Agni Mandala Vasini

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In the kundalini branch of yoga practices, there is a mother figure who is known as Agni Mandala Vasini that waits curled up in the subtle body at the lowest chakra. From Sanskrit, her name translates as agni meaning “fire,” mandala meaning “universal” and vasini meaning “one.” This mother figure has many names and is also known as Kundalini and Agni Sikha. When the hidden energy of kundalini yoga is activated, Agni Mandala Vasini moves upward through the chakras promoting a balance of energy and universal consciousness.

Yogapedia explains Agni Mandala Vasini

Agni Mandala Vasini is just one of the many names associated with the “Mother” in the kundalini yoga practice. There are six chakras present in the subtle body and located at different points, or centers, in the body. When they are activated by meditation or other yogic practices, the energy from the chakras combine to unite the yogi with the universe.

The Mother, or Agni Mandala Vasini, starts in a coiled position on the bottom chakra, which is called the muladhara and associated with the pelvis and lower physical body. As the yogi activates, or focuses, on each chakra, Agni Mandala Vasini ascends from the pelvis all the way to the top of the head. This ascension is what starts the journey of sadhaka (religious practitioner of Hinduism or Buddhism) on their way to enlightenment. It is said that when she moves through the body, the individual consciousness is linked to the cosmic Consciousness.

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