Kriya is deeply stored cellular information of action on the karmic level within the physical, emotional, mental and energy bodies. They manifest externally as involuntary jerks and spasms, self regulating breath rhythm, spinal locks, stretches and body arranging itself into asana postures and mudras, uncontrollable crying laughter and screaming, speaking in unknown languages.

Internally they can take the form of surfacing of buried emotions and thoughts on the subconscious level, past forgotten memories, electric vibrations, hot or cold sensations and pains along the spine, visions and out of body sensations, internal sounds and smells and other phenomenon.

The external developments can be due due to the sympathetic nervous system information patterns, and the internal implosions due to the para sympathetic aspect of the autonomous nervous system. The degree of expression varies in intensity from light tremors to ground shaking earthquakes, depending upon the karmic accounts of a person who is being infused with kundalini.

Often they can be seizure type impulses related to certain neurotransmitters. They may even be misdiagnosed as epileptic seizures by someone who has no knowledge of kundalini. The difference between the actual medical condition and spiritual expression is that in the later, one is fully aware and conscious while in the medical condition it is deficiency in the brain which causes complete loss of consciousness and all senses.

In yogic terminology kriyas are element (Three Gunas) purifying movements pushing through blocks in the flow of kundalini. Yoga was reverse engineered through observing the various spontaneously arising positions (asanas) created by kriyas for thousands of years.

Whether a voluntary complying with the way the energy wants to go, or involuntary compulsory asanas forcing the flow in conscious recess, both serve the purpose of unfolding and animating new patterns.

The spontaneous convulsions and contorted movements produced by kundalini are nervous stress being released in order to unblock and restructure the tissue to convey greater consciousness. Although they can also be seen as convulsive discharges which cause spontaneous firing in the neuro motor areas of the brain, enhancing the brain chemistry and neural mapwork to evolve for a higher vibration capacity.

The only way to progress through is to allow full expression and let go to whatever is happening as an observer. Any resistance or need to control will hinder the natural process. The speed of advancement depends on ones quality of surrender.


- Rohan Kapur

Art: Ben Encarnacion

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