The Snake is representative of transformation and rejuvenation. It cyclically sheds its skin, leaving behind the old and outdated to make way for the new. A rebirthing of the mind, body and soul. The serpent is symbolic of ones life force and internal energies.
The word Kundalini is derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Kundal’ , कुण्डलिनी, meaning coiled up. It is often represented through a serpent coiled at the base of the spine in the base and sacral chakras. The Serpent and Kundalini mythology has been found in the sacred texts of many religions and cultures from Buddhism, Hinduism & Christianity to the Ancient Egyptians and Mayans. All of these texts speak of the Kundalini or “Serpent Energy” which is awakened within the spirit of the practitioner through meditation and spiritual practice to reach a state of enlightenment.
Through the activation of the Kundalini, the energy makes it’s way up the central line of force activating the chakras to the 3rd Eye Chakra, awakening the Pineal and Pituitary Glands and opening the 3rd and 4th Eye Chakras. Once this has been achieved and the energy is sustained, the force then makes its way up to the Crown Chakra for a full Kundalini Awakening and a state of enlightenment is attained.
‘Kundalini is one of the greatest energies. The whole body of the seeker starts glowing because of the rising of the Kundalini. Because of that, unwanted impurities in the body disappear. The body of the seeker suddenly looks very proportionate and the eyes look bright and attractive and the eyeballs glow.’
- (Gyaneshwari, Chapter VI).