Primal Energy

Definition - What does Primal Energy mean?

In yoga and Indian philosophy, primal energy is that energy of the higher Self, the universe, creation and the Divine. Tapping into this spiritual energy brings the yogi closer to liberation and union with the higher Self.

Primal energy is defined as the life-force energy that moves throughout the universe and is described as synonymous with or an aspect of kundalini or shakti, the creative energy of the universe. In yoga, tapping into primal energy can ground, heal and alter consciousness, ultimately leading to enlightenment.

Yogapedia explains Primal Energy

Primal energy in the form of kundalini or prana is believed to be resting dormant in the body at the base of the spine in the muladhara (root) chakra. Through yogic practices, this energy is awakened and directed up the spine, activating each of the seven chakra energy centers along the way. Each chakra represents a different aspect of energy. For example, muladhara is grounding, while svadisthana (sacral) awakens sexual and creative energy.

Connecting to primal energy is thought to be achieved through these yoga techniques:

  • Chanting mantras
  • Meditating
  • Using mudras (gestures)
  • Practicing pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • Practicing asanas (physical poses)
  • Employing bandhas (body locks)
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