Definition of kundalini in US English:



  • 1(in yoga) latent female energy believed to lie coiled at the base of the spine.

    • ‘This inrush of energy current awakens kundalini, which has taken the form of a small, white lucid, but soft and soothing light, like the flame of a candle.’
    • ‘Learning psychic skills might help us manage our delusions and meditation could help us channel our kundalini.’
    • ‘They use urine to unleash their kundalini, sending it straight into the third eye, bringing instant enlightenment.’
    • ‘The kundalini is symbolised by a serpent, which is often depicted turning three and half times.’
    • ‘Muladhara is at the base of the spine, the center for kundalini or primal energy.’
    • ‘Through yoga their kundalini rises, expanding consciousness, changing values and creating magical happenings around them.’
    1. 1.1 A system of meditation directed toward the release of kundalini energy.
      • ‘In kundalini yoga you attempt to move energy from the base of your spine through chakras or energy centers to the crown of your head to bring about illumination.’
      • ‘She also does once-weekly kundalini yoga, which mixes movement, breathwork and meditation.’
      • ‘Shakta Kaur Khalsa has been practicing and teaching kundalini yoga for 24 years, and has been a Montessori teacher for almost as long.’
      • ‘Worshippers of Siva who are victim to anger or hatred refrain from meditation, japa, and kundalini yoga.’
      • ‘What books or any other resources do you recommend about kundalini yoga?’


Sanskrit, literally ‘snake’.