Shambhavi Mudra & Mahamudra Steps, 16 Benefits, Precaution

                                     Hi 👸 Namaste 🙏. Here are some guidelines, that will help you to prepare and increase receptivity of Shambhavi Mudra.

  • Make sure, your mobile phones are in silent mode or switched off. 
  • If you wear glasses or contact lens, while doing the Yoga or Meditation, Please remove them and keep them aside.
  • One more, last advice from me to you, by my own experience - Do Not practice Shambhavi Mudra with Full stomach or immediately after a meal.
  • Before we talk about How to do Shambhavi Mudra - steps and benefits (with video below for better explanation at the end), first lets understand the difference between Shambhavi Mudra and Shambhavi Mahamudra.

Shambhavi Mudra

Shambhavi Mudra and Shambhavi Mahamudra
Shambhavi Mudra

                         Shambhavi mudra is highly practiced in yogistic and Tantrik literature texts. Shambhavi is a powerful mudra used throughout meditation to still the mind and to feel or experience higher stages of consciousness. Shambhavi mudra is mentioned within the Hinduism text Gheranda Vedic literature. It basically involves gazing between the eyebrows at center.

Shambhavi Mahamudra

                        Shambhavi Mahamudra is the powerful kriya and energy purifying technique using the breath. This practice aligns your entire system like the Physical, Mental and Pranic body. Shambhavi Mahamudra includes - (1) Yogasana. (2) Pranayama. (3) Meditation.
Its is complete package which gives you physical, mental and energy flow benefits. We will discuss about it at the end of this article with video below, how to do properly shambhavi mudra.

Shambhavi Mudra Steps

How to do Shambhavi Mahamudra Steps
Shambhavi Mudra Steps

  1. First find a place where you will be undisturbed for period of time. 
  2. Now, Sit on the floor - cushion or chair, where you can feel comfortable. I prefer, on the floor with cushion. (Watch the Video below)
  3. Now, take couple of Deep breath and calm your mind, relax your whole body. 
  4. Sit comfortably in Meditation Pose or Asana you like, I prefer Padmasana, Siddhasana, Sukhasana etc.
    Make sure your Spine or backbone is "Comfortably" erect, hands uncrossed and palms open.
  5. Get your fingers in any Mudra you like, I prefer Gyan Mudra. (See in video below) 
  6. Hold this mudra and place the hands on your knee with palm facing upward.
    Make sure, your Hands and Shoulder Must be loose and relax.
  7. Now, take couple of deep breath and calm your mind.
  8. With your eyes opened, look at the center of your both eyebrows where they meet or touch or connect.
  9. You can clearly see and feel the 'V' shape made by the both eyebrows at the center where two curved lines meeting and forming 'V' shape.
  10. Now concentrate at that V shape or the center of both eyebrows where these two curved lines meet. 
  11. Now slowly - very slowly, close your eyes and focus between your eyebrows.
    Do not concentrate, just maintain the natural focus between your eyebrows.
    Be conscious of the natural movement of breath.
  12. Continue to sit like this, 5 to 6 minutes for beginners.
    Once you are comfortable with it and it became's easy for you to sit like this 5 to 6 minutes, you can increase your time and repetition.
  13. Relax the eyes and bring them back to normal position. Rest for some time and repeat again.

Precaution and Variation 

  1. Do not forcibly stress the eyes to look at the center of eyebrows. That will start to feel pain in the eyes muscle and start headache.
  2. If you noticed yourself, drifting off into your thoughts, simply bring your focus back to breath.
  3. Your breathing must be at normal depth during Shambhavi Mudra kriya  , if you are beginner. You can also practice deep breathing during Shambhavi Mudra kriya  , if you are at advanced level.
  4. Do not strain your eyes, they must be relaxed at all time.
  5. For advanced practitioner can try to do Shambhavi Mudra with eyes closed.

Benefits of Shambhavi Mahamudra

                  Below benefits of Shambhavi Mudra and Shambhavi Mahamudra are based on my own experience of 1 year i.e. almost 11 month. You may feel or experience differently, because lots of people get relief from chronic pain and disease, which wasn't curable according to doctors and medical experts. They said you have to on medication throughout the life, but they got relief from Shambhavi Mahamudra or inner engineering. Plus I am adding some Science Based Benefits too.
  1. Increased energy levels - feel more energetic throughout the day.
  2. More clarity of thought - stopped unwanted chattering in my 'Monkey mind'.
  3. Lightness in body and mind - zero burden and sins on my mind and body, zero stress.
  4. Improved ability to concentrate - increased focus by Baby steps like one work at a time instead of doing 3 - 4 works at a time like multimedia.
  5. More joy - yeah that's right, more happiness you will get.
  6. Heightened sensitivity - your sensitivity and control over emotion will be great.
  7. Better & more meaningful relationships - you will be better at any relationship any...
  8. Greater ability to appreciate the finer details and subtler aspects of life.
  9. Reduced anger and other negative emotions.
  10. Overcoming the need for external stimulants or intoxication.
  11. It helps with communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
  12. It increases theta and delta brainwaves (which relaxes the human brain).
  13. It also helps to reach at higher states of consciousness.
  14. This mudra strengthens eye muscles.
  15. It stimulates the third eye.
  16. It activates Ajna chakra.

Shambhavi Mahamudra Steps 

                 Shambhavi Mahamudra is kriya or practice teaches in 'Isha Yoga Center'. This kriya includes both Pranayama (Breathing technique) and Meditation