Naumukhi Mudra

Naumukhi Mudra

Naumukhi Mudra is the 10th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas This is the first of the Dharana Kriyas, focussing on concentration. I particularly enjoy this practice as a meditation just on its own. It reminds me of an incredible experience I had when my Mantra...
Tadan Kriya

Tadan Kriya

Tadan Kriya is the 9th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas.  This is the last of the 9 Pratyahara Kriyas. After this kriya we move into the Dharana Kriyas. Tadan means “to beat.” This kriya is very similar to Maha Vedha mudra as found on pages 122-123 in Letters...
Manduki Kriya

Manduki Kriya

Manduki Kriya is the 8th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas.  Manduki means “frog,” and kriya is “spiritual action or work.” This kriya takes us from the gross or physical sense of smell to the subtle essence of scent which emanates from the astral body. This...
Ambubhachi Day, June 25th

Ambubhachi Day, June 25th

On June 25th, 1959, Swami Shivananda Saraswati of Assam, in Bengal, wrote a letter to my teacher Hari about a special day. June 25th is known as Ambubachi Day. Ambubachi is a yearly gathering in Guwahati, Assam, in the Kamakhya Devi temple during monsoon season. It is...
Maha Bheda

Maha Bheda

Maha Bheda is the 7th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas. Maha means “great,” and bheda is “separating” or “piercing”.  According to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, maha bheda helps us to pierce through the individual level of consciousness for each chakra. You can...