“The Wise Yogi will lead Kundalini in order to get together with its Master, who is in the Place of complete Freedom, in the pure lotus from the top of the head. When Kundalini rises, all things are being absorbed by HER.”

Shatchakra Nirupana

Most esoteric traditions talk about a huge power, inherent in every human being. This power is called in Tantra “the woman inside” or KUNDALINI SHAKTI.

It is like a dangerous, rolled snake situated at the base of the spine. This extraordinary force, latent in every man, can act constructively and also destructively.

KUNDALINI might be interpreted both physically and metaphysically. The root KUNDA means “basin” or “source”. From this point of view, kundalini means the mixture of primordial elements of earth. From a worldly, mundane point of view KUNDALINI appears regularly and produces real disasters once in a while as earthquakes and eruptions of volcanoes.

As far as “individual” kundalini is concerned, it is situated in the sexual region and represents a sort of “inner, hidden fire” with a huge potential. This KUNDALINI SHAKTI is, in fact, the sexual force itself that may enslave or free you from the human limited condition.

As a latent power, necessary to spiritual progress, kundalini shows especially to those who attempt to understand the mysteries of sexuality.

Tantra presents different methods of “waking up” and driving the kundalini energy. According to Gheranda Samhita, “The Great Goddess Kundalini, who is the primordial energy of the Self itself, sleeps in the region of sex. It has the shape of a snake coiled three and a half times.

As long as it remains asleep, the individual spirit (jiva) will be limited in its actions, and true knowledge won’t get to the man. But just like the right key may unlock a door, the HATHA-YOGA can unlock Kundalini’s door and let the self experience the union with Brahma and reach the final state.”

The same text explains the way to wake and control the infinite power of Kundalini by using breath retention, focus and mental repetition of certain sounds (MANTRAS) or certain body positions (ASANAS):

“Take a comfortable position and breathe in deeply, visualizing the PRANA (the energy of life) getting together with APANA (the body descendant energy). Contract your rectum (exercising the contraction of anal sphincters) and visualize the vital breath getting into the Great Central Channel, a little upper from the spine base. By holding breath kundalini starts to tremble and to feel suffocated.

Then, wake up the Kundalini Goddess by repeating mentally the sound-seed “hum”. Say “SOHAM” (“I am THAT”) while you imagine that you are overwhelmed by Shakti, in close union with Shiva. Raise the Kundalini energy from the inferior zone and contemplate the union of the pure Spirit of Shiva with Shakti, the primordial energy.”

Yogis spend a lot of time preparing for the awakening of Kundalini. It requires a great mental force, the full conscience of the ascendant motion of the amazing sexual energy and an equilibrated and harmonious body.

Because the physical well fare of the body is connected directly to food and mental attitude, these factors would have to be the foundation of Kundalini’s awakening preparative. Each stage of preparation is simple enough to anyone who wants to follow it. Once the principles are understood, there are necessary only the desire and action.

Sexual contact is possible to stimulate and wake up the Kundalini Shakti. Sometimes the couple experiences this cosmic force spontaneously by converging naturally the vital energies during intercourse.

Long-time physical effort, especially in lovemaking practiced with sexual continence, can be the condition of the awakening of Kundalini. Deep breaths, the motion of sex-region, breathing exchange, sighs and other specific sounds from during intercourse (like “Hmm”, “Ahhh”, and “Uhhh”) all represent factors that play an important role in stimulating the “Serpent” Power.

The experience of waking up and rising of Kundalini is unmistakable. You can feel it as an inner thrill, as a “liquid fire”, hot and cold at the same time, like electricity, which almost lights up and sets free and even stops the breath.

Sometimes it can be a frightening experience, but if your mental attitude is correct, then it would be easier for you to channel this huge energy positively.

If Kundalini is awakened and raised through a spontaneous sexual act, filled with frenzy and love, then the couple will have the opportunity to experience things that the ordinary human beings can’t even think of.

For the couple who follows the Tantric path, Kundalini is the corner stone that can help them reach the ecstasy and the final Freedom. Its power turns all biological instincts into aspiration in order to obtain transcendence.

Visualize Kundalini in yourself as well as in your lover. Drive it carefully and lovingly along your body, upwards. Open it up way from the sexual zone to the top of your head and fill your heart with the energy of Shiva and Shakti. Imagine that you get up in the air, higher and higher and free yourself of any attachments and of world’s duality.

“When goddess Kundalini, who is asleep, is awaken because of the spiritual master, all the lotuses and all attachments are being penetrated by an irresistible force. May that the wise man complete his control over goddess Kundalini in a firm way, because She is the one who gives him miraculous powers.”

Shiva Samhita