Meditation is a powerful tool for spiritual growth, and is essentially a process to take one beyond the limitations of body and mind. In recent years, a growing number of scientific studies and research on meditation have corroborated these experiences. How does the Kriya Work? Sadhguru says, "There is a certain way to engineer our system, to make this body, to make this mind… the very chemistry within us the way we want it. Now, we are looking at the technology of keeping these three bodies constantly aligned so that joyfulness is not an accidental happening; joyfulness becomes a normal condition, a natural way of living for you. Other studies have researched general well-being and improved attention spans among regular meditators.
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Here are some guidelines, that will help you to prepare and increase receptivity of Shambhavi Mudra. Make sure, your mobile phones are in silent mode or switched off. If you wear glasses or contact lens, while doing the Yoga or Meditation, Please remove them and keep them aside. One more, last advice from me to you, by my own experience - Do Not practice Shambhavi Mudra with Full stomach or immediately after a meal. Before we talk about How to do Shambhavi Mudra - steps and benefits with video below for better explanation at the end , first lets understand the difference between Shambhavi Mudra and Shambhavi Mahamudra.
Shambhavi Mudra Shambhavi Mudra Shambhavi mudra is highly practiced in yogistic and Tantrik literature texts. Shambhavi is a powerful mudra used throughout meditation to still the mind and to feel or experience higher stages of consciousness.
Shambhavi mudra is mentioned within the Hinduism text Gheranda Vedic literature. It basically involves gazing between the eyebrows at center. This practice aligns your entire system like the Physical, Mental and Pranic body.
Its is complete package which gives you physical, mental and energy flow benefits. We will discuss about it at the end of this article with video below, how to do properly shambhavi mudra. Now, Sit on the floor - cushion or chair, where you can feel comfortable. I prefer, on the floor with cushion. Watch the Video below Now, take couple of Deep breath and calm your mind, relax your whole body. Make sure your Spine or backbone is "Comfortably" erect, hands uncrossed and palms open. See in video below Hold this mudra and place the hands on your knee with palm facing upward.
Make sure, your Hands and Shoulder Must be loose and relax. Now, take couple of deep breath and calm your mind. With your eyes opened, look at the center of your both eyebrows where they meet or touch or connect. Now concentrate at that V shape or the center of both eyebrows where these two curved lines meet. Now slowly - very slowly, close your eyes and focus between your eyebrows. Do not concentrate, just maintain the natural focus between your eyebrows. Be conscious of the natural movement of breath.
Continue to sit like this, 5 to 6 minutes for beginners. Relax the eyes and bring them back to normal position. Rest for some time and repeat again. Precaution and Variation Do not forcibly stress the eyes to look at the center of eyebrows. That will start to feel pain in the eyes muscle and start headache. If you noticed yourself, drifting off into your thoughts, simply bring your focus back to breath. Do not strain your eyes, they must be relaxed at all time.
For advanced practitioner can try to do Shambhavi Mudra with eyes closed. They said you have to on medication throughout the life, but they got relief from Shambhavi Mahamudra or inner engineering. Plus I am adding some Science Based Benefits too. Increased energy levels - feel more energetic throughout the day. Lightness in body and mind - zero burden and sins on my mind and body, zero stress. Improved ability to concentrate - increased focus by Baby steps like one work at a time instead of doing 3 - 4 works at a time like multimedia.
Heightened sensitivity - your sensitivity and control over emotion will be great. Greater ability to appreciate the finer details and subtler aspects of life. Reduced anger and other negative emotions.
Overcoming the need for external stimulants or intoxication. It helps with communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
It increases theta and delta brainwaves which relaxes the human brain. It also helps to reach at higher states of consciousness. This mudra strengthens eye muscles. It stimulates the third eye. It activates Ajna chakra. This kriya includes both Pranayama Breathing technique and Meditation.
Here is the list with their original Sanskrit names and English meanings English names - Click on each to read more about it
By Malavika I have completed 40 days of practicing Shambhavi Maha Mudra Kriya twice a day, and in this post, I would like to share with you my experience of it so far. Note: To read my latest and updated experience of the profound and potent Shambhavi kriya — follow this link! I have been following Sadhguru for the last few years. I have completed inner engineering online this is not a pre-requisite for the teacher-led program and also the Hata Yoga Surya Kriya program you can read about my experience here.
40 days of Shambhavi Maha Mudra Kriya
Shambhavi Mudra ist insbesondere eine Augenmudra. Im Shambhavi Mudra schaut man nach oben, man richtet den Blick nach oben und schaut so auf den Punkt zwischen den Augenbrauen. Dadurch richtest du dein ganzes Bewusstsein nach oben hin aus - nach oben, also Shambhu. Im Tantra bzw. Shakti, die Kundalini , hat ihren Sitz unten im Muladhara Chakra. Indem du deine Augen nach oben gibst, richtest du dein Bewusstsein nach oben zu Shiva aus. Dann wirst du wohlwollend, denn Gott ist Liebe , Gott ist Wohlwollen.
Benefits of Meditation | Shambhavi Mahamudra - Sadhguru
This is the main negative effect of the Shambhavi maha mudra. When novices use the Shambhavi mudra they often get headaches because they are holding too much tension in their eyes. You will not get a headache if you keep your gaze relaxed. Read my guide to Jnana mudra. Sit comfortably with good posture and place your hands on your knees.