What is Kundalini Awakening? Here Are 19 Intense Symptoms

what is kundalini awakening

Do you know what is Kundalini awakening? It can be defined as a phenomenon where people experience intense spiritual and physical sensations due to the rise of Kundalini energy.

Sooner or later on the spiritual awakening journey, we all taste the mysterious and intense kundalini energy. It might be smooth and subtle, or intense and explosive, but whatever the case, kundalini is a primal force of awakening.

In fact, sometimes people can experience full-blown kundalini awakenings spontaneously without any prior experience (or interest) in spiritual growth or transformation.

Have you experienced a kundalini awakening?

If you’re curious to discover whether you’re going through kundalini awakening or something else entirely, keep reading.

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What Is Kundalini Awakening?

Put simply, a kundalini awakening is a form of energetic awakening that causes us to transform on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. 

Kundalini itself is a Sanskrit word that means “she who is coiled” – it refers to primordial life force energy contained at the base of the spine that is often depicted as a snake. This serpentine energy, once awoken, travels up the various energy centers (or chakras) of the body and into your crown chakra where higher consciousness is triggered.

The result of this higher awareness is a greater understanding of one’s soul (or True Nature), life purpose, and the nature of reality itself.

19 Symptoms Of The Kundalini Awakening

What is Kundalini Awakening
What is Kundalini Awakening? Here Are 19 Intense Symptoms

As divine feminine energy, kundalini usually lies dormant in the root chakra (base of the spine). However, there are a number of different situations where kundalini can be suddenly awoken spanning from trauma to drug use, all the way to years of targeted practice (such as through tantra or kundalini yoga). 

Below, I’ve divided kundalini awakening symptoms into two groups: “light” and “dark” signs. Please note that kundalini energy is neither good nor bad, it’s a primordial force that simply lives within us. However, to the human mind, some of these experiences are pleasant and others are extremely unpleasant:

‘Light’ Kundalini Awakening Symptoms

  1. You feel a spiritual connection with the Divine that transcends the ego
  2. You are bathed in bliss and boundless love
  3. You experience periods of Oneness where your compassion for humanity increases
  4. You tap into extrasensory abilities (ESP) and/or develop extraordinary gifts 
  5. Pleasurable sensations pulsate through your body
  6. You’re inspired to make big, life-altering decisions and authentic changes in your life
  7. Synchronicity (i.e., meaningful or miraculous coincidences) increases tremendously 
  8. You have profound insights into your behavior and past experiences
  9. Your empathic abilities strengthen and you can feel everything at a profound level
  10. You begin to understand the nature of the mind and how it influences reality
  11. You keep receiving big, cosmic “downloads” of information (soul communication)
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Aletheia Luna

Aletheia Luna is an influential spiritual writer whose work has changed the lives of thousands of people worldwide. After escaping the religious sect she was raised in, Luna experienced a profound existential crisis that led to her spiritual awakening. As a spiritual counselor and professional writer, Luna's mission is to help others become conscious of their entrapment and find joy, empowerment, and liberation in any circumstance. See more of her work at lonerwolf.comView Author posts