What is Khechari Mudra?
Khechari Mudra is a yoga practice that involves rolling the tongue back into the throat, and its name is derived from the Sanskrit words “Khe” meaning “space” and “Char” meaning “to move”. This practice is considered an advanced technique and should only be done under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher or guru. While there are some claims that this practice can lead to spiritual awakening and enlightenment, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims.
There are some physical and mental benefits associated with Khechari Mudra. It is believed to stimulate the pituitary gland, leading to a better hormonal balance in the body, and it may also improve metabolism and digestion. Additionally, this practice may help to control weight and strengthen the immune system.
- Sit in a comfortable meditative posture with a straight spine and relaxed shoulders.
- Extend your tongue as far back as possible and try to slowly roll it back towards the roof of your mouth.
- With regular practice, the tongue may eventually be able to reach the nasal cavity.
- Khechari Mudra activates the pituitary gland, leading to a balance of hormones and improved health.
- This mudra can help control hunger and thirst, leading to weight reduction and preventing overeating.
- Stimulating the thyroid gland through Khechari Mudra can improve metabolism, leading to better digestion and reduced chances of stomach disease.
- The release of the right amount of hormones through Khechari Mudra can strengthen the immune system.
- Khechari Mudra is beneficial in cases of throat problems such as soreness, burning sensation, phlegm, and swelling, and can also help with tonsillitis.
- This mudra can have a positive effect on the nerves and brain, promoting mental peace.
- Khechari Mudra can help remove bad odour and phlegm from the mouth, leading to cleaner oral hygiene.
- It is important to note that Khechari Mudra should only be practised under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher or guru, and caution should be taken for those with certain medical conditions or during menstruation.
- Only do this practice under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher or guru.
- It is not recommended for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, or other medical conditions.
- Should not be practised during menstruation.
- Beginners should start with caution and under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher.
Khechari Mudra is associated with several myths and fallacies, despite being an ancient practice.
Some of these myths include the belief that the practice can make one immortal, which is not true. Although Khechari Mudra can improve one’s health, it cannot grant immortality. Additionally, the belief that anyone can practice this mudra is incorrect; it should only be done under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher or guru.
While Khechari Mudra is said to have several physical and mental benefits, it is not a cure-all for diseases. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep, is crucial for overall well-being.
It is also not recommended to practice Khechari Mudra for extended periods. Beginners should start cautiously and gradually increase their practice over time.
Above all, practising Khechari Mudra requires dedication and an open mind, without preconceived notions of achieving immortality or other unrealistic goals.