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Discover The Benefits And Steps Of

Practicing Shambhavi Mudra / Kriya

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The Shambhavi Mudra is also called the Eyebrow Gazing Mudra. In this article Ill teach
what the Shambhavi mudra is. Ill show you the steps of the Shambhavi mudra so you know
how to practice it. And Ill show you the benefits of the Shambhavi mudra technique.

What is the Shambhavi Mudra / Shambhavi Mahamudra?

Mudras and Kriyas are an important part of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Yoga.

In yoga, mudras and kriyas are used to move energy around the body. One such way of doing
so is called the Shambhavi mudra (which is also called the Bhairavi mudra and the Eyebrow
Gazing mudra).

So just what is the Shambhavi Mudra / kriya?

The Shambhavi mudra procedure is a gentle internal technique that uses specific eye
focussing. Through this simple process, yogis believe that they stimulate the Third Eye, an
invisible eye that allows for vision beyond the senses.

The Shambhavi mudra procedure originates from several ancient sacred texts: Vijnana
Bhairava Tantra, Hathapradipika, and Samhita. The three texts describe the mudra in
similar ways and suggest that using this mudra will create heightened level of insight.

The tantric scripture Sochanda Tantra, stanza 13, reads:


Touching eyeballs as a feather, lightness between them opens into the heart and there
permeates the cosmos.
Its definitely true that the Shambhavi mudra looks a little strange

Scientific research has made it clear that there of many benefits of the Shambhavi Mudra.

Shambhavi Mudra Benefits:


Here is a quick look at the benefits of practicing the Shambhavi Mudra.

The main benefit of the shambhavi mudra is to provide great insight and clarity to the
practitioner.

Practicing the Shambhavi mudra stimulates the third eye

Improvement in interpersonal communication skills

Creation of oneness

Integration of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Increase in theta and delta brainwaves (leading to relaxation).


If you want to try it for yourself, hare are the Shambhavi
Mudra Instructions

The Gherand Samhita stanza 59:


Direct your eyes toward the middle of the eyebrows and meditate upon your own self. It is
Shambhavi Mudra, the most secret practice of all the Tantra scriptures.

1. 1. Sit comfortably with good posture and place your hands on your knees. Briefly shut
your eyes then reopen them and focus your gaze on a fixed spot. Next, look up high
but without moving your head.

2. Focus your gaze on the spot in the middle of your eyebrows and concentrate on this area.
Meditate on it. Let go of thoughts, as you would in regular meditation. You should be see
your eyebrows as a V shape, with your gaze fixed in the middle of the V.

3. While maintaining this focus, chant OM. Meditate on the sound of OM reverberating
around the spot you are gazing at.

4. Do not strain your eyes. They should be relaxed at all times.

5. Continue for five minutes.

1. 6. Close your eyes but keep your gaze on that same spot in the middle of the
eyebrows.

7. Chant OM slowly while meditating on the sound.

8. Begin to make each individual OM last longer. You should be breathing deep through your
nose.

9. Continue for five minutes.