Vajroli Mudra (for men)/Sahajoli Mudra (for women) (thunderbolt/spontaneous psychic attitude) is adhara mudra (perineal mudras).
How to do Vajroli Mudra (For Men)/Sahajoli Mudra (For Women)
- Sit in siddha/siddha yoni asana, or any comfortable meditation posture with the head and spine straight. Place the hands on the knees in chin or jnana mudra. Close the eyes and relax the whole body. Take the awareness to the urethra.
- Inhale, hold the breath inside and draw the urethra upward. This action is similar to holding back an intense urge to urinate. The testes in men and the labia in women should move slightly upward during this contraction. Confine the contraction to the urethra.
- Hold the contraction for as long as comfortable, starting with a few seconds, and gradually increasing.
- Exhale, release the contraction, and relax.
- Begin with 3 contractions, Slowly increase to 10.
- Physical – on isolating the point of contraction, avoiding generalized contraction of the pelvic floor.
- Spiritual – on swadhisthana chakra.
Vajroli Mudra (For Men)/Sahajoli Mudra (For Women) Benefits
Vajroli Mudra benefits for men and Sahajoli mudra benefits for women include the following
- Regulates and tones the entire uro-genital system.
- Helps overcome psycho-sexual conflicts and unwanted sexual thoughts.
- It conserves and redirects energy
- It enhances meditative states
- Vajroli/sahajoli mudra should not be practiced by people suffering from urethritis as the irritation and pain may increase.
The word vajroli is derived from the Sanskrit root vajra, which means ‘thunderbolt’, ‘lightning’ or ‘mighty one’. Vajra is also the name of the nadi which conducts sexual energy. Sahajoli is from the root sahaj, meaning ‘spontaneous’.
Vajroli is therefore the force which moves upward with the power of lightning, and sahajoli is the psychic attitude of spontaneous arousing.