“This power and called supreme, sotle, transcends all norms of behavior. Wrapped around the luminous point (bindu) of the heart, inside lies in sleep, or Blessed, in the form of a sleeping snake and has no awareness of anything, or Umā. This Goddess, after having placed the fourteen worlds in the womb together with the moon, the sun, the planets, falls into a state of cloudlessness as of who is obfuscated by the poison. It is awakened by the supreme natural resonance of knowledge, when it is shaken, or Excellent, by that bindu that is in its womb. In fact, a shaking occurs in the body of the Power with an impetuous spiral motion. From the penetration the splendid points of energy are born first. Once it is lifted, It is the Force (kalā) sotle, Kuṇḍalinī. " Tantrasadbhāva


Kuṇḍalinī कुण्डलिनी is a term of the Sanskrit language originally used in some texts of Tantric traditions to indicate that aspect of Shakti present in the human body, the divine energy that is believed to reside in a quiescent form in each individual.
From a tantric point of view Kuṇḍalinī Devi is one of the names of the śakt, of the Goddess.

The Kashmiri philosopher Abhinavagupta (10th-11th century), the settler of these traditions, addresses the Goddess Kuṇḍalinī:

«O vision of immortal and supreme ambrosia that shines with conscious light flowing from absolute Reality, be my refuge. Thanks to it they worship those who know the arcane mistco. " Tantraloka.


The name would therefore derive from the state in which this energy is normally found; "sleeping", "asleep", "quiescent", "inactive", "dormant", "unconscious": these are the terms that are generally found in literature to refer to the kuṇḍalinī of which one has not yet become aware through one of the practices canonical. The reference to the snake as a symbolic image of the kuṇḍalinī gives a good idea of ​​something that normally is in a state of rest, rolled up on itself as often the snake lies until it is stimulated or does not move in search of food.

The goddess Kubjikā is depicted in the appearance of an old woman bent over the years (kubjika means "curve"); this Goddess is in fact associated with Kuṇḍalinī. The tradition in the object and the so-called Kaula tradition originating in the western Himalaya, and attested with certainty in the twelfth century where it still survives. The Kubjikamata Tantra is the most ancient text in which mention is made of the system of the six cakra, the one currently more known and diffused: previous texts mention a different number of cakra variously placed in the subtle body

"To live, to exist consciously as a tāntrika, and to live in a universe that is felt penetrated by divine energy, an energetic complex in which the body is immersed, being part of it and offering a reflex in its structure: a body in which the forces are present supernatural, the divinities, which animate and bind him to the cosmos, a body that has a divine-human structure and life, and which is also a yogic body. " (Padoux 2011).