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.