The following post from a blog on the yoga of the sidhhas is an interesting and scientific exposition of what happens to the yogin and the nature of energy created around him and in him.
I specifically draw the attention to the need for not touching anything or anyone for some time after meditation.
This is applicable to any prayer or pooja done by means of meditation or recitals of mantras and sthothras.
In the course of certain manthric and tantric practices too, touching others is not allowed.
One such important occasion in mundane happening is at the time of mangalya dharanam in Hind marriages. Soon after mangalya dharanam, the present day practice is to congratulate the couple by shaking hands. But as per the nature of mantra practice involved in mangalya dharanam, the couple, who after the mangalaya dharanam would be holding their hands, are not supposed to touch anyone until the phase of Pani-grahanam is over. There is a rationale for this which I will take up when I write on the origins of mangalya dharanam.
But the issue I would like to highlight here is that in everyday pooja too, the persons who have done the pooja or prayer are not supposed to touch anyone , or else they would lose the power of the pooja.
This practice by Brahmins who for, most part of their day were involved in some vratha or pooja, had been under attack by ill-informed persons for whom Brahmin-hatred is a easy way to stoke a fear-syndrome, to exploit the ignorance of the masses.
Articles such as this, do expose the hollowness of such hate campaigns.
Tips for energy efficiency
- for the practitioners of yoga and meditation
- Yogi Kamalamuni
Our human appearance is created by Him so that the energy, prana-lifeforce, flows usually downward and outward through the fives senses of our bodies. In yogameditation this flow of lifeforce turns reverse: inward and upward. Because of this one who has some experience of concentration experiences preeminent peace and bliss when he becomes silent* and starts to meditate. If this doesn't happen it is a sign that he/she hasn't brought his/her attention within but his consciousness is still identified with the lower consciousness of physical body and the bodies of thinking, feeling and remembering mind and therefore he/she has not yet attained the inner state of peace which is not bothered by the sensations of the five senses and their messages.
*pratyahara- bringing the consciousness into inner being.
When the sadhaka* has surrendered to God completely without that his heart conceals any shadow of selfishness in it and by relaxation has detached from his body, his meditation goes deep quickly and his state of consciousness rises into heavenly heights beyond ordinary everyday mind, intellect and intuition.
During meditation our being and physical body gets charged with subtle and light energy (divya shakti). We can compare this to just fully loaded car battery. If we don't know or be careful with shakti that has developed in meditation we might do something in oversight that will discharge our body battery empty of shakti-power and there will be no current left that would further support and continue the consciousness achieved in meditation and our consciousness drops quickly back into ordinary consciousness.
The feet and the soles of the foot are like sponges. They let through all energy that is going outside and coming inside. Because of this the legs of a person who has gotten a hard electric shock should be buried into ground up his knees as this way the powerful electric charge that has entered the body is discharged quickly because earth sucks in itself all the energies that vibrate higher. This same applies for the shakti developed in meditation.
Never walk on stone or bare ground* after meditation because
the magnetism of your body will discharge immediately into the ground!
*Bare ground represents the grossest earth-element of the five elements.
Numerous temples, meditation centres and yoga schools all over the world have floors made of stone and people might meditate so that their foot or some other part of their bare body touches the stony floor during meditation. Then all the generated energy in meditation discharges directly into the ground and it is almost impossible to ascend into the heights of Divine bliss in meditation. If you know that you will meditate in a place with a stone floor then bring with you a thick matress that doesn't conduct electricity, for example a blanket covered with cotton and thick socks made of natural fibers or sandals. By doing this you will avoid the loss of energy and you will attain inner peace more easily in your meditation.
Energies affect each other. In general the practitioner of meditation is advised to stay in a calm and clean environment for at least a half an hour after finishing meditation. After meditation it is not good to go outside in an environment that is full of people or start to discuss mundane matters or socialize with family members, partners or with other people. All such acts will distract dramatically the shakti developed in meditation.
Because the energies affect each other we can induce that the domestic electrical devices and their use can also disturb our shakti. Therefore it is not advisable to meditate in a space that has electric lights or at least not directly under electric light as also electrical network absorbs all kinds of magnetism. Sometimes when Gurudev becomes inspired in a spiritual discussion with his disciples or with someone who has come to meet him, the power of the whole block might go out! This is a good example how even electricity is prone to external impulses. However it is completely different thing when the energy of a yogi-master who has limitless shakti affects the electric network that when the domestic electrical devices affect us who yet can not control our energy.
If you need light at your home before
20-30 minutes has elapsed after meditation
then try to use candles.
Aspire not to use or touch any electrical device
at least for 15 minutes after meditation.
Water* is also an element that very effectively absorbs energy and magnetism. It is always better to wash oneself before meditation or preferably so that during the whole day after meditation you don't make your body wet with water, not even mentioning swimming or diving.
*Water is the second grossest of the five elements
Don't put your hand or foot in water at least
for 20 min after meditation because the shakti
in your body will discharge into it.
This applies also for drinking water.
Never drink water during meditation practice
as it resets the magnification of the body and
drops the kundalini-shakti in the sushumna-nadi
into the lowest muladhara-chakra again.
Drink water only when 20 minutes has elapsed after finishing meditation and be sure to drink enough if the heat in your body has due to intensive concentration rised high. In a case of emergency you can drink hot water or hot water with sugar sooner that 20 minutes after finishing meditation.
We are used to touch our family members and friends. We shake the hands of our friends, hug them, take a child in our lap and might slap the back of our friend when congratulating them of good work. However we should be attentive of such skin contacts for at least 20 minutes after finishing meditation as human bodymind is like a sponge for all vibrations. If we have received in meditation empowerment/initiation or in meditation practice that has continued for many years a great energetic power it is necessary to be careful with it because if we aren't conscious about it then people close to us might easily get powerful energy through us that their bodies are not used to.
Because of this it is necessary to avoid
touching anyone for a little while after meditation.
The last energy tip is for them who have received an empowerment (shaktipat) from a yoga-master or a Guru or for them who have with intensive efforts in meditation continued for years acquired a very powerful shakti. An ordinary practitioner of meditation doesn't need to get scared about this but everyone can by himself or with his/her Guru think whether this advice should be followed in their case.
Many masters, monks and Gurus of meditation have left their temporary earthly homes as a result of stomach- or kidney problems or diseases. All the spiritual traditions of the world know many sadhakas who have gone far in their spiritual path and attained a high state of God-consciousness whose life in a physical body has ended very suddenly because of stomach or kidney troubles.
One significant and possible reason for this is simply that the human body (stomach and kidneys) can not handle the powerful Divine current and the intestines are in great risk to get sick eventually.
The science of yoga and astrology includes teachings of noble metals and gemstones which by using them can protect the spiritual evolution of the sadhaka from the vibrational interferences coming from the universe. One of the noble metals is gold which in general can be used by positioning a golden jewel, a ring or a bracelet touching the skin above the waist of human body.
There is an energy channel called Vajranadi that is connected with the stomach and the kidneys. One point of the Vajranadi is in the middle of the earlobe. When sadhaka puts golden earrings in his/her ears the danger of a possible stomach or kidney problem or disease disappears completely as gold eliminates the effect of excessive strain. All intensive practitioners of yoga and meditation should consider this seriously.
The being of intensively meditating yogi or yogini is energetically much more sensitive than ordinary persons body-instrument. By using strong sankalpa (willpower) a yogi can create an energetic shield for himself so that the energy outside of him will not affect his energy. Creating and upkeeping this perfect shield with willpower requires, however, a masterful grasp and understanding of the nature of the universe and vibration. Therefore for us who are in the beginning of our path it is good to turn to simple instructions and energytips so that we can develop faster in our efforts.
Knowledge and experience of shakti grows with the practice and the practitioner of yoga will feel intuitively when is good time to do something and when is good to do something after a short while. It is not necessary to become fanatical about shakti or any other matter. It is only good to be conscious what kind of factors are connected with our practice.
Om Hari Om,