Many mudras seem at first glance to be linked to the subtle body as a system of fluidity.
But then Kundalini is introduced and we get the impression that what binds the mudras together is their ability to raise Kundalini. So once more the mudras seems to be given meaning by two opposing discourses of fluidity and divine energy. If we try to unite them we wonder if we should understand Kundalini as divine fluid? It is not easy to reconcile Kundalini with bindu.
These Tantric-like mudras – loaded with norm breaking behaviour – have not only quietly disappeared from later Indian hatha-yoga discourse but also from most Western yoga schools. They did not fit into the conservative habitus of most Indian elite and yoga popularisers’ modernism. Most contemporary students are not even aware of the existence of these techniques.
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