In ‘Shaktipat’ initiation, Guru by his own power awakens the kundalini of the seeker.
The awakening of the Kundalini marks the initiation of the seeker into Siddha Yoga.
In the Master-disciple (Guru-Shishya) tradition, initiation is a rule. Among all types of initiations, ‘Shaktipat’ initiation is the best.
Shaktipat initation is done by any of the following four ways:
- By Touch
- By a Divine Word (Mantra)
- By Sight
- By Resolve
In Siddha Yoga also known as ‘Mahayoga’, the Guru awakens the Kundalini of the disciple by his power through ‘Shaktipat’ initiation. While explaining about Guru it has been said that He awakens the existing but dormant power ‘Kundalini’ within the disciple and makes the disciple worthy of experiencing GOD.
Gurudev Siyag initiates a seeker into Siddha Yoga by a divine mantra known as ‘Sanjeevani Mantra’
“As long as the Kundalini is dormant within the body, the behaviour of man is like an animal. He is incapable of having knowledge about the Supreme Power even though he might be doing thousands of Yogic practices.”