Kundalini Yoga in Shrimad Bhagwat Gita

Sung by Shrikrishna

Friends, a friend started sending me online Geeta on WhatsApp a few days ago. One shloka is sent daily in the morning and one in the evening. I found a lot of material in it which was related to Kundalini and Advaita. There are some points about which there also seems to be confusion in the society. By the way, I have received the rites of Geeta from my childhood. My grandfather’s name used to start with Geeta, and he was very fond of Geeta. I too had read the detailed commentary on the Gita. But there is a lot of difference between reading and heeding.

Description of Tantric Kundalini Yoga in the 29th verse of fourth chapter of Gita

💐भागवत गीता अध्याय-4💐अपाने जुह्वति प्राणं प्राणेऽपानं तथापरे। प्राणापानगती रुद्ध्वा प्राणायामपरायणाः॥४-२९॥

Some offer prana (incoming breath) in apana (outgoing breath) and others apana in prana. Some others who practice Pranayama (restraint of breath) stop the flow of prana and apana – ॥29॥

The first line of this shloka literally means that some yogis perform havan or sacrifice of prana vayu in apana vayu or air, means they burn prana into apana. Prana Vayu prevails above the chest in the body. Apan Vayu pervades the areas of the Swadhisthana Chakra and Muladhara Chakra. When meditation is done together on the agya chakra, the swadisthana chakra and the mooladhara chakra, then the prana and the apana are gathered together on the swadhisthana chakra. This causes the Kundalini to shine on the Swadhisthana Chakra. In yoga, at place of Swadhisthan, Manipur Chakra is also kept. Then prana and apana are burned on the samana air. Even then, it is called a offering of prana in apana, because apana is closer to naval than prana. Samana air prevails in naval area. Many times meditation of the single chakra, sahasrara or ajna chakra is done. Then a slight meditation is turned to the Swadhisthana Chakra or Muladhara Chakra. This brings down the prana from these top two chakras, and it becomes the part of apana. In a way, apana eats prana, just as fire consumes wood or other ingredients of yajna. That is why the offering of prana in apana is written here. Rajyogi type people do this offering more to get well worldly grounding for they have plenty of energy in top chakras due to their thinking nature.

The second line of this verse literally means that some other people perform burning of apana into prana fire. When the Ajna Chakra, the Anahata Chakra and the Mooladhara or Swadhisthana Chakra are meditated together, then the prana (upper air) and the apana (lower air) gather on the Anahata Chakra. Because there is prana on the Anahata Chakra along with the ajna Chakra, that is why it is said that the apana is poured on to prana fire to burn it. In this too many times only two chakras are meditated. At first mooladhara or swadhisthana chakra is meditated upon. Then a slight meditation is diverted towards the Sahasrara or ajna cycle. With this, the apana climbs up from the bottom chakras through backbone channel and joins the prana. It is written as the offering of apana in prana. Keep in mind that it’s Kundalini that’s felt in the form of Prana or Apana. Tantric type well ground people do this type of offering more for they have plenty of energy at bottom chakras. They get mental energy necessary for kundalini activation and awakening with this.

The word by word meaning in the third and fourth line is that people who do pranayama or breathing exercises do this (havan or prana yajna) by stopping the movement of prana and apana, meaning stopping the inbreathing and out breathing respectively. It is most important in yoga. Actually, it’s the real or main Yoga. Prana-apana union is the heart of Yoga. Other activities are only its supportive means. While breathing in, the prana goes up through the spine. Kundalini also accompany it. Expiration or out breathing means that while exhaling, Prana descends through the front channel, which means that it reinforces apana. With this the Kundalini also comes down. Then again it rises up through the rear channel with inbreathing. This cycle goes on. Due to this, Kundalini is not able to remain stable at one place, due to which it is not properly meditated. We cannot stop prana, because it is a subtle energy flowing in the channels. Yes, we can stop pranavayu or breath, to which prana is connected. In this way, breath acts as a handle for prana. When the breath is stabilized by holding the breath, then we can give prana or kundalini a carefully controlled motion. While breathing, we cannot control prana or kundalini much with meditation, because the breath keeps making it dance here and there. Prana and Kundalini climb up through the channel of the back with the breath going in, and with the breath going out, they descend through the front channel. By stopping the breath, both prana and kundalini stop. When the Kundalini stops, the mind also becomes static, because Kundalini is an experimental part of the mind. We cannot control the whole mind together, that’s why an experimental piece or sample piece of it is taken in the form of Kundalini. For this reason, after Kundalini Yoga, one feels joy with stability and peace of mind. Prana is one and same everywhere in body. For the sake of explaining according to the place of activity, it has been divided into different parts, which is prana, apana etc. By holding the breath to interpose Prana and Apana on a Chakra, Imagine on Manipur Chakra, the main meditative focus is kept on the Manipur Chakra and also the Slant or minor Meditative mind is placed on the ajna Chakra and Muladhara chakra. Due to this, the life force or prana between ajna chakra and manipura chakra come down and the apana situated below the manipura chakra come up and both clash with each other on the Manipur Chakra. This exposes the Kundalini there. On each chakra, both of the prana and apana are drawn once by exhaling and holding breath there, and once by inhaling and holding breath there. It should be kept in mind that the breath should not be held for more than one’s easily tolerable point of time. Breaking one’s tolerance limit can cause brain damage.

Keeping hands on the middle chakra helps in focusing. Similarly, while sitting in Siddhasana, one feels a sense of pressure on the base chakra by the heel of one foot, and on the Swadhisthana Chakra with the other foot. This sensation also helps in meditation of the chakra. But remember that full Siddhasana sometimes causes knee pain, especially in the knee of the upper leg whose heels touch the swadisthana chakra. Therefore, Ardha or half Siddhasana should be applied in such condition. In this, only the heel of one leg touches the Muladhara Chakra. The second leg rests comfortably on the ground, not just above the first leg. Long-term neglect of knee pain also increases their chances of worsening.

Formulation of Raja Yoga in the 30th verse of the fourth chapter of the Gita

💐भागवत गीता अध्याय-4💐
अपरे नियताहाराः प्राणान्प्राणेषु जुह्वति। सर्वेऽप्येते यज्ञविदोयज्ञक्षपितकल्मषाः॥४-३०॥
taking regulated food, offer (vital airs) prana in prana. All these seekers are knowers of (Yagya) sacrifice and destroy their sins by performing it. ॥30॥

This shloka literally means that people with regular dieting habits offer or sacrifice pranas in to pranas. All these seekers are going to destroy sins and know yajnas of knowledge. Yogis with regular dieting habits and satvic lifestyle are Rajyogis. These are not having tantric and open lifestyle so these do not take shelter of the Panchamakaras or 5Ms. Therefore, the chakras located in the lower parts of their body are weak, due to lack of prana or apana. They meditate on the Kundalini in the chakras of the upper part of body, starting from the brain up to the heart chakra. They mainly form a triangle of meditation. One point of that triangle is the Sahasrara Chakra, the second point is the front ajna chakra, and the third point is the rear ajna chakra. This involves direct or main meditative focus on one point, especially on the front ajna, and slant or secondary meditation focus on the other two chakras. The points can also be interchanged. Similarly, triangle can also be formed by taking other chakras. The prana from all these three points of triangle gather at that point where main meditative focus is maintained and Kundalini starts glowing there. The point of the top in these triangles is mostly the Sahasrara Chakra. Actually, triangle is made to centralize or concentrate the prana on its lines from nearby areas all-around. One can’t meditate large area together. For further concentration of prana situated on triangle, its three conical points are chosen. Prana on these three points is further concentrated on to single point through keeping main meditative focus on it. In the last, we get highly concentrated prana on that single point along with Kundalini there. Similarly, the same happens with the straight line, imagine a line connecting Muladhara, Manipur and ajna chakra points. The prana of the body around line is centered on the line through little meditation. Then the prana of the line is centered on these three connected chakra points. Then the prana of all the three points is gathered on that chakra point, on which the main meditative focus is kept. Secondary or oblique meditative focus is put on both other points. It’s a wonderful spiritual psychology.

Prana-apana union in Christianity

The living Jesus answered and said : “Blessed is the man who has known these things. He has brought heaven down, he has lifted the earth and has sent it to heaven, and he has become the Midst for it is nothing.” I suppose the heaven is Prana that’s brought down as described above. Similarly, earth is Apana that’s lifted up. Midst is the union of both. Nothing produced there is kundalini produced along with mental stasis that comes accompanied with nonduality. Nonduality with mental stasis is equivalent to nothing. Prana is called heaven because it resides in the upper chakras of the body, and the upper chakras have the same nature as the heavenly realms, and are also depicted so in many places. Likewise, Earth is called Apana because apana pervades the lower chakras of the body, especially the base chakra. These lower chakras are also referred to as substandard or hellish realms. Muladhara is given the metaphor of the earth, because by its meditation man is well connected to the ground or physical dimension, that is, it provides man with a base. That is why its name is made by adding the words root (mool) and base (adhar). The earth also provides the greatest base for living and standing. Source of this codex can be accessed at following link-

The Gaian Mysteries Of Gnosis – The Bruce Codex

Kundalini switch

Friends, this time I will describe the simple technique of yoga. This is, to touch the lower surface of the tongue with the soft palate. Well I had written about it earlier also. But this time I will show the practical form of the technique. Just now I landed the Kundalini through the front channel through the tongue. With continuous practice of yoga, my technique is constantly improving. I am constantly learning new things about it.

The brain’s thoughts and tongue-palate touch should be meditated together

By doing this, the power of thoughts itself goes down through the front channel.

The more far inside the tongue is in contact with the palate, the better

The back part of the palate is soft, velvety, moist and slippery. There the sense of touch is also stronger and full of joy. The more the Kundalini is in the upper chakras, the faster and deeper the sensation of mutual touch of the tongue and palate. Even if the touch sensation remains for a moment, the Kundalini descends. This is similar to the way a current flows through the momentary contact of two wires. Many times this feeling is also produced by rubbing the tongue on the palate.

Breathing also works to make and erase the tongue and palate touch

That is why the contact point of the tongue-palate is also called Kundalini switch. This contact point becomes somewhat loose while breathing. Actually, awareness decreases here. This means that the Kundalini switches off, and the loop circuit of the channel breaks. This causes Kundalini energy to accumulate in the brain. This happens more thoroughly when the air is inhaled through stomach movement. Similarly, meditating on the back channel as a hood raising snake also helps Kundalini to climb up the back channel. The accumulation of Kundalini energy in the brain also makes it easier to experience the sensation of touch of the tongue and palate, as mentioned above. Also, it becomes easier while exhaling, because at that time there is downward pressure on the entire front channel. In this way, all these technical points help each other like the spares of an automatic device, and the Kundalini cycle starts running continuously. This refreshes both body and mind. Anyway, anytime the tongue touches the palate, the extra burden of the brain comes down. When the brain becomes empty, the Kundalini manifests itself in it. Nothing happens with just touch, awareness should also reach there. Deep feeling of touch sensation there causes reach of awareness there itself. As a result, there is a deep muscular sensation in the front channel, especially in the front swadhishthan chakra, and regular and deep breathing starts with a deep gasp of breath. This is the movement of Kundalini Energy.

The front channel passes through the center of the back of the tongue, intercepting all the front chakras uo to the Muladhar Chakra. This causes a sensation with cramp in the entire front channel area as Kundalini Energy passes through it.

At times, the Kundalini energy is felt on a thin and central line, sometimes without a line

One does not always have to move the tongue too far back on the palate. Many times a good feeling is found in the front bony part of the palate. In normal position of tongue, tactile sensation can also be experienced along the palate instead of inverted tongue. It should be done as it seems appropriate. At times, Kundalini feels moving in a thin line. This happens when meditation is deep, and the mind is calm. Many times the Kundalini Shakti is seen only changing place from one Chakra to another Chakra, the channel line connecting the Chakras is not visible. Feelings develop on their own with practice. Therefore, do not imitate the sensations of others, and one should be engaged in right practice. Similarly, sometimes the movement of the Kundalini causes the contraction and relaxation of the muscles of the area to be felt, of course, the Kundalini is not detected. This is done by applying the correct technique. It shows the influence of Kundalini. Sometimes it does not even feel, especially when the muscles are tired.

Kundalini and temple having mutual cooperative relationship

Friends, I got a new Kundalini experience this week. The new may not be said even, you can say it in a new form. There is a very collaborative relationship between Kundalini Tantra and Sanatana Dharma. We will discuss this in this post.

Kundalini gets upward movement in the temple

For a day or two, I was feeling little restless and lightheaded. There was a pressure on my front Swadhisthana Chakra. It seemed that my Kundalini was stuck there. Yoga provided little relief, yet the pressure remained. I went to a shop next to a big temple to book bouquets of flowers for a big ceremony. When I came back, I forgot my bike there. I remembered the bike near the temple. I entered inside the temple thinking that it was God’s order. There were locks on the doors of the temple. So I took a walk in an open and wide courtyard outside main temple rooms made of marble. There I remembered Kundalini in my brain. At the same time, the Kundalini pressure of Swadhisthan was also felt ascending. There were some people coming and going there. I moved out of their way in seclusion and sat on a narrow platform with a glass wall. My body itself was trying to create a position that would put upward stretch on the Kundalini of the Swadhisthana Chakra. I meditated on the divine and multihooded form of a serpent laid on my back up to brain spreading its hood. Starting from vajra, my kundalini coming as a sensory vein or channel to the rear Anahata Chakra. Backward flow method of meditation also helped in it. I felt the thoughts of the brain reaching the front Anahata Chakra through the front channel as Kundalini. Due to this, the upper prana and the lower prana (apana) collided with each other on the Anahata Chakra, revealing the glowing Kundalini there. Then I also got a call from my wife who was out from some time, which may have happened by invisible telepathy. It gave me more strength.With this, the pressure of the front Swadhisthana Chakra ended. My breath started moving fast and deep. That breath was very relaxing and enjoying. All the life energy called as prana related to Kundalini was got by my Anahata Chakra. That made my heart delighted, and I was refreshened up, therefore returned home on the bike, and happily got busy with my work. A new Kundalini-mystery was revealed behind the construction of big temples.

Semen retention is the main reason for pressure on the swadhishthan chakra

This can happen by avoiding sexual intercourse, viewing porn, and also with imperfect tantric sex. Therefore, with proper yogasadhana, this pressure should be kept rising up the spinal column. If there is a headache or pressure in the brain with its reaching to the brain, then this pressure should be carried up to the Anahata Chakra only in the aforesaid manner.

Kundalini surge with biking (riding bike / bicycle) Yoga

Bhishm and Hridayesh

People think that daily busy lifestyle hinders Kundalini practice. However, this does not happen. Kundalini rises very fast due to busy work. Yoga also gives the power to do daily work. Both of work and yoga are complementary and supportive of each other. After 3 days of cycling, my Kundalini reached the brain from the muladhara. In the midst of heavy heat, I was able to run so much with bicycle, because my mind and body were fit with daily Kundalini yoga exercises.

My Bicycling Yoga Experience

This week, due to partial corona lockdown, I started visiting my office on cycle. One day used to travel for a total of 20 kilometers. On the first day, I noticed that my basement/muladhar was very strong and full of pressure. That sensation was the same as one feels with semen retention. It was as if someone on my muladhara chakra had kicked deep with a pointed leather shoe from the front, and then I was getting sweet and deep pain. That made me a little restless during the day. That sensation again increased while doing yoga. I used to try to push that sensation repeatedly through back. By contemplating the Sheshnag of the back with Pranayama, that sensation seemed to go up. I have described this pranayama in an old post with “backward flow” and “Sheshnag” category. When that pain-like sensation used to go up, then there was a sweet pain like spasm in the back. At the same time, the Kundalini picture also used to appear there. This went on for two days. On the third day, that sensation hit my rear Anahata Chakra. It seemed as if someone had hit my back Anahata Chakra with a pointed leather shoe, after which sweet and deep pain was being caused on it. From it, the pressure and the sensation at muladhara disappeared. Sensation bypassed the Manipur Chakra. This meant that the Manipur Chakra was not  blocked. The chakra that is blocked, there the sweet pain is felt. After a day, that sensation started climbing up through the neck. Then I started feeling the sweet pain and stiffness in the center of the neck (Vishuddhi Chakra). On the same day, my Muladhara got more sensation from outside means. That sensation went up easily, as the base chakra was already unblocked by the previous flow. It met the neck sensation and made it stronger. The sensation of Anahata Chakra disappeared. The next day, that sensation from the neck started reaching the brain, causing the head to feel lighter but heavier during energy surges. I was sitting in a chair during the day, and I got a 4-5 minute nap. When I got up, the energy surge was sweeping the entire brain. The mind was heavy and pressurized. It seemed that bunches of bees were flying in it. Although bliss was also coming. To prevent that feeling from interfering with the work, I touched the opposite face of tongue with the palate. From that, immediately the surge of sensation came down through the front channel and came to my front anahata chakra. That made my mind completely calm, as if nothing had happened. Kundalini appeared strongly in the heart, and that was elated with joy. There was lonely energy in the brain; Kundalini appeared only in the heart. This proved that love resides in the heart. It is not a surprising miracle, but a phenomenon related to the normal physiology of the body. This type of Kundalini flow continues throughout the life of a yogi. Kundalini awakening happens only when there are many favorable conditions for it, and the chakras are not blocked. At the time when the energy surge was enveloping my mind, if I had a deep memory of Kundalini for any reason, then it would have been a favorable situation for Kundalini awakening. In fact, it was a surge of Prana in the brain, because it did not have a Kundalini. Conversely, Kundalini can also create a surge of Prana. This means, deep remembrance of Kundalini itself creates a surge of Prana in the mind. Kundalini is associated with this surge itself, because it is Kundalini that has created the surge (great wave) of Prana. In that case, Kundalini awakening often occurs. The same Kundalini awakening happened to me about 3 years ago, which I have described on the homepage of this website.

Biking or cycling yoga stimulates diaphragmatic breath

I think my Muladhara Chakra was greatly agitated by taking deep breaths with my belly while riding a bicycle. In sports bikes, the posture of the back is in its natural state, and Muladhara Chakra is also stimulated by the pressure of its thin seat. Together, the meditation of Sheshnag breathing in and out in the form of my back gave my Muladhara more energy. With that, semen power started accumulating in the base chakra. It also triggered backward flow, which caused the accumulated energy in the base chakra to climb up through back channel. Muladhara’s sensation was the same as that produced by conserving sexual energy. Together, it was also motivating for sexual intercourse. Perhaps this is the reason why people active in work are also sexually active. I used to keep the mouth and tongue closed tightly, and most of the surface of the tongue was tightly affixed to the palate. I used to think of it like a slab of the top of a pillar, which connected the brain to the front pillar or energy channel. With this, at the time of cycling, the useless thoughts of the mind used to flow down, and give energy to the body. It also kept my mind calm, and there was no tiredness either.

The next day my Kundalini energy returned to the Manipur Chakra

The next day my deep and sweet pain came on the rear Manipur Chakra. Possibly, it descended from the front Anahata Chakra to the front Manipur Chakra. From the front, it had come to the rear Manipur Chakra in the back. In fact, this sweet pain is called energy. This energy rotates in the channel loop. When the strongest and favorite mental picture is mixed with this pain, then this energy is called Kundalini. I also felt that empty energy is more effective on the back chakras, while Kundalini is more effective on the front chakras. The twists or bands that form in the back at various places form the energy with which the Kundalini picture is mixed.

Kundalini awakening is not necessary for spiritual progress

The contribution of Kundalini awakening is that it instills unwavering faith in the mind of the seeker towards Kundalini Yoga meditation. From that, the seeker keeps doing Kundalini Yogasadhana every day. In this way, if a person always performs Kundalini Yogasadha in the right way, then in a way his Kundalini will be considered awakened. However, to learn Kundalini Yogasadhana properly, he will need a qualified teacher. In a way, this website is also working as a guru (e-guru).   

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Kundalini with backward flow method (kundalini pump or reverse flow method of breathing) as an alternative to sexual kundalini yoga;  atleast in today’s Corona period air should be inhaled properly and fully, because who knows when the corona snaps one’s breath?

In yoga, breathing is the most important thing.  Most of the journey of yoga is done only by breathing properly.  That is why it is said that by winning the breath, the mind also comes under victory. Kundalini moves by itself with proper breathing. Therefore, by revolving the breath on the chakras, the Kundalini starts revolving on its own.

Backward flow (reverse breathing) method is the main part of breathing yoga

To learn the inverse breathing method, the first is to learn to breathe through the abdomen.  It is also known as diaphragmatic deep breathing.  In this, the stomach swells out when air inhaled.  When the breath is exhaled, the stomach shrinks inward.  If this causes the stomach to move in the opposite order, then that breath is considered to be from the chest.  Breath taken from the chest keeps the mind fickle, and the body does not get enough oxygen.

In inverse breathing method, the breath is not left out of the body

Physically, this thing may seem strange, because the breath will surely come out during out breathing.  But it is true spiritually.  The subtle meditative power of the outgoing breath is pushed down from the stomach.  It produces a sensation below the navel and around the Swadhisthana Chakra.  That sensation stimulates the semen-making process.

The inhaled breath actually goes up the spine

The outgoing breath creates a point of semen sensation on the Swadhisthana Chakra. That sensation ascends upwards with inbreathing through the spinal cord after first passing to the rear Swadhisthana Chakra. It goes through all the chakras to reach Sahasrara.  That sensation is accompanied by the subtle power of semen and Kundalini. In this way we can see that the air going downwards inside the bswadhishthan chakra goes upwards, and the air going upwards goes downwards.  That is why it is called backward flow method.

The reverse-breathing method becomes easier with the meditation of the Sheshnaga (divine serpent) extending from the Muladhara to the Sahasrar Chakra

According to my previous posts of Sheshnag, Sheshnag has placed its base coil on the muladhar and the swadhishthan chakra.  He is standing up through the spine, and he has a thousand hoods in the brain. When we breathe through the stomach, he becomes straight and stiff, stretching backwards, and lifts his hood.  This means that the breath in his body climbed upwards and reached his hood.  With this, the power of the aforesaid sensation goes upwards.  When we exhale, Sheshnaga becomes loosened, and tilts his hood down.  It seems that he exhaled with hissing downward.  At the same time, the stomach also shrinks inward and presses downwards.  Both of these physical effects result in sensation formed at aforementioned swadhishthan point.

Reverse breathing method is the best alternative for sexual yoga

Many people are unable to have sex due to various physical and mental reasons. This method is best for them.  Renunciant Yogis also used this method.  By this, the energy of semen gets transferred to the brain easily.