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Lesson T32 - Q&A Menstruation, yoga, and amaroli
Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 8:13am
New Members: It is recommended you read from the beginning of this tantra yoga archive, as
previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "What is tantra yoga?"
Q: I have really enjoyed and learned from the wisdom you have passed on in these lessons
and the main ones. How blessed we are that you are willing and able to answer so many
questions whose answers have evaded us for so long.
I am wondering if you know about a tantric or yoga practice that a woman can use to
minimize or temporarily eliminate menstruation. I have read in several sources that women
have practiced the (Taoist?) microcosmic orbit to do so and have thereby prevented the
energy loss that comes with menstruation. If you know of such a practice, is there one for
A: The effectiveness of using the Taoist microcosmic orbit (breathing) for relieving the
menstrual cycle may be so, but I can't say for sure. I have not done much with the
microcosmic orbit for many years because I moved to yogic spinal breathing methods, which
are simple and effective for spiritual transformation. These are the methods in the
lessons -- spinal breathing and spinal bastrika in particular. These, along with deep
meditation and the other practices in the lessons, will gradually expand the sexual
function upward in the nervous system, including an upward shift in energy flows in the
Everything in the main lessons is suitable for a celibate life, and so are the
non-intercourse related methods in the tantra group (siddhasana and solo practice), which
also cultivate the energies upward.
Another thing to look at that is not in the lessons so far is "amaroli," which
is urine therapy. Some amazing health benefits can be achieved with it, including
normalizing difficulties with menstruation. You can do some web searches on amaroli
and find a lot of good information. Additional amaroli resources can be found at:
I wish you all success on your chosen spiritual path.
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed
instructions on amaroli (urine therapy), see the Diet,
Shatkarmas and Amaroli book.
instructions on the methods of tantra in relation to the broad scope of yoga
practices and the enlightenment process,
see the AYP Tantra book.
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