“Shakta Tantra aims to directly experience the Goddess in oneself. One of the ways to do this is through the awakening of the kundalini. Literally, kundalini means ‘she who is coiled’, and refers to energy believed to lie coiled like a serpent at the base of our spines. It forms the centre of the body’s subtle energy system that consists of nadis (channels) and chakras (‘wheels’ of energy) through which the prana or life force, irrigates our physical, emotional, psychic selves, performs life functions, and keeps us alive. In most of us, this energic system remains semi-functional at best, and in disrepair at worst, leading to knots that obstruct free flow of prana and manifest at the physical level as disease.”
The above text was recently published in ‘The Speaking Tree’ a supplement of The Times of India. The text is used courtesy of The Times of India article. The artwork published with the article is by the awakening arts network’s own Dana Lynne Andersen. The original artwork by Dana Lynne Andersen was first shown at the Fusion exhibition, Delhi in 2008.