Unique Yoga of VMSKY
The term KAYA means “BODY” and KALPA means “immortal”. It is a wonderful technique
of ‘Sidhhas” of south India who actually lived as long as they wished and after
death their bodies were impervious to decay and disintegration.
Success came through some alchemists called ‘Siddhas’ of south India between the
tenth and fifteenth centuries. Many of them actually demonstrated their longevity
to the people and showed that their bodies did not decay after death. Their findings
were, however, deliberately kept hidden in abstruse language, in so many bits and
pieces in their writings in the form of Tamil poems. Although these poems are deceptively
simple, even great scholars have been unable to decipher the abstruse knots and
expose the real meanings.
Interspersed in the ‘Siddhas’ teachings were indications about the process of KAYA
KALPA technique. Our Master, Philosopher Shri Vethathiri Maharishi had occasions
to go through the literature of the ‘Siddhas’, even at his teenage. He studied indigenous
Indian medicines and got diplomas in Ayurveda, Siddha and Homeopathy. In the course
of his study he learned about several herbs and medicines to cure diseases.
To the limited extend he began practicing exercises for rejuvenation, general health
and spiritual enlightenment. Many years later after Maharishi had attained self-realization
through Kundalini Yoga, he happened to study the same Siddha texts and now he was
clear about the KAYA KALPA technique with its science and practical exercises. Initially
he taught these KAYA KALPA techniques to some close friends and found they got immense
KAYA KALPA technique has a threefold objective:
a. Withstanding the aging process
b. Maintaining the youthfulness and physical health
c. Postponing death until one reaches spiritual perfection.
Benefits of KAYA KALPA practice:
1. Sexual vital fluid is thickened and the stock is increased so that the life-force
and bio-magnetism are sufficiently maintained in the body. It helps cure and prevent
diseases and relieves the practitioner of the trouble of old age. ‘Sexual potency’
is enhanced but the ‘craving’ is brought within control.
2. KAYA KALPA practice improves character and personality. The Genetic Centre is
purified resulting in healthier and more intelligent progeny.
3. Sexual energy is transmuted into spiritual energy – developing and strengthening
4. Conception can be controlled at will when either of the partners has become successful
in the practice of KAYA KALPA over sufficient period of time.
5. Monks, Nuns and those who remain as celibates will be greatly benefited, since
sexual excitement would not occur quickly, because of the recycling of the sexual
vital fluid and absorption of it in the body.