Trixie tongue tricks involves performing exercises designed to lengthen and widen the tongue. Yogis practice this so they can make their tongue reach behind their uvula (small protrusion at the back of throat) and enter nasal cavity.
Khecari mudra is the ultimate goal, in which the tongue reaches into the sphenoid sinus. Achieve this requires significant tongue stretching and in some cases cutting of lingual frenulum over several months.
Kechari mudra is an advanced yoga posture which facilitates spiritual experiences while simultaneously improving wellbeing and slowing aging. To perform it, sit comfortably in any position with eyes closed before slowly rolling the tip of your tongue upwards and backward until it touches the palate – as far back as you can go without hurting yourself.
Pressure exerted on these points with the tongue is believed to help balance hormone flow and regulate body functions, while stimulating the pituitary gland, known as the master gland.
The tongue can then travel up the nasopharynx behind the soft palate until it reaches an upmost point where it touches a bony structure known as Bindu, considered the “master gland”. From here it flows down towards Vishuddhi Chakra where its secretion can then be converted to pure nectar by our body.
The Khechari Mudra is said to facilitate the acceleration of samadhi by balancing out negative and positive energies within one’s body, relieving stress levels, improving memory retention and decreasing headache or migraine symptoms. Additionally, this mudra may provide relief from headaches or migraines.
To perform this mudra, sit comfortably and close your eyes. Start by extending and rolling back your tongue until it touches the palate – you can achieve this by either pretending to swallow or pushing back with your finger – initially reaching only hard palate – keep practicing and eventually you should reach uvula as well!
Practice of this mudra can help us to achieve greater equilibrium within ourselves, becoming more composed when faced with different situations and emotions, such as anger and fear.
Hakini mudra is linked with the sixth chakra, or Ajna, commonly referred to as the third eye. This center controls intuition and insight as well as time and space perception, thus contributing to clarity of thought. Hakini Mudra promotes focus, awareness and clear thinking and many will use this gesture unknowingly when deep in thought.
To perform this mudra, sit comfortably and bring both hands together at the heart center. Interlace your pinky and ring fingers together within your palms while extending your middle finger out. Interlock index fingers with thumbs to form two rings; keep this position for five to 20 minutes before repeating this exercise.
This mudra is believed to help lower ego and selfish desires and ease anxiety and fear, as well as improve elimination and prolapse issues in the pelvis. Chanting “Lokah Samasthah Sukhino Bhavantu” while performing this mudra can increase its benefits further.
This practice is believed to clear away energetic pathways of Sushumna Nadi, allowing Kundalini Shakti energy to ascend through each chakra until reaching God’s consciousness and merging therein. Furthermore, it may alleviate hunger and thirst while encouraging feelings of love and kindness.
The Khechari Mudra requires extensive practice for optimal results. A practitioner must gradually cut their frenum and fold their tongue until it reaches their soft palate at the back of their mouth or even their uvula – this delicate process should only be attempted under guidance from an experienced teacher.
Chin Licking Exercise
Chin Licking Exercise can strengthen muscles in the neck and jawline. This simple movement can be performed anywhere without equipment and should be repeated 5-6 times each day for one minute at least five or six times, especially beneficial to those suffering from double chins.
To perform this exercise, children need to close their mouth and gradually press their tongue against a hard palate – gradually increasing pressure as necessary. They can hum while doing this exercise as this activates muscles of throat and face muscles.
Children should first roll their tongue by folding its edges toward the center lengthwise to form the shape of a taco shell. Next, they are instructed to protrude their tongue out to its full extent and touch where elastic has been attached on their hard palate; this exercise must then be repeated several times with salivation and swallowing taking place during each repetition.
Tongue Lock Gesture
The tongue lock gesture (Khechari mudra) promotes an upward flow of Kundalini shakti energy. This movement stimulates kidney meridians, which hold essential life forces (ojas) that influence growth, immunity and regeneration within our bodies.
Reverse tongue protrusion is an advanced practice requiring the practitioner to slowly extend his tongue over a period of months or years. By mastering this gesture, yogis can successfully overcome thirst, hunger and decay.
To practice this technique, first roll your tongue so it touches the roof of your mouth (palate) before extending it backwards until you touch a point just beyond the uvula in the back of your throat. A strong urge may arise to throw back your head; hold off until eventually your tongue slips into nasopharynx behind soft palate and finds itself near pituitary gland – this space offers great potential for insight.