Kundalini comes from the word kundala which means coiled. Kundalini is the name Yogis gave to awakening to your full potential, and is depicted as a snake, coiled and slumbering at your base or root chakra.
The base or root chakra is also called the Sushumna Nadi. Nadi is another Sanskrit word used for chakra. There are thousands of chakra gateway energy points (nadis) within your BodyMind energy system.
These nadis or chakra gateway points become clogged as you become resistant to life force energy. You become resistant to channeling life force energy primarily out of your limited lower mind’s judgment and fear of the unknown. As you shut down to experiencing the joy of just being physically alive and present in this moment you become more limited in your experiences.
What are Chakras? Chakra is a Sanskrit term meaning “disc,” or “spinning wheel of energy,” or “wheel of light.” Spiral vortices of energy that look similar in shape to our Milky Way Galaxy your chakras are spinning wheels of energy that connect your physical life form with your transpersonal Divine Nature.
Chakras are windows of perception for organizing the various dimensions of reality, and act much like energetic maps or blueprints. It is at your Chakras that Prana is organized in its flow through your physical BodyMind. Chakras are portals for perceiving, organizing and transmitting vibration or Prana, life force energy.
According to Dr. Candace Pert a renowned neuroscientist, “we (humans) are quite literally hard wired for bliss.” Candace Pert’s extraordinary career began in 1972 with her startling discovery of the opiate receptor. In her book, “Molecules of Emotion,” Dr. Pert, a professed Chakra buff, maps the dynamic network between emotions, the body and the mind.