What Are the Kundalini Awakening & Ascension Symptoms?
A Wide Range of Physical and Emotional Symptoms:
When kundalini awakens spontaneously, a remarkably powerful spiritual energy is triggered and start to ascend accross the chakra energy centers situed along the spinal column, in order to reach the seventh chakra, located at the top of the head, for divine union and spiritual enlightenment. During this intense kundalini awakening process, many people may experience a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms.
This transformative experience can be quite intense and may be difficult to understand or integrate, but they are a necessary part of the spiritual journey for consciousness awakening. So let’s discover in detail the diversity of kundalini shakti awakening and ascension symptoms, manifestations and changes that can occur, aswell as the practical solutions for supporting your spiritual awakening, while staying fully spiritually grounded.
What Happens when Kundalini Energy Awakens?
The usual signs of kundalini awakening are the sensation that your body is on fire, or very cold, whether in the hands, feet, in the lower back, along your spine, in your head, in the heart, you could also feel pains. It is the sign of purification of the nadis (meridians) and that energy blocks are dissolved by the fire of the kundalini. You will also feel an increased energy activity, with a continual hissing, more like ringing ears.
When kundalini awakens, you can also hear sudden explosion, broken glass or bell ringing in your head. You could also cry a lot, or laugh for no reason, you can also have emotional outburst, uncontrolled expression of repressed emotions, all these phenomenon are connected with the emotional and mental purification process. Along the way, bliss and devotion for God and all that is will happens spontaneously, and will increase more and more as the sense of separation will diminish.
Top 22 Kundalini Awakening & Ascension Symptoms:
- Increased energetic activity
- Pain in the heart and headaches
- Heat and pressure at the base of the spine
- Tinglings or champagne’s bubbles sensation
- Energy, pressure and light in the brain
- Hearing sudden explosion, doorbell or broken glass sounds
- Visions of bright flash and golden sparks
- Increased electromagnetic hypersensitivity
- Increased sense of devotion and love for all things
- Increased sense of bliss
- Increased dream activity
- Increased creativity
- Sudden body and head arching backwards.
- Sleep disorders due to high energy levels
- Spontaneous body reflex movements (kriyas)
- Continual hissing sound (like a snake) or ringing ears syndrome
- Need of practicing meditation or contemplation
- Need of reading spiritual and non-duality books
- Need to stop unhappy relationship
- Need of crying or laughing for nothing
- Sudden emotional outburst
- Need to be alone
Kriyas and Kundalini Awakening
Some people, depending of their temperament, and also of the nature and location of the blockages and traumas to be cleansed, may manifest “kriyas” (body reflex movements), often spectacular, like sudden head or back arching, or also the body will spontaneously take well-known yoga poses or specific hands postures called Mudras, which will always correspond to energetic liberation and cleansing of specific nadis. For, as in an exorcism, everything that went in, will have to come out the same way, but again, this is not obligatory, and it doesn’t have to be dramatic, because the cleansing of your nervous system may also occur in deep stilness, as it really depends of your emotional and psychic background.
Dream Activity and Kundalini Awakening
Your dream activity could also increase dramatically due to the third eye opening, with strong and dramatic healing dream, but also with past lives remembering, encounters with spiritual beings, angels, healers or masters. As your body is totally loosen when you’re sleeping, kundalini energy will profit of this time to go deeper in the meanders of your subsconscious mind, exposing all your fears, all the parts of you that you rejected by ignorance and that you are now called to reintegrate. Call it “soul retrieval” or “inner child healing”, kundalini will take the form of guides or whatever you are resonnating with, to help you heal all your psychic imbalances.
Tips to Easily Remember your Dreams
From your first healing dream, I advise you to note on paper, absolutely every details you can remember of, as it will train your brain to remember more and more dreams. This is crucial, in order to establish a real bridge between your conscious and your subconscious, which will accelerate your global healing and will also give you strong intuitions about the hidden structures of your psyche, by progressively revealing the link between your past lives, your childhood traumas, with the recurrence of certain behaviors or problematic situations in your everyday life.
9 Spiritual Experiences Related to Kundalini Awakening
- Third eye opening
- Witnessing of the body
- Out of body experience
- Encounters with spiritual beings
- Spiritual visions
- Celestial music
- Mystical ecstasy
- Consciousness expansion
Spiritual Experience During my Kundalini Awakening
During the kundalini awakening I had with the Iboga plant, I saw my energetic body which was all blue with multicolor rainbow aura all around it. It was like the launching of a space rocket, which kundalini was the fuel, and I heard that it was the launching of the cosmic man, then while the kundalini was powerfully rising and roaring, my whole enegetic body was vibrating and shaking, like caught in the middle of an a earthquake.
As Kundalini reached the Heart, I heard that the knot was broken, and then I saw my face in front of me, and knew that it was only a mask, a shadow superimposed on my true nature. As the energy continued to rise, I told myself that the end was near, and that I was going to die, and I saw my whole journey flashing before my eyes, thinking that in reality I had come here only to commit suicide. Finally kundalini reached the top of my head, and I did not die.
While I discovered that I was still existing and not disintegrated into the cosmos, I began to hear a little celestial music with beautiful tones, that I felt I knew very well, then I remember that I heard this same little lullaby, everytime I died! Afterwards, I was lifted up like in an elevator, where I received multiple data simultaneously from past and future, and then I remained still in deep samadhi for a long time.
How to Stay Grounded During your Kundalini Awakening?
As you could develop overwhelming emotional, energetic and electromagnetic sensitivity, the need to isolate yourself may arise, just like saints or hermits needed to retreat to caves or monasteries. Since this is no longer a viable option in modern society, you will need to balance your meditation practice with physical and social activities, while remaining attuned to your body’s needs, in order to maintain a certain harmony in your life. So, if your symptoms or discomfort are becoming too difficult to manage, it may also be best to put aside meditation and other spiritual activities, in favor of activities in direct contact with nature, such as hiking, walking or gardening.
9 Best Grounding Practices for Spiritual Awakening
- Kundalini yoga practice, five Tibetan rites, tai-chi, qigong…
- Get a massage: shiatsu, craniosacral, ayurvedic…
- Practice running
- Connect with others
- Hiking, nature walk
- Tree therapy, gardening
- Walking barefoot on grass
- Wear rudraksha siddha mala
- Wear magnetic stones
During your kundalini awakening, you will need to have a proper diet aimed to nurture the nervous system and the brain which are under severe strain. So you will preferably avoid junk food and too much sugar, and you will prefer fish loaded with good omega-3, and naturally all kind of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds loaded with nutriments, vitamins and minerals to keep a stable harmony in your physical body and mind. Plus the fact that you don’t want to digest too hard during your meditation, or you’re going to be drowsy.
Top 6 Best Food for Kundalini Awakening:
- Fish loaded with omega-3 (salmon, mackerel, sardine, tuna)
- Brocoli, avocado, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa
- Apples, dates, blueberries, bananas, oranges, mango
- Walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, chia seeds
- Dark chocolate
- Green tea
Herbal Supplements for Kundalini & Spiritual Awakening
If you have problem of mood or depression during your spiritual awakening process, I advise you to try a classical Tantra herb, which is black maca, as it will naturally reduce stress and boost your libido, and therefore willl give you more potential kundalini energy. Maca will also nurture your body, as it is packed with antioxydants, amino-acids, B, C, E vitamins, calcium, copper, iron and zinc. In addition, maca will be useful to stimulate male fertility and to reduce menopausal symptoms by balancing hormones.
I also recommend you to have a look at Schisandra berries, revered as the “quintessence of tonic herbs” by Taoist monks in the traditional chinese medicine. Schisandra is known to contains all 5 flavors, for all 5 elements, which will help to balance yin and yang. Schisandra tonifies all three treasures, Jing (energy reserve), Qi (energy) and Shen (mind) and is also one of the rare herbs able to tonifies and regulates all twelve organ-meridian systems. During your spiritual practice, Schisandra will help to boost the chi/qi/prana production and will help to let it flow more easily throughout the body.
If you have digestive or lungs problems, you can also try Haritaki, another important yogic herb, which is known as “The Supreme Nectar that Illuminates the Mind” by ancient buddhists, and as “The Destroyer of Diseases” in Ayurveda. You will also often find the medicine Buddha holding haritaki in its right hand, in ancient tibetan paintings, indicating its medicinal and spiritual properties. Haritaki is said to have originated when a drop of amrita divine nectal fell on earth, haritaki being associated with Shiva, you can be sure that it means that it will naturally be useful to balance your nervous system and mood, and detoxify your body. Shilajit and Lion’s mane mushroom may also be good supplements for maintening proper neurological functions and nerve conduction.
Pranayama Breathing for Kundalini Awakening
Pranayama or yogic breathing is a good spiritual practice which can help to awaken kundalini energy, by reducing stress, helping life force energy flow, clearing solar plexus chakra blockages, breaking the three Granthis or knots (root, heart, atlas) but aswell by renforcing your digestion, immunitary system and overall mood.
Concerning pranayama, I strongly advise you to not overdo it, be gentle and never forceful in your practice, as your goal is to calmly climb the mountain, while enjoying the landscape, not to reach the top in one go and risk psychotic break. Below you’ll find good pranayama exercice, which are classed from most easy to more physical. Remember to not exceed five minutes sessions at the begining, if you feel that it is too much for you, listen to your body.
In order to increase the flow of pranic energy in your body, the simplest way is to slowly inhale through the crown chakra, at the top of your head, for this you can visualise golden energy entering with a count of 7, and then exhale slowly through the soles of your feet, visualising golden energy coming out, with a count of 7. You can safely do it for up to 10 minutes. you can also try the same exercise in reverse, by inhaling through the soles of your feet, and exhaling through your crown chakra. You will naturally amplify the results, by hugging a tree, by leaning against it, and/or being barefoot on grass. In this way, you will stay well grounded as your vibratory level will gradually rise. It is also an efficient way to heal depression, stress and anxiety and promote overall wellbeing of the body.
Spinal breathing consists in breathing along the spine, by slowly and deeply inhaling from the perineum at the base of your spine, moving the energy up to the crown chakra, where you slowly and deeply exhale, imagining like a shakti whale geyser coming out. Then you restart this same cycle for 10 to 15 minutes, As your energy level will be quite high at this point, abide in a state of non-doing, surrendering to the energy for five minutes. Then you can restart the whole cycle of spinal breathing and abiding for 3 times more. Another variation is to exhale, no by the crown, but by moving the energy down to your perineum, at the base of your spine, and you continue the same cyle with no cuts. You can also add mantra like OM or golden energy visualisation to your in-breath and out-breath, but the most important is to feel it.
“Kapalabhati” is an exercise that makes the skull shine. It cleanses the skull, respiratory system and the nasal passages. Lungs are considerably developed. Tissues and cells get oxygenated, which keeps the body in good health. It will aslo promotes proper functionning of Heart functions, circulatory and respiratory systems.
Bhastrika will increases fire, and help eradicates asthma, lungs problems. You will also retrieve better digestion and good appetite. Bhastrika will also greatly purify the nadis and help to break the three Granthis knots (root, heart, atlas) which prevent kundalini to reach the brain. It also destroys phlegm which is the obstacle to the door at the mouth of Sushumna. It is the most beneficial of all breath retention exercice.
Practicing Wim Hof breathing or Tibetan tummo will basically helps to oxygenate the body, dissolving nadis blockages, clearing the mind, reducing stress related health problem as anxiety, depression, high blood pressure… In a word, you will feel more alive after your session, because it will naturaly raise heat and energy of your body. If you’re courageous, cold shower can also be associated with this exercice!