Today, you will learn about another type of meditation—the Kundalini Meditation. This is an article about the beginners’ Kundalini meditation guidelines, which will explain further what this type of meditation is all about so that the reader may have an in-depth understanding on this rather than listing down step-by-step instruction on how to do the Kundalini meditation. You will learn the reason behind as you read along.
It was Harbahjan Singh Puri, or more well-known as Yogi Bhajan, an Indian yogi, who introduced the Kundalini meditation in the West in 1969. The origin of the Kundalini meditation is from the ancient Indian philosophy of yoga. The term “Kundalini” is a Sanskrit word that denotes curled up like a serpent; thus the image portraying Kundalini meditation is a coiled serpent. The Kundalini meditation is metaphorically compared to that of the history of the serpent in God’s story of creation.
The Spiritual Implication
In the story of creation, Adam and Eve had fallen because of the deceitfulness of the serpent in the Garden of Eden. The serpent was punished and had fallen as well. But, because of God’s grace, Moises had raised the serpent from the dawn and Jesus brought it to life eternally. In relation to the Kundalini meditation, humans are like the serpent. Through the Kundalini meditation each of us has the chance to uplift ourselves—to raise ourselves to the original place of honor. Like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, we as human beings, as God’s greatest creation, can also be brought to salvation. So, the concept of the Kundalini meditation is a mixture of yoga and religiosity.
Most professional meditators recommend this mediation to beginners because this practice provides better meaning of what mediation is all about. Meditation is not only to relax the mind, body, and soul, and welcomes energies while throwing out the negative ones. It is doing all mentioned formerly but at the same time with inner deeper purpose. In Kundalini meditation, we bring ours bodies in absolute trance while consciously uplifting our spirit and energies, and becoming one with our creator.
In Kundalini meditation, the seven chakras are vital elements. The coiled or sleeping serpent is believed to be located at the base of the human spine. In a previous post, I have discussed to my readers the seven chakras. Just a recap, the seven chakras are the root chakra (located at the spine), spleen chakra (located at the lower abdomen), solar plexus chakra (located at the stomach area, heart chakra (located at the center of the chest), throat chakra (located in the throat region), brow chakra (located in the forehead between the eyes), and crown chakra (located on top of the head). They are the focal points of our bodies’ energy. These are the focal points that need to be tapped on in order to function and release the energies they possess for the benefit of our inner self.