If you want to awaken your Kundalini, you need to remove your focus from thoughts about the external world. You must develop ways of distancing your senses from what goes on in your physical body, as it’s only then that you can access the potent energy of the Kundalini.
DO NOT FORCE
unless you’re absolutely certain you know what you’re getting into because it is life changing and mind-altering. When people force kundalini it can lead to madness, some people aren’t ready for the illusions to fall away around them. It’s not that they are less or more spiritual than others it’s just they are not ready for this experience. So when you approach kundalini you have to know what you’re dealing with otherwise it will bite you instead.
One should become perfectly desireless and should be full of Vairagya before attempting to awaken Kundalini. It can be awakened only when a man rises above Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and other impurities. Kundalini can be awakened through rising above desires of the senses. The Yogi, who has got a pure heart and a mind free from passions and desires will be benefited by awakening Kundalini. If a man with a lot of impurities in the mind awakens the Shakti by sheer force he will break his legs and stumble down.
A thorough knowledge of the theory is as essential as the practice. Some are of opinion that theory is not at all necessary. They bring one or two rare instances to prove that Kundalini has been awakened. The man, who has a clear knowledge of the theory and a steady practice, attains the desired goal quickly, properly and safely.
It is easy to awaken the Kundalini, but it is very difficult to take it to Sahasrara (crown)through the different Chakras. It demands a great deal of patience, perseverance, purity and steady practice. The Yogi who has taken it to Sahasrara Chakra, is the real master of all forces.
DO NOT MISINTERPRET
Awakening of the Kundalini Shakti, its union with Siva, enjoying the nectar and other functions of the Kundalini Yoga that are described in the Yoga Scriptures are misrepresented and taken in a literal sense by many. Many think that they are Shiva and ladies to be Shakti and that mere sexual union is the aim of Kundalini Yoga/Tantra. After having some wrong interpretation of the Yogic texts, they begin worship their sexual partners with lustful propensities. The term “Divine intoxication that is derived by drinking the nectar” is also misrepresented. They take a lot of wine and other intoxicating drinks and drugs and imagine to have enjoyed the Divine ecstasy. It is mere ignorance. This sort of worship and union is not at all Kundalini Yoga. They divert their concentration on sexual centres and ruin themselves. Some foolish young boys practise one or two Asanas, Mudras and a little Pranayama too for a few days, in any way they like, and imagine that the Kundalini has gone up to their crown. They pose as big Yogis. They are pitiable, self-deluded minds.
As this journey happens the self-identifications, beliefs and illusions related to the existing personality are undermined and eventually dissolve. You may feel you no longer have a place to stand in the world. You are moving toward standing in the vastness of the whole.
This clearing has been called a purification process, or in Hindu terms it is the release of samskaras and vrittis. Samskaras are all the conditions brought into this unique life to be played out from previous lives, but could also be considered the consequence of effects in the present life. Vrittis are all the movements of mind and thought. Many spiritual practices exist for the purpose of calming and overcoming the activity of vrittis. Sadly; today many people, who owing to their average academic knowledge ( no depth in scriptural knowledge) do not have detailed and correct understanding of yogic and tantric terms, leading them to create their own theories of new age spirituality or new age kundalini yogic and tantric philosophy which are far away from reality. I recommend people to know about and go through the biographies of legendary saints, at least; so that you can have some idea of the gravity of true spiritual life and you don’t get deluded by overwhelming new age spirituality theories
Kundalini may be awakened by intensity of work ( selfless karma yoga) or by deep concentration. There are many practices in Yoga and in Tantra for awakening the kundalini, but we have to remember that any practice of Yoga or Tantra will awaken only one aspect of kundalini. The methods which have been outlined in Yoga and Tantra represent the techniques which are relevant to a particular personality type.
According to modern psychology, the human personality is divided into four categories – dynamic, intellectual, emotional and psychic, and we all tend to become creative in one of these aspects. An intellectual will tend to develop his intellectual creativity, while an emotional type of personality will be inclined to develop his emotional faculties and creativity.
However the statement “awakening of kundalini” refers to an awakening of the inner self which does not fall under any of these categories
Some of the methods prescribed for awakening are:
1. Mantra japa – repetition of mantra.
2. Tapas – austerity.
3. Swadhyaya – deep self-study.
4. Bhakti yoga – remembrance of God’s name and the singing of devotional songs. Total surrender to guru or God.
5. Gyana yoga – the yoga of contemplation, Self enquiry
6. Karma yoga – the yoga of action.
7. Raja yoga -the yoga of dissolution of mind
8. Hatha yoga- mudras, bandhas, pranayama, etc.
9. Shaktipat – awakening through the grace of guru.
10. Esoteric rituals of Tantra. Other sadhanas of Tantra such as the pancha makar sadhana, the practices of vama marga or dakshina marga .
12. Aushadi – awakening through use of certain specific herbs.
13 Other modified versions of yoga e.g Kriya yoga etc