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Authentic Tantric Perspective - Ancient teachings for the modern life

Yoga - Your Past, Present and Future

You must be wondering, what do I mean by saying - “Yoga – your past, present and future”. If you carefully look at your yoga practice - Asana connects you to your physical body, Pranayama to your breath and mind, and Dhyana helps you to transcend your mind. In summary as per Yogic wisdom, practicing “Asana” primarily affects your relationship to your past, “Pranayama” affects your relationship to the present and “Dhyana or Meditation” primarily affects your relationship to your future. How? Let’s dive into it… [More]

Tantra, Sex and Yoga

There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the word Tantra. The moment you hear this word in the West, you may immediately think about tantric sex, and if you hear this word in the East especially in India, you may immediately think about black magic. So what is the truth? Let’s understand step by step. [More]

What is Tantric Yoga?

Yoga is the practical application of the Tantra. Tantric practice without Yoga is not Tantra. In Tantra, there are several types of Yoga seemly weaved together in a practice with many tools and techniques, thus called Tantric Yoga. Some of the commonly practiced Yoga in Tantric Yoga is following [More]

Yogic Eating Guidelines

Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga. Based on Ayurveda and Tantra, one should be mindful of following during eating. Some points might make you smile, to some you may strongly agree anyway. Enjoy... [More]

Meditation in Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita helps those in trouble. In the Gita there is a conflict. Arjuna is unable to take a decision and to resolve this, he turns to Krishna and listens to him. It is important to realize that Arjuna is not just listening to Krishna, but that he is in a state of meditation. [More]

Cosmic dance of Shiva

Nataraj Asana is called the representation of cosmic dance of Shiva. So who is Nataraja and what it means? In Sanskrit, Nata means Dance and Raja means King. So Nataraja literally means the King of Dancers. Shiva is represented in the form of Nataraj dancing over a demon or dwarf (representing ignorance). So Shiva or Nataraj dances on the demon Apasmara, which represents his victory over ignorance. It also represents the passage of spirit from the divine into material. [More]

Different states of Mind

Mind is the product of thoughts which are difficult to restrain for they are subtle and fickle. A thought which is well guarded by a controlled mind brings happiness. In order to understand the mind, we need to understand how it works. [More]

What is Vinyasa?

The Sanskrit word Vinyasa stems from the root word NYASA which means "to place" and the prefix VI, in this case, means "in a special way". This could refer to placing your arm in a special way while in triangle pose, or it could mean placing a sequence of postures in a special way to reach the desired result. For example, the desired result could be a sequence to help improve digestion, relieve back pain or reduce chronic fatigue. So Vinyasa can be flowing from one asana to the other, or flowing in your practice in a special way from asana, pranayama to meditation for a defined purpose. For example, - popular Vinyasa Yoga classes which mostly based on a set of sequenced asana practice for a particular theme. [More]

What are the three Gunas?

You may come across different kind of people, happy, compulsive and lazy. Ever wonder what makes their behavior. The same changing behavior we can see in our self, it may be changing from one to another on a given day. Let’s understand this tendency or nature. These tendencies are called gunas, and born out of Prakriti. In other words, changing tendencies of Prakriti or our Outer Reality is called Gunas. It is important to stress this fact that Guna is the tendency not an action in itself. As a guna takes a predominates the corresponding characteristic is observed. [More]