Kundalini has always been a book concept to me. My only understanding of it never transcended beyond the pages of words written by Yoga Gurus/Masters. In modern society, especially in our city of Singapore, Kundalini is definitely not a
house hold term.
For those who have never heard of the term Kundalini before, this may actually sound mystical, spiritual or even religious. Actually, it is simply a term used to describe the basic energy lying dormant in everybody's spinal root. This energy moves upwards in a spiral manner, thus named after the ancient snake goddess Shakti Kundalini. Proper Yogic awakening involves intensive cleansing through Asanas, Kriyas,Mantras and Pranayams. This is the safest route because the energy liberated can then be directed in the correct action, with purposeful alignment - for the greater good of mankind.
The first time I felt the spiral energy shoot up the spine, was when the Kundalini Master had her hands on me. It was an intentional awakening, although I had absolutely no idea how it would feel like. In fact, the moment she came near me, I felt
a swaying from deep within. When she was laying her hands on my spine, I felt the urge to rock like a top！
Initially, I thought she was deliberately swaying me with her hands. I resisted to urge to sway and stilled my body, but the suppressment felt uncomfortable. After she left me and moved on to the next person in the yantra, there was a tingling feeling of cool electricity flowing up my spine in a circular manner.
After that meditation session, life was never the same.