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[koo n-dl-ee-nee] /ˌkʊn dlˈi ni/
noun, Hinduism.
the vital force lying dormant within one until activated by the practice of yoga, which leads one toward spiritual power and eventual salvation.
Origin of kundalini
From the Sanskrit word kuṇḍalinī Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now, the Yogis, in figurative language call this opening up of the inner consciousness the awakening of the kundalini.

    The Inner Consciousness Swami Prakashananda
  • It is called the awakening of kundalini—coiled-up energy—energy in latent form or enslaved form.

    The Inner Consciousness Swami Prakashananda
British Dictionary definitions for kundalini


(sometimes capital) (in yoga) the life force that resides at the base of the spine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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