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Lesson 284 - Ecstatic Energy in Higher Stages
of Kechari (Audio)
AYP Plus Additions:
284.1 - "Completion" of Kechari Mudra (Audio)
Date: Mon May 15, 2006 9:46 am
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I have a question about Kechari Mudra... I have been practicing Kechari for
about 4 years and I have a few questions that I am hoping you can answer...
First, I can only get my tongue past the septum and
into either of the nasal holes about 1/4 inch; as I keep reaching further,
what will I feel inside and where should the tongue finally reach to or rest
Second, when I run my tongue up the backside of the
septum looking for the "secret spot", I do not find a protrusion half way
up; however, I do have a small bump (it actually seems to me like more of a
very tiny roll of skin or membrane) about 3/4 or 7/8ths of the way up,
almost where the top of the septum reaches the top of the inside of the
nasopharynx (where the tongue reaches a dead end when pointed up and forward
in the nasopharynx)... Is this the "secret spot" or am I missing something?
I don't feel any increase of "spiritual pleasure" at that spot as opposed to
elsewhere on the septum so I'm not sure; also, possibly my "secret spot" is
higher than average and/or I am not sensitive enough yet?
Could you please clarify and give your experienced
A: The "secret spot" is more about ecstatic
sensation than a physical feature on the septum. It is the same thing with
sambhavi. When the sensation is there, it cannot be missed and the physical
positioning and movement will follow the sensation rather than the anatomy.
Kechari by itself may or may not bring up the sensation. It is part of
ecstatic conductivity, which is a whole body phenomenon. Perhaps you have
run across the discussions on ecstatic conductivity in the lessons? It also
comes under the common term "kundalini."
So, your progress in kechari sensitivity is probably
related more toward your meditation, spinal breathing, mudras, bandhas,
kumbhaka, tantric methods, etc, than to kechari itself. All of these things
work together in the process of over all purification and opening.
Regarding the tongue and
nasal passages, if you use the "roll/twist" of the tongue toward the center
as described in Lesson 108, that will likely give you
the maximum penetration, in and upward. Also check the
Secrets of Wilder novel for a personal-style
account of entering the nasal passages over time, and many other things
discovered along the path. However far you penetrate is far enough. We each
have our own natural limit, so there is no standard to be attained in that.
The inner nasal openings are not likely to increase in size,
as they are surrounded by bone (the septum
is bone also). Neither is the tongue going to change much in thickness,
except by radical means such as surgery which I strongly advise against.
Some advanced yogis can't enter the nasal passages at all due to anatomy,
and that does not hold them back.
In your case, it might be that your over all
practice, including all of its components, needs some time. That will
enhance whole body ecstatic conductivity and then kechari will come into
full participation in that. When that happens, the septum is the place to
be, so you are ready!
Obviously, you have been
doing kechari for some time, since before AYP came along. It is really a
question of what else you have been doing in practices over the years, and
how you decide to manage it going forward. If you are not doing a twice
daily routine of deep meditation preceded by spinal breathing, I suggest you
consider going in that direction.
Then consider the mudras, bandhas and
other methods discussed in the lessons, taking the whole thing in sequence
one step at a time. That can do wonders for activating the secret spot and
everything else in the nervous system.
The guru is in you.
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