What are the methods for preservation of sexual energy for the common sadhaka?


In the following excerpt, Swami Kripalvananda answers about the various methods and techniques that can be deployed by a common sadhaka for preservation of celibacy and sexual energy. (1.) Yoga Technique If for any reason there is a thought of sexual desire, the eyes should be fixed between the eyebrows. This will pacify this undesired awakening. With … Read more

What are the Upanishads?

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The Upanishads represent the loftiest heights of ancient Indo-Aryan thought and culture. They form the wisdom portion or Gnana-Kanda of the Vedas, as contrasted with the Karma-Kanda or sacrificial portion. In each of the four great Vedas—known as Rik, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva—there is a large portion which deals predominantly with rituals and ceremonials, and … Read more

What is the value of semen retention?

In the following excerpt, Swami Sivananda gives the answer on the virtues of semen retention: My dear brothers! The vital energy, the Veerya that supports your life, which is the Prana of Pranas, which shines in your sparkling eyes, which beams in your shining cheeks, is a great treasure for you. Remember this point well. … Read more