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What is Shakti Energy? A Guide to the Divine Feminine Energy

If you are exploring the world of Yoga, you may have come across the term Shakti energy. While many people see Yoga as a form of exercise, it actually encompasses much more than that. Yoga and energy healing are full of concepts that might be new to you. One of the most intriguing concepts is Shakti energy. But what is Shakti energy?

Let’s start by discussing Shakti. Shakti is a Hindu Goddess. In India and Hindu culture Goddess Shakti is worshiped as the divine mother Goddess and the Great goddess of creation. But, Shakti is more than just a goddess. Shakti is revered as the divine energy that empowers and gives life to all of the other Hindu gods and goddesses and the universe itself.

The Goddess Shakti

temple with goddess Shakti in India

Goddess Shakti is not like what most Americans think of when they think of gods or goddesses. She is not a personified deity to be worshiped or an external being. Rather, Shakti is a divine energy, considered to be feminine energy, that exists throughout the universe.

As the mother goddess of creation, Shakti is the transforming power of the Universe that allows life to exist. She is worshipped in different forms and by different names throughout India.

What exactly is Shakti Energy?

Shakti is a Sanskrit word that means “power” or “energy.” It refers to the force that gives life to all living things and sustains the universe. Shakti is responsible for the creation of everything, including the gods and goddesses. She is worshiped as the mother of all creation, and her divine feminine energy is believed to be the source of all life and existence.

Shakti represents the creative and nurturing aspect of the universe. Without Shakti, the universe would not exist. Think of Shakti as the formless essence (or power and energy) of Goddess Shakti.

Shakti Energy is also associated with the concept of Kundalini, which is a powerful and transformative energy that is said to be coiled at the base of the spine like a serpent waiting to be awakened.

diagram of Kundalini

In Eastern spiritual traditions and Tantra, the term Kundalini energy (a form of Shakti energy) refers to a dormant source of energy that can be awakened through practices and rituals, such as yoga, meditation, and breathwork.

When Kundalani energy is awakened, it rises up through the chakras, or energy centers, along the spine. This can trigger a flow of energy that causes physical, emotional, and spiritual experiences.

Allowing Space for Shakti Energy

Shakti energy is a powerful force that lies within each of us, waiting to be awakened. By tuning in to our own needs and listening to what our body needs in each moment, we can create a safe and welcoming environment for Shakti to flow through us.

Allowing space for Shakti is about surrendering to the flow of life, trusting in the natural rhythm of the universe, and opening ourselves up to the infinite potential within us.

Through intentional practices and mindfulness, we can create a safe and nurturing environment for Shakti energy to rise up and guide us on our journey toward wholeness and well-being.

Ways to Awaken the Power of Shakti Energy

When we connect with our divine feminine energy, we tap into a source of love, compassion, inspiration, and intuition that can help us to navigate life’s challenges with grace and wisdom. If you’re looking to tap into the power of Shakti energy, here are four ways to awaken it:

Practice Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini yoga is one of the best ways to awaken Kundalani, the divine feminine energy. Kundalini Yoga’s purpose is to awaken the dormant divine energy sitting at the base of your spine. This form of yoga combines physical postures, breathwork, meditation, and mantra chanting to activate and balance the energy centers (chakras) in the body, and allow the Kundalini energy to rise up through the chakras. Women who practice Kundalini Yoga often say they feel more vitality, clarity, and a deeper connection to their inner selves.

woman practicing Kundalini Yoga to awaken the power of shakti energy

Explore Tantric Practices
Tantra is an ancient spiritual practice that involves the union of the masculine and feminine energies within us. Through the practice of Tantra, you can awaken your Shakti energy and connect with your inner power. Although many people think of Tantra as a sexual practice, it’s much more than that. Tantra involves a range of practices, including meditation, breathwork, and rituals, all of which can help you to connect with the power of Shakti energy.

Connect with Your Womb
The womb is an excellent source of feminine energy, and by connecting with it, you can awaken your Shakti energy. Spend time meditating on your womb, visualizing it as a source of energy and creativity. You can also try practices like womb massage to help awaken your Shakti energy and connect with your divine feminine energy.

woman awakening shakti energy through a sensual experience

Embrace Your Sensuality
Sensuality is another great way to awaken your divine feminine energy. When we connect with our senses, we tap into a source of pleasure and joy that can help us to feel more alive and connected. Embrace your sensuality by indulging in activities that feel good to you, such as dancing, taking a sensual bath, or spending time in nature. By embracing your sensuality, you can awaken your Shakti energy and connect with your inner goddess.

With Shakti Medicine, we believe in the power of creating space for Shakti energy to thrive naturally, without force or coercion. This means listening to our bodies, honoring our boundaries, and trusting the natural flow of energy within us. When we create space for Shakti energy to rise, we open ourselves up to a new world of possibilities and untapped potential.

Book a Shakti Medicine Session with Alexandria Today.

Shakti Medicine is a unique approach to emotional and sexual healing created by Dr. Alexandria Saunders. By combining various practices including Tantra, Somatic Experiencing, Sex Magic, and Sacred Sexuality, Dr. Saunders has created a safe and supportive space for women to learn, explore, and heal.

Using tools such as Shadow work, archetypal exploration, hypnosis, and past life regression, you can tap into the power of Shakti within yourself and embrace your soul’s purpose. Learn more about Shakti Medicine or Contact Alexandria to schedule a session today! Or enroll in Shakti Temple an online course to help you experience the healing power of Shakti.



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