If my kundalini is awakened will I need to change my lifestyle?
It's hard to have your cake and eat it too. If you awaken kundalini in order to change and enrich your life it's reasonable to expect you may need to change your lifestyle as a result.
The recommendations of both classical literature and experience is that sleep and diet will need to be moderated otherwise severe discomfort may arise. Furthermore without moderating sexual activity and physical work it will be hard to experience much success with kundalini.
The extent that these elements of your life need to change depends on the nature of the individual. While genuine mental imbalances arising from kundalini are rare, nearly every kundalini yogin will find periods when one needs to be especially sensitive to needs for sleep, quiet and diet.
- Rohan Kapur