Samadhi, Kundalini Awakening, and More



Below are my questions.

1.Does samadhi happens only when we reach sahasrara.?

2.When would one enters breathless state is it only in samadhi or also when spiritual eye is opened.?

3.What if one starts going to crown from agya without spirtual eye completely opened.

If you could also explain the journey after kundalini awakening of yogi like penetration, stillness, breathless state it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for answering the questions in advance.

—Vinay Kumar, India


Dear Vinay Kumar,

Here are some brief answers to your questions:

1. A level of samadhi can happen before your energy is totally at the sahasrara (crown) chakra.

2. You can go breathless without going into samadhi, and for that matter, even without having a large percentage of your energy at the spiritual eye. Simply coming into a deep state of peace can make the breath go away for a time.

3. Paramhansa Yogananda said that concentrating on the crown chakra prematurely (i.e., before the subtle channel from agya chakra to sahasrara has opened due to having brought all your energy to agya) can lead to imbalance, and can even be dangerous. That’s why it’s best to focus on bringing your energy to the spiritual eye, which acts as a surrogate for the crown chakra until all your energy can be brought to the agya chakra.

4. Like the journey before kundalini awakening, the journey after kundalini awakening is highly individual, for elements of ego-consciousness can still remain, and different people will have different remnants of ego to overcome — and hence different journeys to the higher states of awareness. Kundalini awakening is an important step of the journey, but it is not necessarily the final step.

Nayaswami Gyandev