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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.

    How Long to hold a Mudra?

    The great masters can't agree on how long a mudra should be practiced for. 

    Keshav Dev, an Indian mudra scholar, suggests keeping one mudra a day for 45 minutes to alleviate recurrent grievances. 

    If this is not necessary, the 45 minutes can be split into three intervals of 15 minutes each. 

    Kim da Silva, a kinesiologist who has studied the effects of mudras over prolonged periods of time, advises keeping each mudra for a certain amount of time. 

    If you use a mudra to help a treatment or to heal a recurring complaint, I believe it is beneficial to use it on a daily basis, as a medication: at the same time and for the same amount of time every day. Mudras used for acute symptoms, such as respiratory and circulatory issues, flatulence, nausea, or inner restlessness, should be stopped until the desired result has been achieved. 

    Other mudras can be done two to four times a day for 3 to 30 minutes per time. The only way to time them is with a stopwatch. 

    The time limits I've set for each mudra are intended to serve as a guide, not a dogma. After some preparation, you will find that your hands, especially your fingers, become increasingly responsive and react to the mudras much more quickly. 

    If it takes 5 minutes to experience the effects of a mudra at first, it will only take 10 breaths over time. This is a fantastic opportunity! If you are confined to your room, though, you have plenty of time on your hands and can take advantage of it. 

    Allow the visualizations and affirmations to continue to work once you've finished. You should use this time for your own good, for body, mind, and soul healing. 

    A mudra's influence may be felt instantly or after a certain period of time has passed. 

    You begin to feel wet, the feeling of sickness and discomfort dissipate, your morale changes, and your mind is refreshed. 

    However, it's possible that the reverse would happen at first. You become tired, or you begin to shiver as a result of the cold. This is also a good indication that the result is working.

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    With the breath, the influence of a mudra can be greatly amplified. This is why it is important to understand what breathing entails. When you grasp the following rules, you'll be able to tailor the effect of a mudra to your specific needs. 

    • Maintain a symmetrical stance by keeping your arms about an inch from your torso. Since it controls the function of the nervous system and hormonal glands, this role alone gives a feeling of inner balance and peace.

     • When we exhale deeply, we release not only carbon dioxide but also spent energy on a subtle basis. This is why, at the start of a mudra, you can exhale deeply many times. Make room for what you intend to do.

     • Always add a few seconds to the little delay after inhaling and exhaling. The most crucial part of the breathing mechanism is this. On any step, the inner forces are formed during the pauses. 

     • Slow your breathing while you do a mudra to relax yourself.

     • Intensify your breathing after doing a mudra to reset yourself. 

     • When the breath is steady, deep, rhythmic, fluid, and perfect, it is of the highest standard. Exhale rapidly several times at the start of a mudra meditation, then allow the breath to become deeper and slower. 

    There are now three options available to you: 

    1. Concentrate on the palms and toes, noticing the soft pressure when they touch; 
    2. Press the fingertips together a little harder when inhaling and release the pressure while exhaling; 
    3. Reverse the process and add a little more pressure when exhaling and release the pressure while inhaling. Each variance has its own distinct influence. 

    The first variance centers, establishes inner equilibrium, and increases overall power. The second variant reinforces and refreshes the willpower. 

    The third variant is soothing and relaxing. Try out these different combinations and notice the difference for yourself! It's true that you won't notice the impact right away, but it's already there. 

    The outside situations of our lives typically take shape in accordance with our imagination and mental contents. 

    As a result, we have the ability to form our inner images in such a way that we love life, achieve satisfaction at work, and have caring and understanding relationships. To go along with our self-made pictures, it's critical to cultivate an unwavering confidence and be filled with both fervor and serenity. 

    We need to build small victories for ourselves, and what works on a small scale will probably work on a larger scale. 

    This trust can be built and developed over time. Imagine what would happen if a large number of people imagined a perfect world with abundant flora, satisfied animals, and joyful people all at the same time, and strongly believed that this was real. 

    If you join in, there will be two of us! It will already be the start of a new order of existence if we can simply articulate what we don't want and definitively formulate our wants and desires. I've been working with affirmations for a long time—often more, sometimes fewer. Their incredible effects have astounded me time and time again. 

    My kitten, for example, vanished one day. "With spiritual strength and force, I find my kitten again," I repeated over and over during the day. I simply realized where my kitten was as the evening progressed. 

    When I told her that my cat was in her garage, she was taken aback, but it was real. It's so easy that some people think it's a little naïve. However, the most powerful force is normally seen in items that are especially plain and innocent. 

    Affirmations and visualizations both follow the same idea. Say them with confidence, fervor, and calm. 

    You should repeat them up to three times before, after, or after your meditation. You should even take a break through the day to say the affirmation out loud or quietly. 

    Take this great opportunity to persuade yourself to do what you truly want—what is best for you. A negation may also be useful for getting rid of the stubborn. Start by saying it out loud while actively exhaling. "This hate (or anger, remorse, pain, terror, compulsion to smoke, etc.) will suddenly vanish and erase itself," for example.

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    Where and When to Practice Mudras?

    The mudras can be practiced at any time and in any place. Mudras, according to modern scholars, may be performed when sitting in traffic, watching tv, or waiting for someone or something. 

    However, for the following reasons, my viewpoint varies from that of this viewpoint: Mudras can be performed in a meditative, peaceful state of mind. 

    Will you promise that you won't feel stressed and irritated that you can't drive where you want to go while sitting in traffic, or that you won't stay in front of the TV while you're "relaxing" while enjoying a hard-core thriller or a heated parliamentary discussion on taxes? 

    I'd like to invite you to take part in a fun experiment: 

    • Place your thumb and index finger together and imagine something beautiful for a few minutes (a natural experience, sporting victory, sex, etc.)—it doesn't matter what it is as long as it allows you to float on pink clouds. 
    • Try to imagine the electricity flowing from your index finger to your thumb now. It's over! 
    • Now repeat the process, except this time imagine something really tragic. Feel the vitality of the fingers once more. 

    If you think you've seen a difference? 

    You'll have seen how dull the flow of energy looked the second time around. This little experiment has shown me how important it is to perform mudras in a supportive environment and when in a good mood. 

    And if we aren't aware of it, our feelings and emotions have an effect on the energy fields and the distribution of energy in a negative or constructive way. 

    This isn't a laughing matter. We want to engage these energy fields in a constructive way, which I'll clarify later. This is why the fundamental sound of our current mood and position is so crucial. 

    Mudras and relaxation techniques for serenity, patience, and concentration.

    These may be used to set the tone for the rest of the evening. For example, if we are caught in traffic, in line, or on a train, we should first calm down before beginning to practice the mudra. 

    One more thought should be made while keeping a mudra while watching TV or listening to the radio: the time we spent on a mudra should still be a time of self-communion as well. 

    Special services or songs with a soothing rather than relaxing influence on the nerves are the only exceptions. 

    Mudras have no room in our lives if we haven't arranged our days so badly that we don't have three quiet minutes, if we allow ourselves to be continuously addicted to the radio or television from the time we wake up before we fall asleep at night. 

    Mudras can be done almost anywhere, at any time, but only if we can all withdraw inside ourselves almost anywhere, at any time. 

    This isn't all that complex and, like anything else, can be taught. It's for our health—every day, we need a few minutes of silence. 

    These quiet times can be the most valuable to us, and silence, like the salt in the dough that gives bread its flavor, adds the perfect amount of seasoning to our lives. 

    Mudras should be practiced a few minutes before waking up and a few minutes before sleeping, before or during meals, while walking (we all need to walk a certain distance every day), on public transit, or during work breaks. 

    However, don't just carry out a bunch of mudras in a row on the spur of the moment. Only one or two should be chosen. These can be practiced according to a timetable. 

    Every day, decide when, how long, and how much you want to do them. Alternatively, when you have to wait, prepare to fill both the predictable and unexpected moments with them. For the next few days, just practice these mudras. 

    The results can be felt right away, particularly if you're suffering from acute complaints or mood swings. However, it's possible that the effects you're hoping for will take some days to manifest. 

    When it comes to persistent complaints, it normally takes several weeks, if not months, for them to improve. Patience is the only thing that can help in this situation.

    Furthermore, it is still worthwhile because, in addition to the desired recovery, many new perceptions and great memories can be gained. You should also be aware that as anything happens inside you, it also affects the surroundings. 

    Any time you cure yourself, you bring healing to the rest of the world. A physical illness is often linked to the emotions and emotions that cause people to become ill. It takes a certain period of time for recovery to occur on both levels. 

    Give yourself the time—practice fervently while being absolutely calm and secure. Then you'll have the best chance of regeneration.

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    How to Practice Mudras ?

    Preparatory steps to practicing mudras:

    • Shape your hands and put your fingers in the positions seen in the diagrams. 
    • When you're doing this, make sure the weight on your fingertips is light and perfect, and your hands are calm. 

    However, you might have noticed that this isn't quite so straightforward! The palms are defiant, so rigid, and the hands easily fall away or tire. 

    The flexibility of the hands is proportional to the overall flexibility of the body. If we are stressed in one part of the body, the stress will be reflected in the hands in a corresponding location. 

    Even a person's age can be decided by looking at their stretched fingertips, according to Chinese healing practitioners. 

    Over years of yoga practice, my body and hands have been extremely versatile. Despite this, I can only do the mudra for backaches with one hand because I need to use the other to keep the fingers in place. 

    You will find it difficult to do some of the mudras with both hands at first because you may need to arrange and hold the fingers of one hand with the other. If this is the case, for the time being, just do the mudra with one hand. 

    If the fingers that should be extended fold back up on their own, merely rub them against your thigh or some safe position to rest them. The stresses in the fingers or hand, as well as the corresponding region of the body, will dissipate with time. 

    If you do the mudra as well as you can, the result would show up in any situation. It can be tough to keep the fingers stretched at first. When the fingers get too sore to continue, they give up. 

    I am certain that as time passes, your hands will get stronger, more comfortable, and you will be able to use both hands. 

    You'll probably be more energized and adaptable. It's even likely that you'll start to feel younger. Still handle your fingers with respect and love, even though you've become stronger and more flexible. It doesn't matter if you're doing the mudra; it should be both a soothing and a sacred act. 

    • Mudras may be performed in a variety of positions, including sitting, lying down, standing, and walking. 
    • Make sure your body is symmetrical and balanced, and that you are as relaxed and loose as possible. 
    • If you're doing them in a chair, make sure your back is straight and your feet are in good touch with the board. 
    • If you're going to do them while lying down, the most natural position is on your stomach. If you plan on being in this spot for an extended amount of time, place a small pillow under the back of your head to relieve neck pressure. 
    • Place a pillow under the hollow of the knee or thigh to alleviate the back. It's crucial to stay comfortable and happy, because any friction can obstruct the inner flow of energy, and we want something new to flow through the mudras. 
    • If you're going to do them while driving, make sure you're walking in a steady, calm, and rhythmic manner. Holding your legs shoulder distance apart while you're doing them while standing. The elbows should be comfortable and the toe tips should point forward. 

    If you have a little more time, you can also do the mudras in a sitting meditation pose, which will allow you to meditate for longer. Take into account the following fundamental rules of meditation practice when you do so:

    1. Sit on a stable couch with an erect pelvis and a straight spinal spine. 
    2. All knees should be level or at the same height on the field (if necessary, support the lower knee with a cushion until it is at the same height as the other knee). 
    3. Relax your palms on your calves. 
    4. Loosen your shoulders and let them slide back and down; your chest should be clear and loose.
    5. Pull your head back and keep your neck long and comfortable. 
    6. Breathe evenly, slowly, smoothly, and gently. 
    7. Never abruptly end a meditation session. 
    8. Always stretch your arms and legs vigorously. You can even make a mudra when thinking about something else.

    However, I've discovered that assuming a meditative pose while focusing on your hands and observing your breathing accelerates and intensifies the result. Observing the natural flow of the breath, as well as controlling and guiding it, is a crucial part of helping the mudra. For each mudra, instructions are given on how to do so. 

    Visualizations and affirmations that correspond to this should be used to ensure that this does not become a normal matter. The mudras' results are often amplified by these. 

    For certain exercises, I'm not sure if the mudra, breathing technique, visualized image, or spoken word has the greater impact. Who cares, though? It accomplishes its goal, makes you feel good, and brings you joy!

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    Mudra Origins

    The origins of mudras are unknown. Mudras are not only used in Asia, but they are also used all over the world. Europeans were definitely familiar with complex signs, which they used to emphasize and seal what they felt and wished to express in their ceremonies. 

    Many gestures were originally forbidden during the Christianization of the Nordic peoples, such as invoking the gods with raised arms. Later, some of these gestures were incorporated into Christian teachings. 

    We may perhaps feel how these ancient cultures communicated themselves if we notice the different motions made by a priest saying the Mass. 

    But our social life is often marked by movements, the roots of which hardly anyone understands today: crossing our fingers for others, clapping our hands as applause, the embrace, shaking hands, or "giving someone the finger" to show our poor opinion of them. 

    Mudras are an integral part of all religious activities in India. 

    The numerous mudras and hastas (arm poses) used to represent Hindu gods are notable. They reflect the identifying traits of different deities, in addition to body postures and qualities. 

    These magical hand poses have a special force, capability, and character strength for the individual praying. The main gods Brahma (Creator), Vishnu (Preserver), and Shiva have the most well-known mudras (Destroyer). 

    The mudras are just as familiar in Indian dance, where the hands, eyes, and body gestures act and/or dance the whole drama without words. Ingrid Ramm-Bonwitt, a mudra expert, describes it beautifully:

     "The Indian dancer communicates the life of the world with his or her paws, which hold vital images that are still widely recognized in the East today."

    The rich symbolism of the dance's language of gestures gains a greater significance for the mind than words could express through its variety of interpretive possibilities. In Indian sculpture, the divine essence of the mudras was perfectly expressed. 

    Deities portrayed in Hindu and Buddhist art make movements that symbolize their roles or invoke particular mythological events. 

    Mudras are used in Tantric rites as well.  

    They play an important role in Buddhism, where six mudras are depicted in many of Gautama Buddha's paintings. They are inextricably linked to his teachings and life. 

    Hatha Yoga uses movements and body poses to convey a variety of emotions, including grief, joy, rage, and serenity. They understand that the same is often true: those gestures may have a positive impact on the mind.

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    24 Yoga Dharanas


    1. Focus the mind on something inside or beyond the body. Maintain the position for a while. Dharana is my name. You'll have to do something on a regular basis. Dharana is the foundation of Laya-Yoga.

    2. Purify the mind first by doing Yama, Niyama, and Dharana, and then move on to Dharana.
     Concentration is useless if it is not pure. Concentration is a skill that certain occultists possess. They, on the other hand, have no decent character. That is why they have not made much spiritual gains.

    3. Those who have a steady Asana and have cleansed the Yoga Nadis will find it easier to focus. If you eliminate all distractions, the concentration would be intense. A real Brahmachari who has maintained his Veerya would be able to concentrate extremely well.

    4. Some rash, eager students rush into Dharana without first completing the required ethical preparation. This is a huge mistake. The value of ethical perfection cannot be overstated.

    5. You should focus on any of the seven Chakras on the inside and any Devata, Hari, Krishna, or Devi on the outside.

    6. Focus requires a high level of attention. He who has honed his focus capacity will be able to concentrate well. A man packed with love and all kinds of wonderful impulses can hardly focus on something for more than a second. Like a monkey, his mind would be racing.

    7. He who has mastered Pratyahara (withdrawing the senses from the objects) will be able to focus well. You'll need to take the spiritual journey one step at a time, stage by stage. To begin, lay the foundation of Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, and Pratyahara. Only then can Dharana and Dhyana's superstructure be successful.

    8. You should be able to see the focus of concentration clearly even though it is not there. You must be able to recall the mental image at all time. You should be able to do this without too much hassle if you have decent concentration skills.

    9. You should focus on the tick-tock sound of a watch, the flame of a candle, or some other object that is appealing to the mind in the early stages of meditation. This is an example of concrete focus. There will be no focus until the mind has anything to rest on.
    A fun thing may be set in the head. Fixing the mind on any object that it dislikes is extremely difficult at first.

    10. You must reduce your worldly habits if you wish to improve your concentrating capacity. Every day, for at least two hours, you must observe Mouna.

    11. Concentrate on the object of focus until the mind is well founded on it.
    Carry the eye back to the object as it wanders away.

    12. The other senses are disabled when focus is strong and heavy. A individual with tremendous psychic abilities who practices focus for one hour a day has tremendous psychic abilities. He'll have a good desire to succeed.

    13. Vedantins attempt to retrain the mind to focus on Atman. Their Dharana is this. Hatha and Raja Yogins focus their attention on the six Chakras. Bhaktas are solely focused on their Ishta Devata. Other meditation objects are identified in Trataka and Laya Yoga. Both aspirants must be able to concentrate.

    14. Focus practitioners progress rapidly. They can complete any task faster and more efficiently. What some can do in six hours can be accomplished in half an hour by anyone with a focused mind. Concentration purifies and calms raging impulses, activates mind currents, and clarifies concepts. Concentration often aids a person's material advancement.
    In his office or business-house, he can produce excellent results. What was previously cloudy and hazy becomes simpler and definite; what was previously complicated becomes simple; and what was previously nuanced, befuddling, and confounding becomes easily graspable. Concentration allows you to do something. Nothing is difficult for someone who practices focus on a daily basis.
    Concentration is needed for clairvoyance, clairaudience, mesmerism, hypnotism, thought-reading, music, mathematics, and other sciences.

    15. Find a peaceful place to retreat to. Close your eyes for a moment. When you dream about an apple, see what happens.
    You might consider its color, form, and scale, as well as different sections such as the skin, pulp, and seeds. You might consider the countries from which it is manufactured, such as Australia or Kashmir. Its acidic or sweet flavor, as well as its effects on the digestive system and blood, can come to mind. Other fruits' ideas can also attempt to join into the rule of association. The mind might start to entertain any other unrelated thoughts. It could start to stray. It might consider seeing a friend at 4 p.m. at the Railway Station. It might consider buying a towel, a tin of tea, or some biscuits. You should strive to follow a clear path of thinking. There should be no pause in the thought process. You must not entertain any other thoughts that are unrelated to the current subject. The ego will do everything it can to stay in its old grooves. You'll have to put in a lot of effort at first. It's a little like trying to climb a steep slope. When you achieve concentration success, you will be overjoyed and overjoyed.

    16. Just as physical laws such as gravity and cohesion exist in the physical universe, definite mental laws such as association, relativity, and contiguity operate in the mental plane or thought-world. These rules should be well understood by those who practice concentration.
    When the mind considers an entity, it can also consider its attributes and components. When it considers a source, it can also consider its consequence.

    17. You will get new ideas each time you read the Bhagavad Gita or the Vicar of Wakefield with attention. You can gain knowledge by concentrating. In the realm of mental consciousness, subtle esoteric interpretations will emerge. You will comprehend the metaphysical significance's inner depth.

    18. Don't fight your mind while you're concentrating on an object. Tension can be avoided in the body. Continuously think about the object in a gentle way. When one is starving and recovering from an acute illness, it is very difficult to practice concentration.

    19. Don't be bothered if feelings interfere with your focus. They're going to die too. You'll have to tax your willpower if you want to scare them further. Get a nonchalant manner. The Vedantin uses the formula "I am a Sakshi with mental adjustments" to push away emotions. It makes no difference to me. “Get out of here.” The Bhakta actually prays, and God responds with assistance.

    20. Develop a good habit of focusing on a variety of objects, both gross and subtle, of different sizes, over time. When you sit down to concentrate, the mood will come to you quickly and effortlessly.

    21. Focus is needed when reading a novel. It's pointless to skim through the pages in a rushed way. One page could suffice. Bring the book to a close. Pay attention to what you've read. Find parallel lines in the Gita, Upanishads, and other sacred texts.

    22. At first, the process of concentrating is disgusting and exhausting for a neophyte. In his mind and brain, he would carve fresh grooves. He develops a strong interest after a period of time, say two or three months. He's experiencing a different kind of pleasure. The only way to get rid of the miseries and tribulations is to concentrate. Your only responsibility is to gain discipline, and it is by concentration that you can achieve the ultimate beatitude, Self-realization. When it comes to concentration, charity and Rajasuya Yajna are nothing.

    23. Do not want to fulfill impulses that emerge in the subconscious. As soon as they appear, reject them. Desires may be diminished over time by gradual exercise. The mind's modifications would now be greatly reduced.

    24. You must eliminate all behavioral weaknesses, superstitions, and erroneous and incorrect Samskaras. Only then would you be able to focus your thoughts.


    Minor Siddhis are also acquired by the Yogi:

    1. Hunger and thirst are no longer a problem.

    2. The ability to be free of the symptoms of heat and cold.

    3. Raga-Dvesha is no longer an issue. 

    • Raga is the desire for things that provide personal fulfillment. 
    • Our drive for joyful experiences leads to irrational behavior and blind eyesight.

    4. Doora Darshan, also known as Dooradrishti or clairvoyance.

    • Doora Sravan, clairaudience
    • Doora Sruti, and 
    • Doora Pravachana are all examples of Doora Sravan.

    6. Mano-Jaya, or mind control.

    7. Kama Rupa: The Yogi has the ability to take whatever form he desires.

    8. Parakaya Pravesha: He has the ability to reach another entity, animate a dead body, and move his consciousness into it.

    9. Iccha-Mrityu: Death comes to him at his leisure.

    10. Devanam Saha Kreeda and Darshana: After seeing the gods, playing with them.

    11. Yatha Sankalpa: He is free to do whatever he pleases.

    12. Trikala-Jnana: History, current, and future knowledge.

    13. Advandva: Above the opposing sets.

    14. Vak-Siddhi: By practicing Satya, Prophecy, the Yogi will foresee what will happen in the future.

    15. Alchemy: The Yogi has the ability to transform base metal into gold.

    16. Kaya-Vyuha: The Yogi will take as many bodies as he wants to exhaust all of his Karmas in one life.

    17. Darduri-Siddhi: A frog's leaping ability.

    18. Patala-Siddhi: Yogi transforms into Lord of Desire and vanquishes sorrows and illnesses.

    19. Past life regression: He gradually learns and recalls more of his former life.

    20. He learns about the cluster of stars and planets and forms a more intimate understanding of other worlds and the wider cosmos.

    21. He gains the ability to perceive the Siddhas.

    22. He attains elemental mastery (Bhuta Jaya), as well as Prana mastery (Prana Jaya).

    23. Kamachari: He has the freedom to go whenever he wants.

    24. He gains omnipotence and omniscience

    25. Vayu-Siddhi: The Yogi ascends into the clouds and ascends from the earth.

    26. Dowsing: He has the ability to find out the location of a hidden treasure.

    ~Kiran Atma

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    A Yogi forgets about his or her body in order to focus his or her attention on the Lord. 

    • By learning breath management and manipulating his nervous system, he conquers heat and cold.
    • Via the practice of Bhastrika Pranayama, a Yogi induces psychic heat in the body.
    • He doesn't like being exposed to extremes of temperature.
    • He lies on the snow and uses the heat from his body to melt it.
    • A Yogi uses a sheet dipped in very cold water to protect his body and dries it with the Yoga heat emitted from his body. Some experts have dried up to thirty sheets in a single night.

    In the end, a perfect Yogi cremates his body using the Yogic heat provided by his Yoga strength.

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    In the direction of Kundalini Yoga, an experienced Purnayogi has eight main Siddhis: Anima, Mahima, Laghima, Garima, Prapti, Prakamya, Vasitvam, and Ishitvam.

    1. Anima: The Yogi will shrink to whatever size he wants.

    2. Mahima: The antithesis of Anima. He has the ability to grow to whatever size he desires. He has the ability to enlarge his body to enormous proportions. He has the ability to occupy the whole universe. He will take on the form of Virat Svarupa.

    3. Laghima: He has the ability to turn his body into cloth or feathers. This Siddhi is used for Vayustambhanam. Control is also exerted to a limited extent in Jalastambhanam. Plavini Pranayama makes the body lighter. Swallowing huge draughts of air causes the Yogi's real gravity to decrease. With the assistance of this Siddhi, the Yogi will fly across the heavens. In a single second, he will fly thousands of miles.

    4.Garima is the polar opposite of Laghima. The Yogi's specific gravity increases as a result of this. Through drinking draughts of air, he will make his body as big as a mountain.

    5. Prapti: When a Yogi stands on the ground, he or she has the ability to hit the highest objects. He has the ability to touch the sun, moon, and sky. The Yogi obtains his desired artifacts and divine energies through this Siddhi. He gains the ability to forecast future events, as well as clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, thought-reading, and other abilities. He may communicate with animals and birds in their native tongues. He can also communicate in languages he is unfamiliar with. He has the ability to heal all illnesses.

    6. Prakamya: He has the ability to dive into the sea and emerge at any moment. Benares' late Trilinga Swami used to spend six months living under the Ganges. It's the method by which a Yogi will become invisible at times. Some writers describe it as the ability to access another person's body (Parakaya Pravesh). Sri Sankara joined the body of Benares' Raja Amaruka. In Southern India, Tirumular penetrated the body of a shepherd. This was also done by Raja Vikramaditya. It's also the ability to maintain a youthful beauty for an extended period of time. This was the influence of Raja Yayati.

    7. Vashitvam: This is the force of taming and keeping wild animals under order. It is the ability to hypnotize others and make them obey one's desires and commands with the use of willpower. It is the control of one's impulses and passions. It is the ability to subjugate men, women, and the elements.

    8. Ishitvam: Attaining spiritual power is what Ishitvam is all about. The Yogi ascends to the role of Lord of the Universe.

    The Yogi who has this strength has the ability to bring the dead back to life. The deceased could be brought back to life by Kabir, Tulsidas, Akalkot Swami, and others.

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    1. The Yogi achieves a flawless physical body by Hatha Yoga—Rupalavanya Bala Vajrasam-hanana Kaya Sampat. “Beauty, elegance, resilience, and adamantine hardness are the characteristics of a flawless body.” Kaya Sampat encompasses the ability to withstand intense cold and heat (Titiksha), as well as the ability to survive without water or food (perfection of body).

    2. Since the Hatha Yogi's body is perfect and strong, his mind is also firm and focused. He scales the highest rung of the Yogic ladder and achieves Immortality through Yogic Samadhi through the rituals of Dharana and Dhyana. The Yogi who has attained the highest level will possess all of the major and minor Siddhis.

    3. The sum of meditation at various Chakras and Tattvas, as well as the awakening of Kundalini, determines the attainment of energies. Mudras, Bandhas, Asanas, and Pranayamas will also aid in the acquisition of Siddhis.

    4. The Siddhis obtained through the practice of Mudras can also be obtained through the practice of Bandhas, Asanas, Pranayamas, and emphasis on various Chakras. That is dependent on the aspirants' temperament and capacity. One exercise and various techniques may be used to achieve the desired objective. As a result, if a particular exercise fails to yield results, the individual must resort to other options.

    5. Many of the eight main Siddhis are not achievable at this time (Kali Yuga), when the vast majority of people's bodies and minds are not in good enough shape. Several Siddhas have the ability to practice some of the Siddhis even today. When people ask them to do something, they either hide or say, "I don't know." They don't give a damn about these Siddhis. Their aim is to dismiss these as unreal and strive for the top. They're the only ones who can really call themselves Yogins. Many people have the ability to use those abilities but have no idea how they do it.

    6. It is possible to hear the minds of someone. In London, a man receives the divine message of Indian sages. Several people have been seen killing the venom of cobras by singing Mantras or just touching them. Incurable conditions may be healed by offering any kind of leaves. There are men who can teach you all about your life, present, and future. Some may have the ability to see astral beings.

    Yogic rituals are responsible for stopping the functions of the heart and transforming the minds of others, among other things.

    7. Nowadays, it is difficult to locate a Yogi who has any of these abilities. When a person gains those abilities, he is influenced by Maya and false Tushti (satisfaction) and uses the abilities for his livelihood or fame. As a result, he is unable to progress to achieve perfection. The Yogic Kriyas haven't made a mistake. You do not lose hope. You will achieve success if you have faith, focus, honesty, and earnestness.

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    8 Alternative Yoga Mudras

    Sambhavi, Manduki, Aswini, Tadagi, Matangini, Bhuchari, Aghori, and a variety of other Mudras are among them. I've just listed the most appropriate Mudras here. Refer to my book "Hatha Yoga" for detailed advice on all of the Mudras.


    1. The Maha Mudra, Maha Bandha, and Maha Vedha are all part of the same community. They resemble three phases of a single workout. Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Jalandhara Bandha belong to a different community. Mula Bandha is used in Puraka, Kumbhaka, and Rechaka, as well as meditation and Japa. During Rechaka, Uddiyana Bandha is performed, and during Kumbhaka, Jalandhara Bandha is performed.

    2. Mudras and Bandhas, as other Yogic Kriyas, can be performed when the stomach is empty. Mudras can be practiced according to the same general guidelines as Asanas and Pranayamas.

    3. The advantages conferred can not be realized only by the use of Mudras. Pranayamas, Asanas, Japa, and other Yogic Kriyas must all be combined.

    4. Khechari Mudra must be performed under the supervision of a Khechari Guru. Cutting the lower tendon at regular intervals should be performed with caution. If aspirants begin this Kriya after the age of 25, when the muscles and nerves have stiffened, they may not be effective.

    5. Advanced courses such as Khechari, Shakti Chalana, Vajroli, and others need not be practiced by anyone. Aspirants can check with the Guru to see whether they are physically fit for such advanced exercises, as well as whether they meet the other conditions for the course.

    6. Tadagi Mudra is another name for Uddiyana Bandha. Matangini Mudra refers to the Seet-Krama and Vyut-Krama . Mula Bandha is what you can do. Allow it to go. This is all I keep coming back to.

    It's known as Aswini Mudra.

    7. Those who have not completed the preliminary portion of Khechari Mudra (lengthening the tongue) should merely turn their tongue upwards on the palate. Nabho Mudra, also known as Manduki Mudra, is a hand gesture.

    8. Only deep mental attention will lead to true results in Mudras. 

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    The Yogin hears mystic noises during his trance, which he refers to as Anahata sounds. It is a symbol of Nadis' purification. Some students can distinctly hear it with one hand, while others can hear it with both. There are both harsh and soft noises. Through the noisy to the soft, and from the subtle to the subtler, one must reflect. Beginners can only detect the sound with their ears closed. Even without shutting their ears, advanced students can focus on the Anahata message. Omkara Dhvani is another name for Anahata tone. They start from the Sushumna Nadi's Anahata center.

    Place yourself in your normal Asana. Thumbs are used to close the ears. Through the ears, listen to and observe the internal vibration. You will become deaf to all external sounds as a result of the sound you hear from within. Close your eyes as well. You can hear a lot of noisy noises at the start of the session. Later on, they can be heard in a more subdued manner. The subconscious, having initially focused on a single tone, becomes permanently attached to it and immersed in it. The subconscious becomes insensitive to external stimuli, becoming one with the sound as milk becomes one with water, and then quickly consumed in Chidakasa. The Chitta, which is still immersed in the inner scent, does not long for sensual things, as it is bound by the sweet fragrance or Nada and has lost its flitting existence, just as the bee drinking honey alone does not care about the odour.

    The sound emanating from Pranava Nada, which is Brahman, is effulgent in nature.

    The subconscious becomes engrossed in it. The mind persists as long as there is tone, so when it stops, it enters the Turiya state. That is the highest level of government. It is the condition of Unmani. Constant emphasis on Nada absorbs both the consciousness and the Prana. The body resembles a log of wood, with no sensations of hot or cold, pleasure or sorrow. Different types of sounds (Anahata sounds) emanate from the heart.

    There are ten types of nada that can be heard by the ears. The first is the sound of a bell; the second is ‘Chini-chini'; the third is the sound of a conch; the fourth is the sound of a lute; the fifth is the sound of cymbals; the sixth is the tune of a flute; the seventh is the tune of a flute; the eighth is the voice of a drum (Bheri); the ninth is the sound of a double-drum (Mridanga); and the tenth.

    You can't begin to hear something right after you shut your ears. You should focus and keep your attention on one thing. It's possible that the sound you hear now isn't one you'll hear every day. However, all of the ten Anahata sounds can be heard.

    Laya via Nada, Anahata is the sound mentioned above. In the same way, focus at the tip of the nose (Nasikagra Drishti), the area between the two eyebrows (Bhrumadhya Drishti), meditation on the five Tattvas, Soham Mantra, Aham Brahma Asmi, Tat Tvam Asi Mahavakyas, and other methods will affect Laya.

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