The process of kundalini awakening has a host of symptoms and dangers associated with it.
Rightly or wrongly, some warn against embarking on kundalini awakening while you are still inexperienced in yoga and meditation.
We believe they are a little over the top, but they raise a good point.
As long as the process is undertaken with proper care, and the journey to kundalini awakening is embarked on with the right respect, there are no real dangers to undergoing kundalini awakening.
But there are dangers and symptoms, and the more you know the better when it comes to kundalini awakening. So let’s take a look at the common and most important ones.
Kundalini Awakening Dangers
The main danger during kundalini awakening is that you will rush the process.
Doing this can be very counterproductive, as over burdening yourself spiritually can have a multitude of adverse effects on you mentally and physically.
As we move towards kundalini awakening, our vibrations rise and our energies reach higher frequencies.
As this happens, our subtle and physical bodies both have to adjust to the new baseline frequency, causing mild side effects commonly known as “ascension sickness”.
These mild side effects can become pretty serious if the body has to adjust to a massively higher frequency too quickly.
Avoiding that danger is pretty simple, it just requires some mindfulness.
If you are on the journey to kundalini awakening and you begin to feel “a bit off”, or a little overwhelmed, or you start to experience any of the symptoms we have listed further down, push pause on your spiritual practice for a bit.
It’s good to take a break, to let the dust settle. Incremental change allows you the stability to do good spiritual work.
Kundalini Awakening Symptoms
As you undergo the process of kundalini awakening, there are some symptoms you will undoubtedly experience.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most common symptoms:
- Constantly buzzing with energy.
- Shakes, jitters and anxiety – similar to a caffeine high.
- Heightened energetic awareness, particularly within the primary chakras.
- Increased sensitivity to heat and cold.
- A deep feeling of pleasure, sometimes described as a “soulgasm”.
- Emotional instability, moodiness.
- Heightened perception. Sometimes manifests as an improvement in the senses, but mostly overloads the senses (similar to a light-sensitive migraine).
- Auditory hallucinations.
- A period of thoughtfulness, epiphanies and soul-searching.
- Increase in creative drive.
Other common symptoms include the standard “ascension sickness” symptoms, which present much like the flu.
This means headaches, nausea, aches and pain, congestion and lethargy.
Experiencing any of these symptoms, even if they are just coming on, might mean that it is time to take a little break from spiritual practice.
They are a sign of progress, but they also signal that the body is struggling to keep up with the soul.
As is almost always the case, a balance must be achieved.