from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism Energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine until it is activated, as by the practice of yoga, and channeled upward through the chakras in the process of spiritual perfection.
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- n. yoga An energy said to lie coiled at the base of the spine, which can be released by yoga.
Sanskrit kuṇḍalinī, from feminine of kuṇḍalin-, coiled, spiral, from kuṇḍalam, ring, coil, perhaps of Dravidian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit कुण्डलिनी (kuṇḍalinī, "coiled"). (Wiktionary)