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Whether it is possible with asanas and related practices? Yes it is technically possible. Some basic and advanced yogic methods can make Kundalini awakening or activation of chakra. It can also happen spontaneously due to something called shaktipaat which means grace. There are examples of people getting movements of energy and kundalini experience at some ...


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It is usually impossible to achieve any form of success in Yoga without the Guru. Every bit of the practice has to be done under the guidance of the Guru only. See few verses from various chapters of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika: When the Yogî remains inwardly attentive to the Brahman, keeping the mind and the Prâna absorbed, and the sight steady, as if ...


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See the following Hatha Yoga Pradipika verse: Brahmacharyaratasyaiva nityam hitamitasinah Mandaladdrsyate siddhih kundalyabhyasayoghinah|| Only one who delights in the life of celibate (brahmacharin), and always conforms to a moderate and salutary diet, and who practices Yoga in the form of stimulating Kundalini approaches Siddhi within ...


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You can read Sri Ramakrishna's experience given in 'The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna'. Here is an excerpt from 'The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna': A man's spiritual consciousness is not awakened unless his Kundalini is aroused. The Kundalini dwells in the Muladhara. When it is aroused, it passes along the Sushumna nerve, goes through the centres of ...


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Yes, Kundalini can be aroused without the help of Guru also. Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda / Volume 1 / Raja Yoga / Chapter IV / The Psychic Prana: The rousing of the Kundalini is the one and only way to attaining Divine Wisdom, superconscious perception, realisation of the spirit. The rousing may come in various ways, through love for God, ...


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Some of your questions are like - Is this concept myth or real? Now, in answers we should simply say whether the concept is found in Hindu scriptures or not. If it is not then it's a myth and if it is then it is real. I don't know of other ways of answering such questions. Brahmarandhra, Sushumna Nadi have been mentioned in many many Hindu scriptures ...


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The spine (Meru Parvata) is very important for any Yogi. The Meru is a metaphor for the spine. It is called the axis of the world for a very specific reason. In Vedic terminology, the physical body is very much equivalent to the Earth. This is because whatever the body acquires (food) is from the earth. So it is a part and parcel of the earth itself. And ...


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A Guru is necessary to have any spiritual experience. MR. CHOUDHURY: "Sir, is it not possible to have the vision of God without the help of a guru?" MASTER: "Satchidananda Himself is the Guru. At the end of the sava-sadhana, just when the vision of the Ishta is about to take place, the guru appears before the aspirant and says to him, 'Behold! ...


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See the cases below, If you are retaining psycho-physical 'I' which is wrong identification of yourself by yourself, you need a mentor or guru whatever the word guru means otherwise it could become dangerous. If you are annihilating your entire ego masquerading as 'I' then Kundalini will be activated without doing anything and without any guru. For the ...


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Yes, married persons are eligible to practice any Yoga through which they can enjoy divine bliss. Yogis like Lahiri Mahasaya (disciple of Mahavatar Babaji) or Sri Yukteswar Giri (Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda) or Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (Guru of Swami Vivekananda) were all married. Autobiography of a Yogi / Chapter 31: An Interview with the Sacred Mother:...


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The moment the disciple receives Mantra Upadesham, his (or her) Kundali is awakened from the sleep it was in prior to the initiation. This is in fact the very purpose of Mantra Diksha to awaken the Kundali and to purify it. Shri ChadikovAcha ---- mantra-dhArana-mAtrena tatkshanAt tanmayo bhavet | jivAtmA kundali-madhye pradipakalika yathA || Shri ChandikA ...


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Kundalini awakening is needed for enlightenment in every path. A man's spiritual consciousness is not awakened unless his Kundalini is aroused. The Kundalini dwells in the Muladhara. When it is aroused, it passes along the Sushumna nerve, goes through the centres of Svadhisthana, Manipura, and so on, and at last reaches the head. This is called the movement ...


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According to [1-4], the most common siddhis obtainable through mastering kundalini are: Aṇimā: the ability to become smaller than the smallest, reducing one's body to the size of an atom or even become invisible. Mahimā: the ability to become infinitely large, expanding one's body to an infinitely large size. Laghimā: the ability to become weightless or ...


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Is she really there and Why is She coiled, or should I ask is she really coiled and why is she resting ? No , Kundalini as energy is not a Myth. The energy is there. This fact is advocated by multiple Hinduism scriptures which are describing Kundalini Shakti and how to awaken her in order to get the liberation or Moksha. The Kundalini shakti resides in ...


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Well, the Upanishads do not have the fully-developed seven chakras and kundalini system that is found in later medieval texts. What they have is some hints and rudiments of it (however, this is not central to their teaching). They talk about special "nerves" (nāḍī नाडी) that carry energy. But of course, they might also mean blood vessels. As you ...


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In Yoga, raising the Kundalini depends solely on Yogic practice. So, if one does as prescribed, he/she will meet success. So, the question of accumulated sins don't really come into the picture and it is not an obstacle. Yogic practices are there to clear the sins However, whether a person, whose sins are on the higher side, will be attracted towards Yogic ...


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Yes, Kundalini can be aroused without the help of Guru also. To explain I want to example of my Guru to answer same question by Me : "Awakening kundalini can be considered like lighting fire in Deepak. If you already have a lightened Deepak you can lighten another Deepak instantly. If you don't have lighted Deepak or source of fire, you should know ...


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Well it is possible but the route would be longer If you wanna feel awakening try to find about the procedures what to do if kundalini energy is too much and remember what you want to achieve by it just want to test or attain salivation the intent is important but that(salvation) is not possible in one life time. The best book in my knowledge is "vigyana ...


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Krishna Paramatma doesn't talk of Kundalini directly but in two cases, he has hinted about process of Kundalini in indirect manner where he says to fix the Prana in between eyebrows and remember the supreme in full devotion to attain the lotus feet of the Lord. Bhagavad Gita verse 8.10: prayana-kale manasacalena bhaktya yukto yoga-balena caiva bhruvor ...


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I think of it this way: Enlightenment, kundalini, etc are more than concepts. They are experiences. Like Love. Stuff happens in the brain - like the feel good hormones oxytocin, endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, etc. And beyond - stuff yet to be discovered. Its something that affects the very being of the person experiencing it. btw Enlightenement is a ...


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As far as I know, Shankara does not mention kundalini for enlightenment. In fact in the commentary of the Brihadaranyaka upanishad, he says that yoga is not the means of enlightenment. Shankara only emphasizes knowledge of Self for enlightenment. No doubt that some upanishads and yoga vasistha etc. mention kundalini but I do not see where it is mentioned ...


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Both Kuņdalini and Ātman are small words for a large world! The Awakning of kuņdalini from a Dormant state into the form of conscious power and the consequent transmutation of Jīva into śiva, followed by their Joyous unification in the self Delight of Brahma, are duly recognized in Tantras. (Foreword Sarvollāsatantram by M.M.Gopinath) Immediately, the ...


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Whatever knowledge I have regarding Kundalini awakening largely comes from the experiences and explanations of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa and Swami Vivekananda. According to Swami Vivekananda, the Kundalini awakening is the activation of different nerve plexuses we have along the spinal column and the brain. The activation of these previously inactive ...


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It is correct that one who reaches the state of Samadhi (Kundalini awakened state), he already liberated even if he is alive. In Shiva Sutra Section 3 Sutra 18, it is said: "So long as Suddha vidya does not disappear, the possibility of another birth for him vanishes completely." Similar thing has been expressed in Swachhanda Tantra(Shiva Sutras ...


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No, Kundalini is not the same as sin. Kundalini is Sakti and is one with Pure Consciousness. In theology Kundalini Sakti is the Divine Mother. It is She who evolves mind, senses and five Bhutas (sensible matter). After She evolves solid matter (earth), Her creative activity stops and she coils round the Svayambhu-Linga in Muladhara chakra and 'sleeps'. The ...


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Yogis of highest order can definitely describe past events. Sri Krishna says in BG that he taught Yoga to Vivasvata. इमं विवस्वते योगं प्रोक्तवानहमव्ययम्। विवस्वान् मनवे प्राह मनुरिक्ष्वाकवेऽब्रवीत्।।4.1।। The Bhagavat said This changeless Yoga I had properly taught thus to Vivasvat; Vivasvat correctly told it ot Manu; and Manu declared to ...


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Yes, it can be said so. Because when the power of Kundalini is awakened, all the Chakras are gradually pierced and become active. Supta ghuruprasadena yada jagharti kundali Tada sarvani padmani bhidyante ghranthayoapi cha || When the sleeping Kundalinî awakens by favour of a guru, then all the lotuses (in the six chakras or centres) and all the ...


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Chakras are described in Tantrik Yoga Shasthra. Each chakra has its own adhi devata, yantra and characteristics. By meditating the adhi devata of the chakra will give us success to raise the kundali power towards the chakra. Chakra(Energy Center) starts from Mooladhara and ends at Sahasahara(Parabhamham - Eternal and Pure state). Soundharyalahari(A ...


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