To get a big broad vision of what yoga, Tantra, and definitely Ayurveda is about…the end game is super simple: It’s just you no longer struggle.
You can do this meditation sitting down, but I find it helpful to lie down with some support under my spine, such as a folded blanket or a bolster. Try working with this practice for at least 40 days, for 15-45 minutes daily.
Most systems of organizing the universe – including Ayurveda, Tantra, and Traditional Chinese medicine – understand this dyad as the two polarity-forces permeating all of nature. The Tantrics referred to these forces as Agni and Soma, or fire and nectar. Learn how to cultivate these two forces to become more balanced.
So Ham is often translated as translated as “I am That…” In other words, I am the union of the Individual and the Everything – every time I breathe. Here is a recorded meditation for you to find what you are looking for… you.
Ayurveda encourages us to work slowly and consistently with our life changes. Its better to throw a little stone into a pond daily than try to heft a huge rock once! With little daily-routine pebbles, waves of consistency will ripple out and create a new set point for your life choices. Here are some of the steps in Ayurveda for a bright awakening, that can help set your day on course.
We’ve all heard the word “mantra,” but what does it really mean? And how can I start to use it? Read on to learn how.
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Two big questions that most human beings will ponder at some point in their lives: “Who am I?” and “How can I get more of what I want in my life?” One of the things I love about the Tantric yoga tradition is its systematic approach to answering both of these inquiries. Why? Because we are, according to Tantric anatomy, not one, but a composite of five bodies. Read on to learn how to access them to become your most highest, powerful Self.
As a student of Dr. Claudia Welch, I’ve deeply admired her ability to swiftly unpack complicated Tantric philosophy and Ayurvedic medicine into spunky one-liners. One of my favorite is written on a sticky note on my bathroom mirror. “Fear blocks the channels.” Fear, worry, anxiety, stress, spinning—it’s all the same. It’s any emotional state that constricts us, preventing the experience of joy and freedom in our lives.
All spiritual traditions involve some form of inner and/or outer ritual. Why? Because a ritual returns you to what matters. The very act of beginning a ritual puts us in a state of mind where we can break with the routine patterns of the mundane and remember the sacred. Here are a few easy ways to create ritual in your life.