It would not be possible to teach all about Kundalini Yoga in this book since it is a complex and fairly advanced branch of yoga which is best learned after some years of preliminary yoga work and in close contact with a qualified teacher. I am just going to outline here some of the basic principles to help you understand how levels of energy and states of consciousness relate directly to a woman's and a child's development. Once you have a basic grasp of these concepts you can easily apply them to seeing how the kundalini principle works all throughout everyday life. A bit of theory and then some practise of the few kundalini techniques included will be enough to get you started and will give you some actual experiences of the kundalini energy and the chakras.
As explained before in the introduction to tantra, all creation is nothing but the sum of energy and consciousness (shakti and shiva respectively) at varying levels and proportions. Shakti, at this level, is more accurately known as maha shakti meaning the great shakti; the totality of
energy; energy of all kinds. Maha shakti can be divided and classified innumerably just as in physics, where energy is divided into ever smaller particles like molecules, atoms, electrons, quarks etcetera. Universal energy can manifest in an infinite number of forms (matter), and is personified in tantra as a great magician (the Goddess Maya) by whom we ordinary mortals are trapped into solely material worship. Look around - it seems to be true!
Within humans, maha shakti is divided into kundalini shakti (spiritual energy), manas shakti (mental energy) and prana shakti (physical energy). Table 2 on page 41 shows the attributes of the two polarities of the breath, the two polarities of energy and the resulting third force created by their union. Kundalini shakti (or just kundalini as we mostly tend to call it) can be defined as the sum total of the two types of shakti circulating within the human framework.
At any particular time, each person has a varying amount of kundalini or human energy. We each have an individual, constitutional amount, and within that we have daily fluctuating levels according to our energy levels which are known to be a