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 science is the backbone of most of the religious beliefs

Travel paths of Ida, Pingala and Sushumna

Friends, Kundalini science is the backbone of all religions. All religious beliefs are based on it. I will explain this principle by giving some examples of some of the traditional beliefs of Hindu religion along with some practical know-how of Kundalini yoga. Although these beliefs look pity, but these convey a great practical message of Kundalini yoga.

Centralizing the Kundalini with the toe touching the heel

According to this belief, if a heel of a man’s foot is hit by another man’s foot from behind, then other heel is also to be kicked in the same way. It makes both people auspicious. In fact, with the hit on the foot of one side of body, the Kundalini becomes more active on that side of the body as the Kundalini pursues sensation. When the same sensation arises in the foot on the other side of the body, then the Kundalini starts going to the other side. This brings her to the center of the body, i.e. the spinal cord. This makes a man balanced, which makes him auspicious in every way. The other man also gets the benefit of this effect, because what’s karma, that’s the fruit. I have seen this happen myself.

One or odd sneeze is inauspicious, but two or even sneezes are considered auspicious

The same Kundalini principle works behind this as well. The sensation of a sneeze activates only one side of the brain. Imagine that the left side becomes active. This means that at that time the thinking of man was limited, linear or logical. Because the two parts of the brain constantly communicate among themselves, it is sure that it will alert the right side. When the second sneeze occurs, the right part of the brain becomes active with it. This makes a man’s thinking unlimited or logical. This causes the Kundalini or Awareness to revolve in both parts of the brain and become centered in the middle of the brain. On this central line, Sahasrara and the Ajna chakras are situated. This leads to fullness, balance and joy.

The inner marriage of the brain with itself is the form of Ardhanarishvara god or Shiva Vivah

The right and left parts of the brain keep on working turn by turn. This happens through the permanent contact route between them. This neuronal pathway is called the corpus callosum. In which people it’s not there due to any disease etc., these continue to work continuously as separate units for a long time. These people are unable to do their work properly due to lack of mutual coordination between both halves of their brain. In normal person, left brain works for some time. It performs everyday tasks efficiently by staying within a rational, limited, and practical scope. But man gets tired of the glare of its thoughts in a short time. Then the body comes under the control of the right brain. Its work style is unlimited, irrational or illogical, emotional, compassionate and investigative in nature like an open sky. Because there is no dazzle of thoughts that bind man in a limited range, so it is having darkness. By staying in it, as soon as the old fatigue of a man’s thought processes is over, this part stops, and the left part starts again. This cycle goes on continuously. The time interval of job transfer may vary according to activity level of a man and his spiritual interest. Now the point is, to make both parts of the brain work together equally. This is the arrival of the Kundalini in the central line or sushumna. With this, the Kundalini Shakti means the vital force is divided equally in both the parts, and makes the whole brain functional. The same is also felt during Kundalini awakening, when instead of a particular area, the whole brain becomes conscious, active and vibrating equally. We can also call this as the internal union of Ardhanarishvara or Shiv Vivaha. It can also be said that the left part of the body is married to the right part. In Hinduism, the left part of Shiva named Ardhanarishvara is shown as female goddess and the half right side as male god. Kundalini picture tries to be in the left brain, that’s why Kundalini has been given a feminine form. You see, everyone has natural instinct to be always submerged inside the pool of glistening thoughts. This instinct is to be overcome through regular practice of shifting awareness to empty sky of right brain. An attempt is made to bring it to the center through Kundalini yoga. A person becomes a complete human being only by the centralization of Kundalini. By this, there is logical practicality in him, as well as irrational emotionality and discovery mind too along with . This means that advaita or non duality is born there, because without advaita it is not possible to coexist with two opposing qualities. In the same way, by directly maintaining the advaita bhava from physiology philosophy or sharirvigyan darshan or Puranas, the clarity of Kundalini is increased in the mind. To keep the two opposing qualities together in the mind or to keep the Kundalini through Kundalini Yoga requires a lot of vital energy. That is why I have laid a lot of emphasis on balanced diet and balanced life for yoga in the last post. In beginning, while doing Kundalini yoga, I used to rotate the Kundalini around the head at the level of the sahasrar chakra and ajna chakra in the brain, as if a farmer is running a plow in a circular field. With this, my whole brain would become active, and Kundalini would be centered with bliss. I also noticed that drawing water from one nose and removing it from the other nose also helps the Kundalini to centralize. This is called Jal Neti. For this, the water should be lukewarm, and mildly salty, otherwise plain and cold water irritates the mucous membrane of the nose.

Ida, Pingala and Sushumna nadis are the only three nadis necessary for Kundalini awakening

During the practice of Kundalini Yoga, there are three sensation paths in the back. The nadis are actually subtle sensory pathways, which can only be experienced. In physical form, I do not see these in my body. They may also be in physical form. This is a research topic. A sensation ascends through the left side of the back, and ends at the command ajna chakra after passing through the left brain. The second sensational path likewise passes through the right part of back and the brain, which is also completed on the ajna chakra. One is Ida and the other is Pingala Nadi. In the middle of these two and right in the middle of the spinal cord, the third channel passes to the Sahasrara, which is in the middle of the back and brain. This is the sushumna channel. Unlike the usual diagrams, I find Ida and pingala more lateral that’s towards the margins of back. May be it a short practice effect. Actually, feeling matters more than the theoretical principles in Yoga. Kundalini awakening is done by the Kundalini climbing through this channel. Even if Kundalini is climbing up through Ida or Pingala channel, it should not be interfered, because Kundalini is beneficial in every situation. She should also not be forced to travel through the sushumna channel, because Kundalini does not like force much. Kundalini is happy with surrender. When she is climbing through Ida or Pingala, along with her meditation, Mooladhara or swadhishthan chakra and ajna Chakra should also be meditated together. With this, she comes into the sushumna channel, or after climbing in the channel of the opposite side in the back for a while, she starts climbing in the spinal cord or sushumna channel. This causes Kundalini to be expressed in Sahasrar. Along with this, there is also the attainment of bliss with the balance of body and mind. Kundalini is not taken down from the Sahasrara to the Ajna Chakra, hence the end of the Sushumna Nadi is depicted in the Sahasrara Chakra. In fact, keeping Kundalini in Sahasrar and awakening it there is the primary goal of Kundalini Yoga. All spiritual qualities are manifested by this. The Sahasrara Chakra connects the body to the universe. It is the most spiritual chakra, which is connected to the soul on one side, and the divine or God on the other side. Sahasrara has great ability to withstand the pressure of the Kundalini. It seems that Sahasrara’s itching is being erased by the Kundalini, and one is having joy of this. However, if there is unbearable pressure, then the Kundalini can be brought down to ajna chakra and to the lower body through the front channel. However, it appears more difficult and messy as compared to bringing down through Ida or pingala. However, it is helped by keeping the inverted tongue touched with the soft palate.That is why the end of Ida and Pingala is depicted in the ajna chakra, but the end of sushumna channel is depicted in Sahasrara chakra. If you concentrate together on the Muladhar and the ajna chakra, then the Kundalini runs through the Ida channel. If you meditate together on the Swadhisthana Chakra and the ajna Chakra, then the Kundalini is transmitted through the Pingala Nadi. This means that meditating ajna chakra, swadhishthan chakra and Muladhar Chakra, all three together would make Kundalini run through the Sushumna channel up to sahasrar or it will reach the sahasrar chakra directly. This is also shown in the picture. You can see that Kundalini has reached the Sahasrara Chakra without the participation of the Sushumna Nadi. Passing through Ida and Pingala, Kundalini join together at the ajna chakra. From there, she climbs up through the left and right brain and gathers at Sahasrara. It also feels like this. A thick wave filled with pressure in the brain on both sides goes up and feels connected in Sahasrara. That’s why both of these short channels are shown in the picture as thick bands. When the Kundalini is to be lowered down from sahasrar chakra through the front channel, it is through these same band shape short channels that it is lowered from Sahasrara to the ajna Chakra, and down from there. You must have noticed, when a man is mentally exhausted, he rubs his forehead, and also constricts his eyes and forehead. This gives him a feeling of passing of some gushing fluid through both sides of the forehead. That makes him mentally rejuvenated. It is experienced by the functioning of these channels. You can experience it by doing this just now. In real and casual practice, none of these channels are experienced only these four chakras together with Kundalini at sahasrar chakra is experienced. The Ida Nadi represents the female part of Ardhanarishvara Dev that’s half man half woman god. The Pingala channel represents right half of his body that’s the male god part. The sushumna nadi signifies the union or marriage of the two parts. Sushumna channel carries the most of the energy from the Muladhar Chakra to the brain. That is why, by meditating on Sahasrara during Tantric Yoga, the Muladhar Chakra becomes fully shrunk and loose. In daily folklore, anyone too must have realized that when the brain gets busy with some other work, the sexual arousal becomes completely calm. Of course, that energy is not seen passing through the spinal cord, but the path of its passage to Sahasrara is through the spinal cord or sushumna only. The flow of energy through the spinal cord is experienced through special and long practice of yoga breathings. That too is experienced only for a few moments, as the experience of falling lightning is momentary. But there is no need to experience it. Important is the Kundalini awakening, which happens without its experience. If you are able to reach the fruit directly, then what is the need to see the tree. Probably it may be the source of origination of this Hindi saying, ” Eat the mangoes, don’t count the trees”. Energy also ascends through the Ida and Pingala channels  that terminate in ajna chakra, but not as much as through the Sushumna channel.

Kundalini meditation round the clock in three ways

Friends, I had told in previous posts that by touching the palate with the tongue, it brings down the Kundalini through the front channel. I had also said that the only place of experience of any sensation is Sahasrara, not any other chakra. The Kundalini picture is always being made in Sahasrara itself. In other chakras, it appears only when its energy level falls below a minimum threshold. The lower the energy level, the more it goes into the lower chakra. I recently gained a new experience related to this, which I will use to confirm the following principles.

There are two main yoga methods to achieve spiritual dimension

The first method is philosophical, and the second method is experimental or tantric. In the first method, a favorite Advaita philosophy is overlaid over one’s present position. In the second method, the tongue is touched by the palate.

First method of philosophy or Raj yoga to achieve spiritual dimension

I was busy with many complicated tasks one day. Duality was constantly being created by those actions. There was a mental problem with the duality. It was natural that physical problems were also occurring. I began to use the philosophical method to convert that duality into advaita. I began to overlay my self-made book called “Physiology Philosophy/sharirvigyan darshan” on my present mood filled state at that time. I was not changing my state at all. Meaning that as the condition was forming, I was allowing it to remain the same. Gods are offended by changing the state, and they interfere with the proper functioning in day-to-day life. They want man to experience all kinds of conditions. It is a different matter that the real yogi experiences all those stages with detachment. The gods become more happy with this, because they themselves remain detached. They face every stage with detachment, not running away from them. It is considered an insult to them by migrating from state to state haphazardly and an insult to their created world, because all the states are in favor of this diversity filled creation. That is why I was believing through the subconscious mind that my nondual philosophy is connecting with all my states and making them nondual too. I was not directly contemplating it, because it could have affected my conditions. With this what used to happen to me was that the Kundalini would appear in my contemplation in my unknown place of thinking, and would be settled then on one of my chakras. The lower the mental energy level of my state, the more my Kundalini would go on to the lower chakra. When the mind was energetic, she used to come on the heart chakra. When the energy level dropped too much, she used to come to the navel chakra. Having less energy than that, she was also situated on the Swadhisthanchakra.

Tantric method for creating self-awareness

I again touched my inverted tongue with the soft palate when my brain was tired. I tasted salty there and felt intense sensation. With this, the energy of the brain descended through the central line on the back of my tongue by penetrating all the chakras and became situated on the navel chakra. Kundalini was also with that. There was only a confusing bundle of thoughts in the brain. That came down and became a Kundalini. This reduced brain fatigue completely. Peace emerged with advaita and joy. Thoughts and deeds started happening with detachment.

The third compound method combining the rules of Raja Yoga and Tantra

After some time, the pressure in my brain again started with duality. I used both of the above methods to reduce it. At first I kept the tongue constantly touched by the palate. Along with that, I tried to create Kundalini in my mind with the help of the book “physiology Physiology/sharirvigyan darshan”. But before she could appear in the brain in a manner, she came down through the front channel. While crossing my tongue, there was a sharp sensation filled with taste in the tongue. The Kundalini loop was also completed by this. By this, she also descended more down from the navel chakra and climbed up through the back channel little helped by constriction created in muladhar chakra and then came down again through the front channel. This caused the Kundalini Chakra to rotate in the channel loop. I found this combination method to be the most powerful. However any method can be used to its advantage over time.

Spiritual psychological secret hidden behind offering milk and cannabis mixed water to Lord Shiva

This morning I walked around with the family to visit a Shiv Mandir. Traveled 4 km on foot. The weather was very pleasant. Nature’s shadow was scattered all around. The honeybees were buzzing on yellow floral bunches of mango trees. People were coming to the temple. On the way, some puppies started walking with us, then sniffed something, stopped and looked around. On some old and big trees the vines were wrapped in such a dense manner, as if a sweetie was showing her attachment to her lover or mother to her baby. A dry tree was half bent down, and looked like an old man bent over tired up in his life. In fact, most of the time, we do not see anything. I have gone through that route many times, but I saw these things for the first time. Therefore, brain and mind should also be kept open with eyes. While coming from the temple, I broke some hemp leaves along the way and brought them along. Grind them finely in the house with chanting of Shiva’s mantra for about 20 minutes. Then mixed it with some water, as much milk and some honey. I kept whipping that solution with chanting of Shiva mantra for about 25 minutes. Then filtered the solution to clean it. Taking a little solution from it, I went to another temple nearby with my wife. There I mixed it in the water of worship bowl and began to anoint the Shivlinga with it. For about 15 minutes I kept pouring that water on the Shivlingam little by little. The color of that water was somewhat milky and green. Another couple were also sitting close by, and were singing Shiva’s aarti along with the worship of Shiva. As soon as my water used to fall on the Shivlingam, my Kundalini got energy and started shining there. The mind was also in some romantic mood. In fact, that water had become the sexual substance of Lord Shiva. Color of that had turned white with milk, and cannabis had intoxicated that with sexuality. Once, I had the same feeling at the time of Darshan or seeing of Parad or mercury Shivlingam. When I searched on Google, it turned out that liquid mercury is solidified by a special ancient herbal technique. In a way, it has become a solid semen of Lord Shiva. This also sends a message to the subconscious that the wandering liquid mind should be pacified by solidifying it with meditation. I came back home and drank half a glass of that liquid in the name of Lord Shiva.