What is Kundalini Shakti?

Kundalini Shakti is the divine spiritual power within every human being.  Known by many names in many lands, this sacred inner presence is the divine within, the sacred light and love that illumines each of us and guides us to union with the One, the ultimate Reality beyond all phenomena, from which she is inseparable and of whom she is the subtlest manifestation.  Kundalini Shakti is each individual’s own personal spiritual director, who strives to lead us to constant awareness of the Source.  It is Kundalini Shakti who empowers our striving for spiritual attainment and who works to lead us to full spiritual realization. All human beings, regardless of era, religion, or culture, are vessels of this holy omnipotent, luminous presence that ardently urges us to cooperate with her efforts to increase our spiritual awareness and growth. It is each seeker’s task to understand how best to assist her in her dedicated service for our enlightenment.

More refined and profound than energy, Kundalini Shakti is enveloped in the mantle of her own manifestation, the subtle body, which includes our energy, mind, and discerning wisdom. Within this raiment, Kundalini Shakti resides in either a contained or a released state.  In her contained state, she is a tightly coiled static power that maintains the ordinary person’s life functions, talents, and consciousness.  Upon her release, Kundalini Shakti rises through one of several pathways in the subtle body and reaches whatever level is possible, based on the conditions at the time of the rising.  In her released state, Kundalini Shakti is dynamically active and strives to improve her spiritual status and complete her rising, pressing to elevate to the One, despite whatever blocks may impede her ascent. Her ultimate goal is our spiritual fulfillment.

There are a variety of perspectives on Kundalini provided by current texts and experts, each with their own special contribution. From our perspective, Kundalini is not a path in itself but a universal process. It is the essential common factor that is the key to all spiritual experiences regardless of an individual’s religious or spiritual orientation. Kundalini Shakti is the means for deepening our connection to our spiritual endeavor and to the Divine Source itself.

Traditional Kundalini Science

The study of Kundalini is the study of spirituality. Kundalini Shakti is the essential common factor operant in all spiritual experiences, regardless of one’s path or tradition, for Kundalini is not a path in itself but is that which guides us along our chosen path. The ancient science of understanding Kundalini Shakti is found in all spiritual traditions, though varying terms and symbols are used to describe it, and many methods are used to attain it.This universal, interspiritual science holds the knowledge of how to properly support and manage our spiritual capacity in order to safely accelerate our spiritual advancement and reach the spiritual goal. Impressive among the available models in its breadth, technical precision, variety of methods, vocabulary, and inclusivity, is the Vedic model of Kundalini science, called Kundalini Vidya. Traditional Kundalini Science (TKS) conveys the teachings of a lineage of Kundalini specialists within this tradition. Its outlook is universal and practical; its focus and goal are spiritual. A comprehensive system for understanding and improving spiritual life, Traditional Kundalini Science is based on Yogic, Vedantic, and Kundalini texts as well as the sacred scriptures and methods of other spiritual traditions. It is ecumenical and does not seek to alter a person’s spiritual orientation or lineage but rather to build on and deepen it.

Patanjali Kundalini Yoga-Care

TKS is maintained by a timeless inner tradition and a small, intact external lineage that updates itself with each new generation. It provides services to sincere seekers through Patanjali Kundalini Yoga-Care (PKYC). The specialty of PKYC is to assist the qualified spiritual seeker in elevating their rising to Makara point in Upper Ajna chakra and then to continue their progress upward to the pinnacle at Bindu. PKYC provides individualized spiritual guidance so the seeker, by giving Kundalini Shakti their dedicated cooperation and correct support, can more efficiently make good progress in hopes of becoming proficient in Oneness Experience, which can eventually yield spiritual Liberation.For this purpose, PKYC offers spiritual education, assessments of Kundalini process, individualized recommendations given in small spiritual retreats, and ongoing follow-up consultations and retreats.Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati provides services in India, and his disciple, Bri. Shivarpita Chaitanya, (Joan Harrigan, Ph.D.) offers them in the USA for North Americans.