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Greatness of Shambhavi Mudra

शांभवी मुद्रिकाः कृत्वा आत्मप्रत्यक्षमानयेत।
बिन्दु ब्रह्ममयम दृष्टवा मनस्तत्र नियोजयेत॥

सत्यं सत्यं पुनः सत्यं सत्यामाह महेश्वरहः।
शांभवी यो विज्ञानियात्स च ब्रह्म न चान्यथा॥

~ घेरंड संहिता

By assuming the position of Shambhavi Mudra a Yogi should see the self. When the Brahma (ब्रह्म) is seen in the form of a dot he should fix his mind on it and nowhere else. A Yogi who knows the science of Shambhavi he himself becomes Brahma (ब्रह्म) and none else. I, Lord Maheshwara (Shiva), am telling this again and again that this is truth.

~ Gherand Samhita

Shambhavi Mudra is one of the highest practices of Kundalini Yoga. Shambhavi literally means - pertaining to Lord Shiva. It has two fold meaning. Shambhavi is also one of the names of Parvati. So Shambhavi means Parvati or Kundalini Shakti. Another meaning is - assumed by Shambhu. So, Shambhavi Mudra is so important that Lord Shiva himself sits in this mudra.

Shambhavi Mudra essentially involves fixing inner gaze (and in some variations even the outer gaze) at Adnya Chakra. As the practice matures you will see light and various visions at the eye brow center. The exact visions and color of light may very from person to person and depends on several factors. This "play of light" must be witnessed without flickering mind and by maintaining outwardly and inwardly purity.

Although it is recommended to learn Shambhavi Mudra personally from an adapt here is a technique of Shambhavi Mudra based on ancient texts.


Bipin Joshi is an independent software consultant, trainer, author, yoga mentor, and meditation teacher with over 24 years of experience in classical form of Yoga. He is an internationally published author and has authored or co-authored more than twelve books on .NET technologies. He has been awarded as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft. He has also written a few Marathi books including Devachya Davya Hati and Natha Sankentincha Danshu. Having embraced the Yoga way of life he also teaches Ajapa Yoga to selected individuals.

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Posted On : 07 August 2013


Tags : Yoga Hatha Yoga Kundalini Kriya Yoga Meditation Scriptures Spirituality

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