Celibacy/Abstinence/Reactions in practice


Hello Dhananjay, firstly I am very happy to reach out to someone who is an expert in this field
of bramacharya and celibacy, as I have recently incorporated some of the practices in my life.
My question is, I have abstained from ejaculation for 1 month now, but after my 3rd week of no ejaculation, I hit a mental roadblock and my mood went completely down. Why did this happen, when I was feeling Extremely confident, smart, and courageous during my first 2-3 weeks of abstinence? I felt on top of the world but recently I feel my energy has drained. Is this normal? Could it be my brain rewiring to the absence of ejaculation, Please give me advice Dhananjay. Also no semen has left my body, I haven't had a wet dream at all.

Much appreciated

That is a reaction of the mind, further to the reversal from the earlier mode of life. Such occurrences are common during the initial years of practice. Adherence to the Yogic methods with regular meditation will gradually stabilize the mind and produce equilibrium as time goes by.

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(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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