Vajroli Mudra( thunderbolt attitude)
16 Mar 2022 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
Even one living a free lifestyle without the formal rules of yoga. If he practices vajroli mudra well, that yogi becomes a recipient of siddhis(perfections). Vajra is ‘Thunderbolt’ or ‘lightning’ . It is also the weaepon of Lord Indra and means ‘mighty one’. Vajra refers to vajra nadi which governs the urogenital system. It is the second innermost layer of sushumna nadi. Vajra nadi is the nadi for the energy flow within the spine which governs the sexual systems of the body. In mundane life it is responsible for the sexual beahviour and this aspect has been termed ‘Libido’ by Dr Freud and ‘orgone’ by Dr Reich. In tantric sadhana this energy is not suspressed, it is awakened and redirected. Vajroli, sahajoli, and amaroli are mudras which specifically sublimate sexual energy into ojas, vitality, and kundalini shakti.
According to the Shatkarma Literature, there are seven practices of vajroli. The practice involves years of preparation which commences with the simple contraction of the urogenital muscles and later the sucking up of liquids. Only after the sixth practice is perfected can be the seventh be successfully attempted intercourse. Through this practice of vajroli, the sexual energy, hormones and secretion are reassimilated into the body. It’s the result of the union of the negative and positive poles of energy within one`s own body.
By and large,people have inherited a concept that these practices are unnatural or bad. Many commentators on the Hatha Yoga Pradapika avoid discussing these slokas, dismissing them as obscene practices indulged in by lowcase tantrics. Obviously, they have an incorrect understanding of the practice. People have concocted the notion that spiritual life in separate from mundane life and the physical body because of past religious conditioning which has become perverted. These people must realize that spiritual life is not anti-sexual and sexual life is not anti-spiritual.
Of course, celibacy has its own rewards but according to tantra should arise spontaneously, not out of suppression. Spiritual life means developing awareness by applying the higher mind to the expression of the body. Whatever we do should be a means of creating yoga in our being. Why should sexual life be excluded? According to this verse or sloka, sexual life can be elevated from the sensual to the spiritual plane if it practiced in a particular way, and for this vajroli has been described.
A person who has perfect control body and mind, is a yogi in every situation. A person who fill himself on food, for example, is just as ` obscene’ as a person who indulges in uncontrollable sexual acts. Sexual life consists three purposes which should be understood: For the tamasic types of person it is for progeny; for the rajasic person it is for pleasure; for a sattvic person it is for enlighten.
The desire to release semen is an instinctual urge experienced throughout nature, not only by humans. Therefore, there should be no guilt or shame associated with it. Animal consciousness is not the end stage in the evolutionary destiny for a human being. Man`s potential for bliss can be extended beyond the momentary experience with accompanies the release of semen. Semen and ova contain the evolutionary potential and if these can be controlled, not only the body but also the mind can be controlled.
Deep About Vajroli Mudra:
Nature has handed the medium of seminal release, but although it’s generally not known, nature has also handed a means to control this medium through colorful practices of Hatha Yoga .However, a new range of experience dawns, If the release of semen and ova can be controlled. Those gests are also endowed by nature, indeed if only a many people have gained them. Thus, the ways shouldn’t be considered to be against the natural order.
Although medical wisdom has generally failed to admit the fact, unbridled release of sesmen throughout life does contribute to unseasonable deterioration of the vital capacities of the brain, overburdens the heart and depletes the nervous system. Actually it’s a matter of degree and there’s non limit to perfection. Numerous men die precociously of physical and internal prostration with their dreams unfulfilled and their pretensions unattained. Still, if the process of seminal release can be arrested, so that energy and spermatozoa don’t escape through the generative organ but are diverted overhead into the advanced brain centres, also a lesser awakening can take place; a lesser vision can be realized, and a lesser vital power can be directed towards accomplishments in life.
According to the sloka, if vajroli mudra is well rehearsed indeed in an else free life, that yogi s attainments in life will be lesser, and a lesser source of vital and internal power will come available to him. A many great yogis and masters had these gests and have, thus, instructed their votaries in the oli mudras and other hatha yoga ways.
In mundane life, the climax of sexual experience is the one time when the mind becomes fully void of its own accord and knowledge beyond the body can be glinted. Still, that experience is so shortlived because the energy is expressed through the lower energy centers. This energy which is typically lost can be used to awaken the dormant power of kundalini in mooladhara. However, the energy can be conducted through sushumna nadi and the central nervous system, to the dormant areas of the brain and to the sleeping knowledge, If the sperm can be withheld.
The sexual act is the one means to completely concentrate and allure the mind, but in tantra it shouldn’t be the ordinary experience. The experience has to be further than the gross or voluptuous bone. Mindfulness and control have to be developed. The senses have to be employed but only as the means of awakening the advanced knowledge, not the beast knowledge, and for this, vajroli mudra and colorful tantric rituals are to be perfected.
Vajroli mudra is an important practice moment in the kali yuga when man s capability and need to express himself in the material and voluptuous word is predominating. We’ve to act in the external world and contemporaneously develop inner mindfulness. The purpose of life should be to attain a deeper and further fulfilling experience beyond the empirical sensitive experience alone.
Man has four introductory solicitations known as purushartha or chaturvarga, the first of which is kaama or voluptuous delectation. This needs to be fulfilled to a certain extent, but it shouldn’t pull the knowledge down. It should be a means to negotiate a lesser result. Every action, including sexual act, should be directed towards realizing the verity of actuality. Also you’re living a spiritual life. Spiritual life doesn’t depend on living up to prim morality.
Still, also exercise them, but don’t condemn others who can not, If you can follow similar prim ideals and attain enlightenment. The moment you produce rigid ideals that the spiritual path has to be like this, and can not be like that, you’re limiting your own capability to have a total experience.
Spiritual unfoldment is the process of elaboration. It can be sluggishly through millions of times as the process of nature, or it can be accelerated this rate of elaboration. The practice of vajroli mudra accelerates this rate of elaboration. Testosterone position and sperm product are told. Indeed if the yogi is a householder, he doesn’t lose the semen. Thus, whether one has sexual relations or not, vajroli should be rehearsed.