Shaktipat & Kundalini

What is Shaktipat?

Shaktipat is a rare and sacred spiritual initiation where the awakening of the divine energy (Kundalinī Shakti), residing in you in a dormant state, begins gradually to work for your liberation and enlightenment. It is the awakening of your consciousness, of your true Self

Sri Anandi Ma, who initiated Jan Esmann into Kundalini Maha Yoga, has this to say about shaktipat:

“The yogi may utter words which carry energy or, more subtly, energy can be transferred directly by the yogi’s thought or will. The process of Shaktipat can be performed only by those yogis who have gained complete control over the life force, which in Sanskrit is called prana. Some people may have fears about working with the Kundalini, but it is absolutely safe to practice under the guidance of a realized teacher.”

Kundalini Maha Yoga is more or less the same as Shaktipat Siddha Yoga.

What happens when Kundalini is awakened through Shaktipat?

Awakening the Kundalini gradually works towards liberation and enlightenment. The student may experience flashes of light, internal sounds, spontaneous vibrations or movements of the body, and greater mental peace. However, different individuals will have different experiences.

Once the Kundalini is awakened, the student must persist in spiritual practices like meditation. The Kundalini will travel upward from the base of the spinal column and pierce all the chakras in succession.

Ultimately, the Kundalini reaches the sahasrara, and the student attains a state of transcendental consciousness called samadhi. The student understands their true identity and is liberated.

Will Kundalini become dormant again?


The Kundalini does not become dormant once awakened through Shaktipat initiation except in some very special circumstances. The Kundalini tries to make its upward passage and keeps the aspirant on the spiritual pathway by providing necessary encouragement and protection.


Benefits of Kundalini Maha Yoga

Kundalini awakening purifies the body and mind, leading to improved health, increased energy, and a restful mind. The Kundalini gradually eliminates diseases caused by prana irregularities. The benefits become intensified and encompass more subtle realms in advanced levels of Kundalini progress.

Kundalini Maha Yoga provides peace, mental control, creativity, and understanding of nature. The aspirant becomes stronger and more complete, functioning with poise in adverse circumstances. Consciously absorbing prana enhances physical and mental well-being.

Kundalini Maha Yoga leads to the encounter with the absolute truth, total reality, and knowledge of the Self. The awakened Kundalini hastens spiritual evolution and provides many tangible benefits. As the Kundalini progresses, the benefits become intensified and encompass more subtle realms.

Shaktipat awakens the Kundalini, leading to positive effects that purify the body and mind and deepen the understanding of the Self. Kundalini Maha Yoga enhances mental control, creativity, and physical and mental well-being. Ultimately, the Kundalini leads to the encounter with the absolute truth and knowledge of the Self.

What is Kundalini?

Kundalini is a divine energy that exists within every human being. It is located in the base chakra just above the perineum, and can exist in three states – dormant, aroused, and awakened.

When this energy is dormant, our spiritual understanding is limited and we perceive and interpret things from a mundane and selfish perspective. When the kundalini energy is aroused like through kundalini yoga, it gives a temporary state of spiritual insight and energy. However, the only way to achieve a stable transformation of consciousness is to awaken the kundalini energy.

Kundalini & Self-Realization

Ignorance of the Self is characterized by the kundalini energy being stuck in the lowest chakra, slightly above the perineum. It is possible to reach Self-realization without awakening kundalini, but that state is void and lacks the divine love-bliss that comes with kundalini. It is actually faster to surrender to both Pure Being and Shakti in order to reach enlightenment.

Kundalini Awakening

In order for the kundalini energy to rise within the spine, it needs to be activated. This is usually done through kundalini yoga. As it progresses upwards, various experiences and states will emerge. The energy may partially or fully rise from the lowest chakra and become very active in the body, and if it reaches the heart chakra, divine love will be experienced.
However, true love-bliss will only come when the kundalini energy enters the brain and Shakti merges with Pure Being. If the kundalini energy rises fully or partially to the throat chakra, or above, blissful samadhi will be experienced.
When the entire energy leaves the lowest chakra and enters the spine, it feels like a snake entering the spinal column and will be accompanied by a state of intense bliss.

Shaktipat is a method of energetic awakening that can be used to activate the kundalini energy and achieve enlightenment. The process involves the transmission of spiritual energy from a guru or teacher to the student. This energy, known as shakti, is transferred through sight, touch, word, thought or breath. Shaktipat can be used to awaken the kundalini energy, and can be a powerful tool to accelerate the spiritual growth process. It is important to find a guru or teacher who is qualified and has experience in this area.

Kundalini is a divine energy that exists within every human being and can be awakened through the practice of kundalini yoga or the energetic awakening method of shaktipat. When the kundalini energy is awakened, it rises up the spine and as it reaches each chakra, spiritual insights and states of bliss will be experienced. True love-bliss is only achieved when the kundalini energy enters the brain and merges with Pure Being. Awakening the kundalini is an important step in spiritual growth, and those seeking to do so should seek out an experienced guru or teacher.

Jan is offering a shaktipat service through mail order, which entails receiving an USB stick with guided meditations and a rudraksha mala necklace that has been charged with shaktipat. It is required that you wear the mala during meditation, but not during the day. It is important that you do not allow others to touch the mala.

In order to receive the full benefit of the shaktipat, you must commit to meditating twice daily for a duration of 50 minutes per session, using the guided meditations provided on the USB. Please note that other meditation methods will not be sufficient, and if you currently have a different meditation practice, you must be willing to give it up in order to fully benefit from this service.

If you so choose, it is possible to establish a guru-disciple relationship with Jan, provided that Jan also consents. However, it is not required that you perform puja (worship) in front of a picture of Jan before receiving the shaktipat. When you are ready to meditate, simply remove the mala from its envelope and wear it while playing the Kundalini Kriya Meditation from the USB for 50 minutes. It is important not to touch the mala in the envelope before you are ready to meditate.

Upon receiving the envelope, it is recommended that you meditate as soon as possible, but only when you are well-rested and alert so that you do not fall asleep during your practice.

Shaktipat can to some degree be given via a video recording of a master in samadhi giving shaktipat into the camera. It is obviously not as powerful as when receiving it personally in the physical company of the master. But many do report their kundalini awakens from watching it; they feel heat at the base of the spine and other energetic sensations in the body, like heat at the perineum, in the hands and feet, and so on. 

Below Jan gives shaktipat into the camera to you for 20 minutes. Relax and look into Jans eyes. After a while you may be inclined to close the eyes, which is fine.