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What are the *Signs and Symptoms of a Kundalini Awakening?

Please keep in mind that this is not a checklist where you have to identify with everything on this list to be in the midst of a  Kundalini awakening.

The following are common manifestations of the rising Kundalini:

  • Muscle twitches, cramps or spasms.  
  • Energy rushes or immense electricity circulating the body  
  • Itching, vibrating, prickling, tingling, stinging or crawling sensations  
  • Intense heat or cold  
  • Involuntary bodily movements (occur more often during meditation, rest or sleep): jerking, tremors, shaking; feeling an inner force pushing one into postures or moving ones body in unusual ways.  (May be misdiagnosed as epilepsy, restless legs syndrome (RLS), or  periodic limb movement disorder, or PLMD.)  
  • Alterations in eating and sleeping patterns  
  • Episodes of extreme hyperactivity or, conversely, overwhelming fatigue (some Chronic Fatigue Disorders victims are experiencing Kundalini awakening)  
  • Intensified or diminished sexual desires  
  • Headaches, pressures within the skull  
  • Racing heartbeat, pains in the chest  
  • Digestive system problems  
  • Numbness or pain in the limbs (particularly the left foot and leg)  
  • Pains and blockages anywhere; often in the back and neck (Many cases of Fibromyalgia Syndrome are Kundalini-related.)  
  • Emotional outbursts; rapid mood shifts; seemingly unprovoked or excessive episodes of grief, fear, rage, depression  
  • Spontaneous vocalizations (including laughing and weeping) -- are as unintentional and uncontrollable as hiccoughs 
  • Hearing an inner sound or sounds, classically described as a flute, drum, waterfall, birds singing, bees buzzing but which may also sound like roaring, whooshing, or thunderous noises or like ringing in the ears.  
  • Mental confusion; difficulty concentrating  
  • Altered states of consciousness: heightened awareness; spontaneous trance states; mystical experiences (if the individual's prior belief system is too threatened by these, they can lead to bouts of psychosis or self-grandiosity)  
  • Heat, strange activity, and/or blissful sensations in the head, particularly in the crown area.  
  • Ecstasy, bliss and intervals of tremendous joy, love, peace and compassion  
  • Psychic experiences: extrasensory perception; out-of-body experiences; past-life memories; astral travel; direct awareness of auras and chakras; contact with spirit guides through inner voices, dreams or visions; healing powers  
  • Increased creativity: new interests in self-expression and spiritual communication through music, art, poetry, etc.  
  • Intensified understanding and sensitivity: insight into one's own essence; deeper understanding of spiritual truths; exquisite awareness of one's environment (including "vibes" from others)  
  • Enlightenment experiences: direct Knowing of a more expansive reality; transcendent awareness

*Taken from Shared Transformations, an excellent Kundalini website found at

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