A Y P   Yoga   with Tristan Dorling

Amrita: the Divine nectar


Q:

I have started to feel a sweet liquid in my mouth which seems to be connected to my spiritual practices. It tastes really amazing. Do you know what it is?



A:

This is a substance called amrita. The word means “nectar”and also “immortal” in Sanskrit. It is a substance which is produced by the human body once the flow of kundalini through the central channel becomes strong.


A substance called soma is produced in the lower energetic centres and this is drawn up through the body into the head. Soma is an etheric substance (non-physical), so it travels through the system of subtle energetic pathways which comprise the pranic body. Once it reaches the head it is transformed into amrita. The amrita can then trickle down into the mouth where it can be tasted.


Amrita can also bubble up through the higher chakras, especially the crown, the third eye and a chakra on the top back of the head called the bindu chakra. When the amrita comes out of the higher chakras it will then trickle down the head and face. It feels like drops of oil as it comes down. The amrita is then reabsorbed into the pranic (energy) body to be reused. It is a very blissful and intoxicating experience and is one of the fruits of yoga.




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