kundalini

[ koon-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.

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Origin of kundalini

From the Sanskrit word kuṇḍalinī

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Example sentences from the Web for kundalini

  • There we were, with our arms spread wide, trying to do Kundalini breathing techniques in her bathroom.

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  • It is called the awakening of Kundalini—coiled-up energy—energy in latent form or enslaved form.

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  • Now, the Yogis, in figurative language call this opening up of the inner consciousness the awakening of the Kundalini.

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British Dictionary definitions for kundalini

kundalini
/ (ˈkʊndəˌliːnɪ) /

noun

(sometimes capital) (in yoga) the life force that resides at the base of the spine
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