Meditations from the Tantras CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR

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In the chapter-twenty-four Benefits: This is a very simple pranayama practice, but one which has powerful and subtle effects on the pranic body. It is very useful for practising during meditation, for it brings about great calmness of mind. When ujjayi pranayama is practised a slight pressure is exerted on […]

Meditations from the Tantras CHAPTER TWENTY THREE

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In theCHAPTER TWENTY THREE Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal contraction) Sit in siddha/siddha yoni asana or padmasana with the spine erect and the knees resting on the floor. Place the palms on the knees. Close the eyes and relax the whole body. Exhale deeply and retain the breath outside. Perform jalandhara bandha. […]

Meditations from the Tantras CHAPTER TWENTY TWO

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In the CHAPTER TWENTY TWO Benefits: This practice brings about calmness and tranquillity in the mind. When perfected, it arrests the thought processes and induces higher states of consciousness. Practice note: At first ujjayi pranayama may irritate the throat in this inclined position of the head, but with practice it […]

Meditations from the Tantras CHAPTER TWENTY ONE

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in the CHAPTER TWENTY ONE Mudras are physical and mental attitudes which have a very important role in yoga practice in bringing about controlled psychic states and occurrences. The system of mudras is very diverse, including many types of practices ranging from positions of the hands to very complex and […]

Meditations from the Tantras CHAPTER TWENTY

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In the CHAPTER TWENTY The main object of all meditation poses is to enable the practitioner to sit completely still for extended periods of time. For advanced stages of meditation it is necessary to remain in one position for a few hours without physical discomfort. In fact, only when the […]

Meditations from the Tantras CHAPTER NINETEEN

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In the CHAPTER NINETEENRegularity in meditation is very important. Set fixed times for yourself, say between 4 to 6 in the morning and 8 to 10 in the evening, and keep firmly to these times. Start with perhaps half an hour’s meditation daily and slowly increase the time. Overcoming sleepiness […]

Meditations from the Tantras CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

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In the CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Freud preached that the two prime motivating forces in life are sex and self-preservation. This may be a great oversimplification, but it does show how much of our time we devote to thinking about sex, putting ourselves in sexual situations and actually performing sex. This time […]

Meditations from the Tantras CHATER SEVENTEEN

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in the CHATER SEVENTEEN The essence of karma yoga can be summed up by the following extract from the Bhagavad Gita: “The world is imprisoned in its own activity, except when actions are performed as worship of God. Therefore, you must perform every action sacramentally and be free of your […]

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