Many religions have spoken of a mystical force called the 'Kundalini'. There have been many names given to this power, such as, orgone, esprit, prana, and bio-electricity.
Kundalini means 'coiling,' like a snake. It sits at the base of the spine and is a reservoir of creative energy linked to the divine force. The dormant feminine energy contains the psychic abilities we all carry. It is normally symbolized by a serpent coiled into three and half circles with the tail in its mouth. This energy moves in a spiraling motion around the sacrum at the base of the spine.
With the awakening of the Kundalini comes great responsibility. It can be felt as a warm magnetic energy that rises towards the heavens utilizing the spine as its catapult. Along it's path are the seven major chakra centers. When this energy passes through a chakra center that center becomes activated and alive.
A sudden awakening of the Kundalini due to trauma can cause an array of physical and emotional symptoms, many of which cannot be explained medically. Symptoms include but are not limited to: crackling noises at the base of the neck, headaches, muscles spasms, hot and cold flashes, mental confusion, twitching, emotional outbursts, numbness of the arms and hands, change in eating and sleeping habits, and excess energy. If you have any of these symptoms please do not assume it is due to the Kundalini. Many of these symptoms mimick other physical or neurological disorders. Check with your doctor.
CHAKRA CHART for quick reference