Friday, March 25, 2011

Today's yogic tip

Khechari mudra: tantra masters say if khechari is held even for six weeks u will attain moksha! Of course, the original mudra was something else -- they would cut the soft flesh below the tongue to extend the latter, so it dipped into the back of your throat. But the simpler version I find can keep my dry (vata problem) throat moist. It also calms me down, during pranayama specially, during retention.
Here are some benefits of this

This lock massages the olfactory-gustatory patch,  whose functions scientists are still guessing. The smell-taste complex, among the oldest links in the nervous system, involves primitive and animalistic instincts. This lock helps in controlling these, is also therapeutic in pain and anger management, obesity, dry mouth, preventing premature ejaculation while stoking self-healing and meditative calmness. It helps in controlling hunger and thirst.

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