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Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living Books.
Lesson 177 - Q&A Advanced siddhasana
Date: Sun May 2, 2004 2:52pm
New Members: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the web archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: What is happening when I put my heel under our perineum in Siddhasana. Can it be
harmful? It feels ok when I'm doing it but I have noticed my sex drive has declined or
maybe more controlled. Is control of sex drive a part of the spinal breathing and
Siddhasana? I just wanted to be sure I'm not cutting off blood circulation or doing
anything harmful. I'm not complaining. I do feel great doing the spinal breathing, yoni
mudra... It has really helped my practice!!! I feel like a new person.
A: Spinal breathing, siddhasana and other practices that cultivate our life force (sexual
energy) up into the nervous system do not reduce our ability for sex. Rather they expand
our use of sexual energy beyond the reproductive function, up into the awakening spiritual
neuro-biology throughout our body.
It is correct that this expanded role of sexual energy in our nervous system gives us more
"control" over sex. Actually, it is less dependency we experience, and less
obsessive need for sex. We finally have a choice, and we can relate to our sexual energy
and our lover in much healthier ways, even as we are steadily rising into the ecstatic
bliss of enlightenment in our daily life.
Siddhasana plays a key role in this transformation. As taught in the lessons, it is a safe
and healthy practice with huge long-term benefits. I have been using it with good success
every day for over twenty years.
It so happens that a new lesson on advanced siddhasana was posted today in the
advancedyogapractices tantra group, covering significant enhancements that can be made to
basic siddhasana by mature practitioners. It also addresses fundamental questions
regarding the what and the why of siddhasana.
The lesson is "T28 - Advanced Siddhasana for Women and Men."
All the tantra lessons can be found at:
AYP Tantra Directory - Free Lessons in Tantra,
Meditation, Pranayama, Kundalini
It should cover your questions about siddhasana, and then some. It is okay to read it
without going back to the beginning of the tantra lessons. But if you want to read more on
tantra, it is suggested you start at the beginning of the archive.
It looks like you are doing very well there. I wish you all success as you continue along your
chosen spiritual path.
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed
instructions on siddhasana, see the AYP Asanas,
Mudras and Bandhas book.
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