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"With the growth of the mind, the pains increase; with its extinction, there will be great bliss."
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chandrang asked: Pranams, I have been following your blog for quiet sometime and found it very useful and have also gained from it. I am in the path of enlightenment and i am doing shambavi mahamudra from past nine months. I have been experiencing positive physical outcomes of the mudra. I would like to know if there are yoga postures or mudra which can help me to maintain that transcendence thorough out the day not just when i am doing the mudra.

The desire for transcendence or anything else creates bondage. Transcendence will arrive without having to worry about it.  All you need is be regular in your practice. There will be a stage of pure awareness that will arrive without your knowing or desiring. In addition to Shambhavi, you must practice viparita karani mudra every day. Viparita Karani calms the mind and makes you feel blessed. Shifting focus on breath also calms the mind and it should be practiced as soon as some agitation comes to mind. The last thing you can do is to stay away from newspapers and disturbing media inputs.

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"The wise will never grieve for things past, or about things of the future ; but they will perform their present Karmas duly, and be a master of them."

Yoga Vasistha

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pegollo222 asked: are there any mudras to improve naturally estrogens in womans they had a complete hysterectomy ? thk u so much <3

Mudras modulate five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether) in the body. They can help you in cutting down bad effects of hysterectomy. Though, mudras help in activating certain glands like pituitary, any research or study related to pinpoint effect on estrogen production is absent. If you do some yoga asanas then I would recommend you to do back bending asanas with awareness on Swadhisthana Chakra. This will surely aid in production of estrogen and balancing of other secretions. 

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"That mind is pure in which all cravings are in a state of quiescence. Whatever that pure mind wishes, that materializes."

— Yoga Vasistha

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norlytho asked: Hi, Can you recommend any ways to lower testosterone levels in the female body? I noticed some light brown splotching on my face and more hair growth than usual, and after some bloodwork my doctor said that I have slightly elevated test. level(s?). I don't think it's anything too serious, but since I don't think I'll be able to get an endocrinologist appointment anytime soon as my insurance is about to run out, I thought I would ask you for any holistic approaches to this issue. Thank you

The easiest way to reduce testosterone level is through diet alteration. Reduce or eliminate non vegetarian food from your diet. Being vegetarian is good for your endocrinal system. If you cannot eliminate meat from your diet, then consume only lean meats. Chicken and fish are adequate to compensate your protein requirement. All form of red meats stimulate production of testosterone. Avoid them altogether. Further, switch to organic foods. Eliminate heavily preserved foods and additives that are typically added to oriental dishes (Ajinomoto).

Take adequate sleep, do Yogic stretches for at least 20 minutes and spare 10 minutes to meditate. All these measures will help in reducing testosterone level.

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"As long as thoughts of I and mine persist, sorrow does not cease. When such thoughts cease, sorrow ceases. Knowing this, do as you please."

— Yoga Vasistha

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"Diverse persons view the one dream (of the universe) in various ways. With one sport, many boys divert themselves in different ways."

— Yoga Vasistha

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rvaneta asked: Hi himashu, Is there any mudra to help ovulate better ?

I feel that the intention of the question is related to conception. Ovulation occurs when an egg is released from the ovaries and reaches the uterus through fallopian tube. The best time for conception is to have intercourse three days prior and after the ovulation. You need to develop awareness along with mudras that I will suggest. You need to be aware about body temperature. The body temperature rises due to rise in progesterone levels during ovulation. The rise of mucus in cervix and its sustenance for few days also indicates the arrival of ovulation period. All I want to say is that you should be aware of temperature and mucus cycle to increase chances of conception. I would recommend Kundalini mudra for you. Along with this mudra, you should take 30 minute brisk walk in the morning. Walking improves circulation in the pelvic area. It will be better if you do 20 minute of exercise every day. A dosage of Folic Acid (about 5 mg) increases chances of conception and healthy ovulation.  

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daou99 asked: Hi HK, just wanted you about mudras for getting rid of addictions(smoking, masturbation), falling asleep and overall balancing of energies in body. Also wanted to understand if mudras can be done in any order?? And thanks for wonderful information you share with us & help us live a better life :)

Kalesvara mudra can help in getting rid of addictions and balancing energy. This mudra can be practiced by sitting in meditative pose; tongue touching the roof of the mouth and with an affirmation of the desired state. Further, the person should have appreciation and understanding of his lifestyle. There should never be any complex of guilt and negativity. Respect for oneself is necessary even if bad habits like smoking, masturbation is dominant. Nothing is permanent. With a little effort the habits fall off and addictions vanish. Another easy method of removing addictions is to direct energy to higher centers. For example, a person having an urge to masturbate can simply touch his tongue on roof of the mouth; can jog on the spot or do some bouts with punching bag. A smoker can reduce smoking by sprinkling cold water on his face or chewing a piece of cardamom. It is up to the person for choosing the method for redirecting the energy.

 You have asked about order in which mudras have to be performed. Yes, there is order and sequence for certain mudras. For example, Prana mudra is performed to strengthen the effect of Vayu mudra and likewise there are several combinations.

Thanks for appreciating and reading the blog