Kundalini is an energy that is found in a body that is, usually, in a dormant state and as such most individuals does not know that the said energy is in the body. It is also considered as an inner divine presence inside a body.
There are very few people who can feel this energy; about one in a thousand people at time can feel this energy when it becomes activated or aroused.
Kundalini is a Sanskrit word which means coiled. The medical field does not recognize kundalini. And even yoga teachers barely understand the concept and apply the concept in meditative practices. Kundalini however has been widely used in yoga and the tantra literature.
Kundalini also has other names in other parts of the world.
Some consider kundalini as a study of spirituality as it is the needed factor in all spiritual experiences. Kundalini is not considered as a path, but it is something that guide people in their chosen path.
It is also widely believed that kundalini, when awakened can result in a deep and meaningful meditation which results in both enlightenment and bliss. The awakening of the kundalini requires that it physically moves up to the Sahasrara Chakra found at the top of the head and reside there.
An individual can feel the awakening of the kundalini as it is characterized by the presence of a cool or warm breeze either at the soles of the feet or palms of the hands.
Some yoga practices focus on how to awaken the kundalini by meditating, doing pranayama breathing, chanting of mantras and practicing asanas. Some have reported that the awakening of kundalini is like having an electric current run up along the spine.
Many also consider the awakening of kundalini as a way to attain divine wisdom or self-realization.