kundalini

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कुण्डलिनी (kuṇḍalinī, coiled).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kun‧da‧li‧ni

Noun[edit]

kundalini

  1. (yoga) An energy said to lie coiled at the base of the spine, which can be released by yoga.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 131:
      For us it is, of course, a symbol of the caduceus of Aesculapius, of the spinal column, of the kundalini-serpent of the Indians – you will be able to trace the ancestry of the idea through many continents and many religions.

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