Tagged with tantra

Meditation for Building and Healing Sexual Energy

Meditation for Building and Healing Sexual Energy

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. Continue reading

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A Guide to the Chakras

The Tantrik yogis understood that in order to experience a different life—one that feels more stable, more sublime, and more connected to others—we have to effect change from within. And one of the key ways to alter the inner reality is working with the chakras, the body’s energetic centers. Continue reading

Fire and Nectar: Creating Balance the Tantric Way

Fire and Nectar: Creating Balance the Tantric Way

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. Continue reading

Live and Breathe Your Resolutions

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. Continue reading

You Are So Much More Than You Know

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. Continue reading

Unblock Your Fear and Let Joy Flow

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. Continue reading

The Importance of Ritual

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. Continue reading