10 Kundalini Awakening Symptoms: Physical & Emotional Signs

Have you been feeling a little different lately? Noticed some physical, mental or emotional signs that might be a Kundalini awakening? Below we explore the 10 most common Kundalini awakening signs and symptoms.

    What is a Kundalini Awakening? 

    Kundalini awakenings can be a very profound spiritual experience, but can also be accompanied by some unexpected and challenging symptoms. Kundalini energy rests at the base of the spine, for most of us it lays dormant as we struggle through things like;

    • stress,
    • anxiety,
    • self-doubt,
    • shyness and
    • other emotions that block our chakras and energy centres.

    You can intentionally practice to awaken your Kundalini energy through practices like breathwork, meditation, vagus nerve massage and yoga.  Once awakened the energy moves from the base of the spine through the 7 chakras in order and leads to a state of expanded awareness. 

    When you begin to awaken your Kundalini, you may experience physical, emotional or mental symptoms as your energy starts to move and grow. It's important to understand that these are all normal symptoms of the Kundalini awakening process, and that you are not going crazy. 

    10 Kundalini Awakening Symptoms

    1. Physical Sensations
    2. Intense Emotional Changes
    3. Separation of Ego
    4. Increased Sense of Empathy
    5. More Connected to Nature
    6. Full Body Orgasms
    7. Intense Body Shakes
    8. Intense Heat in the Spine
    9. Feeling More Creative
    10. Overcoming Past Trauma

    1. Physical Sensations

    During a Kundalini awakening, you might experience a range of physical sensations such as;

    • tingling,
    • numbness,
    • vibrations, and
    • energy movements

    in different parts of the body. These sensations are believed to be a result of the Kundalini energy moving up through the chakras. During meditation or breathwork you may feel your body;

    • swaying,
    • swinging,
    • buzzing or
    • tingling.

    You may notice heat or pressure in certain areas of the body, particularly when doing chakra meditations.

    2. Intense Emotional Changes

    It's not all smooth sailing with a Kundalini awakening - be prepared for emotions to come flooding through you.

    Kundalini awakenings can  trigger intense emotional changes such as heightened sensitivity, mood swings, and feelings of bliss, joy, or even fear and anxiety.

    This emotional rollercoaster is believed to be a result of the Kundalini energy stirring up emotional blocks and traumas.You may experience a range of emotion from intense depression and despair to complete elation and euphoria. These feelings will continue to ebb and flow interchangeably as your body releases trauma and reconciles with the awakened state.

    Ultimately it will help you to release your emotional trauma.

    3. Separation of Ego

    You might feel a temporary separation of ego, where you may feel a sense of detachment from your thoughts, emotions, and physical body. This can result in a feeling of oneness with the universe and a heightened spiritual awareness.

    You may also become more aware of your subconscious thoughts. You'll start to catch yourself in negative thought and realign your energy to positive ones. You'll start to feel like you're watching yourself go through life and through this awareness, you avoid getting stuck in negative through patterns.

    This heightened state of awareness maybe give you a greater sense of reality and stronger control of your emotions.

    4. Increased Sense of Empathy

    You may become more empathetic towards people. You are actively expanding your awareness and coming to realisations about how your past trauma is effecting you emotionally.

    This will give you a greater sense of empathy towards others, as you understand that they are just a product of their conditioning and are living in an unaware state. You are becoming  more attuned to your own emotions and those of others, resulting in a deeper understanding and connection with people.

    5. More Connected to Nature

    You may have never been someone who appreciated nature, but you now feel more connected to the earth. You have a deeper sense of gratitude for the natural world.

    This is because you become more aware of your own connection the earth, you start to appreciate feeling alive and understanding the interconnectedness of all things.

    6. Full Body Orgasms

    Whilst in deep meditation you may experience pleasurable sensations or even full body orgasms. This is generally associated with the Sacral Chakra which is connected to your sensuality and is located in the pelvic region. When activated the Kundalini energy stimulates the erogenous zones in the body, resulting in intense pleasure.

    7. Intense Body Shakes

    During spiritual practice such as mediation you may experience intense body shakes, tremors, and convulsions.

    These physical symptoms are believed to be a result of the Kundalini energy clearing blockages and opening up the chakras. This will take some time to pass as it can take weeks, months or even years of work to open all of your chakras.

    8. Intense Heat in the Spine

    Kundalini energy is oftentimes explained as the Kundalini Serpent. The serpent lays dormant at the base of your spine or the root chakra and waits to work its way through the 7 chakras. Once awakened you may feel intense heat in the associated chakras that you are working on.

    9. Feeling More Creative

    Opening your third chakra or the Solar Plexus will help you to become more creative. You may feel inspired to express yourself through art or hobbies that you gave up long ago.

    This is because you become more attuned to your own inner voice and intuition, resulting in a greater flow of ideas and inspiration.

    10. Overcoming Past Trauma

    You may feel less emotionally connected to your past trauma and emotional wounds.. At first when working through it you will feel it intensely, but once the work has been done you'll find that the trauma no longer affects you in the same way.

    The release of Kundalini energy can help to clear emotional blocks and promote healing and growth.

    Final Thoughts

    If you're experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above and feel like you may be in the early stages of a Kundalini awakening, it is important to stay grounded and patient. Remember that this is a process that takes time and practice.

    The good news is that there are many ways to support your journey, including practicing affirmations, meditation, breathwork and yoga. These practices can help open up your energy centres and allow for more flow of Kundalini energy. 

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