The following document is intended as guidance for Kundalini Yoga Teachers working with students who approach them reporting energy disturbance/ kundalini rising. The aim is to help teachers to discern between cases where general information and support may be useful, and those where outside support (e.g., the student’s GP) must be referred to.
Please see handout Kundalini Rising – The Basics for general information on kundalini rising and resources.
Kundalini Yoga is for anybody; yet it is not for everybody. There will be some cases of reported kundalini disturbances by students that cannot be dealt with by a teacher alone. It is important as teachers that we do not hold any illusions about being able to fix or save a student from their experience. Remember that as a teacher, you are one small part of a student’s network of support; you are not ‘the answer’ or a magic key. In some cases, referring the student back to his/her GP may be the best path.
Please note: if a student reports sudden onset changes to perception (vision, hearing) or sensation (tingling, numbness) or pain and that these symptoms are continuous, it is important the student see a doctor to rule out any neurological cause for the symptoms.
Signs of Kundalini Rebalancing Phenomena:
Signs of Imbalanced Kundalini Phenomena:
Kundalini Yoga is clearly recommended for people with all sorts of imbalances – both physical and psychological (see Kundalini Yoga Meditation books by David Shanahofi Khalsa a psychiatrist and yogi who recommends practises for support with specific mental health imbalances). However, this requires that the student be in a position and a time in their process that they are ready to take this on board. The teacher can be one steady support in this process.