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What is Kechari Mudra?

    What is a Mudra?

    A mudra is a yoga pose that is specifically meant to awaken spiritual energy in the body. 

    One of the most significant mudras is Kechari [pronounced ke–CHAR–ee]. Regrettably, it is also one of the most challenging. 

    To communicate with particular nerves in the nasal passageways, the tongue must be moved back behind the soft palate. 

    If the tongue cannot be pushed back far enough, the tip of the tongue can be pressed against the uvula (the soft fleshy appendage that hangs from the soft palate at the back of the mouth). 

    What is Kechari Mudra?

    The highest of all mudras is the Kechari Mudra. There are two mudras in particular that you should learn if you want to be a master in hatha Yoga. One of them is Kechari. It's a somewhat unusual method. 

    The tongue is turned back and placed behind the soft palate in Kechari Mudra.

    Touching the tip of the tongue to the uvula, that small flap hanging down at the back of the throat, is a compromise that provides some of the same advantages. 

    The meeting of the nerves in the tip of the tongue and the uvula, according to yoga, is the true inner sexual connection. It generates a type of energy short circuit that forces energy from the body into the brain. 

    When you perform it, you will see an instantaneous result. It's a remarkable and effective strategy. It is the technique for learning to levitate and fly described in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga shastras. 

    An elixir is secreted if these nerves [at the tip of the tongue and nasal passageways or uvula] are kept connected for a particular amount of time. It has a sweet flavor that reminds me of a combination of clarified butter and honey. 

    In India's scriptures, there is a complete Veda called Samaveda, which most people believe is about drinking rice wine and becoming drunk. It's all about this inner nectar, which is highly charged and can keep you energetic for extended periods of time without requiring food. 

    It brings a lot of happiness and spiritual force. Bears curl their mouths back as they go into hibernation, according to yogis. That is how they are able to stay in suspended animation for months at a time. Their heart rate drops to one or two beats per minute, according to my calculations. 

    The tongue instinctively turns into Kechari Mudra in samadhi. As a result, performing it consciously will assist you in reaching pleasure. 

    It is very good for the Higher Kriyas. Kriya with Kechari Mudra was taught by Lahiri Mahasaya. When she practiced the Higher Kriyas with Kechari Mudra, Kamala Silva [a direct student of Master] said she got a lot more out of them. 

    Because extending the frenum (the chord that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth) is required to get the tongue into Kechari, many of Lahiri Mahasaya's pupils incorporate tongue-stretching exercises as part of their Kriya initiation.

    What is the Purpose of  doing Kechari Mudra?

    • Kechari Mudra's primary goal is to activate Kundalini. 
    • When the positive and negative energies in the tongue and nasal passageways (or uvula) are combined, they form an energy cycle in the brain that forms a magnetic field instead of allowing the energy to flow outward to the body. 
    • Energy is drawn upward from the body and from the base of the spine to the brain through this field. In Samadhi, the tongue is believed to turn back on itself. 
    • This mudra is used to promote the emergence of profound spiritual realms of awareness.
    • People frequently inquire about how to move their energy up the spine to the spiritual eye. Kechari Mudra is a wonderful approach to go about it. It attracts energy to the spine and pulls it into the brain.

    When is it appropriate to use Kechari Mudra in one's practice? 

    You should start when you have a nice sensation of energy internalization and inner tranquility in your spine. 

    When you've achieved that point in your practice, practicing Kriya with Kechari Mudra will have a greater impact. 

    Instead of thinking about starting after a set amount of time—say, five or 10 years—think about starting whenever you feel it is the proper moment. Even though it may appear unusual at first, it is a very vital method. 

    The tip of the tongue has a positive energy, whereas the uvula and specific nerves in the nasal passages have a negative energy. 

    When these two energies come together, they form a tremendous energy cycle that forms a magnet. 

    Rather than pushing it from below, the proper technique to raise the kundalini is to establish a magnet from above. Kechari Mudra is a safe and natural approach to attract that magnet.

    4 Exercises to Prepare for Kechari Mudra 

    The greatest impediment to doing Kechari Mudra is the ordinary tongue's and frenum's shortness (the cord that ties the tongue to the floor of the mouth.) These exercises will help you progressively and naturally lengthen your tongue and frenum. (Some of them were taught by Lahiri Mahasaya.) 

    The frenum should not be severed under any circumstances. Nature put it there to keep us from swallowing our tongues. It's possible that cutting it will sever the nerves that lead to the tongue. 

    You might be able to do one or both of these Kechari preparatory activities every day. You might be able to complete them all. But don't go overboard. 

    If your frenum, tongue, or soft palate get painful, you may need to take a day or longer off from the workouts. 

    Keep in mind that mastering the complete Kechari Mudra takes months, if not years. 

    Devotion to God and gurus, in addition to these disciplines, will eventually assist you in doing Kechari Mudra. Devotion attracts God's blessings to your work. 

    1. “Milking” the tongue by gently drawing it 

    • Stretch the by mouth outward and then downward several times with a wet towel in a gently "milking" motion. 
    • This may be done for a few minutes each day, before or after your meditation.

     2. By turning the Tongue and Pressing the Roof of the the Mouth

    • The back as far as you can and pressing the base of it on the roof of the mouth, the frenum may be stretched against. 
    • Gradually extend the tongue toward the rear of the mouth as it relaxes. 
    • As a first step toward executing complete Kechari Mudra, you should be able to touch it to the uvula in the back of the neck. 
    • You can stay in this position as long as it is comfortable for you while performing Hong-Sau, AUM, or Kriya. 

    3. Gently Rubbing the Frenum Across the Teeth

    • The frenum may be also softened by pulling out the tongue and rubbing it softly and gently stroking it left and right over the lower teeth. This repeated action will help stretch it over the teeth. 
    • This exercise should be done with caution, especially if you have exceptionally sharp bottom teeth. 
    • This method can be paired with the “tongue-milking” exercise, which involves gradually pulling the tongue outward and downward, then rubbing it across the bottom teeth. 

    4. Talabya Kriya

    In the exercise's ceiling, turn the tongue back and cleave it above your pallet and against the roof of your mouth.

    • Slowly open your mouth while your tongue is pressing the bottom of the tongue on the roof of the mouth. 
    • Release your tongue with a swift flicking action as if it were a spring recoiling.
    • Repeat this multiple number of times, as you find comfortable.
    • Finally, push and thrust your tongue out as far as you can for a stretch at the point when the connection breaks. 
    • Ideally, you should practice 25-50 times each day, or as much as you can comfortably.

    4 Progressive Stages to Perform Kechari Mudra

    Kechari Mudra is performed in the following sequence of stages:

    1. The tongue is positioned as far back as it is comfortable toward the back of the throat in the first stage. 
    2. Second Stage: You should be able to touch the tongue to the uvula as you extend the tongue and frenum (the soft fleshy appendage that hangs from the soft palate at the back of the mouth.) 
    3. The tongue is raised above the soft palate in the third stage. 
    4. Final Stage: The tongue is moved as far forward and upward as possible over the soft palate and up to the top of the hollow region (nasal cavity).

    You may also want to read more about Yoga Asanas and Mudras here.


      What Is Lambika Yoga?

      Lambika Yoga is a kind of Yoga in which the tongue is turned inside out and the tip of the tongue is placed in the lambika vivara.

      • This technique is known as khechari mudra.
      • In Sanskrit, the tongue is called jivha or kala.
      • Lambika means "soft palate" in Sanskrit.

      Challenges, And Incremental Stages In Performing Lambika Yoga.

      The bottom half of our tongue is tied at its base by a band of muscles called the frenum, which restricts its movement. In Sanskrit, it's known as Sirabandha. 

      So it's nonsensical to expect an understudy of Lambika Yoga to achieve depression over the sensitive sense of taste until the frenulum is removed and the tongue is completely free to move.

      • Over the course of a half year, the frenulum is severed continually using a sharp cutting device.

      The Hatha Yoga Pradipika depicts a specific approach for severing the frenulum. (III 32-37)

      In today's world, it's highly likely that it'll be cut by a little medical treatment, and the lesion will heal in 3-4 days; after the sirabandha has been properly sliced, the tip of the tongue may be twisted backwards and upwards till it reaches the lambika vivara.

      What Is The Origin And Meaning Of The Term Lambika?

      Lambika refers to a sensitive sense of taste in Sanskrit. 

      Talu is another Sanskrit term meaning sensitive palate.

      • There is a hollow gap above the soft palate.
      • Lambika Vivara is the name of the system.

      According to the Jyotsn 3.73 (Cf. Gorakaataka 14 and Svtmrma's Hathapradpik 3.72), Lambik () [=Lambhik] refers to the "tongue" (may possibly indicate the soft palate or uvula) signifying one of the sixteen vital centers of the body (i.e., dhra).

      • — Dhra refers to a vital spot of the body, a seat of essential function in Hahayoga.

      The dhras are listed as [e.g., lambik (tongue),...] in Jyotsn verse 3.73, which is credited to Goraka.

      • The Hathapradpik mentions sixteen dhras without naming or explaining what they are.
      • The Gorakaataka also mentions sixteen dhras as being something the Yogi should be aware of, but it does not identify them.

      Lambika Yoga Benefits:

      • Lambika Yoga is said to aid the practitioner in overcoming the venomous effects of snake bites, scorpion bites, and other deadly bites. 
      • It is kings of kings to all most strong mudras, and without a guidance, do not practice this most dangerous mudra.
      • It is said by yogis of yore, that he who does this Mudra would not be hungry or thirsty. He has the ability to walk into the clouds. He has a good handle on his Prana.
      • Yogis keep it a secret. It bestows wonderful Siddhis, or abilities. It is very beneficial in terms of mind control.
      • The one who achieves perfection in this Mudra becomes a skywalker. This Siddhi, or strength, was possessed by Queen Chudala.

      • The practice of this Mudra will favor those who possess purity and other sacred virtues, are free of ambition, envy, and lust, and are endowed with dispassion, discrimination, and a deep desire or longing for salvation.

      • The Mudra assists the Yogi in burying himself under the earth.

      • Lambika Yoga is supposed to provide the expert with several exceptional powers, including the ability to overcome the noxious effects of snakebites, nibbles from other poisonous critters and plants, and poisons produced by persons.

      • Hatha Yoga Pradipika Khechari Mudra of Lambika Yoga, according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika, aids in the treatment of dreaded ailments and the onset of old age.

      According to Hatha Yoga Pradipika III 38–44, Lambika Yoga's Khechari mudra aids in conquering feared ailments and old age.

      • It contributes to a longer life span.
      • Cravings, thirst, and sleep may all be controlled by the expert.
      • Lambika yoga is a rejuvenation science.
      • It supports excellent health and lifespan.
      • It relieves mental and physical exhaustion.
      • It boosts the immune system and aids in illness prevention.
      • It helps with vision, hearing, and speaking.
      • It aids in the relief of severe aches and pains.
      • It is beneficial to digestion.
      • It aids with blood circulation.
      • Many ailments, including arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, and cancer, are cured by it.

      Lambika yoga empowers individuals to take charge of their life.

      • They find fulfillment in their deepest wants, contentment in their deepest satisfactions, and peace of mind in their deepest peace of mind.
      • They become content, contented, and capable.
      • They gain the ability to find meaningful job, live independently, and have close connections with others.

      Lambika yoga is a spiritual discipline as well as a physical science.

      • The science of rejuvenation and healing isn't dependent on outdated dietary guidelines or animal sacrifices.
      • It's a scientific system founded on real-world experience.
      • It instructs on what to eat, how to eat, and what to avoid in order to maintain excellent health.
      • It teaches you how to relax, sleep better, and boost your energy and endurance.

      Lambika yoga is a kind of therapeutic yoga.

      • It uses food, nutrition, exercise, breathing, and meditation to treat the body in a scientific method.
      • It uses yoga and meditation, prayer, animal sacrifices, and good actions to treat the mind in a practical method.

      Lambika Yoga Misconceptions. It is not a mystical or esoteric practice.

      • It makes no attempt to transform you into a Buddha.
      • It has no effect on your aging process.
      • It has no effect on your natural urges.
      • It doesn't take away your right to have sex.
      • It also doesn't need you to give up your culture.

      Lambika Yoga is the practice of Khechari Mudra. 

      This Yoga has a lot of challenges. This is a tough Yoga pose and practice to sustain. 

      It must be learned under the guidance of an experienced Yogi Guru who has been practicing this Yoga for a long time and has achieved complete success.

      • The significant Mudras are Khechari Mudra, Yoni Mudra or Shanmukhi Mudra, Sambhavi Mudra, Asvini Mudra, Maha Mudra, and Yoga Mudra. 
      • Khechari Mudra is the most significant of these Mudras. It reigns supreme among the Mudras. 
        • Mudra is the Sanskrit word for "seal." It binds the mind and Prana together. A Yogi has power of both his mind and his Prana.

      Chhedan and Dohan are two important Kriyas in the Khechari Mudra.

      • Once a week, the frenum lingua, the lower half of the front portion of the tongue, is sliced to a hair's breadth with a sharp knife. 
      • After that, it's dusted with turmeric powder.
      • After that, the Yogic student butters his tongue and lengthens it on a regular basis. He makes a motion with his tongue that resembles the act of milking a cow's udder. Dohan is my name.
      • The student folds the tongue, pulls it out, and seals the posterior part of the nostrils until it is long enough (it can meet the tip of the nose). 
      • He is now sitting and meditating. The breath comes to a full halt.

      NOTE: The cutting and lengthening of the tongue is not needed for certain people. They have a long tongue from birth.

      Kiran Atma

      References And Further Reading.

      • Urban, Hugh B. “Elitism and Esotericism: Strategies of Secrecy and Power in South Indian Tantra and French Freemasonry.” Numen 44, no. 1 (1997): 1–38.
      • Narasimhia, A. N. “KĀŚAKṚTSNA ŚABDAKALĀPA DHĀTUPĀṬHAḤ.” Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute 19, no. 1/2 (1958): 155–235.
      • Van Ness, Peter H. “YOGA AS SPIRITUAL BUT NOT RELIGIOUS: A PRAGMATIC PERSPECTIVE.” American Journal of Theology & Philosophy 20, no. 1 (1999): 15–30.
      • Agte, Vaishali V., and Shashi A. Chiplonkar. “Linkage of Concepts of Good Nutrition in Yoga and Modern Science.” Current Science 92, no. 7 (2007): 956–61.


      What Is Lamika Yoga?

      Lambika Yoga is a kind of Yoga in which the tongue is turned inside out and the tip of the tongue is placed in the lambika vivara. This technique is known as khechari mudra. In Sanskrit, the tongue is called jivha or kala. Lambika means "soft palate" in Sanskrit.

      What is the best way to get Khechari Mudra?

      Stage 1 Soft Palate to Uvula Khechari Mudra:

      • The tongue may not be able to reach the hard palate at first. You may glide your tongue up to the soft palate by imitating swallowing. Repeat this process at least 3-4 times until your tongue is comfortable resting on the soft palate. You might also try sliding your tongue farther into your mouth.

      What are the advantages of using the Khechari Mudra?

      It aids in the overcoming of thirst, hunger, and sleepiness.
      There is no sickness, deterioration, or death in the practitioner / yogi.
      It strengthens the immune system and transforms the body into something holy.
      The yogi develops resistant to poison and snake bites, according to Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradeepika.

      What is tongue yoga, exactly?

      Khecari mudra is a hatha yoga exercise in which the tongue tip is curled back into the mouth until it reaches over the soft palate and into the nasal canal.