Kundalini is a system of yoga that energizes the life force through activating the chakras. The chakras, from the Sanskrit word for "wheel", represent seven energetic vortexes located along the spine. Kundalini, from the Sanskrit Kundala meaning "coiled" is represented as a serpent or snake coiled around the spine. The practice of Kundalini Yoga awakens the serpent and opens the energy flow through the chakras.