Yoga Practice for Brahmacharya

Yoga Practice: The word ‘Yoga’ originates from the Sanskrit verb ‘Yuj’, meaning union. Known also as ‘Brahma Vidya’, Yoga involves the merging of the individual ego, ‘Aham’, into the Atman (self), leading to ‘Mukti’ (liberation). However, simply engaging in physical postures, or ‘Asana’, does not qualify as true Yoga.

Asana is just one of the eight limbs of Yoga, known as the ‘Angas’. The complete path to Yoga encompasses the following eight limbs: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. Mula Bandha:

The technique of ‘Mula Bandha’ – withdrawing energy from the ‘Muladhaara Chakra’ into higher chakras – is a useful tool for aspiring Brahmacharis in the process of transmutation. It is crucial to perform all yoga practices, such as Asana, Bandha, Nadi Shodhana, and Pranayama, in a systematic and coordinated manner. These techniques are powerful and should be used in moderation, like medicine, for maximum benefit. Overindulgence can prove to be ineffective and even harmful. The recommended times for practice are early morning, noon, and early evening around sunset, and the order of practice should be:

  • Asana
  • Bandha
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Pranayama and meditation. After deep meditation, it is advisable to avoid any further Asana or Bandha practice for a few hours and instead focus on God or engage in creative activities.

 Additionally, performing the ‘Tri-Bandha’ – Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Jaalandhara Bandha – together can enhance the rise of vital energy from the lower chakras to higher chakras. The practice of ‘Shirsasana’ (headstand) during Asana can also yield positive results. Please note that it takes a great deal of time, effort, and divine grace for sexual desires to be fully curbed and for a person to attain a state of non-response to sexual stimuli. However, practicing Bandhas can aid in this journey.

 Under the guidance of a guru and with regular engagement in yogic exercises and meditation, the aspirant can make significant progress towards self-realization, the ultimate goal of Yoga. These practices can be viewed online on platforms such as and