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.
Breath is a direct personal blue-print of your life experiences. Every time you breathe, it sends a message to your unconscious mind of your current state and inform how we experience the world. You can immediately begin to alter these micro-imbalances using my free recorded meditation.
Sometimes a yoga class feels more like an Ujjayi contest; whoever has the loudest breath is the most serious yogi. But is having “Darth Vader” inhabit the back of our throat really serving us?
When you have strong prana in your core, you can burn through anything life throws your way. With more kind presence and focus on your navel area, you can begin to unearth your hidden capacities to be stable and solid in the face of a turbulent life.
The yoga world has a lesser-known sister and her name is Ayurveda. And although some famous mamas like Madonna, Christy Turlington, and Oprah have touted its health-boosting benefits, Ayurveda remains largely an exotic Indian mystery. Here is my mini-Ayurveda primer.
The ancient yogis understood that we are much more than this beautiful physical vessel. One of these layers is called the prana body. It’s the part of you that is innately intelligent. The yogis fell in love with the prana body because they figured out that it was pretty darn tough to stop or change thoughts, but our energy could be quickly altered through visualization, focused asana, and breath work.
Tantric yogis didn’t wait for any special day to fill them with resolution. They lived and breathed resolve. When a desire is yoked to our soul, it’s virtually impossible for it to not be completed. Here are some specific guidelines from the ParaYoga tradition on boosting the likelihood that you will be successful in the fulfillment of your goals. The end result? Happiness.
Learn more about Ayurveda and simple ways to integrate it into your life in this podcast with Where is My Guru. It’s easier than you think! Listen to this super fun 35 minute interview now! Love this podcast? Sign up for my newsletter and receive a free gift Subscribe to Where is My Guru on iTunes.
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.