(Last Updated on : 31/12/2014)
The word Shakti means energy, or kundalini'; the word Chelana means to move or to conduct. This kriya can therefore be called the conduction of energy. Shakti Chelana Mudra helps one to attain Siddha. It is the eleventh kriya, the second of the dharana (concentration) group of practices and should be practised immediately after naumukhi.
Practicing Shakti Chelana Mudra
For this sit Sidhasana or Padmasana
. Place the palms on the ground. Balancing the body on the palms slowly raise the buttocks and strike them against the ground several times. Then perform Mula Bandha
, the exercise to contract anus and drawing it upwards. Inhale through the left nostril. Join the Prana
and let the combined force pass through the Sushumna
. Perform Jalandhar Bandha
and try to retain breath. While practicing retention, perform Ashwini Mudra. Then release the Jalandhar Bandha and exhale through the right nostril. The same may be repeated by reversing the nostrils. The Kundalini feels choked after retaining the air. After awakening the Kundalini it finds its way through Sushumna to Brahmarandhra. To practice Shakti Chelana one should know the following techniques:
1. Khechari Mudra
2. Ujjayi Pranayama
3. Shanmukhi Mudra
Benefits of Shakti Chelana Mudra
This bestows a radiant health and long life and awakens the Kundalini Shakti. This helps in getting rid of all type of ailments.