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About Kundalini Yoga
We are now at the end of the Piscean Age. The energy of this age supports machines, hierarchies, self absorption, individuality and selfish motivation. The Aquarian Age is already upon us and some can feel the transition now. The energy of the Aquarian Age is directed toward awareness of the self while including others, information, experience and energy.
Kundalini Yoga is a technology that awakens the true nature of Divinity. It helps develop the natural awakening of elevated awareness and functioning. This type of technology is needed for the confusion and chaos of the times. Right now we have entered into the last 5 years of the shift. It feels like time is speeding up even more and people are spinning out of control and losing direction and stability. Kundalini Yoga addresses these concerns.
Kundalini Yoga teaches grace, strength, stability and
caliber. Service and compassion is the way of Kundalini Yoga. Using sound,
movement and breath, Kundalini Yoga brings self awareness, self awareness brings
subtlety, subtlety brings depth, depth brings dedication, dedication brings
humility and humility brings peace and grace while preparing the bodymindheartspirit
(BMHS) for meditation. BMHS is a term used to describe the physical, mental and
emotional components of the organized and coordinated living system of a human
About Tantra Kriya Yoga
The word Tantra is Sanskrit, the sacred
language of Hinduism. It derives from the root word tan, which translates as "to
extend, expand, spread, continue, spin out, weave; to put forth, show, or
manifest." Like the universe we inhabit, Tantra is continually expanding,
spreading, and manifesting itself like a "cosmic weave," made up of different
energies. We are part of this weave, as are our forefathers and foremothers, all
life, and every type of energy and matter. This includes thoughts, actions, and
all physical matter.
Because Tantra is a mystical subject, it is nearly impossible to define. Even eminent scholars have had a hard time explaining what Tantra actually is. The different explanations of Tantra indicate its multifaceted nature. Tantra is a spiritual science, which means it is also mystical, in its interconnectedness, the holistic wisdom link between ourselves and the universe we inhabit.
By embracing Tantra, we become more "real," more "complete." How? By recognizing and stimulating our inherent sensual spirituality, we discover parts of ourselves that have remained asleep or have been repressed. With Tantra, an energy is released that is evolutionary and "upwardly motivated." We can learn to use this energy for pleasure, for achieving our worldly goals, and for aiding our spiritual evolution.
Familiarity with Tantra can help a person to enjoy life to the fullest. It can help do away with guilt or fear, break down self imposed or limiting cultural boundaries, and guide us in our search for solutions. Tantra teaches us to become familiar with our mystical nature, and when we do so, our boundaries expand. We enter into new domains of awareness. We become empowered, more fulfilled, and more perfect.
Traditional dictionary definitions of Tantra are revealing. A Sanskrit word, Tantra is sometimes translated as "leading principle, essential part, model, system, framework, doctrine, rule, theory, scientific work," also as "order, chief part, rule, authority, science, mystic works, magical formulas, means, expedient, stratagem, medicine." Finally, a Tantra is sometimes defined as "a type of mystical teaching set out mostly in the form of dialogs between a cosmic couple. intimate insightful dialogs, between God and Goddess, Shiva and Shakti, the male and female Tantric adepts, were at times written down and became known as Tantra. Naturally, these dialogs, being intimate, included sexual secrets as well as many other fascinating topics.
Tantra has been well tested over thousands of years, not in worldly laboratories but in the laboratories of the human body, by Yogi scientists and Tibetan Lamas who were not driven by commerce but by the earnest desire for spiritual knowledge and liberation. Their observations and insights have been passed down to us.
The sacred Hindu and Buddhist scriptures known as Tantra provide detailed instructions on a wide range of topics, including spiritual knowledge, technology, and science. Their content is often paradoxical. In Tantra, science and mysticism go hand in hand, as do sensuality and asceticism. Just as advanced scientific treatises are difficult for the layperson to comprehend, so traditional Tantra require adequate preparation before they can be properly understood.
About Sampoorna Yoga
Sampoorna is known as the yoga of completeness and is a hatha yoga. It calms the body and mind to allow a greater ability to receive infinite possibilities. The practice of Sampoorna creates internal transformation resulting in Self Realization. It helps internalize spiritual values and put them into daily life. One becomes totally present with the practice of Sampoorna.
The word yoga
means "union or yoke" Yoga gives us the power to yoke or unite the
bodymindheartspirit (BMHS) so that they work together as a team. This team pulls us
toward the evolution of consciousness and eventually unites us with the
Infinite. Sampoorna Yoga removes interference in order to allow our own Divinity
to shine forth. It provides a map and sign posts that keep us elevated for
higher functioning as human beings.
About Private Yoga
Group Yoga Classes can be fun. In addition they provide a social experience sometimes absent from our modern world. Practicing with others quenches the thirst for community. However, individual personal instruction has been the way of yoga for thousands of years. Originally, a student was given to a teacher for a period of time. The teacher/student relationship and a unique personal practice allowed the teacher to give informed guidance and undivided attention. The teacher was able to observe and point out unconscious self destructive habits such as rushing, holding the breath, competitiveness and perfectionism that go unnoticed within a group practice. The individual student was prescribed a highly individualized way to learn yoga. Sadly, today’s group classes offer none of these benefits.
The missing element in contemporary yoga is “relationship”. This seems ironic considering that one of the meanings of the word yoga is “to link together or join in relationship”. The Yoga Sutras define yoga as “linking as one object (one practice, one teacher or one movement) for a sustained period of time.”
By studying privately, individuals can discuss issues with their teacher which in itself often leads to greater insight and clarity. With the Yoga Sutras as a reference and the teacher offering guidance, feedback and support, the student can explore yoga’s healing models, such as the chakras, the eight limbs, or five Mayas, relationships, philosophy, the ten bodies, lifestyle, body, nutrition, breath, mind, values and emotions, etc.-as they relate to their own personal life. One gift of this sacred yet traditional student/teacher relationship is a custom tailored personal practice designed to address the students own needs and goals. This personal practice combines carefully chosen postures and sequences with precise breath, relevant sounds, authentic meditation, etc. Practicing this way produces greater vitality, confidence, mental stability, abundant joy, improved relationships and the likelihood of achieving the student clearly desires. The teacher observes and modifies the practice on a regular basis to reflect the student’s progress.
With the right teacher and the right student combination, magic happens. Choose a teacher who is knowledgeable, likeable, trustworthy and affordable. Ideally, your teacher will have a strong link with a teacher, who has a strong link with their teacher who has a strong link with……….this is called a lineage. This insures that the teachings you are receiving are of the purest nature.
Try putting "relationship" into your yoga practice, the heart of traditional yoga. Give it some time and see what happens.