Friends, I had said in the previous post that how to breathe. Let’s continue this a little more. It’s been almost four years since I’ve been doing yoga consistently and dedicatedly. Even before that, I have been doing light yoga everyday for about 15 years. Now I feel that I have learned to breathe. Well, I’m still learning. Learning never ends. It is easy to say that breathing is called yoga. But it requires long practice. Now I have understood why after inhaling it is asked to stop the breath for some time. At first I thought it was useless work. In fact, when there is a collision between prana and apana due to breathing, then it takes some time for that conflict to reach its peak. At that time, there is also the contemplation of conflict along with it, then you get more benefits. Due to this, the Kundalini energy starts moving in the energy loop by climbing up and down with a powerful shock. It refreshes instantly. Similarly, inhale slowly and for a long time, so that prana and apana mix well. Breathe out slowly too, because it takes time for the Kundalini energy to descend. Kundalini moves along with material substances in the physical bodily channels. Therefore, it will take time for the flow of nadis to reach from one place to another. Similarly, after exhaling completely, hold the breath for as long as possible. Due to this, the Kundalini descends completely and gets deposited on the Swadhishthana chakra, and as soon as the Mooladhara is constricted up, it descends down to the Mooladhara and ascends from the back to the Sahasrara. From there it descends with prana almost to the heart chakra while inhaling. There she collides with the apana coming from below and starts shining brightly. Then when the chest and abdomen descend while exhaling, it also descends and reaches the Swadhishthana Chakra. Again the same previous process repeats. In this way, like an automatic machine, this kundalini cycle continues, and the man remains engrossed in bliss. By touching the inverted tongue with the soft palate, the flow becomes better. Watching the abdomen and chest move up and down helps in meditation. Many people keep moving the Kundalini between the navel and the mooladhara. Many times there are such situations or such body postures, in which the breath moves from the chest instead of the stomach. At that time the chest expands on inhalation, which pulls the Kundalini mixed apana up from below. With the inhaling breath, Kundalini mixed prana descends from top to bottom to the chest. There the Kundalini becomes more pronounced by the clash of the two in the chest, and at the same time the stress caused by fatigue etc. also goes away. Similarly, many times the inhalation causes both the chest and the stomach to swell forward simultaneously. This also creates a good stretch on the Kundalini energy.
Kundalini rises up through the sushumna itself, although other nadis also contribute to it
When the Kundalini energy rises up from my back, I do not stop it, be it at any nadi or place. Actually the central line of the back is the Sushumna Nadi. It is also connected to the other two main corner lines or nadis of the back. Take any other channel line or point, it is connected to all. In fact all the nadis are connected with each other like a net of nadis. That’s when I feel Kundalini energy anywhere in my back, I don’t stop that experience. Only with this I keep a peek at the front Ajna chakra and Mooladhara constriction. By doing this, the Kundalini slowly slips and comes into the Sushumna, and goes up to the Sahasrar and goes down from there and then starts moving in a loop. Just keep such attention. What happens many times is that if the Kundalini energy is on the left side in the back or head, then by doing the above meditation it first moves to the right, then balances and fits into the middle sushumna. However, this lasts only for a short time, because the velocity of energy keeps on decreasing rapidly. It should not be confused with Kundalini awakening. This is a simple movement of energy, although a similar phenomenon occurs in awakening, but it is at its peak. The movement of such energy goes on in everyone. But not everyone recognizes it, nor pays attention to it. That’s how a man stays alive. Probably Pranavidya can also make alive a dead creature with the flow of this prana. I had heard from an old friend that at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, he had seen a tantric yogi bring a dead bird alive with pranavidya. Its truth is not known, but there are many stories related to it in Hindu Puranas. Sanjeevani Vidya may also have been the same prana science, through which the demon guru Shukracharya used to bring alive the demons who died in the war fought with the gods. There is definitely some scientific fact in the basis of such allegorical stories. These are made to attract people towards yoga. But many people start denying science and yoga by taking its opposite meaning. Similarly yawning is also a flow of energy. Only then does the fatigue go away with it. How does a man help the Kundalini energy reach the brain by raising the hands, straightening the back and neck, making a pit in the line of the navel, opening the mouth, closing the eyes, constricting the front ajna chakra point. The difference is that the yogi goes deep into what it is, how it happened, why it happened and how can it become more so that benefit can be obtained. Even before Newton, many people had seen an apple falling from the tree, but only Newton went deep into it. Common man leaves it as simple. A yogi is also a scientist, especially a psychologist. Yawning is a wonderful gift of refreshing from nature.
At the time of confluence both the components that mix together need to be taken care of along with the process of confluence
In the previous post I was talking about confluence times and places like Sandhya etc. One has to pay attention to them in the same way as there is paid at time of the confluence of prana and apana, then only benefit is received. In this way, the rooster gets up before the morning sandhyas time, why does that not get the benefit of the confluence. Because there is no his faith in confluence. If a man does not understand the technical aspect, then at least he must have faith. In fact, in the state of meditation on the dim natural light of the dusk or dawn, attention should also be kept on the full brightness of the day and the complete darkness of the night, only then there will be a collision of day and night, and mixed together with the glow of Kundalini, bliss is created. Similarly, there are many frogs and fish living in the water of the confluence of Allahabad, they are not liberated. The same thing happens there too. It is not only about confluence only but also about every religious ritual. This shows how important the knowledge of the scientific and technical aspect of religion is. It is the job of this website to find that knowledge.
Yoga itself teaches yoga better
I got some new practical experiences this week about yoga-asanas. They were there earlier too, but were not so clear. Earlier I used to take quick and shallow breaths. This time I took air deeply and slowly like pranayama. In a way, Pranayama also started happening with asanas. Two benefits at once. Earlier I used to take short, quick and shallow breaths 20-30 times in a pose. But now I was able to take it only 2-3 times. There was such a difference. Yoga teaches itself over time. So keep doing it as it feels right. Although I read somewhere in the blog that yoga guru Iyengar used to teach yoga asanas together with meditative pranayama. Now the whole truth has been revealed. Still have to be careful. Don’t exceed your happy tolerance limit of breath holding. Most of my time is spent in yoga practice. It is also necessary for me. I can’t be healthy without it. I have ankylosing spondylitis, an autoimmune disease. In this, the man should always be in action. To avoid jamming the joints of the body, especially the joints of the chest and back, and to overcome fatigue, regular exercise should be done. Kundalini meditation, pranayama are beneficial to prevent depression, and other mental defects. This is its main treatment. Because of this, I was able to learn a little yoga. Any excuse is good to persuade the mind.
Kundalini, Karmayoga and Vigyan or science are related to each other in an intimate relationship
People often say that spirituality is not a subject of science. I say that it’s absolutely necessary. Till Kundalini awakening, it is too much, but even after that it is enough necessary. After Kundalini awakening, individual science is replaced by universal or cosmic science. Due to this, one starts getting favorable conditions unintentionally, and itself starts getting good for him. This happens because of the divine power of Kundalini. However, it also has its limitations and constraints. This eases the burden of personal science a bit. To receive Kundalini and to keep it active, karma yoga is needed. The better the Karma Yoga, the greater the quality and specialty of the work. It is science that gives quality, specialty and highness to actions. That’s why spirituality and science go well together. I used to be a freak of science myself. Where no one imagined science, I would fit science in there too. My teachers used to tell me jokingly that friend, you fight science everywhere. Because science is necessary for Kundalini, that is why people of science-oriented, especially in modern type of civilization, people are more Kundalini curious. But most of them understand only the science of external yoga related to health. They underestimate the science of meditation. All the scientists can become great Kundalini yogis if a small part of the mind and energy they devote to the outer sciences, devote to the inner sciences. But now slowly we are understanding Kundalini science as psychology. That is why there is no satisfactory translation of dhyana in international language. The word meditation or concentration has to work. Actually meditation is a method of facilitating dhyana, not real dhyana. Similarly, concentration means focusing the mind on material objects and for a short time, not on a single mental kundalini as a single mental picture for too long or the whole life. Therefore, the most important word dhyana should be included in the dictionary of it. Only one Sanskrit word ‘Dhyana’ encompasses all yoga. If it is, then it is yoga. If it is not there, then there is no yoga. Dhyana and Kundalini are synonymous to each other in a sense. The rest of the things in yoga are only auxiliary to dhyana. I was reading in a blog around the first World Yoga Day in which a materialistic gentleman was proudly saying that the materialistic people of today, especially those of the modern type of civilization, would be confined to the external parts of yoga. They will not go to the depths of dhyana. So now I think how will there Kundalini awakening then happen. It cannot happen without dhyana. In the lot, rare people get dhyana itself by natural coincidence. But to achieve massive awakening, one has to do dhyana artificially. The well does not go to the thirsty, the thirsty has to go to the well. If a thirsty man does not go to the well, then the life of the man is in danger, nothing will happen to the well. Similarly, if people do not adopt dhyana, then there is a loss to people, not to dhyana. Therefore, the lifestyle itself has to be made meditative or dhyana like. Such was the lifestyle in the ancient Vedic tradition. It may seem that such a lifestyle is strange, but it is also the truth. Truth cannot be denied.
By considering Kundalini as a bindu, its meditation becomes easy
In the previous post I had described the bindu as Kundalini form. Kundalini is meditated in the form of a drop or bindu of transmuted sexual essence, so that the power of the bindu located in the Muladhara region continues to reach the Kundalini. It is felt that the Kundalini has been connected to the main bindu source located on the Muladhara area through a Nadi, no matter where the Kundalini may be. It seems that the bindu energy is strengthening the ascending Kundalini. This is also called distilled sexual energy. While doing this bindu meditation for a while, the lust with genial sensation is lost and get used up to strengthen Kundalini. Although the power of the bindu reaches the whole brain, but the Kundalini itself is considered as the bindu during meditation so that the Kundalini picture remains most effective, and other thoughts are suppressed before it. Bindu is a fluid substance, so it has good flow. It also increases the flow of Kundalini. Together I was telling that if the true meaning of Kundalini is understood, then more than half of the journey of Yoga is covered. A rare person who is lucky enough to have good and purposeful love contacts gets a Kundalini picture in his mind. Of course, it may bring profit in the world and give peace of mind, but it is very difficult to awaken it. Sometimes the long appearance and sudden disappearance of a strong image of a sexual lover in mind can lead to direct enlightenment without Kundalini awakening. But this happens in very rare cases. To awaken, one has to regularly meditate on the image of a favorite and imaginary deity, aged and qualified Guru etc. It is easy, because their apparent physical form is not present, so it does not interfere with mental meditation. Many left-handed tantrics take the help of sex partners to strengthen their image in their mind. Some get this support on their own due to good deeds of past lives. The love contacts of worldliness inculcate the habit of keeping people’s pictures in mind, which makes it easier for him to meditate on Kundalini while doing yoga. It is the same as if we are doing Kundalini meditation on the Anahata chakra by holding our breath, we do not stop the thoughts of the mind, but with its meditation we also meditate on the Muladhara chakra. Due to this, the power of the mind descends itself and starts shining in the form of Kundalini on the Anahata Chakra. By placing the hand on the heart, it becomes easier to meditate on the Kundalini, and in Siddhasana from the heel of the foot pressing up the Muladhara Chakra. Similarly, while meditating on each chakra, it can be made easier by placing a hand or fingers there.
Universal Authenticity of Patanjali Yoga Sutras
I had no selfish motive behind finding Kundalini. I didn’t even feel the need for it, because I was already living an awakened life of non-dualism with great joy. It happened that by chance I got some extra time. I was a hard worker, always doing something or the other. In that spare time I started reading about spirituality. I understood Patanjali Yoga, but with a more natural form of love affairs. I could not understand how by artificial yoga practice a strong picture of someone could be made in the mind. In love, it becomes itself. So I read more yoga books, discussed on online yoga forums, and continued to practice yoga along with. For once I was disappointed and started questioning the authenticity of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Then on forum, an old gentleman of Indian origin in America interrupted me a bit angrily, “How can you say that? People have been taking advantage of that book for hundreds of years. You shouldn’t say that”. I defended myself by giving a false explanation that I did not doubt Patanjali, but I was referring to those who misinterpret the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. This made him satisfied. Perhaps this discussion also helped me get to the bottom of this book. I also read Tantra’s books, and took their help too. Still I was happy. Even if you know about Kundalini, it is fine, and so even if you do not know it. But the hard work paid off, and it was revealed. Of course I couldn’t bear it for long. If I could bear it, I might not have been able to tell you anything. Everything is part of a divine plan. Then I came to know that in Patanjali Yoga Sutras, it is completely correct. Although it is practically difficult for the layman to understand. So let me help you a little bit. It was also discovered that bookish knowledge about yoga spreads more in the general society, not the practice of yoga. But much of yoga is practical yoga practice.
Kundalini awakening should be the main goal, not energy awakening or sushumna awakening
I think the Kundalini awakening that most people claim is actually energy awakening or sushumna awakening. That is why they describe Kundalini less, and more about energy. Kundalini awakening can happen even without sushumna awakening. Although the energy ascends through the sushumna, it remains in the background, not in the experience. The river of energy that flows from Mooladhara to Sahasrar at once and that
comes in their experience, that is the awakening of Sushumna. When so much energy will come together in the brain, then some or the other picture will flash there with sparkle. A similar picture flashed in my mind once, when I had a momentary awakening of Sushumna. I have described it in detail in an old post. That picture was of a local temple. It was a very alive picture, but not like awakening. Then the Kundalini picture also shone, but that too was not as much as that’s while awakening. While awakening, one feels himself fully merged with the image along with profound bliss and nonduality. Most people do more of energy sadhana, and less of Kundalini sadhana. Although these two are related to each other, but the main goal should be Kundalini. Kundalini is that human picture, which always accompanies like a true friend. It gives company not only in this world but also in the hereafter, because it is subtle, whose reach is everywhere. This is what promotes love and humanity. Have you ever seen a river of luminous energy, pictures and strange designs of light comforting someone by becoming a friend? Such light experiences without the mind’s full association with any human form are symptoms of energy awakening or channel awakening or sushumna awakening. I feel that there are rare cases of experience of direct and complete merger or complete samadhi with these things, and there appears no immediate benefit with incomplete merger. Yes, it is definite that it helps a lot in Kundalini sadhana, if anyone wants to take help. Although, there is complete merger indirectly with associated objects in every awakening due to nonduality, but the main and primary object of merger that’s preferred is human form, out of this best being the god form and second to it the guru form. In sudden enlightenment without artificial meditation efforts also, primary merger of soul with associated objects whatever flow in mind while awakening is there. If that enlightenment happened due to help of any individual may be love related, then that one grows in his mind as kundalini later on itself, giving all benefits of Kundalini meditation. However, this type of sudden awakening without self efforts as with Shaktipat appears less powerful and less stable. Actually, associated objects are not the main goals. The main goal is the human form of Kundalini. Because man’s true companion is man, therefore the deity in human form is made Kundalini in most cases. A qualified guru or a great man or avatars like Krishna can also be made as a Kundalini. A particular sect has a particular deity because the collective meditation of the same deity gives strength to each other. Such as Shaivism, Shakta Sampradaya or sect, social groups worshiping god Ganapati etc. In Raj yoga, there are no chakras and energy channels attended much. Only Kundalini dhyana is done in mind. There in also, Kundalini awakening and Kundalini activation happen similarly. That is why it became very important to describe Kundalini in detail. Seeing this need, this website came to the world.