Is the snake Kundalini? Why do serpents, snakes, and dragons often symbolize the Kundalini? Let's find out!
The symbols used to describe and talk about Kundalini often scare people. We are used to thinking of snakes as enemies, but with Kundalini, it's different.
One of the main reasons is Ida and Pingala's two energies, the feminine and male energies, coil upwards like serpents through the spine.
In other cultures, the Kundalini has been called a Dragon. In many cultures, dragons are a positive symbol of life and spirituality; it has been the antagonist in others. This mix of thoughts can be confusing, so it's best to lay aside old ideas when learning about Kundalini.
Western tradition does have positive references to serpents, but they are few. In Matthew 10:16: "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
Another symbol that I feel entwines into Kundalini is the Ouroboros. As you can see below, it's a serpent devouring its tail. The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol that represents eternal life and wisdom.
What's your thoughts on Kundalini and how it relates to snakes, serpents, and dragons? Let me know in the comment section.