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My daily video diary whilst on the SatyaLoka School of Yoga and Traditional Tantra Hatha Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teachers Training Course in Rishikesh at the Osho retreat, India April 16th – May19th2015.It was emotional… x Useful if you’re interested in deepening your knowledge of yoga, tantra and the work I do!.

 

Tantra is a living body of knowledge which sees everything as interrelated and everything as pure. There are 3 mains paths. Dakshina Marga the right handed path which works with worship, puja, agni puja (fire ritual), a more conservative path of tantra. Vama marga is the left path using more extreme practices to get beyond our condition of what is right or wrong. And the third path is the direct path into the nature of the self with no ritualistic practice, only a surrender to the divine mother.

I like this description too

Modern scholars have defined Tantra; David Gordon White of the University of California, Santa Barbara offers the following:

Tantra is that Asian body of beliefs and practices which, working from the principle that the universe we experience is nothing other than the concrete manifestation of the divine energy of the godhead that creates and maintains that universe, seeks to ritually appropriate and channel that energy, within the human microcosm, in creative and emancipatory ways.[6]

 

I have been working with mantra (repeated series of words) Yantra (Sacred formations of shapes an geometry) fire ceremonies as part of my practice, no odd sexual stuff. That only comes into tiny of what tantra is about folks!

 

Hatha Yoga – Hatha means to hold firmly and be devoted. Yoga means to unite to join. ‘Ha’ stands for the self the soul the sun the outbreath and ‘Tha’ represents nature, consciousness, the moon and the outbreath.  n my practice I am finding this a very gentle and deeply holistic practice.

 

Thank you for joining me on my journey and sharing your energy. Words from Michelle Levi and Ra Lalita Desi and Preya Chauhan

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