The name "Serpentine" was given to this stone since many types of Serpentine resemble the color and texture of the serpents scales. And what better stone to use when working with the rise of Kundalini energies. (Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning either "coiled up" or "coiling like a snake.") Serpentine helps to create an opening so that the Kundalini may travel and lessons the discomfort, which is sometimes associated with movement. Serpentine also enhances the meditative state and retrieval of ancient wisdom.