Kundalini is described as a sleeping, dormant potential force in the human organism.8 It is one of the components of an esoteric description of the “subtle body”, which consists of nadis (energy channels), chakras (psychic centres), prana (subtle energy), and bindu (drops of essence).
Kundalini is described as being coiled up at the base of the spine. The description of the location can vary slightly, from the rectum to the navel.9 According to Sahaja Yoga, the kundalini resides in the triangular shaped sacrum bone in three and a half coils.10
The kundalini has been described as “a residual power of pure desire” by Nirmala Srivastava.10
The image given is that of a serpent coiled three and a half times around a smokey grey lingam. Each coil is said to represent one of the three gunas, with the half coil signifying transcendence.