asleep.
  • Experiencing hallucinations during the day.
  • Experiencing unusual thoughts or behaviors during meditation and prayer. 
  • Experiencing an increased sense of hunger while awake, or experiencing extreme cravings during dreaming
  • Experiencing an increased sense of trauma-related memories and emotional issues in the brain. 
  • Feeling an increased sense of spiritual connection while meditating and praying.
  • Experiencing new brain synchronicities (brain activity patterns that are unconsciously connected to other people and events).

5 benefits of a kundalini awakening

While a kundalini awakening has numerous benefits depending on the person, these are the most common ones:

1) Feeling more alive

The first and foremost benefit of experiencing a kundalini awakening is that it will significantly increase your level of vitality and make you feel more alive. 

It will also bring with it a sense of purpose and fulfillment that may feel like something you’ve been searching for your entire life. 

2) Improved stress management and relaxation

If the kundalini awakening is experienced in a positive way, it can lead to a deep state of relaxation and a sense of calm. 

This occurs because the brain is in a heightened state of activity and it is releasing hormones that can help calm the body. 

As well, the person may experience an increased sense of vibrational energy throughout their body, which can help lead to a relaxed feeling.

3) Improved health and well-being

A kundalini awakening is considered the catalyst for spiritual growth in many cases. 

Having a kundalini awakening that causes you to feel more alive and fulfilled can lead to a significant increase in your level of vitality, which can lead to an improvement in your overall health.

4) Enhanced spiritual practice

Another benefit of experiencing a kundalini awakening is the enhanced experience of spiritual practices during the process. 

This occurs because a kundalini awakening can lead to an increased sense of connection with the Divine while it is happening.

5) Feeling more connected to yourself and others

When you experience a kundalini awakening, you will feel more connected to yourself, your desires, and your emotions.

This happens as you are bringing repressed emotions to the surface. As you are also connecting with your authentic self, you will feel more connected to others as well.

How to trigger your own kundalini awakening?

If you want to trigger your own kundalini awakening, then you will first need to prepare yourself. 

The best way to do this is to start an internal journey of self-exploration. 

What does this mean?

This means that you need to start to be honest with yourself, take an introspective look at your life, and face your fears. 

You need to get in touch with your authentic self and learn to repress the negative emotions that you have been suppressing for so long. 

If you have been repressing your emotions for most of your life, then there is a good chance that they are now stored within your body in the form of blockages (toxins). 

When you repress an emotion, it is like you are trying to stuff the emotion down into the lower three chakras (which are located in the lower portion of the body). 

It is very possible that negative emotions are stored in your body as blockages. 

How can you release these blockages?

The best way to release these blockages is to reconnect with the authentic voice within by starting an internal journey. 

You need to start by becoming more honest with yourself about what drives you, motivates you, and inspires you. 

As you start this process, be sure not to blame anyone or make accusations against others. Accept your feelings and emotions, take responsibility for them, and learn from them.

How to accelerate your kundalini awakening?

The best way to accelerate your kundalini awakening is through the practice of yoga. 

Why does this work?

Yoga helps you become more focused; it helps you connect with yourself, and it allows you to process your emotions. 

This is because yoga is based on the principle of surrender. 

If you want to get out of a stuck state, then the best way to do this is by surrendering (giving up control) in order to move into the unknown.

What’s more, yoga helps you to achieve a state of awareness that can help with kundalini awakening. 

You will be able to experience things in a new and more focused way, which could accelerate your kundalini awakening process. 

Yoga also helps you to release emotion. 

As you become more comfortable with your emotions, this can help you progress faster through the process of a kundalini awakening and also make it easier for you to manage the emotional states that you experience once your kundalini begins rising.

How long does it take for the kundalini awakening process to be complete?

Even though the kundalini awakening is a gradual process, there are times when it can seem like things are moving very fast. 

This often occurs after the initial process of a kundalini awakening has been triggered. 

As the kundalini energy rises upward through the chakras, the person will experience a process of purification that generally takes place in each chakra. 

When the purification process is complete for each chakra, the person will begin to experience different levels of a kundalini awakening. 

What does this mean?

This means that you should not be in a rush to get the process finished. 

Instead, simply focus on surrendering to whatever happens and allowing things to unfold organically.

As you practice yoga, you will be able to experience the purification process more quickly through a process of surrender. 

When purification is complete, you may begin to experience states of a kundalini awakening that are more intense and powerful than what you initially experienced as your kundalini energy first began rising.

Why is the kundalini awakening so powerful?

The reason that the kundalini awakening is so powerful is that it involves a process of purification, which can be very intense at times. 

When you allow yourself to surrender to the purification process and be open to whatever comes up for you, you can reach deeper levels of clarity, awareness, and understanding about yourself. 

As you experience this clarity, you will begin to see patterns in your life that have been holding you back. 

After you have experienced this higher level of awareness, you will be able to change these patterns and create new action plans for yourself that can lead to an improved future.

In addition, you will be able to help others who are also experiencing a kundalini awakening by sharing your wisdom and knowledge.

Finally, you will be able to bring a higher vibration to the planet by using your power and influence. 

The reason this is possible is that you will have more clarity, awareness, and understanding when you start to experience a kundalini awakening than you had before.

Final thoughts

Overall, the kundalini awakening is often a very powerful and blissful process. 

What is more, it can have a very positive impact on your life (physical, emotional, and spiritual).

Whether you are ready for a kundalini awakening or not, if you have any of the symptoms above, then try to embrace them. 

It’s okay to feel them and experience them. 

You can do this by simply releasing the negative emotions that are causing you discomfort. 

It is never too late to start this process. 

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