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Opening the root chakra and awakening the kundalini energy

Updated: Jun 9

A lot of spiritual practitioners emphasize that opening your root chakra is key to spiritual growth, kundalini awakening, spiritual ascension, gaining deeper insights, and so on. Beginners in spirituality, often guided by "gurus," are encouraged to try various methods to open their root chakra, which some see as essential for enlightenment.

Over 20 years ago, when I first got into spirituality, I dove into a bunch of well-known spiritual books and tried to put their teachings into practice. I soon realized that many of these methods weren't very practical, were low in efficiency, tedious, and took up a lot of time.

So, I joined a practical spiritual school that helped me figure out what worked and gave me the basics to keep experimenting on my own. Since then, I've been exploring higher energies, meditations, and various energy practices from different spiritual traditions. I've come to some useful conclusions that I'd love to share with you.

Meditation, kundalini awakening, spiritual growth, root chakra
Root chakra opening and kundalini awakening

The root chakra and its dangers

Honestly, I wouldn't recommend messing with the root chakra unless you're seriously advanced in your spiritual practice. We're talking about years of daily practice, like at least 5 years or more of continuous practice, and getting validation along the way from other experienced practitioners. Otherwise, you could be risking some serious health issues.

Luckily, the root chakra is usually the most closed chakra for people with a typical 3D vibration level, being only about 4-5% open. Fully opening it to 100% is really tough and isn't possible for the average 3D individual.

There are extremely rare cases, maybe one in a billion, where a non-spiritual person might experience spontaneous "inner combustion" due to an accidental kundalini surge up the spine. The chances of this happening increase significantly if someone messes around with the root chakra without proper knowledge.

The main risk of activating the root chakra too soon is that the kundalini energy could rapidly surge up through the Shushumna channel and collide with any blockages in the other chakras if they aren't open yet. These clashes might cause energy problems, including potential health issues.

A safe Strategy to open your root chakra (Muladhara)

If you're just starting out, I'd recommend focusing on the higher chakras (C2-C7) and see how it goes from there. The idea is to open these chakras in a balanced way, rather than concentrating too much on just one or two. Aim to open chakras C2 to C7 to about 15-20%, then work on the root chakra (C1) to increase it from around 5% to 10%. After that, leave the root chakra alone for a while and go back to opening C2-C7 to around 30-40%, then increase the root chakra from 10% to 20%, and so on.


The key is to keep a balance between how open each chakra is, which helps with overall chakra balancing. This approach can lead to a controlled kundalini awakening, avoiding health issues that regular medicine might not be able to address.

By gradually working your way up, you'll be able to manage your kundalini awakening and enjoy its benefits. Otherwise, you might experience symptoms like dizziness, head pressure, and various body pains. Some people mistake feelings of detachment from daily life as a sign of ascension or kundalini awakening, but it can actually be a warning of unbalanced body energies.

Keep in mind that opening your chakras in a balanced way will naturally lead you to let go of your limiting beliefs, which means you'll need to do a lot of inner work. This process is often referred to as "healing" by releasing those limiting beliefs. Our chakras are only little open because of the limiting beliefs stored in our subconscious, so we need to address the root causes (limiting beliefs) to change the effects (how open our chakras are).

There are ways to forcefully open the chakras, but if someone doesn't put in the effort to recognize and release their limiting beliefs, the chakras will eventually close again. I've seen this happen many times with people on their spiritual journeys.

root chakra opening symptoms

How can you tell if your root chakra is open by at least 30-40%? There are a few positive signs to look for:

  • Feeling bursts of energy through your spine

  • Your body feeling more flexible, like it's made of plasticine, no matter your age

  • Activation of "lower siddhis" (related to chakras C1-C3), like seeing entities or a wider range of frequencies

  • Sensing the energy movements of Mother Earth because you've connected with Her

  • Predicting major Earth events that others don't know about

  • Communicating with animals and plants

  • Influencing your body organs to work at your will, etc.

You should notice at least 4-5 of these signs to conclude that your root chakra is at least 40% activated. Keep in mind that there are also negative implications of kundalini awakening.

These are latent abilities (siddhis, spiritual gifts) that the ancient druids in ancient Britain for instance were working on life after life to activate, and hence master nature in service to the tribes they headed thousands of years in the past. They became very powerful when activating these abilities and spearheaded the resistance of their tribes against the Romans, and that’s why Julius Cesar gave orders to kill them when he invaded Britain in the 1st century BC.

From what I've learned, many enlightened beings like Buddha, Yogananda, and Vivekananda had their C1 open only between 30% to 50% by the end of their lives. So, why would anyone need to open it more? A possible goal of reaching very high openness levels of root chakra would be reaching the physical ascension of the body and turning it into light (5D+ vibration), but that poses additional challenges which belong to the subject of Rainbow Body of Light.


Take your time with your spiritual journey and move forward carefully. Regularly check in with trusted spiritual guides about your progress. Behind all the hype and glamour of spiritual achievements you hear about, there are risks that could impact your mental and physical well-being and can be tough to fix.


You can learn more by reading other posts in this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle and based on a very long and personal experience and research, and not from books.

You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed here and get a spiritual diagnostic, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness, and reach into higher dimensions.

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Unknown member
May 27, 2021

Thank you so much for this article - so much detail and so many questions answered.. Cheers!


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