Kundalini refers to the great reservoir of life energy that lives at the base of the spine in the base chakra. It is referred to as the “sleeping serpent” because it is part of the primitive instinctual reptile brain that is connected to the base of the skull. When the raw energy present in the Kundalini awakens it can move up the spine, bringing vitality to the other chakras. Ultimately, this energy can reach the crown chakra to create a full opening of consciousness.