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How do you levitate while meditating?

The power of levitation in the Sanskrit language of yoga is called “dardura siddhi” which means the frog power—as some frogs are known to jump and suspend themselves in the air.

There are many witnessed accounts and first hand stories of great yogis levitating through the use of special powers achieved through meditation and advanced yoga practices. In the books Autobiography of a Yogi by Yogananda and Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama, there are referenced accounts of yogis who have levitated.

Is it a paranormal activity or something that defies the law of gravity and physics? Maybe it’s all of these, but it is said that when one progresses on the path of meditation, levitation comes naturally. Some of the great yoga texts proclaim that when one is proficient in the science of yoga and pranayama (expansion of energy by breath control) one can also learn to levitate.

So, to learn how to levitate one should first start with meditation to be more familiar with their subtle body and feel their prana (life force) and energy. One can start with a seated practice of mediation or a laying down practice such as yoga nidra.

Next it is important to understand the various pranas or vayus within the body. There are five main vayus and they are responsible for governing the movements and actions of both the mind and body. I believe that by knowing and controlling the vayus, one can master the art of levitating.