Update:As the day progressed on Monday the 24th yesterday I noticed that my throat down into the front of the neck around the adams apple area on either side felt unusual. The bottom of my tongue where the frenulum attaches to the base or floor of the mouth also became a bit sore. No tears just stinging when folded back or extended. I have noticed an increased production in saliva both yesterday and today.
Knowing that the mornings practice of Kriya with Kechari was the source the solution is simple I will take a few days off from any form of Talabya and Kechari and let the body adapt to the stresses I put on it.
This is easier said than done as the tongue wants to enter into Kechari on it’s own.
So the exact feeling in the throat is a feeling of a stretch not painful not stinging or sore at all just like the material that makes it up has been stretched in a way it is not accustomed to. There is a fuzzy sensation not quite a tickle.
The feeling under the tongue is a bit painful when I fold the tongue back but swiftly disappears. This is still a strained condition so rest is the order of the day.
This morning 2012-09-25 Practiced Kriya Yoga with the tongue in the relaxed every day position. The difference is remarkably noteworthy.
1.The energy cascades are still present and occurring but more diffused not as centrally located in the spine. This is in comparison with partial Kechari of the tongue being allowed to push upwards and back on the soft pallet. Kechari behind the Soft pallet with the tongue buried to the hilt, base, that is the floor of the mouth is superior to either of these positions.
The mind is not as calm and quiet which required more gentle focus and bringing the focus back on track more frequently.
The tongue tried to get away from me before I stopped it at the soft pallet and focused on it to relax into the normal every day position. I can see this is going to be a bit of a problem until the tissues are fully healed and ready to be subjected to the stress of kechari again.
The energy flow is greatly constricted by comparison with even partial Kechari Mudra let alone up behind the soft pallet. The sensation can best be described in an analogy:
Analogy: energy flowing in an elastic hose from on end to another when the hose is open the flow is continuous and smooth but when there is a restriction along the way or at at the end pressure builds up. Once enough has built up the energy reaches a high state of vibration and cascades and flows back into the body in a way that feels good but this is just a poor cousin by comparison to the travels in the sushumna.
5 Observation the Chakras also offer more resistance or so it seems but I have come to the understanding that the Chakras have always been active and open it is just that one has to be within the sushumna to flow awareness through them unimpeded other wise the energy is not running so much in the center but along the outer walls=, or another circuit.
Conclusion Kechari Mudra not only connects a circuit but in doing so automatically shifts the Prana energy into the center of the sushumna which as far as I can tell has always been open and did not need opened. I just needed to screw the hose onto the faucet or hose bib to get the water to flow into the hose rather than just holding the hose close to the connection.
Yesterday afternoon after work I went home and was extremely tired I have noticed this occurs when I have had a very powerful session of Kriya and follows a new break through in Sadahana. What I have learned from this is that the physical body and the nervous system are adapting to the changes that are happening and the meat suit is always the slowest of the vehicles to change so it requires rest and sleep to do so.
So knowing this I held off performing any further Kriya practices for the day and threw the dog a bone and let it sleep. In the past I have decided to be forceful and push past the warning signs of the need for the physical body to rest.
Playing at heroic measures is a fools game all I wound up doing was making the body more tired which aggravated the mind and made the emotions run hot near the surface and very raw. I had to suffer this it is not pleasant nor did anyone enjoy my company that’s for sure.
I add this in as a cautionary tail due to a reply on this thread that the person thought it wise I also share the precautions surrounding Kechari.
A little background As I wrote way back in the an earlier post Kechari is something that I discovered twice and began practicing preparatory exercises from Ennios book. This allowed me to comfortably hold the initial positions of the tongue while practicing Kriya Yoga.
Heed my warnings. I have learned too.
A little more background I was initiated into Kriya Yoga back in 1990 from SRF and later CSA Roy Eugene Davis around I guess 1992 or so. I did not practice for over 20 years! I never felt authorized or properly initiated to do so and always knew my time would come later in life.
Many years passed I had absolutely nothing to do with Yoga or Kriya. Then a remarkable thing occurred. which is very special and will not be believed so I am hesitant to write it other than in a very broad brush stroke saying I was made to know that the time to begin again was now by Lahiri Mahasaya. Believe it or not it’s up to you. I was there. This was the end of May 2012.
I was not really to wild about the idea but after such an incredible happening I dared not ignore what had happened so I broke out the old SRF Lessons and started again.
I felt this was not right at least not for me so I began re-searching this more I knew of Shibendu Lahiri and made arrangements to become initiated through him. Just after this I discovered Ennio Nimis’ site and his book. Many things happened swiftly allot of it can be read here on this site if anyone is interested.
So I wound up being drawn away from Shibendu and towards KYI with a few bumps along the way during this time between the end of May to the end of July I did allot of praying for guidance to both God and Lahiri Mahasaya and kept my eyes and ears wide open. This was a very difficult period of my life but I forged ahead.
I was initiated into Kriya for the third time by Swami Atmavidyananda Giri http://www.kriya.org/about__swami.php?id=53 at the end of July of this year and this time it was a profound difference. I can honestly say the experience was one of the most beautiful and Holy of my entire life.
Since that day my practice of Kriya Yoga Changed not only by the different way it is taught but the depth and understanding and I have gone through many changes since.
So total work to achieve my small attainment of Kechari has only been just at the 3 month mark. I have read many people take years to get here, I knew from the start that would not be my case because of the rapid development I encountered from the very start.
I can not speak for anyone other than myself but I do believe in reincarnation. I must have done this in a former life because so many new things keep happening and seem so familiar and just feels like coming home at long, long last. So I can only assume I did my heavy lifting in a previous life as I have not in this one yet the experiences flow and there are things I know that I can not know yet do.
This last part I added to answer a reply that assumed that I had a long difficult struggle to get here at this point of Kriya Practice and Kechari.
The honest truth of the matter is when I was in my late teens to mid 20’s I did my best to practice Kriya but the feeling was one of you are not ready yet, you are not properly authorized access denied. So I did not.
Now I am likely 1/2 way through my life and everything is coming very easily for the most part.
I have largely become a witness to the process not demanding or expecting just participating in a scheduled disciplined manner. I practice getting out of my own way and letting God and Guru lead the way and do the work.
A very big part of this is knowing when it is time to rest and let the body catch up.
To be continued…