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Will Kechari Mudra Practice
Deform the Soft Palate? (Audio)
June 10, 2010
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Q: I have
been practicing kechari mudra for some time. There is one thing bothering
me. It's that the soft palate has elongated or stretched due to kechari. The
be due to my forcing of the tongue into
the inner nostrils. What should I do now to get the tight membrane lining
back? Should I lessen kechari use?
A: Yes, if you back off kechari mudra for a
while, perhaps using only stage 1 (tongue
on roof of mouth
see Lesson 108), you will
find the soft palate returning close to its original elasticity. Likewise,
if you take it easy and enjoy being in stages 2
and 3 (tongue in nasal
pharynx), instead of forcing into stage 4
inner nostrils), a balance will be found with the
rest of the practices in your daily routine (spinal breathing, deep
meditation, etc.). Kechari stages
3 are more than enough to access the "secret spot"
on the back edge of the septum (see
In any case, whatever we
do will not permanently deform the soft palate. At least that has been the
experience here in over 25 years of kechari practice.
All things in moderation
... and all the best on your path!
The guru is in you.
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