This article covers a technique, Khechari Mudra, that is one of the most unusual in yoga and therefore a bit too strange for some people. Practicing the Khechari Mudra also stimulates the release of “feel good” neurotransmitters such as dopamine. In Yoga, the Khechari Mudra. Khechari Mudra- A Scrutiny. Khechari Mudra is being considered as the most beneficial one among all other MUDRAS like Biparitakarani.

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Khechari Mudra- A Critical Study

It amazes khecyari that a simple repositioning of your tongue can have such a profound effect on the body and mind. When the tongue is curled back in the mouth and stretched up towards the uvula, and beyond into the nasopharyngeal cavity, a number of muscles are engaged. As these muscles contract they generate a cascade of subtle adjustments within the body.

So what makes all of these postural effects so interesting? To keep it simple, the body opens up and relaxes, becomes powerful in its movements and gains poise, hormones become balanced and the mind settles.


What are the Benefits of the Khechari Mudra?

Another interesting effect of these muscular contractions is a bit more esoteric. As these muscles contract they pull on and tighten the Galea the tendinous cap that covers the skull. Yogis achieve a similar effect by tying their hair up into a knot on top of their head Rishi knot.

The following are notes taken from my personal diary. After some time there are various tastes that become noticeable on your tongue, as if a very delicate liquid is trickling into your throat. The breath kyechari very shallow and slow, almost imperceptible.

Khecarī mudrā

Breathing out is particularly strange. When all the air is emptied from the lungs there is no feeling of wanting to inhale. At this point the soft pallet begins to go into spasm and lightly pulsate around the base of the tongue.

Knechari culminates in the feeling of the heart wanting to explode with love and happiness.

This progresses into a feeling of your head expanding like a balloon being pumped up, as if there is infinite space inside your head. The Accidental Yogi Reverse engineering an awakened body and mind. Self Development — 1 Comment. The jaw moves back.


The sternum pulls up, to slightly concave the chest. The thyroid gland also pulls upward and is stimulated into activity. The head rotates ever so slightly forward and the spine elongates and aligns. khecharri

Kechari Mudra – The Tongue Lock

This also causes the pelvis to rotate forward and the knees to bend slightly. The scapula rotate forward. Khechari mudra diaries Filed under: Self Development — 11 Comments. Search my blog Search for: This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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