By Jason Lincoln Jeffers
To prepare for a kundalini awakening, it is important to follow five specific steps. The first step is to exercise every day. For stretching, and preparing the nadis and marma points for an upcoming rush of the prana shakti, I recommend either tai chi or yoga to my clients. If you’d like more of a caloric-burning exercise, such as running, cycling, or rollerblading, then I recommend short bursts of intense, high performance sprinting, rather than prolonged, long distance enduring.
The exercise does not have to be overly strenuous or time consuming because this actually trains the body to store more fat due to the “endurance stress” that its having to undergo to every day. As a result, you become a slave to your own exercise routine and may end up spending as much as an hour a day to do what you could be doing in less than twenty minutes.
The second step is to drink plenty of distilled water. Any other water source may contain chlorine and/or fluoride and is toxic and acid-forming in the body. The goal is to bring the body into a slightly alkaline state. This will accelerate the detoxification process when the kundalini is activated. If the body is toxic and in poor health, the kundalini awakening will be arduous and somewhat hard to bear. However, if the body is already physically pure, the awakening will be smooth and easy, without too many unpleasantries.
The third step is to change your diet. The diet I recommend to my clients is a gluten-free, starch-free, sugar-free diet that is nutrient-dense and ant-oxidant rich. Its foundation consists of fibrous vegetables (as much as you want), balanced with a 50:50 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6/9 fatty acids, balanced with a handful (literally) of protein per meal. You don’t need a super amount of protein everyday. Six ounces per day, per person (on average), is all your body requires. This amounts to two ounces per meal (about a handful) of animal-based protein, preferably grass-fed organic meat and wild-caught, cold-water fish.
The fourth step is to begin meditating. Start with just a few minutes a day, then gradually increase the time a few minutes per month until you reach fifteen minutes per day. This is all you need. Focus on the quality of the meditation, not the quantity. This means allowing your mind to become thought-free by creating a space in between your true Self (consciousness) and your monkey mind.
The fifth and final step is pranic breathing. The exercise I recommend is as follows: Block one nostril with your thumb or forefinger, breath deeply through the opposite nostril, then exhale through the mouth. Repeat seven times, then alternate. Do this every day. Eventually, you’ll begin to feel a tingling sensation at the base of your spine. This is the sign that the kundalinl prana shakti is beginning to awaken. When you can feel the tingling, then increase your pranic breathing technique to twice a day until you have a full blown kundalini awakening.