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Curing Kundalini Excesses (Audio)
July 15, 2010
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Q: I have done many different forms of yoga and chi
gong and I became aware that my soul consciousness never really grounded in
my tail bone. I am now in the process of re-experiencing a renewed
connection into my tailbone and my physical body. Up until then I had been
living in divine consciousness in my heart. Now I am re-experiencing all the
karmic patterns that I had moved through many years ago into pure love and
service, except now I am experiencing
life force in my root, sacrum and tail vibrating
up my spine. It is causing my vertebrae to go out from my solar plexus right
up to my atlas bone.
I am having a lot of discomfort and am waking
up in the early hours of the morning with a splitting headache and have been
receiving network chiropractic and gentle regular chiropractic, which can
give relief for a couple of hours or days. I have made many changes in my
lifestyle in diet, breath practice, yin yoga, lots of quiet time in breath
and silence. I am now having some breakthroughs into pure love which is
wonderful, but I am really scared because I have been diagnosed with the
cranial fluid and lymphatic fluid not draining from the brain,
especially at night when I am sleeping, so I have the splitting headaches
when I wake up. Is there any practice or suggestion you can give to assist
the flow of the ecstatic energy in my spine so it is not staying stuck from
the solar plexus up? I am of course also experiencing so much emotional
upheaval too. Thank you so much for all you are and all you do.
A: In cases like this, the formula
in the AYP approach is self-pacing (less) practice and more grounding
activity, particularly physical exercise. Sometimes the best thing to do is
forget practices and get worldly for a while, which will bring the energies
down into more balance. Also, a heavier diet for a while can help.
plays a key role in feeding kundalini energy. The lighter the diet, the more
the flow. A heavier diet diverts energy into digestion, thus tempering
excess kundalini flow. This is well-known in kundalini circles, as are the
inner energy-tempering effects of regular physical exercise and other
physical activities (like digging in the garden). Service can also help
balance the energies, but only if it is focusing attention away from our
neuro-biology and energy, losing ourselves in work for others rather than
dwelling on our own inner energy. Balance
of the inner energies
is best served by noticing, allowing and letting
go, rather than dwelling on and attempting to direct inner energy. This is a
hard lesson for some to learn.
overly "meditative," "shakti nurturing," and focusing on chakras,
energy flows and physical
symptoms can increase the flows and the
imbalances. In general, it is a bad idea to attempt to direct or
micro-manage kundalini energy. This usually increases imbalances and
intensity. Spinal breathing pranayama and grounding practices like Tai Chi
can be exceptions, but not always. If it is not helping the situation, don't
do it. Your relation to causes and effects in practices and lifestyle, and a
willingness to make the necessary adjustments are key. The methods for
achieving balance are well-known, and is up to each of us to take the
necessary steps to promote steady spiritual growth with comfort and safety.
typical inner energy/kundalini imbalance symptoms you are having, and they
will pass as you proceed on your path. See Lesson 69
for more on kundalini symptoms and remedies. If your symptoms don't abate
with these remedies applied, it is good to seek medical advice to be sure
there are no major health issues,
as apparently you have already. But do not expect most doctors to understand
kundalini symptoms, some which can mimic medical conditions. So due caution
is in order before undertaking invasive medical treatments.
comment much on the
of your practice, because apparently you
have not be utilizing the AYP
So it is hard to say what has been going
on with your practices, except probably too much.
find additional support in the AYP
Support Forums in the kundalini category. You will find that most
practitioners there have it pretty well in hand, and there is knowledgeable
support for folks going through situations like yours. If you are looking
for a way to build a balanced routine of practices for the long term, it is
suggested to review the AYP Lessons from the beginning and take it one step
at a time. There is lots of help available both in the lessons and in the
community of practitioners.
you all the best on your continuing path. Practice wisely, and enjoy!
is in you.
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Note: For detailed instructions on
building and maintaining a balanced daily practice routine with self-pacing, see the
Eight Limbs of Yoga Book.
For more discussion
on kundalini symptoms and remedies, see the Asanas,
Mudras and Bandhas book.