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Natural Vajroli and Amaroli
Date: Mar 20, 2009
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?"
As we have discussed in previous lessons, vajroli is a
practice described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and involves the
drawing up of sexual fluids inside the body. In the AYP system of practices
we do not go to the mechanical extremes that are
described in this ancient treatise on yoga. Rather, natural vajroli is
achieved through a full range of yoga practices, including deep meditation,
spinal breathing pranayama, asanas, mudras, bandhas, tantric sexual
techniques, and other methods.
By natural vajroli, we mean a natural drawing up of sexual essences
through the urethra into the bladder and through many pathways upward in the
neurobiology. This natural upward migration of vital essences gradually
evolves to become an ongoing experience in the
life of the spiritual practitioner. This process occurs in both men and
women, and is an integral part of the rise of full-time ecstatic
conductivity in the body, which evolves further to become ecstatic radiance
going out beyond the body.
In conjunction with this evolution in the sexual neurobiology, it may be
observed that there is a gradual internalization of amaroli to become, to
some degree, an automatic recycling within, which can result in less outflow
of urine. While there is no scientific verification of the internal
recirculation of urine via natural vajroli, it has been observed in enough
cases to be worthy of mention. It is well known that urination can become
irregular with the awakening and advancement of kundalini (ecstatic
conductivity). Whether a kind of amaroli
(recirculation in the body of urine from the bladder) plays a role in
this evolution is not known. It will suffice to say that there is a
relationship between amaroli and vajroli. This is pointed to in the Hatha
Yoga Pradipika, and has been observed in practitioners in modern times,
as well. Indeed some practitioners who adhere closely to the Hatha Yoga
Pradipika, sometimes insist that
"real amaroli" is more
about recirculation of urine via vajroli than
about consuming urine for medicinal and spiritual
purposes in the more commonly known way, as we have discussed in
It is only a matter of semantics. The truth is that amaroli as we have
discussed it in Lesson 319, and amaroli as a
possible aspect of natural vajroli, both have a
role to play in promoting our spiritual progress.
In the case of natural vajroli, the integrated application of a full range
of yoga practices over the long term gives rise to this phenomenon more than
anything else. The changes in subtle neurobiology
discussed in the AYP lessons do not occur
overnight, which is why a balanced daily routine of practices that can be
sustained over time is advised.
The guru is in you.
instructions on the methods of tantra in relation to the broad scope of yoga
practices and the enlightenment process,
see the AYP Tantra book.
instructions on amaroli (urine therapy), see the Diet,
Shatkarmas and Amaroli book.