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Lesson T63 - Natural Vajroli and Amaroli  (Audio)

From: Yogani
Date: Mar 20, 2009

New Visitors: 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 Lesson 319.

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.

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Note: For detailed instructions on the methods of tantra in relation to the broad scope of yoga practices and the enlightenment process, see the AYP Tantra book.  For detailed instructions on amaroli (urine therapy), see the Diet, Shatkarmas and Amaroli book. Also see AYP Plus.

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