What is Mahamudra?
Practice Mahamudra and enjoy Health, Happiness, Fitness, and Kundalini Awakening. Mahamudra is one of the greatest Kriya Yoga Techniques. It is useful and good for beginners, wise people, who realize what is very good for them, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Practical spirituality and Mahamudra go hand in hand. No Mahamudra, no fitness in the real sense.
The following are the main grades of Mahamudra Techniques, as taught by the ancient Masters:
- Sa-Koombhak Mahamudra or Quick Mahamudra
- Standard Mahamudra
- Poorna Koombhak or Superfast Mahamudra
- Classical Mahamudra
How it is done:
Details are to be learnt from the Initiating Yogacharya.
It is practiced first to overcome lethargy and inertia, obstacles and dullness, of body and mind. It makes the person energetic and smart and, quickly activates the Sushmna. The formula is:
- 1st Poorak—1,2,3.
- 2nd Poorak—1,2,3.
- 3rd Poorak—1,2,3.
One can do 4-5 cycles in one sitting easily. This technique is more suitable for people aged 45 years and below.
Most lineages teach this. All initiated Kriyabans in the lineage of Masters like Sri Krishna, Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Yogananda, NarayanSwami, Satyananda Swami and Paramahansa Atmananda Ji know this. It is also a
Poorna Kumbhaka or Superfast Mahamudra:
This should be learned personally from the Teacher and then practiced. This technique should be done by a person, who is physically fit and can hold the breath for thirty to 40 seconds at a stretch and no more. The formula is Poorak-Kumbhak Mahamudra and Rechaka. Recommended for
This is a highly developed and effective spiritual technique. This is usually taught and recommended for Kriyabans who have been initiated into the 2nd group of Kriya Yoga. It has many Yogasans, Bandhas, Mudras, and Pranayam built into it. Hence it is very effective and quick in giving beneficial results. This has to be learned personally from the Master or the authorized Yogacharya.
All these grades of Mahamudra have physical, mental, intellectual, and spiritual benefits. In the physical benefits, all the 3 bodies—Physical, Astral, and Causal bodies are benefitted. The cosmic connection through the Sushumna is activated. In the physical body, all the internal organs, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatics, glands are exercised and energized. This helps in improving fitness, longevity, prevention of diseases and lethargy, and all types of weaknesses. As a result, stress is prevented and age-related dementia is also prevented. The benefits of Mahamudra are summarized in the ancient Yoga scriptures as follows:
sarva roga upasamam jatharaagni bibardhanamShiva Samhita
bapusaa kaanti mamalaam jaraa mrutyu vinaasanam
baanchitaartham phalam sau khyam indriyaanam ch
maaranam etat uktaani sarbaani yogaarudhasya yogi nah
bhabed bhyaasato abasyam naatra kaarjyaa vichaaranaa
Mahamudra prevents most diseases and cures many. It improves the digestive fire and makes metabolism more efficient and healthy. It bestows excellent health and fitness and brings out the divine luster in the personality. It prevents premature old age, senility, and premature death. It brings success so that the person enjoys the joys of success. It helps in controlling the mind, the senses, and the negative qualities. All these benefits and more is attained by practicing Mahamudra daily. Definitely, all these benefits come to the practitioner. There is no doubt in it.
TAT TWAM ASI
(That Thou Art)
May God and the Great Masters, Bless, Guide, Protect and Inspire you.
With much love and humbleness,
Paramahansa Atmananda Ji