From Sanskrit कुण्डलिनी (kuṇḍalinī, “coiled”).
- Hyphenation: kun‧da‧li‧ni
kundalini (countable and uncountable, plural kundalinis)
- (yoga) An energy said to lie coiled at the base of the spine, which can be released by yoga.
- 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 131:
- For us it is, of course, a symbol of the caduceus of Aesculapius, of the spinal column, of the kundalini-serpent of the Indians – you will be able to trace the ancestry of the idea through many continents and many religions.