What is Kundalini?
-Sanskrit word meaning “coiled snake.”
-Refers to a powerful & creative force energy in every human.
-Lies dormant in many people & is symbolized as a coiled snake @ the base of spine (muladhara).
-Cultivated & awakened through practice (meditation, pranayama; breathing, asana; body posture, & chanting of mantras) can lead to spiritual liberation.
-Adopted into Hatha yoga in the 9th century.