Super strength is one of the different types of Spiritual Power or siddhis outlined in the Vibhuti Pada (Book III) of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. When I think of strength, I’m always reminded of the tale of Samson, the Herculean figure in the Biblical narrative who is granted tremendous strength by God to fight his enemies and perform heroic feats unattainable by ordinary humans. Of course, Samson is a myth as well as Hercules, but I’m sure the Guiness World Records or Ripley’s Believe It or Not can provide hundreds of names of individuals who possessed superhuman strength.
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Ok, this is not exactly a guy from India, and he’s probably using a different technique to express his superhuman strength (probably Qi Gong), but what really matters is the question of how we can attain superhuman strength through meditation.
The answer is stated in the Vibhuti Pada (Sutra 25) of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
"(By performing Samyama) on the strength (of animals) the strength of an elephant, etc."
— I.K. Taimni, The Science Of Yoga
"Focusing with perfect discipline on the powers of an elephant, or other entities, one acquires those powers."
— Chip Hartranft, The Yoga-Sûtra of Patañjali
"By perfectly concentrated Meditation on power, even such power as that of the elephant may be gained."
— Charles Johnston, The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man
Attainment of Super Strength
Superhuman strength like that of an elephant or other entities can be attained by performing Samyama Meditation on the Root Chakra. The Root Chakra, also called Muladhara (root place), is the first major energy center and is located at the mouth of the Sushumna below the genitals, and above the anus, in the perineum.
The Muladhara Chakra is the most important chakra in Kundalini, Hatha, and Tantric yoga as well as the most mysterious. The primordial cosmic energy called Kundalini Shakti, which represents the residual power of pure desire, is said to be stored in this chakra.
It is also said that all of our lower (animal) instincts are collected in this energy center. The chakra's associated animal is the elephant which is linked to Ganesha (the elephant headed god). To Hindus, the elephant functions as the symbol of the domesticated libido. It means the force of consciousness, the power of will, the ability to do what one wants to do.
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