energy is one's dormant spiritual energy. The Kundalini energy in its' dormant
state is visualized as a snake coiled up in the first chakra at the base of the
spine, the Muladhara chakra.
When an aspirant of Kundalini
Yoga starts activating the Kundalini
energy through various kinds of pranayamas,
the nadi system is
The roused Kundalini energy moves
upwards in the central nadi, the Sushumna,
passing through each of the lower chakras to reach the seventh, the Sahasrara
Chakra. This process is known in Kundalini Yoga as the piercing of the chakras
and represents the merging of the female with the male.
release and ascent of the dormant spiritual Kundalini energy in Kundalini Yoga
enables the aspirant to transcend the effects of the elements and achieve consciousness
that brings liberation from the ever-changing world of illusion (Maya).
Laya Yoga is
also called Kundalini yoga, because the raising of Kundalini
energy to unite her with the supreme consciousness is the
main objective, which is reached through deep meditation (dhyana).
For a better understanding of Kundalini
Yoga, also read The Chakras.