Why Do I Feel Vibrations in My Spine?


I am able to sense the vibrations of other’s spinal cord. I practice meditation . May I know the reason for sensing such vibrations. I have never experienced such vibrations before.

—Revathi, INDIA


Dear Revathi,

Sensing vibration in our spine during meditation is not uncommon and can be an indicator of kundalini energy awakening there. This kundalini energy is locked in the base of the energy spine near the first chakra. Our energy or astral spine is much larger than our physical spine so you may not experience these vibrations confined only to your physical spine.

The goal of spiritual practice is to work with the energy in our own astral spine and lift that energy up to the spiritual eye. Only a self-realized master has the ability to help free the flow of energy in a disciple’s spine. If you might be experiencing another’s energy I suggest you redirect your focus to your own astral spine. Do you use meditation techniques? They help keep us centered in our astral spine and lift the kundalini energy. If you would like to learn more about the astral spine and kundalini I suggest reading chapter 13 of the book The Art and Science of Raja Yoga by Swami Kriyananda which is available in India through Ananda Publications. This book is part of our Path of Kriya Yoga course and if you would like to explore meditation techniques and teachings brought by Paramhansa Yogananda you might look at our offerings on this path at Learn Kriya Yoga.

Many blessings,
Nayaswami Mukti