Tongue Yoga and Throat Yoga

Practice of Trixie tongue tricks can assist yogis in combatting thirst, hunger, decay and death. Yogis can even taste nectar or amrit which may assist their spiritual advancement.

Khecari mudra is the act of curling up one side of one’s tongue to touch both hard and soft palates, before sliding it backward into the nasopharynx behind them for storage.

The Mouth

Certain parts of our bodies such as the diaphragm, lips, tongue and eyes can be controlled both consciously and unconsciously by both the conscious and unconscious brains. Stretching and extending muscles within these areas can increase their mobility and strength – this is what is meant by “Tongue Yoga”.

Roll your tongue up until its tip contacts both hard and soft palates of the palate, then practice rolling it beyond this hard palate into the nasal cavity behind the uvula for contact with its back surface. This contact with its surface stimulates various points in your mouth such as taste buds while simultaneously stimulating glandular systems like thyroid.

Dohan Kriya allows one to gradually lengthen his or her tongue through cutting of the frenum membrane gradually over time, guided by an experienced yogi. According to Gheranda Samhita, it helps one overcome thirst, hunger and fear of death; making the practitioner an independent master over themselves en route towards self-realization through yoga practice.

The Tongue

Khechari mudra involves rolling up and locking one’s tongue against both upper and lower palate in the mouth cavity. Over time with practice and consistent work, a yogi may eventually be able to slip their tongue behind their palate into their nasal cavity and touch their uvula at the back of their throat, thus conquering thirst, hunger, decay, and death.

To achieve this position, the lingual frenulum must be lengthened over a period of months by gradually cutting with a sharp instrument. [1]

Escaping from this vicious cycle takes more than just massaging; “milking” the tongue requires sustained pressure applied with either finger pressure or by massaging with rock salt and yellow myrobalan for six months or longer – an arduous, time-consuming and sometimes painful process which may take years before completion.

The Nose

The nose is one of the main features of our faces and plays an essential role in our overall appearance. Toning its muscles is therefore vital. In particular, you should tone the nasalis muscle along its bridge as well as risorius (smiling muscle).

One simple exercise can help tone these muscles and provide you with a slimmer, more defined look: Sit cross legged or on a chair with straight backrest and close off your right nostril with the thumb of your left hand while breathing out through your left nostril and in through your right, repeating this cycle 10-20 times.

Advanced exercises may include Khechari mudra, a form of Hatha yoga in which the tongue is bent back until it reaches up over the soft palate and enters the nasal passages, according to traditional texts of yoga. According to these texts, doing this correctly enables one to “taste” nectar that revitalizes and renews body function as well as stave off illnesses or old age.

The Throat

Throat yoga can be accomplished simply by practising Fish Pose, which opens and stimulates the throat. Simply lie on a mat with your chin raised and neck curved back so as to create space for expansive breathing – then hold this position for several breaths as part of a healing posture.

Hatha Yoga’s Khechari mudra practice can also provide benefits for the throat. This involves extending one’s tongue back so as to touch soft palate inside mouth cavity before gradually lengthening until reaching nasal cavity behind palate – according to Yogic texts this practice can help overcome thirst, hunger and even death!

Meditation can also be an effective way of stimulating the throat chakra. Terrones recommends working with its bija mantra – which is “ham” – or attending guided mantra meditation classes at your local studio. You can find guided mantra meditation sessions online or take part in one at your local studio.