Agni Sikha

Definition - What does Agni Sikha mean?

Agni Sikha, also known as Agni Mandala Vasini, is the name of the mother figure in the kundalini yoga practice. From Sanskrit, agni means “fire” and sikha means “powerful,” as in an adjective that describes females. Agni Sikha is an internal energy that is located in the lower subtle body and activated during Kundalini yoga and chakra practices.

Yogapedia explains Agni Sikha

The seven chakras located in the body can be activated by the energy of Agni Sikha during meditation or chanting. She starts coiled at the base of the body, in the muladhara chakra, which is located near the pelvis. When stimulated by Kundalini yoga or chakra meditation, Agni Sikha starts to move upward through the subtle body chakras.

As she moves, individual consciousness is connected to universal Consciousness and these connections can lead the yogi to enlightenment. The higher the connection to Agni Sikha, the closer the yogi is to becoming free from the cycle of birth and death. The chakras can also achieve alignment, which has many physical and mental benefits. It is believed that there is this mother figure present in each individual, and discovering her and her power will awaken the energy that allows the yogi to be full of universal love and peace.

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