Advanced Yoga Practices
Note: For the Original
Internet Lessons with additions,
For the Expanded and Interactive Internet Lessons, AYP Online Books,
Audiobooks and more, see AYP Plus.
Lesson 212 - Whole Body Mudra (Audio)
Date: Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:39pm
New Visitors: 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: I wanted to let you know that the Sambhavi you have described is very powerful. It is a
lot more powerful than Mulabandha. Is this really true or does it vary from person to
A: I'm glad sambhavi is working well for you. It is a very important mudra, because the
ajna (third eye end of the spinal nerve) is the master controller of the entire nervous
system from the standpoint of ecstatic conductivity, both in cultivating it and in
advancing it after it starts to come up. Then, with the nervous system wired together
ecstatically like that, it is all one whole body mudra led by sambhavi. Mulabandha/asvini
is then part of sambhavi, as are uddiyana/nauli, kechari, and many other visible and
invisible movements occurring in the body. All the mudras are part of a whole body
ecstatic stimulus/response, with sambhavi leading. In this situation, when the eyes go up
as the brow furrows slightly, everything goes up.
When the eyes move devotionally, all the mudras will subtly move by automatic reflex.
Ahhh... That is why we nudge all of these mudras along in practices until ecstatic
conductivity comes up, building the habits, setting up for further evolution in the
nervous system. Then, with ecstatic conductivity, there is only one mudra -- the whole
body mudra, made up of all the parts. Sambhavi is the leader of it. That's why we see
pictures of the sages with their eyes raised. They are in whole body ecstatic bliss just
from that, with divine energy radiating out in all directions.
The rise of the whole body mudra reflex is further evidence of the connectedness of yoga
throughout our nervous system. It also demonstrates that human spiritual transformation is
a neuro-biological process, not ruled by any particular philosophy or belief system.
Anyone can do this!
The guru is in you.
Related Lessons Topic Path
Discuss this Lesson in the AYP Plus Support Forum
detailed discussion on mulabandha, sambhavi mudra and
whole body mudra, see the Asanas,
Mudras and Bandas book,
and AYP Plus.
Previous | Next