From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Suksmadhyana, SukSmadhyAna, Sukshmadhyaana

Sukṣmadhyāna literally means ‘subtle contemplation’.

When the Kuṇdaliṇi is awakened, and joins the jīvātman,[1] it leaves the body through astral light through the portals of the eyes and the yogi is able to see his own subtle body.[2] The Gheranda Samhitā[3] describes this process.


  1. Jīvātman means the soul.
  2. It is called as liṅgaśarīra.
  3. Gheranda Samhitā 6.18-21
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore