~The Mother of Yoga~
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
“I bow to the Creator, to the Divine Teacher Within”
Mantra -As way to tune-in prayer vibrations (aloud, silent, gong, bell)
Pranayam -As way to deliver nutrient rich oxygen to all cells in body, calling upon
the highest power of the central nervous system,
aligning posture, clearing inner duality, and stimulating the kundalini.
Yantra -As way to cultivate inner stillness and prepare for kyria.
Kyrias -pattern of mudras (movements), pranyayam, & concentration as way to guide the energies of the
mind and body toward change of consciousness.
Mudras- Inana; thumb touches forefinger, palm up symbolizes wisdom. Varada; open hand up symbolizes hope.
May you find love with-in you at each moment and be delivered;
an experience of your highest consciousness
Enjoy the good life- un-addicted yet experiencing with totality and enlightenment..
This lifestyle itself is the gift and path....
Kunalini Yoga draws on all the sciences
- astronomy, astrology, numerology, physiognomy, physics, chemistry, alchemy, psychology -
Instead of separating and categorizing the different areas of the human knowledge and experience;
Kundalini Yoga fuses them together drawing on eight limbs, and incorporates all body systems.
Studying the tree of life instead of limiting to any single branch. This tree is a microcosm, a great organization;
diverse elements linked together by a unifying law with-in One seeks to understand this law.
“It is the movement between the negative and positive poles that creates electricity.
It is the attraction between the male and the female that creates new life.
The dynamics of the universe are dialectical, apparently in a conflict,
but occurring within a larger context of unity and wholeness.
This is the understanding of the Tantra vision.”
The aim of Kundalini Yoga is to expand awareness in all states of consciousness,
whether waking state, sleep state, or dream state, and to accomplish this we need a kind of "deprogramming" and "reprogramming" of our human computer. Our birth in a particular place and time gives us our primary programming, influenced by heredity, and environment.
If we are content with the results and live our lives without too many problems, then we will see no need for change, but when we experience great difficulties in life or begin to seek something beyond our limited "program" then we need a way to alter it.
Kundalini Yoga provides the methodology, and the tools for this work. It teaches us to identify the various factors that influence our thoughts & feelings
and to transcend the obstacles to our evolution arising from ignorance, intolerance, attachment our animal nature.
Refining ourselves by means of these Kundalini Yoga practices, we learn to create peace, harmony, and order within ourselves.
Kundalini Yoga thus promotes a one-pointedness, and centre that helps us to free the consciousness from limitations.
The Seven Chakras
There are seven chakra or energy vortexs' in the body which are connected. The goal of kundalini yoga & tantra body therapy is to build energy through breath-work, body massage, and evocative massage-which can be channeled to build your potential and experience transcendence.
Breath is the simplest and surest key that tantra is.
It is responsible for energy movement, flow, and heart openings.
Keep it anatomical, circular, and relaxed. In the nose out the mouth.
It's about taking conscious breaths, being present, and centered as you breathe.
Learn to let your breaths be effortless…learn Tantric breathing.
Understand the biology behind breathing anatomy, and it’s relationship with energy. Breathing consists of two phases:
Inspiration (in nose), the period when oxygen flows into the lungs
Expiration (out mouth), the period when carbon dioxide leaves the lungs
Every cell of your body needs oxygen.
The nose - a biological air conditioning unit containing a mucus membrane and tiny hairs to trap dust particles. Blood capillaries regulate temperature of the air we inhale and provide moisture which humidifies the air if too dry. When we inhale through our nose, the air passing through the nasal airway contacts the turbinates (shelf-like bony structures) slowing and regulating the intake. This allows the proper mixing of the air with an amazing gas produced in the nasal sinuses called nitric oxide (NO)is secreted into the nasal passages and is inhaled through the nose.
It is a potent vasodilator (dilatation of the blood vessels), and in the lungs it enhances the uptake of oxygen. Nitric Oxide is also produced in the walls of blood vessels and is critical to all organs in the body. Nose breathing is more effective in creating energy changes as it stimulates the olfactory nerve; this impulse is then passed on to the hypothalamus, which is connected to the pineal gland, which is associated with the third eye area—seat of the inner wisdom.
When you breathe in through your nose; you are helping to open, balance, quiet, and steady the mind.
DEEP BREATH IN YOUR NOSE & out your mouth
TAKE A DEEP BREATH IN YOUR NOSE & Blow out your mouth
Interesting fact- the passage of air through the nostrils shifts in dominance every two to four hours. This means that every couple of hours either the right or the left nostril becomes more open to receiving airflow than the other. The prominent nostril has a specific effect on the hypothalamic functions via the olfactory nerve.breathing through the right tends to activate the system; breathing through the left tends to calm it. This is a more advanced type of pranayama.
The diaphragm is the most important muscle of the respiratory system.
As the primary mover; it's a large dome-shaped muscle that lies within the left rib cage. It might help to visualize an open parachute inside your rib cage. All of its muscle fibers run up and down, which determine how it contracts. The diaphragm is attached to the lower end of the sternum (chest bone), the lowest six ribs, and spine. This muscle is responsible for causing the three-dimensional shape changes in the thoracic and abdominal cavity. As you inhale, the diaphragm contracts, moves downward, and flattens out. This contraction allows the lungs and ribs to expand a small amount in all planes, which increases the volume of the thoracic cavity. This expansion moves your ribs in a three-dimensional pattern. The abdominal wall is made up of four layers; the deepest of the layers is the transversus abdominis muscle, which supports your trunk like a corset. The transversus abdominis muscle fibers run horizontally—the diaphragm weaves into the fibers of the transversus abdominis. On forced exhalation, the transversus abdominis muscle begins to contract, increasing abdominal pressure. Typically, active exhalation can help you on the downward phase of some movements by enhancing the control of the landing. This muscular contraction becomes more apparent while practicing the Tantric breathing exercises.
When breath departs, so too does life. Therefore, regulate the breath.
Kundalini Yoga accepts desire as the prime motivating force of the universe.
Therefore, it does not ask aspirants to renounce desire much like that of other spiritual sciences advise the avoidance of desire, which they claim leads to bondage, and is an obstacle to achieving higher consciousness. They try to overcome desire through asceticism. Yet, one is left with the paradox that to achieve desirelessness, one must have a strong desire to be without desire.
Desires : the motivating force behind this eternal play of the illusory world of phenomena; the nameless and formless aspect of the divine.Desires are natural and that as long as we are embodied, we will have them. Our sense organs serve as windows through which desires enter. The constant presence of desire arouses a yearning and love for the desired object. Most desires center on the physical body, and its comforts. People become slaves to their instincts, which constitute the lower part of the personality and fall prey to agitation, loneliness, anxiety, dissatisfaction, selfishness, and misery.The vast majority of people experiencing blissful desires go through these peaks and valleys…the oohs and ahhs…the huffing and puffing, and just as they are about to experience a peak…Everything STOPS! They tense their entire body up from head to toe, and STOP BREATHING, and if lucky enough one may experience a mini-moment of bliss lasting a few seconds at best….....
Kundalini Yoga offers practical tools for reprogramming the mind and desires.
By means of physical and ritual cleaning, breathing exercises, contemplation, visualizations, and repetition of a mantra. Kundalini Yoga can help unfold your divine nature ,cultivate and move energy; transcending into higher dimensions while achieving awareness, and an alchemical formula for converting what we know assexual energy (chi, vital force, soul, etc.) using it to enter into a state of Divinity.
The universe is a product of one orderly cycle; alternating periods of motion (skakti), and rest (shiva)
This energy is restless and forever undergoing change- creation, preservation, destruction, reorganization, and re-creation
May the long time sun shine upon you all love surround you
and the pure light within you guide your way on.
Haus of Tantra