Blocked Kundalini Chakra Symptoms: The Kundalini Snake

The Kundalini snake represents your life force energy. When it lays dormant at the base of the spine it can wreak havoc on your physical, mental and spiritual health. When you raise your kundalini energy, the serpent ascends through the body allowing your energy to flow freely and leading to a spiritual awakening. 

Let's explain further;

    What is the Kundalini Snake? 

    In Sanskrit the Kundalini snake refers to coiled up energy that lays dormant at the base of the spine. The snake is a powerful symbol as it represents rebirth, transformation and healing. The snake sheds its skin to continuously begin anew, as you do when you are awakened. It’s believed that the Kundalini snake will lay dormant in the system until a person unblocks the 7 main energy centres of the body or the “chakras”.  

    When the chakras are blocked you may experience both physical and emotional health issues that are a result of stagnant energy in the body and subconscious mind. As you unblock each of the chakras, the serpent ascends through the body along the spine from the root chakra all the way up to the crown chakra. Once it reaches the seventh and final chakra, it’s said that a person has attained spiritual enlightenment. 

    Kundalini Snake and the Chakras

    The 7 chakras are the main energy centres of the body. Each of the chakras correlates to a specific location on the body, resonates at a different frequency and regulates a certain emotion. For example, the solar plexus chakra is the third chakra, it’s located above the naval, resonates at a frequency of 417hz  and is responsible for regulating emotion relating to; self-esteem, confidence and will power.

    If you're someone who has self esteem issues, lacks confidence or control issues then this is a sign of a blocked solar plexus chakra. To unblock this chakra you must find the root cause of these emotional blockages and work through them. 

    You may have heard of this as chakra work or shadow work, which is essentially unearthing the parts of yourself where you store your innermost pain, shame and trauma. In order for the Kundalini snake to seamlessly rise through the body, each of the chakras must be unblocked. Doing so will lead to greater mental, physical and spiritual health.

    Is my Kundalini Energy Blocked? 

    There are many signs and symptoms that point toward a Kundalini energy block. The blockages relate to emotional trauma that has been repressed and stored both in the body and subconscious mind, effecting you without you even realising it. The subconscious mind s responsible for storing all of your belief systems, values, memories and past trauma.

    Without even noticing it, the subconscious mind thinks around 90% of the same thoughts today as it did yesterday. If you're someone who hasn't worked through your trauma then the likelihood is that your subconscious loop you're stuck in is negative, self sabotaging, highly anxious or depressed.

    When negative experiences are stored and repressed, the trauma expresses itself as blockages in your system effecting your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

    Blocked Kundalini Chakra Symptoms

    Each of the 7 chakras will present different symptoms. In order to unblock your chakras and allow the Kundalini snake to flow effortlessly through the body you first have to pinpoint the symptoms of your blockages.

    Root Chakra Blockage Symptoms: 

    The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is closely tied to the “fight or flight” response. It is responsible for regulating our survival instincts, safety and security. Signs of a blocked root chakra are feelings of anxiety, insecurity or fear.

    When you experience these emotional blockages, the Kundalini snake will lay dormant at the base of the spine, not allowing for proper flow of energy through the system. The physical symptoms of a root chakra blockage are inflammation in the body, shortness of breath, intestinal issues and cramping. When you’re grounded, secure and generally feel safe these are signs of a healthy and balanced root chakra.

    Once this balance is attained, the Kundalini snake rises to the sacral chakra.

    Sacral Chakra Blockage Symptoms

    The sacral chakra is located below the naval and is associated with sexual and creative energy. Signs of a blocked sacral chakra include repressed creativity, an overactive or under-active sex drive, withheld intimacy, feeling passionless or emotionally isolating yourself. When this chakra is unblocked it will lead to more openness, sensuality, creativity and joy.

    Once you've reached balance in your sacral chakra the Kundalini energy rises to the third chakra, the solar plexus.

    Solar Plexus Blockage Symptoms

    The solar plexus chakra is located above the navel and below the chest. It is responsible for your confidence, personal identity and self esteem. Signs of a blocked solar plexus chakra are low self-esteem, control issues, lack of confidence and indecisive behaviour. This can also manifest in physical symptoms like digestive issues, eating disorders and fatigue.

    When your solar plexus is balanced you will live in your truth, be positive about life and always act authentically. Once you've healed any emotional trauma relating to the solar plexus, you’ve worked your way through the baser emotions and are ready to move on to the heart chakra. 

    Heart Chakra Blockage Symptoms 

    The heart chakra is located at the centre of the chest and regulates love, compassion and forgiveness. Symptoms of a blocked heart chakra can range from depression to difficulty maintaining relationships, distrust, inability to receive love and an overall sentiment of distrust.

    Signs of an open heart chakra are effortless connection with others, forgiving with ease and being open to giving and receiving love. When this chakra is unblocked you are comfortable with yourself and others and the Kundalini snake will flow through to the throat chakra. 

    Throat Chakra Blockage Symptoms

    The throat chakra is located at the centre of the neck and is your expression centre. Symptoms of a blocked throat chakra are; difficulty with communication, inability to use your voice, shyness or arrogance.

    When this chakra is in balance you will speak your truth, express yourself with ease and listen to your inner voice. Once this chakra is opened then you have reached a higher level of consciousness and the Kundalini snake will ascend to the third eye chakra.

    Third Eye Blockage Symptoms

    The third eye chakra is located at the centre of the forehead between the brows. This is the beginning of the more advanced chakras and can only be opened once the first 5 chakras are unblocked. It concerns psychic consciousness, intuition and wisdom.

    Symptoms of a blocked third eye chakra are lack of direction, confusion, disconnection from your intuition and a lack of clarity. Once this chakra is opened you will be utilising the mind to perceive the more subtle qualities of reality.

    You will trust in your intuition, have greater awareness and live in the present moment. Reaching this level of consciousness can be quite challenging and will take time. Once this energy centre is unblocked, the Kundalini snake is ready to ascend to the final chakra.  

    Crown Chakra Blockage Symptoms

    The crown chakra is located above the head and is the final chakra. This chakra will only open when the first 6 chakras are unblocked and you have reached a higher state of consciousness.

    Symptoms of a blocked crown chakra are someone who is cynical and close minded. When the Kundalini snake reaches the crown chakra you will feel a sense of bliss and transcendence.

    It is the opening of a gateway to the divine self and universal consciousness. With all 7 chakras open the Kundalini snake flows seamlessly through the body. This activation is known as a Kundalini awakening and will lead to a more fulfilling and healthy life. 

    How to Awaken and Raise the Kundalini Snake

    It is said that the Kundalini snake can be awakened spontaneously, although for most it takes years of practice. If you’ve resonated with any of the emotional or physical symptoms of chakra blockages above then your Kundalini snake is most likely coiled up at the base of your spine. Using modalities like breathwork, meditation, kundalini reiki, listening to solfeggio frequencies or practicing affirmations will help to work through the emotional trauma that is blocking your chakras.

    Choose a technique that best suits you and begin working from the root chakra, to the sacral and so on. This takes discipline, practice and time but will help to heal your subconscious trauma and energy blockages in the system.

    Final Thoughts 

    The Kundalini snake is a powerful symbol of our inner energetic force. Stagnant and dormant energy residing in the base of the spine can lead to a number of physical and emotional blockages that are harmful to your health.

    You can actively work to unearth repressed trauma that is stored in the body and subconscious mind by unblocking your chakras. Begin your journey by starting with the root chakra. This will be emotionally challenging as you may unearth subconscious blockages that you weren't aware of. Though it will be hard, the healing and transformation that will be triggered as a result are worth it.

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    I am a meditation coach and practitioner who gets to spend their day transforming people's lives. I have a special interest in meditation, yoga and the chakras. I've seen countless lives changed through these practices and I intend to see some more!