By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Suksmadhyana, SukSmadhyAna, Sukshmadhyaana
Sukṣmadhyāna literally means ‘subtle contemplation’.
When the Kuṇdaliṇi is awakened, and joins the jīvātman, it leaves the body through astral light through the portals of the eyes and the yogi is able to see his own subtle body. The Gheranda Samhitā describes this process.
- Jīvātman means the soul.
- It is called as liṅgaśarīra.
- Gheranda Samhitā 6.18-21
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore