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Can Kundalini Energy be Dangerous? Here is what our Shrink on the Mat says…

July 17, 2013

Concerning kundalini… Have you experienced an “awakening”? I’ve heard it can be dangerous or unpleasant for some?


There are many frightening stories about kundalini energy and as a result I think that kundalini yoga is sometimes confused with kundalini awakenings that can happen spontaneously or as a result of some spiritual practices. So, yes, Kundalini awakenings can be difficult for some.

However Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, in the hands of a well-trained teacher is a safe, way to raise kundalini energy without adverse effect.

I see kundalini yoga as a continuous journey of “awakenings”and have never had a dangerous or frightening experience. Over time however I feel as if various aspects of my being, and understandings, are awakened. Sometimes people are surprised to have powerful emotional or spiritual experiences through kundalini yoga, however if held in gentle awareness, these experiences can be integrated and shift and change as we move through the yoga path.


Linda 3Linda is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, mindfulness trainer and kundalini yoga teacher. She has been in private practice for the past 18 years. Linda teachers yoga classes at Gururamdas and at Hotdog Yoga in Cape Town. She can be contacted on or visit her website
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  1. August 10, 2013 5:50 pm

    Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post.
    Many thanks for providing these details.

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