Cosmic Energy

Definition - What does Cosmic Energy mean?

Cosmic energy is one of the English translations of the Hindu term shakti. It refers to external spiritual energy and can also refer to prana, or the life energy that is the source of kundalini. Cosmic energy is thought to be a vital source that animates all forms of life and maintains the balance of the entire cosmos.

Cosmic energy is also known as the energy of Supreme Consciousness and Intelligence. It is present everywhere at all times. People need this energy in order to maintain balance in their lives, and they can purposely receive it by practicing spirituality. It can also be received through breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, tai chi, or other similar exercises.

Yogapedia explains Cosmic Energy

Cosmic energy keeps flowing, no matter what. But there are some specific ideas on how to receive it and rekindle one's relationship with the cosmos.

This energy may be received by consciously limiting the level of negativity in one's life -- eliminating egoistic self-talks, releases all restrictions of the mind, body and spirit, and practicing authentic meditation and breathing exercises.

The practice of yoga can be very helpful in allowing an individual to become more aware of cosmic energy by becoming more self-aware. Hindus believed that cosmic energy lies dormant in people's perineum, near the muladhara (root) chakra. This energy can be awakened through yoga, meditation, pranayama or Tantra. The purpose of such a practice is to bring the energy from the root chakra to the top of the head and become fully self-aware. This is the basis of Kundalini yoga.

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