Kundalini definition

ko͝ondə-lēnē
Energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine until it is activated, as by the practice of yoga, and channeled upward through the chakras in the process of spiritual perfection.
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(hinduism) A cosmic or divine energy in human beings located at the base of the spine and released upward by means of yogic techniques.
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(yoga) An energy said to lie coiled at the base of the spine, which can be released by yoga.
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Origin of kundalini

  • Sanskrit kuṇḍalinī from feminine of kuṇḍalin- coiled, spiral from kuṇḍalam ring, coil perhaps of Dravidian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit कुण्डलिनी (kuṇḍalinī, “coiled”).

    From Wiktionary