Kundalini energy remains dormant or in the state of potentiality for most of us, most of the time. When it is released, it propagates through our body, climbing up the spine. It is said that what we experience then is a “kundalini awakening.”
During this activation, the energy goes up a channel called the “sushumna nadi” located along the spine, and passes through each chakra in a sequential order, from the lowest to the highest one. It is sometimes said that kundalini “pierces” the chakras in the process; let’s just say that its powerful force activates each energy center in an intense manner.
In a number of yogic traditions, when this life force and energy awakens within your body, you are led to tap into the Universal consciousness and transcend the usual confines of time and space to reach higher states of spiritual development.