Physical, Mental, Emotional or Spiritual stress has been found to arouse the Kundalini.
Two weeks before my Kundalini rose in 2004, I had had my nipples pierced and participated in a skin pull. It was very intense and profound experience for me.
A week later, I was visiting my parents when they got into a terrible argument. It was extremely stressful and upsetting to witness. I was crying as I drove home. I kept sobbing worse and worse. In my mind, I ask why I had been born into this family and subjected to this mental abuse? I remember screaming as loud as I could while I was in the car. I felt pure pain, desperation, and weariness. I stopped screaming but the screaming continued to echo inside the car. Then I heard a voice in my head. It said, “You have been heard!”. In that moment something changed. My emotions calmed and by the time I got home, I was no longer upset. A week later, my Kundalini began to rise to my Sacral Chakra.
Would I recommend getting a body piercing or subjecting yourself to mental and emotional trauma for the chance to experience Kundalini Arousal? Hell no!
The website below talks about stress and kundalini. I don’t agree with everything on this site. I am also not a medical doctor or biologist so I don’t know if the author’s medical knowledge is accurate or not. But it is interesting to read.
Here is a interesting part of the website.
“Giving birth and other stressful conditions in which will is overcome often lead to a kundalini experience. The potent neurological and hormonal mix that is pumped into the body during birthing activates kundalini. There is an increase in oxytocin to create the contractions…both sides of the nervous system are activated…release of mega opiates…DMT release…pressure of the baby in the pelvis…muscles are charged by exertion…extra breathing increases blood oxygen…CSF ionized by heightened condition of parasympathetic & sympathetic nervous systems…liver releases glucose for exertion—all these and more is why kundalini sparks up during birthing. Christina Grof mentioned that kundalini that had arisen during the birthing of her child was stopped by an injection of morphine.
During the initiation stage of a full-on awakening we can assume that both the thyroid and the parathyroid glands are hyperactive. It’s interesting to note that hyperparathyroidism increases the ionized calcium in the cerebrospinal fluid causing psychotic symptoms. The parathyroid governs the extra-cellular calcium levels. It could be a unique combination of oxygen intake, hormonal levels and activation of the sympathetic nervous system that creates the initial spark of kundalini up the spine.
Sudden stress or the relief of prolonged stress can bring on a kundalini awakening. Whether it is the stress of recognition of the Self though contact with a Guru or through finding a “true love.” “When the senses are heightened because of stress, novelty, or fear, it’s much easier to become a mystic or feel ecstasy or fall in love. Danger makes one receptive to romance. Danger is an aphrodisiac.” P.166, Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of Love. Stress, even the stress of new growth, might be essential to trigger hypertonality of the sympathetic nervous system, allowing kundalini to spark off. PTSD is also a preparatory factor to kundalini triggering.”
Experiencing a Spontaneous Kundalini Rising/Awakening without any idea what is happening is a huge stress inducer! I have come to realize that it is like adding gasoline to a fire out of control. Your fear and stress feeds the Kundalini. That fear along with resistance can cause many negative symptoms to arise.
This is why its so important to get good information out to anyone who is experiencing Kundalini. When you are well informed and understand Kundalini, then there is less fear and stress. Which means the Kundalini will calm down.
The stress factor does not only happen at the beginning of Kundalini Arousal. Once your Kundalini awakes, you will need to control your stress carefully. I have realized if I try to skip a meal or if I do not eat enough, my Kundalini gets aroused. If I over eat, sometimes my Kundalini gets active. If I get upset about anything, my Kundalini sometimes acts up. Also lack of sleep can arouse your Kundalini. It doesn’t happen every time but enough to take note of it.
I had one of the worse panic attacks Ive ever had on 2-18-14. I went without sleep for 36 hours. (On a side note, my eyes often involuntarily open on their own when I start going into deep meditation.)Every time I would relax enough to sleep my eyes would involuntarily start opening. It happened over and over again! I finally got up and worked some. Once the panic went away completely, the eye problem ceased. Also during this time my whole body was trembling.
My Kundalini has been much more active and stronger since my panic attack. Its been five days now and its still going strong. I get a lot of pressure in my head but especially around my Third Eye Chakra. Lots of tightness and pressure in my Throat Chakra too. Sometimes I just have to lay down and let the Kundalini do its work. Usually I feel much better after Fifteen minutes of surrender.
Things to do if you experiencing a Kundalini Rising/Awakening.
1. Learn to trust the Kundalini.
Its trying to purify your body and raise your consciousness. The more you fear and resist it, the more problems you will have. Kundalini has a universal intelligence and knows you better than you think! To be Kundalini Awakened is a special grace. Do not fear it.
2. Surrender to the Kundalini.
When I make the effort to Surrender to the Kundalini, I hardly have any problems. I rarely feel the Kundalini except at bed time. Make a daily practice of laying down and focusing on letting go and surrendering to the Kundalini. It becomes easier and easier with time.
3. Learn good Stress Coping Skills.
Learn relaxation techniques. Learn to take deep breaths and try to keep your emotions in check. If you have anger issues, take a Anger Management class. If you have emotional problems, seek therapy so you can talk it out.
4. Do not fast. Do not skip meals or over eat.
Fasting will make your Kundalini really active. Try to eat meals before you get really hungry. Do not over eat. Lots of carbs will arouse your Kundalini. Red Meat and Root Vegetables will help ground you. Remember to do not stress your body!
5. Get adequate sleep.
Do not become sleep deprived. Do not over sleep either. Keep a healthy sleep schedule. Be consistent. When you wake up, turn on a light to light the whole room. Your Third Eye Chakra is more active in a dark room.
6. Keep a Healthy Routine.
Keep your life balanced in a healthy way. Get Regular exercise. A Healthy diet, Drink lots of Water, get enough rest and try to keep your life less stressful.
I know easier said than done right? Just try your best every day. Life happens, its how you react to stress that matters!
3 thoughts on “Kundalini and the Stress Factor.”
Thank you Morgan for sharing this. It is very much appreciated as,I wondered what on earth was going on with me. X
I have been experiencing this for over a year and have just found out what it is. Mostly I do Indian hand movements known as mundras I believe and head and neck also. Who can I contact for information. Eve xxx
Great article! Great because it comes straight from the person experiencing it (with a few additions). I have found the work Biology of Kundalini to be either pretty well grounded in physiology or real good intuition/observation…and maybe it is a little of both or more?
One thing I can add is that listening to what your bod is telling you is important. There were times when I could not eat meat…it made me feel pretty horrible…a new one for a carnivore like me. Also, I went into a period where I could. Not. EAT. Never have had ANY issue w that ever! I went through abut a six month period where I ate nearly nothing. That may sound impossible, and it seems impossible to me now. But I ate a bowl of yoghurt each week. Drank a lot of tea and water! My body simply said no food! And then, about as abruptly as it came on, it was gone and I was eating again. Now I am on the opposite end of the spectrum where I am eating like a horse! None of this has had a neg. effect far as I can tell!