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Tummo — Inner Fire Meditation

Tummo is a part of tantric meditation cycles for yogic heat, developed around the concept of the female deity.


Tummo is a Tibetan word, literally meaning fierce [woman]. Tummo is a Tibetan word for inner fire.


Tummo exists of a combination of breathing and visualization techniques, used to enter a deep state of meditation that is used to increase a person’s ‘inner heat’. During Tummo Meditation yogis work with their breath, bringing it to a higher level, and this changes their blood circulation.


As the flame grows, starting from below the navel and rising higher and higher, it softly penetrates each of the main chakras, spreading to all the branches and every pore of our body.


The chakras are secret doors to our being. Opening them and connecting with our Tummo fire brings us great realizations. In this way, we tap into our inner wisdom. From this great presence we can realize the true nature of our mind, fundamental wisdom, and unconditional love and compassion.


We naturally have this warmth within us in the area below the navel chakra, but we are not usually aware of it and we do not use it. Tummo Meditation teaches us to use it properly. This inner heat enables someone to control ones body temperature, for example keeping the body warm in cold conditions.


On an energetic level, the Tummo fire blazes through the channels, melting away the subtlest blockages and surging energy throughout the body.


On the level of mind, Tummo is the source of love, joy, happiness and bliss.


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