Kundalini spirit lay in the base of spine of human beings. Indulgence in kundalini shakti relates to spiritual traveler, taking the inner journey into the unknown. Indulgence in kundalini shakti could never burn calories or be treated equivalent to a workout. In Hinduism there was no substance in terminology like kundalini yoga.
Yoga is the precept derived from root word Yog which in Hindi means our soul atman trying to synthesize, merge with God Almighty. The path of kundalini awakening can be termed kundalini yoga but not from physical point of view. All types of asanas (yogic exercises) were meant to keep the body fit and fine both physically and mentally. But for indulging in spirituality, kundalini awakening our indulgence in contemplation (chintan) was necessitated.
In the circumstances how could kundalini yoga result in a workout or burning of calories?
Kundalini spirit existing in base of spine is that cosmic energy activating which human beings reached state of enlightenment. Kundalini activation demands seekers practicing absolute celibacy for a minimum period of 12 years in continuation. Every spiritual activity was mental, a journey conducted into the unknown. Prime reason why spirituality as detailed in Bhagavad Gita could be practiced anywhere… even while walking, jogging swimming even at work.
For indulgence in kundalini awakening one need not go to a retreat or a yoga centre. In the confines of home or anywhere for that purpose one could indulge in spirituality, kundalini awakening any given moment of time.
Pure spirituality does not demand anything special from seekers. Remaining wherever we were we could indulge in Indian spirituality any given moment of life.
Spirituality, kundalini awakening is all about fathoming depth of jnana wisdom contained in scriptures of Hinduism like Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads (independent spiritual treatises).
If we desire seeking God in present life, our indulgence in spirituality and kundalini awakening gets necessitated. If our indulgences are limited to rituals (religious practices) we need not pursue kundalini awakening whatsoever.
Kundalini awakening must never be construed as a form of exercise. Yoga exercises (asanas) are meant for that purpose.