Yoga Kuṇḍalinī Upaniṣad on Kuṇḍalinī Yoga belongs to Kriśna Yajurveda. There are three chapters in it. In the first chapter, the two causes of Citta Vṛtti, the three methods of controlling Prāna – moderation in diet, Āsana and Śakti Cālini Mudrā are described. Then Sarasvati Cālana, types of Prānāyāma – Sūryabhedi, Ujjāyi, Shītali, Bhastrikā, etc., three Bandhas – Moola Bandha, Uddiyāna Bandha and Jālandhara Bandha, obstacles in yoga and protection from them, awakening of Kuṇḍalinī through yoga practice, penetration of three Granthis – Brahmagranthi, Viśṇugranthi and Rudragranthi, Kuṇḍalinī entering Sahasrāra Cakra (thousand petalled lotus), dissolution of Prāna, etc. into Śiva, realization of Self everywhere during Samādhi and subjects like Samādhi Yoga, etc. are described in detail.
The second chapter begins with the lucid explanation of Khecari Mudrā. The features of Khecari, its results, perfection of Khecari by Mantra Japa, sequence of Khecari practice, etc., are described elaborately.
In the beginning of the third chapter the Khecari Melana Mantra for Khecari Siddhi is described specifically. The vision of a Sādhaka during his Sādhanā is described by giving examples of new moon, first lunar date and full moon. Then attaining perfection for the union with macrocosm through Prānāyāma, impossibility of Self-realization without practice, knowledge of the Brahman through the discourse of a Sadguru, manifestation of Brahma in the form of Vāk, Vṛtti and Vishva, etc., the nature of Parabrahma and at the end, means to attain Brahma – Dhyāna, Jīvanmukti and Videhamukti, etc., topics are explained.
Thus, the major subjects of Yoga are presented in this Upaniṣad, which makes it unique and complete.
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About the Author
Swami Vishnuswaroop (Thakur Krishna Uprety), B. A. (Majored in English & Economics), received his Diploma in Yogic Studies (First Class) from Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Bihar, India. He was formally trained under the direct guidance and supervision of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in the Guru Kula tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga. He was initiated into the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, the founder of Bihar School of Yoga and the direct disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh. His guru gave his spiritual name ‘Vishnuswaroop’ while he was initiated into the sannyasa tradition.
Swami Vishnuswaroop is a Life Member of World Yoga Council, International Yoga Federation. Divine Yoga Institute has published his nine books on classical yoga, meditation and tantra. He is one of the few yoga practitioners registered with Nepal Health Professional Council established by The Government of Nepal. He has been teaching on the theory and practice of traditional yoga and the yogic way of life to Nepalese and foreign nationals for more than twenty-five years.
Swami Vishnuswaroop has designed a comprehensive yoga program called ‘Yoga Passport’ in order to give a broader theoretical and practical knowledge of yoga which includes various aspects of yogic practice. Many health professionals, yoga practitioners and people from various backgrounds of more than forty-seven countries from various parts of the world have gone through his yoga courses and programs. He currently works as the President of Divine Yoga Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal and travels abroad to provide yogic teaching and training.