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Kundalini Shakti

Creativity is the key resource that is responsible for human civilization and evolution be it physiological creativity or artistic or scientific creativity. The Indian Civilization has been worshiping this creative faculty from centuries. It is known as Kundalini, the mythical dormant Serpent energy at the base of our spine whose release leads to brilliant creative intelligence in man. The full release confers to Nirvana or Liberation experience. However what exactly is this Kundalini that has so dominated the Indian philosophy for centuries. Kundalini is said to be the reflection of Adi Shakti and is referred as our Holy Mother who knows everything about us and rises effortlessly when the right time comes so that we are born again. When she rises she passes through each successive chakra and Nirvakalpa Samadhi (enlightenment) is achieved. She is the feminine power at the base of the spine and travels up the spine to meet the masculine power. Her consort Lord Shiva is seated in the seventh chakra (Sahasrara). The process of creation required the Kundalini to descend down from the crown chakra and sustain by abiding in the Muladhara (Root) chakra. As she descends to the lower chakra she causes Maya (illusion) limitation and ignorance and becomes grosser and loses her powers and subtlety. As Kundalini rises through chakras upwards she becomes more subtle and reabsorbs all the creative powers she had lost during the decent. As it ascends it causes spiritual awakening and freedom.

Considering the recent scientific discoveries there is another way to look at this. Kundalini the mythical reptilian energy coiled up at the base of the spine and possibly the structure of snakes coiled up represents the double helix structure of the DNA molecule. Indian philosophy throws up a number of such imagic or unconscious insights which provide dynamic clues for understanding of human creativity. Kundalini Yoga is a form of practice which helps the yogi through various asanas or yogic practices achieve this ascend. We have to reinterpret them in the light of the tremendous leaps we have made in scientific knowledge from ancient times. .

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