The word “Kundalini” comes from Sanskrit, and it literally means coiled snake. This energy represents the energy of life, or the creative and spiritual potential that lies in every person. According to writings, Kundalini energy lies dormant at the base of the spine, curled like a snake waiting for the moment it can lift its head up and stretch to its entire length. In fact, the real goal of all the various branches of yoga is to awaken the cosmic energy that is found within our bodies. Kundalini awakening is likened to a spiritual awakening at the highest level, and the awakening process creates a transformation on all levels of life and in each of the energy centers that motivate us.