Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ennio on Kechari Mudra

The above video of Kechari Mudra is from Ennio's Video Downloads page. He has many other videos you may want to check out which augment the information given in his book. Below is an excerpt relating to this particular video of Kechari Mudra.

Kechari Mudra: This Mudra is carried in one of the two following ways:
  1. By placing the tongue in contact with the uvula at the back of the soft palate.
  2. By slipping the tongue into the nasal pharynx touching, if possible, the nasal septum.
According to Lahiri Mahasaya a kriyaban should achieve it not by cutting the tongue Fraenulum but by means of Talabya Kriya [see video]. Kechari is literally translated as "the state of those who fly in the sky", in the "inner space". Kechari is compared to an electrical bypass of the mind's energetic system. It changes the path of Prana flow causing the life force to be withdrawn from the thinking process. Instead of allowing the thoughts to jump like frogs here and there, it causes the mind to be quiet and allows focusing it on the goal of meditation.

We do not realize the quantity of energy we squander away when we get lost in our thoughts, in our plans. Kechari turns this pernicious way of exhausting all of our vitality into its opposite. The mind begins to lose its despotic role: the "inner activity" happens no more by the thinking process but by the effortless development of the intuition. Coupled with Kriya it is a substantial aid in clarify one's complicated psychological structures.

A more elusive claim is the experience of the elixir of life, "Amrita," the "Nectar." This is a fluid with sweet taste perceived by the kriyaban when the tip of his tongue touches either the uvula or the bone protrusion in the roof of the palate under the hypophysis. The Yoga tradition explains that there is a Nadi going through the center of the tongue; energy radiates through its tip and when it touches that bone protrusion, this radiation reaches and stimulates the Ajna Chakra in the center of the brain.

Below, Ennio describes his own experience with Kechari Mudra.

After three months of serious practice I achieved Kechari Mudra and realized that my exhaustive search for the original Kriya had come to an end. I followed this teacher for six years. Hereafter I summarize the reasons for my enthusiasm and why I later broke off with him.

Returning home after the seminar of initiation, unexpected internal changes created a very positive period for me, even if it could not be defined as calm. Kechari Mudra brought me a feeling of "dizziness" that lasted some days; my mental faculties seemed to be fogged up, but when all that ceased, my Kriya flew high.

Inspired by this new condition, comparing it to that of the mystics, I realized how difficult it is to live, carrying out daily worldly duties, without being paralyzed by such bliss! Some days I was so happy that when I went out for a walk, if I met someone and stopped to listen to him, no matter what he said, a sudden joy would expand in my chest to the point that I could barely hold back my tears. Looking at the distant mountains or at other details of the landscape, I would try to direct my feeling toward them in order to turn my paralyzing joy into aesthetic rapture; only this could keep back the joy clutching my being, only this could hide it.

I believe it is legitimate to ask why do Kriya organizations not teach such a simple technique as Talabya Kriya, preferring to perpetuate endless political arguments and speculations that continue up to the present day?

Below is my own video of Talabya Kriya and Kechari Mudra.


  1. So bliss just happens when doing full kechari mudra or what?

    1. You have to remember that Ennio spent many years practicing kriya yoga prior to achieving the full kechari mudra. He was ready to receive the benefits it has to offer.

    2. I achived savikalpa samadhi, but it can't last long so I looking for technique that push mi into sahaj samadhi to stay in it.