Kundalini meditation is a powerful practice to acquire the cosmic power. Practicing this spiritual technique makes one stand out with the ordinary persons. Disciplined practice makes one more powerful that he can wipe out all the obstruction that he encounters on the way to the righteous path.
Selecting the Place
One must select a serene place which is free from external disturbances. Selecting a perfectly quiet place is not very easy, so it is possible to select a place that does not cause too many disturbances. A room with a well-ventilated atmosphere or an open space can also be used for the practice. Meditating under a pyramidal or conical construction can enhance the mode of receiving the psychic energy. (see How Temples Radiate Energy?)
If possible, having a separate room for yoga and meditation is also a perfect alternative. The room should be neat and clean. Avoid keeping as many materials inside the room; indeed the room should have an empty space. If you are meditating in an untidy and clumsy room, a feeling of insecurity may arise in your mind which may lead to poor concentration thus preventing you from attaining the deeper stages of meditation.
Where to Sit?
After selecting a suitable place for practice, a non-conducting material should be used for sitting. Early days grass mat with the deerskin were used one over the other for the purpose of meditation. Nowadays one can sit on a woolen or cotton sheets placed over a non-conducting mat. This is used to avoid the direct contact with the ground where the received energy will be directly passed on the ground.
One must be seated in such a way that it should not be too high or too low with the surroundings. Thereby the distractions of the mind can be avoided and the mode of receiving energy can be increased.
How to Meditate?
Sit in the padmasana or Siddhasana postures. The aspirant should be comfortable with the posture. The body should be erect, where the backbone and the head should lie in a straight line. (see Why is Padmasana the Best Posture for Meditation?). Do not strain; the body and mind should be relaxed, thereby remain firm without any movements or jerks by focusing the vision at the tip of the nose. This does not mean that one should always look at the tip of the nose, but indeed the positions of the eyes are placed in such a way that it is always focusing on the nose tip with eyes partially or completely closed. This helps the mind to get into the mode of concentration and hence avoids the wandering of the eyes which may be placed in the other corners thus interrupting the concentration.
When the spinal cord and head lie in a straight line, the life force or prana get harmoniously circulated through the Nadis and also the Sushumna Nadi gets activated.
If you are in the primary stage of practice avoid meditating in the rush hours and when you are in worry or feeling stressed. Before straightly going for meditation, certain asanas can be practiced at such times which will lower your level of stress and emotions. This is because meditating in such hours is a real wastage of time where the controlling of the mind is not very much easy and it will take the time to calm down. So it is advised to meditate with a calm and peaceful mind. This difference can be easily noticed by the aspirant while meditating with a calm mind or else with a busy mind.
Initially, concentrate on the third eye (Ajna chakra) for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then raise the spiritual power to the Sahasrara chakra. If the mind seems to wander about, then bring back the mind from whatever subject it resides in the energy center. Initially controlling the mind seems a little difficult, but never mind do not leave the mind on its own since it may float in the fantasies. Literally, the mind should be under the control of one’s own intellect. Hence by regular such practice, one can notice that the mind seems more controllable than before. Through such a disciplined practice, the absolute stillness or one-pointed concentration of the mind can be attained as like the steady flame in the absence of wind. (see 5 States of Mind and Concentration in Patanjali Yoga)
Similarly, practice meditating all the chakras at the same instant of time. Also, enhance the prana circulation by controlling the vital force movements as like to and fro from Sahasrara to Muladhara weekly once for few minutes while meditating. This also makes all the chakras energetic and even more powerful.
This meditation technique can be practiced for those who have activated their kundalini power. The kundalini arousal and their symptoms are clearly noted in the book “Why is Kundalini Meditation So Special?” The above-noted procedures for meditation can also be used for other types of meditational practices involving the concentration of mind where the kundalini energy in the aspirant is not awakened. (See How to Safely Awaken kundalini energy?)
The book “Why Kundalini Meditation So Special?” gives a clear understanding of such practices and more over a guide for those who seek the path in this field.