• You're all caught up!

Kundalini & Gastric Disorders

author image Eshe Asale
Eshe Asale is a holistic massage therapist who began writing in 1995 with articles appearing on various websites and in "Iqra" newspaper and the "Between Love, Hope and Fear" anthology. She holds a massage therapy certificate from Lourdes Institute, a Master of Arts in media studies/communications from Goldsmiths University and a Bachelor of Arts in writing and publishing/film studies from Middlesex University.
Kundalini & Gastric Disorders
Woman practicing yoga Photo Credit bodrumsurf/iStock/Getty Images

Kundalini awakenings affect your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state and well-being. As kundalini energy rises, you may undergo bouts of anxiety, depression, weight changes, migraines, nausea, palpitations and out-of-body experiences. Gastric disorders are also common during various stages of kundalini activity, and constipation, diarrhea, excessive gas, bloating and irritable bowel syndrome are some of the symptoms and conditions that can manifest.


Kundalini can be described as being creative, healing life-force energy, most often illustrated as a coiled snake resting at the base of the spine in the root chakra. Activation of the kundalini can occur spontaneously, as the result of an injury or during periods of extreme mental shock or severe emotional strain. It is also possible to activate the kundalini through the disciplined practice of yoga and meditation. Holistic healing and other forms of spiritual development can lead to kundalini awakenings.


Chakras are energy centers positioned along the spinal column in areas containing bundles of nerve cells. There are seven main chakras, each governing aspects of your physical, mental and spiritual self. The root chakra, the first of the lower chakras, helps keep you grounded and connected to earth. It is here that the kundalini lies dormant until activated. As kundalini rises, it clears blockages and purifies the spiritual and physical aspects of the body, passing through the sacral chakra, solar plexus, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye and the crown chakra. This process is intricate and requires substantial energy.

Solar Plexus

The solar plexus, the third lower chakra, distributes energy throughout the body. This chakra governs the ego and has an effect on your emotional and mental state. It also controls the digestive system, which is why gastric disorders may develop when the solar plexus is energetically weak or blocked. Kundalini Teacher highlighted the issue of gastric disorders and kundalini awakenings, saying that problems can occur as a result of the kundalini energy clearing and purifying the solar plexus. It lists food sensitivities, diarrhea, gas, loss of appetite and cravings as common symptoms.

Digestive System

Kundalini Teacher also discussed the relationship between gastric disorders and the kundalini, saying that disorders occur as a result of the redirection of energy and enzymes from the solar plexus during the kundalini transformative process. The immune system is compromised during kundalini awakenings, which in turn affects the digestive system, depriving it of energy it needs to properly function. Candida is a disorder that can develop when the immune system is weak, according to Biology of Kundalini, raising the risk of other conditions such as leaky gut and irritable bowel syndrome. Your body’s pH balance and electromagnetic field adjust during the kundalini awakening process, which interferes with the balance of friendly bacteria.

Suggested Diet

Biology of Kundalini suggests you gradually introduce raw liquidized foods into your diet to counteract gastric disorders. Juices, soups, wheatgrass and green smoothies are easy to digest, unlike solid fibrous vegetables and high-antioxidant fruits, which it recommendeds you avoid. Toxic-laden sugary foods, alcohol and caffeine should be eliminated to prevent overtaxing the digestive system. Kundalini Teacher considers it more beneficial to eat foods that agree with your individual digestive system and nutritional needs. The reason for this is that food sensitivities sometimes develop during kundalini activations, causing you to experience adverse reactions to foods you normally eat, while triggering new cravings. In such cases, it suggests you give in to your cravings, as they may be kundalini’s way of guiding you toward your body’s nutritional needs. Kundalini Teacher also strongly advises seeking the help of a naturopath during the process of purification for kinesiology allergy testing. Although the kundalini awakening may interfere with your bodily functions, symptoms are usually temporary. Seek medical advice if symptoms last for a prolonged period.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
  • Female
  • Male
ft. in.



Demand Media