Tantra is the study of the essence of the vedas, the core principles of the Sanskrit texts most commonly recognised for giving us yoga postures and Ayurvedic medicine and less well regognised now for explaining vedic monism. The texts are written in terse metaphysical equations which with study can reveal an ancient science about the whole universe. Tantra is becoming increasingly popular as people realise that the current model to understand our world has limitations. Modern physics are now recognising ancient texts, including the vedas. Scientists find each time they divide nature into smaller pieces it becomes more curious.
Tantra is practical system where the illusion of separation between us and the rest of the universe is removed. People are seen as a wholesome being, part of the world around them, as much as a rain drop is un-separated from the puddle it falls into. Tantra is about happiness and freedom. The first piece of mantra taught to yoga students in teacher training is from Hamsa Gayatri Mantra reminding us we are not separate from infinite consciousness, we are not the perceived of opposites or separations between "me and that" and our essential nature is just blissful, "eternally free and of free nature". Free from conditioning that make us unhappy, free from illusions that make us feel alone and disconnected.
The holistic philosophy is integral to the Tantra yoga Asana system. Tantrics have an understanding of Prana (Chi In Chinese medicine-acupuncture) through studying the vedic texts. The asana system balances the body and mind, restoring the correct flow of Prana/Chi and allowing health and a state of relaxed mediation. This ability to be "in your subconscious mind" helps students know their real selves, the first step towards living their life in real happiness, bliss and freedom. Students find the asana system has healed many physical health issues, built strength and flexibility and nurtured the ability to meditate deeply, to be with their true self.
Tantra yoga for me has been a lesson in loving my asana practise and myself. I also had asked many questions about the universe since I was a little girl which physics from the last few hundred years was not able to answer without gaps. This scientific system analysing the world in pieces left spaces in my concept of the reality I live in leaving me with suspicion of school science and spirituality in equal measure. Tantra yoga is giving me a rich concept of myself and myself as part of a vibrant whole which just can't be measured with current popular science trends.
I studied Adult Nursing and practised for a year before beginning my first yoga teacher training with Sahej Academy in Kundalini Yoga. In April 2012 after teaching kundalini yoga for 9 months I began learning Tantra Yoga at Shri Kali Ashram in India. I decided to live at the Ashram after the teacher training program wetted my appetite for deeper study.I am available to teach in gyms, studios, offices and homes. The Tantra yoga system can be taught as a variety of different class structures and is suited to longer workshops which can include Chi Balancing Asanas, Prāṇāyāma, Bandhas, strength, agility and stamina exercises and discussion.
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