Kundalini Energy (Myths and Misconceptions)

In our combined 40 years of teaching Kundalini Yoga we have never come across anyone who claimed to be in the throes of "Kundalini Syndrome" which wasn't actually something more prosaic.

We feel that what is known as "Kundalini Syndrome," as described on the internet and in certain books, is really the misinterpretation of a wide range of symptoms from hypoglycemia and allergic sensitivity, to bipolar disorder and heavy metal toxicity, to electromagnetic pollution and "medical students disease (thinking that you are manifesting the symptoms of every pathology you read about)!"

We feel that the "interesting" experiences people describe relate to the process of working through energy and emotional blocks, and that invariably it would be a misnomer to lable those experiences "Kundalini Syndrome" or "Kundalini energy."

Kundalini, in its true definition, is a healing energy which promotes balance and fulfillment. Kundalini can be defined as the basic bio-energy in nature, and "A Universal archetype in the growth of the psyche." Kundalini Yoga is designed to strengthen the nervous system, glandular system, while balancing the emotions and healing the psyche, to create a more well balanced, effective, and happier, more fit person.

There are a number of checks and balances built into Kundalini Yoga so that the practitioner never accesses more energy then they can gracefully accommodate. Every exercise and meditation strengthens the nervous system, glandular system, emotions, and more, to create a more well balanced, effective, and happier individual.

We advise people with regard to Kundalini Yoga: it is actually more dangerous NOT to do it. Kundalini Yoga provides the tools to live healthy, happy, and fulfilled - and to realize one's potential and greatness.

In summation, it could be said that individuals citing negative experiences are actually experiencing the absence of Kundalini energy or the extent to which their life energy is blocked. Invariably these people are helped immensely by practicing Kundalini Yoga.

Again, it is very common to go through a physical and emotional detox at the onset of a Kundalini Yoga practice, especially if your previous lifestyle had some less than healthy aspects. We recommend that a person do Navel Chakra work (on our Navel Power DVD and all of the other titles) . The Navel Chakra is the most important chakra because it gathers energy and distributes it to all the other chakras so that Kundalini energy can flow the way its meant to. In addition, a strong Navel Chakra gives a person the will to move forward with energy, maintain discipline, and be fearless.

If you have further questions regarding this issue please don't hesitate to write to us.

Disclaimer: The advice we give is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program or nutritional protocol.