Vajroli Mudra

6 January 2022 by
Editorial team

After you have mastered the energy locks, you are ready to incorporate them into more complex techniques that form the core of tantric practice: Aswini Mudra and Vajroli Mudra. These practices generate intense energy in the lower body while keeping it contained, building up pressure in the energy channels. Once the containment is released, this pressurized energy shoots up the spine, breaking through any blocks or restrictions.

Vajroli Mudra: Harnessing the Thunderbolt of Prana

Vajra means "thunderbolt" in Sanskrit. Vajroli Mudra (the thunderbolt) stimulates the genitals with prana-activated blood. Vajroli involves the constriction of the urethral muscles in the lingam—the same muscles used to cut off the flow of urine. This mudra strongly influences the nadis (energy channels) that supply the sex organs with spiritual energy. With practice, a man can retain the energy from the semen even during ejaculation, using it for health and spiritual growth instead of wasting it.

Position of Readiness:

  1. Sit in an easy pose (sukhasana) or in padmasana.
  2. Place your palms upon your thighs.
  3. Close your eyes and relax.


  1. Focus your attention on the sphincter muscles involved, near the pubic bone at the base of the lingam.
  2. Inhale through the nose, pulling energy up the spine.
  3. Hold the breath at the Third Eye (Ajna Chakra).
  4. Contract the sexual organs by pulling up the muscle used to stop the flow of urine and the lower abdomen muscles.
  5. Continue to hold the breath as you relax and contract ten times.
  6. On the tenth relaxation, exhale through the nose and experience sexual energy rising from the sex center to the brain (or whichever body part needs energy).

A man can strengthen these muscles further by adding weight. Place a washcloth over the penis and lift it. Then use a wet washcloth, which is heavier.

Benefits of Vajroli Mudra:

  • For Women: Vajroli mudra tightens vaginal walls stretched out during childbirth, enhancing pleasure for both partners during intercourse.
  • For Men: This exercise helps with premature ejaculation.
  • Spiritual Growth: Vajroli awakens the Swadisthana Chakra and encourages potency. Mastery of this exercise allows for longer and more intense orgasms.


Vajroli mudra is described in the Siva Samhita with two methods:

  1. Sahajoli: The yogi restrains his ejaculation while still experiencing the bliss of orgasm.
  2. Amaroli: Ejaculation occurs, and the Amrita (conjoined male and female sexual fluids) is drawn back up through the lingam.

Understanding Bandhas:

Bandhas are essential for the practice of Pranayama. Bandha means energy lock. There are three main types of locks:

  1. Jalandhar Bandha (Chin Lock)
  2. Moolabandha (Anus Lock)
  3. Uddiyan Bandha (Abdominal Lock)

These locks are crucial while performing Kumbhaka, the retention of air inside or outside of the lungs.

Quotes to Ponder:

"The mastery of Vajroli Mudra and Bandhas leads to profound spiritual awakening and unparalleled physical vitality."

Embrace the journey of mastering these advanced techniques to unlock the deepest reservoirs of your spiritual and physical potential.

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