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Lesson 177 -
Advanced Siddhasana (Audio)
Date: Sun May 2, 2004 2:52pm
New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the 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 advanced yoga practices 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
The lesson is "T28
- Advanced Siddhasana for Women and Men."
the tantra lessons can be found at:
AYP Tantra Directory - Lessons in Tantra, Meditation, Pranayama,
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
The guru is in you.
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