"The great cosmic energy KUNDALINI , the pure energy of the Supreme Self (ATMAN) is deeply asleep in the rectum, in the region called MULADHARA CHAKRA. It has the shape of a snake coiled three times and a half. As long as it is sleeping, the Soul is just an animal and there is no true knowledge of things. When you strongly contract and relax the anal sphincter, try to feel everything that is happening in this part of your body. This is what they call ASHWINI MUDRA and it is often said that it is the most efficient way to wake up the inner SHAKTI ."
Ancient Chinese erotic texts name the normal heterosexual erotic act as "Union of the Clouds with the Rain" (YUN-YU).
Male homosexuality, which is forbidden in Tantra and in Taoism, is usually called "Reversed Clouds" and "Reversed Rain" (FAN-YUN-FU-YU), especially when it hints to the anal penetration of a man by another man.
In the Indian Tantric tradition, male homosexuality, rejected by the Oriental Wisdom Tradition, is often called REVERSED KUNDALINI. The term is used here to describe certain regressive and deeply perverted sexual practices.
The REVERSED KUNDALINI, as the term suggests very clearly, refers to any DEGRADING and PERVERT sexual practice that reverses the natural ascendant flux of sexual energy (in case of SUBLIMATION) that results from the BIOLOGICAL TRANSMUTING of the sexual potential.
Anal sex with a man always reverses the flow of the sexual energy in the passive partner. Many ancient texts warn about anal sex or REVERSED KUNDALINI. They say that the sensation that appears is a chill followed by strange, scary and exciting thrills at the same time.
Oriental traditions say that the abject and degrading experience of the REVERSED KUNDALINI is deeply noxious to the psychic and to the mind and it also weakens the body physically.
Thus, the ones that are tempted or experiment with GAY/MALE HOMOSEXUALITY almost never realize the severe danger they submit to.
In order to understand what really REVERSED KUNDALINI is, it is necessary to analyze the yogi traditional anatomy and to correlate it with the modern anatomy.
The yogi text GORAKSASHATAKAM says that there is a special sexual gland, "Above the LINGAM and under the belly-button there is a "root" or a bulb (KANDA). It looks like a bird's egg. This is the mysterious source from which the 72,000 subtle energy channels (NADI) spread forth and carry the subtle energy of life.
On top of this "root" there sits the self potent KUNDALINI, who is coiled 3 and a half times and it closes the entrance of the Central Channel (SUSHUMNA NADI) with its "mouth".
When it is awakened by the inner fire and fed constantly and consciously through the vital breath, KUNDALINI raises through the Central Channel (SUSHUMNA) carrying with it a vital force as a column of light."
Gray's anatomy, a well-known medical work, describes a sexual gland, the prostate, as follows:
"The prostate looks like a chestnut, in form and size. It is situated in the pelvic cavity and it leans on the rectum. Through the rectum the prostate can be easily felt, especially when it is oversized. Its base is oriented up and is situated right under the bladder, to the right of the urethra.
The peak of the prostate is oriented downwards, to the deep stratum of the triangle ligament, which it also touches. The prostate is made of two lateral lobes and one medial lobe and the urethra and the ejaculation channels penetrate it. It is covered by a thin but resistant fibre capsule that separates it through a venal Plax."
It is obvious that the prostate and the sexual gland described in GORAKSASHATAKAM are one and the same thing.
Anal sex between men can stimulate the prostate gland through the rectal wall, leading the excited man to a very fast ejaculation.
So, the stimulation of the prostate in the case of homosexuals leads to the reversing of Kundalini.
The Tantric masters' vision on this degrading, abject and pervert practice was: the normal rising of the KUNDALINI, which is awakened by sexual excitement in the case of lovemaking between a man and a woman, is IMMEDIATELY blocked.
The pressure that is created makes the KUNDALINI energy come back to itself and move in a downward direction. The only subtle channels through which the energy flows are the ones leading to the inferior part of the body.
The long-term effects of REVERSED KUNDALINI are sucking the life out of the upper parts of the body, making the limbs and the inferior part grow heavier and determining an increased psycho-spiritual lethargy of the entire being.
Anal sex between two homosexuals is not the only cause of REVERSED KUNDALINI. Sometimes even a very powerful fear or long-term stress may induce the same effect in a person (REVERSED KUNDALINI), determining permanent contraction, followed shortly by a low temperature and the sensation of the loss of vitality in the upper parts of the body.
The phenomenon of REVERSED KUNDALINI may also appear in case of to much physical stress, sudden shock or persistent neurotic obsession (especially in cases of PARANOIA and SCHIZOPHRENIA).
The aforementioned circumstances may generate discomfort and lack of equilibrium in the vital flow of energy. One of the most usual causes of REVERSED KUNDALINI, in sexual context, is the case of a man and a woman who have intense sexual intercourse after a heavy meal, if performed without continence, and not sustained by LOVE, TRANSFIGURATION and DEVOTION, this can have very serious and detrimental effects on both of them.
In this case, the subtle fire, which usually helps digestion, focuses at the level of the stomach and intestines, inhibiting and blocking the free flow of energy.
It will shortly lead to a state of deep sleep and heaviness and also to some sensations that are totally different from the elevating experience in case of a transfiguring and devoted erotic union.
Other symptoms of REVERSED KUNDALINI : an irrational feeling of separation from the Individual Self, a pre-occupation with morbid fantasies, sadomasochistic obsessions, change of body temperature, heavy breathing and weakness of the limbs.
In these situations REVERSED KUNDALINI can be fought with a harmonious, natural life-style, breathing exercises (that help very much to reverse descending energy flows) and healthy sexual practices that involve SEXUAL CONTINENCE, a careful TRANSFIGURATION, MUCH LOVE, DIVINE INTEGRATION, and the consecration of the erotic play to GOD.
A very useful HATHA YOGA exercise for rising KUNDLINI is MULA BANDHA, the rhythmical and firm contraction of the muscles of the anal sphincters.
The secret root center (MULADHARA CHAKRA) is complex and all its elements are interconnected. The oriental anatomic views are interested in this area because it confirms many ancient descriptions of this force center, as well as the way it functions.
There are structures around the backbone, in the coccyx area. There is a bony structure formed of four coccyx elements and of some so-called "horns" which articulate with some sacred "horns" (a triangle compound in the posterior part of the pelvis).
Certain authors consider this whole zone, as the remains of an animal tail that has atrophied during the evolutionary process.
The perineum zone represents a complex structure, situated between the anus and genitals which is formed from four parts known in the medical world as the pubo-coccigian muscle (placed in the front), the external muscle of the anal sphincter (placed in the back) and two superficial perineum muscles (placed on the sides).
The first of these muscles is responsible for the expulsion of urine and is also the "accessory erection muscle", its contractions lead to the ejaculation of sperm.
In women this muscle is responsible for the contraction and relaxation of the vaginal orifice. Conscious control of this muscle is an aim of a considerable importance within the Tantric tradition.
The so-called "shy" or pudenda nerve is the main nervous connection with the perineum muscles. PERFECT CONSCIOUS control of this nerve gives complete control over male erection and ejaculation and over female contractions of the YONI.
The three branches of this nerve (SHY or PUDENDA nerve) go up into the pelvis and come out as the sacred nerves and finally reunite into the sciatic nerve. The shy nerve finally leaves the perineum zone as a dorsal nerve in the LINGAM (men) or of the YONI (women).
Tantric descriptions tell us about a lotus with four petals (MULADHARA CHAKRA). In its interior there is a second square "base", governed by a god with an elephant head (GANESHA) on top of which there is a triangle that has inside of it a LINGAM (the prostate) surrounded by KUNDALINI.
This is the place where the central channel (SUSHUMNA NADI) starts which reaches all the other subtle centers (CHAKRAs).
Inside the prostate there are seminal vesicles, also known as "blank bags", each having the (approximate) form and size of the little finger; considered in eastern medicine as the "male homologue of the uterus and vagina".
They are responsible for the secretion of alkaline elements in the seminal fluid, like the secretions from the YONI of aroused women. There is also an ejaculating channel going from the prostate to the rectum.
Women do not have a prostate, but they have a cervix which is the "flower" of the uterus. A thin membrane separates the CERVIX from the anal passage. It is therefore understandable that an unusual position of the cervix or the uterus can often be a physiological cause for some women to experience great pleasure from anal sex.
The blockage of the prostate (men) or the cervix pressing from the inside of the rectum (women) in the case of the man or woman who does not practice SEXUAL CONTINENCE leads to an abnormal flow of subtle sexual energy accumulated at this level which then discharges in a descendant direction.
Such phenomena of REVERSED KUNDALINI can lead to neurosis and other personality disorders. In such cases, sensibility is replaced by cynicism. Other physical symptoms are: a disharmonious gain in weight, the sudden thickening of the inferior parts of the body: waist, hips, and legs become STRANGELY fatter, heavier, without a considerable change in eating habits.
A healthy lifestyle without meat, tobacco, alcohol and healthy sexual habits, all help to overcome some serious problems generated by the phenomena of REVERSED KUNDALINI.
When sublimating the energy which results from the TRANSMUTATION of the sexual potential, that is - giving it an upward direction (HARMONIOUS SUBLIMATION), states of morbidity are replaced by spiritual transcendence, radiant beauty, optimism and wisdom.
"Firmly close the anal orifice with your left heel, by pressing it carefully, then slowly move the rectum muscles. Now strongly but progressively contract the YONI muscles or the perineum muscles (placed between the anus and the genitals). Breathe in slowly using JALANDHARA BANDHA (the firm and permanent pressure of the chin on the neck, contracting the muscles of the neck). This technique is called MAHABANDHA and it is said to be extremely efficient in eliminating weaknesses of all kinds and for overcoming death. MAHABANDHA helps those who know use it, it makes all their benevolent wishes come true."