Something else wonderful from Jeff Andrews that i thought I would share-
Within every human lies a divine / cosmic energy called Kundalini. Kundalini is Shakti, whom the sages of India worship as mother of the universe. She is the active aspect of the Absolute. Shakti is the consort of Shiva. She is the active aspect of the formless, attributeless Absolute. She is the supreme creative power of the Absolute Being. Just as heat, which has the power to burn, is not different from fire, Shakti, which has the power to create this universe, is identical with Parabrahman, the supreme Absolute. She is Brahman in the form of sound, the sound vibration of the Absolute, which manifested the universe.
The divine power, Kundalini shines, like the stem of a young lotus; Like a snake, coiled round upon herself, She holds her tail in her mouth, and lies resting half asleep at the base of the body. (Yoga Kundalini Upanishad)