Vajra Yogini Mudra
With Sandra Anderson
This hatha yoga practice strongly clears all the energy channels in the body, and by activating the solar and lunar channels, awakens the third, central channel, sushumna, characterized by the equal flow of breath in both nostrils.
Note: This is a very advanced practice; if you’re not experienced in pranayama, try nadi shodhanam (alternate nostril breathing) instead. Contraindications include: colds or pronounced congestion, any disturbances of the eyes or ears such as glaucoma, high blood pressure, and any other condition that would be aggravated by increased pressure in the head. Start with a gentle version if appropriate. However, if you feel uncomfortable pressure in the head, or light-headed or dizzy at any time, please stop and breathe normally, or lie down and rest.
Read Sandra Anderson’s companion article, Beyond Duality, to learn a 10-minute routine that includes the practice of vajra yogini mudra.