Definition - What does Sahajoli Mudra mean?
Sahajoli mudra is the contraction of the urinary passage in women to activate the svadisthana chakra, or energy center, and redirect sexual energy to spiritual practices. The term comes from the Sanskrit, sahaj, meaning “spontaneous”; oli, meaning “to cast up”; and mudra, meaning “gesture,” “mark” or “seal.” Vajra is also the name of the nodi that forms the connection from the reproductive organs to the brain.
Mudras can be symbolic, ritualistic gestures or therapeutic seals used in yoga, Buddhism and Hinduism. They are believed to affect the flow of energy in the body and unblock chakras.
Yogapedia explains Sahajoli Mudra
There are numerous types of mudras and although the hand mudras are the most common in yoga, there are also head, postural, lock and – in the case of sahajoli – perineal mudras. While practiced in Hatha and other forms of yoga, sahajoli mudra is most often associated with Tantra yoga. Its counterpart in men is called vajroli mudra. By activating the svadisthana chakra, these mudras foster inner acceptance, creativity, focus, productivity and healthy sexuality.
Sahajoli mudra is also practiced for these benefits:
- Tones and regulates the uro-genital region
- Therapeutic for incontinence and urinary tract infections
- Therapeutic for sexual disfunction
- Provides control over menstrual flow (rajas)
- Helps control ovulation