Some characteristic Symptoms of Awakened Kundalini
An excerpt from Devatma Shakti (Kundalini): Divine Power
by Swami Vishnu Tirtha. This book can be ordered from Spiritual Book Service.
Some characteristic symptoms of the awakened kundalini are here given below from
Mahayoga Vijãna, a treatise on the subject in Hindi by Shri Yogãnandji Mahãrãja, the authorís revered guru. They are illustrative and by no
When throbbing of mooladhar begins, the whole body shakes, involuntary kumbhak
(filling in of the lungs with air) starts beyond control, breath is forcibly exhaled
out, without volition deep inhaling and exhaling of breath starts and the body gets
uncontrollable, know then that Kundalini has awakened. You then should give up your
assertion and sit witnessing what happens.
When Your body begins trembling, hair stands on roots, you laugh or begin to
weep without your wishing, your tongue begins to utter deformed sounds, you are
filled with fear or see frightening visions, semen passes out, think that the
Kundalini Shakti has become active.
When your posture becomes fixed,
uddiyan, jalendhar, and moolbandhas
come involuntarily, your tongue reverts back or rises up towards the soft palate
and the whole body becomes so active that you are unable to sit still, your hands
and legs stretch out forcibly, you ought to know that the Divine power of the goddess
Kundalini has come into action.
When your posture becomes fixed and sight is attracted toward the middle point
of eyebrows, the eyeballs begin to revolve, you get automatic kewal-kumbhak,
cessation of breath comes with no effort for inhaling or exhaling and the mind
becomes vacant, void of all outward knowledge, understand that
Mahãmãyã the first
born Shakti, the goddess Kundalini has come into action.
When you feel currents of Prãna
rising up your cerebrum within you, automatic repetition of Aum starts and
the mind experiences waves after waves of blissful
beatitude, think the Universal Mother Kundalini has come into action.
When different kinds of Nãd become audible, in your spinal
column you experience vibrations, feeling of bodily existence for the time
being is lost, in other words you feel as if there is no body, everything
looks vacant, your eyelids become closed and open not in spite of your
efforts, electric-like currents seem flowing up and down the nerves and
you have convulsions, know that Mahãmãyã Kundalini has
come into action.
When with the closing of eyelids your body falls to the ground, or begins to
rotate like a grinding stone and breath comes not out, the body squatted on
floor crosslegged begins to jump from place to place like a frog, or moves
from place to place, or lies down like one dead, hands may not be lifted
even if so desired, you feel contraction of nerves, you feel as if your
life is passing away, the body undergoes convulsions like a dying fish,
know that Yogamaya Kundalini has come into action.
When your mind gets influenced spiritually as if some spirit has taken possession
of your body and under that influence different postures of yoga are involuntarily
performed, without the least pain or fatigue and you feel increasingly buoyant, and
simultaneously strange sort of breathing exercises start, think that the Divine power
of Kundalini has come into action.
When no sooner you have sat with eyes closed than in an instant the body begins
to show activity of throwing out limbs forcibly, deformed sounds are loudly uttered,
your speech begins to utter sounds like those of animals, birds and frogs or of a
lion or like those of jackals, dogs, tigers, fear inspiring and not pleasing to hear,
understand that the Great Goddess Kundalini has come into action.
When you feel vibrations of prana at different stations inside your body
and feel its flow wherever you fix your attention and nerves begin to show easy
jerks like jerks of electricity as if passing through them, know that the
Goddess Kundalini has come into action.
When all day and night you feel within your body some activity of prana
and whenever you concentrate your mind, your body at once begins to shake or
begins tossing and your mind remains filled with joy and bliss at all times,
even when at call of nature, even during sleep you feel currents of prãna
rising up in your sahasrãr and even in dreams you experience Her presence,
know that the joy-inspiring Kundalini has come into action.
As soon as you sit for prayers your
body begins to shake and in ecstasy
of joy you begin to sing hymns in tones of music charming to hear and whose
composition and poetry come out involuntarily, your hands giving a rhythmical
clapping, and you pronounce languages you know not, but the sound ecstasizes
your mind, know that the Goddess of speech, Saraswati, has awakened into
When you feel intoxicated without
taking any drug, while walking your
steps fall majestically or like one drunk and you are unable to do any
other work and you like to remain mute and dislike speaking to or hearing
others and you feel like one drunk of Divinity, know that your Atma Shakti
Kundalini, the power of Self, has come into action.
While walking, when your mind is filled with an impulse to walk faster and
your feet begin to move a running, you feel your body light like air and do
not feel fatigued even having walked long enough, you feel buoyant and joyful,
you are not unhappy even in dreams, you can keep the balance of your mind
undisturbed in all ups and downs, and you acquire an inexhaustible energy
for work, know that the Brahma Shakti Kundalini has come into action.
When you are in meditation you see visions divine and fall in a dreamy state
of mind, have divine smells, see divine figures, feel divine tastes, hear
divine sounds and experience divine touch and receive instructions from Gods,
then understand that the divine power of Kundalini has come into action.
When you are in meditation, future unfolds its secrets to you or the hidden
meaning of scriptures, Vedas and Vedãnta shine in your understanding,
all doubts vanish, you acquire an insight into the abstruse meaning of the
works on spiritual science even at their first glance, you acquire strange
powers of oratory and feel not the need of approaching even Brahma, the
creator himself, for knowledge and you acquire self-confidence, understand
then that Kundalini the bestower of siddhis (occult powers) has come
When seated for meditation
your sight becomes fixed on the mid of eyebrows,
your tongue rises up for Khechari, breath stops altogether and mind plunges
into the ocean of bliss, shambhavi mudrã operates and you experience
the pleasure of savikalpa samãdhi, know that subtle power of Kundalini
is in action.
When at morning and evening hours punctually and automatically your body
becomes charged with such of the divine influences, and body, mind and
prãna become overpowered by Her, know that the Goddess Kundalini is