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Lesson 135 -
Kundalini Currents in Legs and Arms (Audio)
- Hand Mudra (Jnana or Chin) (Audio)
- Painful Kundalini Energy in Arms, Legs and Feet (Audio)
Date: Tue Mar 9, 2004 10:59am
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Q: I have been practicing yoga and pranayama for about six years. I started
this practice to get rid of my asthma condition now I succeeded to 90%.
Normally I do not do
meditation except some self-affirmations
after my pranayama.
sound OM does not
much interest mefor my
religious background. Now I found you and practicing the meditation as per
your instructions for the past 50days. (For the past three years my yoga is
not regular, but I do pranayama for five minutes a day, before starting
When I started the meditation it was good and in few days a sort of pleasant
cool breeze (cool current) started flowing in my back during and after the
meditation. During my prayers during the day and afternoon I feel the same
sensation in my back spreading till my upper back. I do pranayama and
meditation in sidhasana.
My question is, for the ten days during the day around 10 A.M. till 2.30 to
3 P.M. I am having the cool current sensation flowing in only in my both the
legs and hands from the shoulder till the finger tips. Some times it is very
strong but pleasant. Please le me know what this condition is. As for my
understanding the energy flows in the upper parts of the body not down.
Please let me know what it is or it is the energy flowing down instead of
upward. Kindly advise.
A: It is kundalini energy. It can be very evident in the legs and arms. You
have heard the expression, "lotus feet?" Kundalini goes wherever the nervous
system goes. This means to every cell in the body. It begins in the spinal
nerve (sushumna) and radiates from there, sometimes instantaneously with the
rise of ecstatic conductivity in the spinal nerve, and other times with some
delay in time as kundalini energy works its way out from the spinal nerve.
Also, energetically, the subtle nervous system reaches far beyond the body
via the aura, and kundalini goes there also. That is how others can feel our
rising ecstatic bliss. Good vibrations, you know.
Many years ago the same experience you describe rose in me. It was so
pleasurably intense in my legs and feet that the only way I could calm it
down was by walking barefoot all over the neighborhood. It was like having
orgasms in my feet. I had the same thing in the arms and hands too. Being
physically active helps smooth it out. You may want to check out the lesson
on kundalini symptoms and remedies if you feel the need to smooth it out.
The symptoms have much to do with friction between kundalini energy and deep
obstructions coming out. In time it evens out to be much smoother unending
ecstatic feelings everywhere in the body. Ecstatic living!
If I have to take a guess, I'd say your pranayama has been opening your
nervous system up over the past few years, and now meditation is taking
advantage of that cultivated situation. You are very wise to be taking up
meditation to complement your pranayama. The relationship of these two
practices, and the importance of doing both, is discussed throughout the
lessons, beginning with first instructions in spinal breathing. You may wish
to bring your pranayama up to the spinal breathing level, if you have not
already. This speeds up the effects of pranayama, while at the same time
providing much more balance of energies in the nervous system, so there is
more progress with less chance of excessive energy flows.
Good things are happening.
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