No, that will lead to all kinds of complications. You should have an expert Guru by your
side to practice Kundalini Yoga.
But why do you worry so much over the awakening of the Kundalini through Hatha Yoga
methods? Any Sadhana, properly done, will awaken the Kundalini. Kundalini can be awakened
through Bhakti, through the grace of the Guru, through the constant practice of Nishkama Karma
Yoga, through Vedantic Vichar and through meditation. Through total self-surrender to the Lord
and by becoming completely desireless, you can get all psychic powers. Nama-smaran,
combined with selfless service, is the best Yoga for this age. You will get the Lord’s grace, and
with His grace, His divine Sakti will flow into you. What can you not achieve through that ?
These psychic powers are all hindrances and obstacles on the spiritual path. We should not run
after them. If we go on serving humanity, even if we have unconsciously acquired psychic
powers through the practice of Bhakti or Karma Yoga, we will be unconsciously utilizing them
for the good of humanity, without being tainted by them. That is the best method.

From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda

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  • "20 years ago,I experienced a kundalini awakening, without the aid of a teacher, this is not a path i would recommend, I feel that any one desiring a kundalini arousal, is better off enquiring into the depths of their being, and find out who it is that believes they are not already awake.As wonderous and inspiring the awakening was,like all phenomena created by mind, it fell away with time, only the Self is permanent, only the self is worth the effort to realise, every other practice pales into comparison.
  • I am a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. It has been my experience that it helps to learn some of the breathing and other methods from a teacher. however it is cost prohibitive as well as not so easy to take a class every day! There are many great DVDS out there - Ravi Singh and Ana Brett, Gurmukh, Maya fiennes, etc. and even some great clips on youtube. In order to keep up - one needs to also practice on their own.
  • I do Kundalini Yoga,since 10 months. If I do not attend a class, I practice Kundalini Yoga with DVD's of Maya Fiennes. I start at monday with chakera one... and finish on sunday with chakra seven. One hour every day... OM shanti
  • I agree with Swamiji, I have tried without a Guru and had a narrow escape from disaster. Unfortunately a true Guru is as difficult as God Himself to find. I have none but I am actively seeking a Guru for Kundalini Yog.
  • Thankyou for your view. I have been practising kundalini yoga alone for approx' one year. I believe in my own intuitive intgrety and do not seek the guidance of a guru. I believe in the internal guiding light which is soveriegn and illuminates my practice.
    Brightest Blessings
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