Tantric Yoga

It depicts a person sitting in a Yoga posture performing a Tantric ritual . This is the oldest evidence known of Tantric Yoga , the Royal Path of sexual Yoga , sometimes called the eighth path . The religion of Tantra antedates both ...


Author: Gavin Frost

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 812081231X

Category: Chakras

Page: 306

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Advanced text discusses the inherent quadrality of the Gods and Goddesses, and how creation systems work. Through a series of meditations and visualizations, the authors show how knudalini energy can be safely activated and cycled, bringing you through a psychic loop that empowers you to discover new knowledge, and bring it back into consciousness with you.

Inner Tantric Yoga

Tantra is like a great mother who provides food and guidance for all her children, even those who may be ... The greatest of all the Advaitic gurus, Shankara, wrote important Tantric works and performed Tantric Yoga practices.


Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780940676503

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

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'Inner Tantric Yoga' presents the deeper tradition of Tantra, its multidimensional vision of the Divine and its transformative practices of mantra and meditation that take us far beyond the outer models of how Tantra is usually presented today.

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses

Tantra has become one of the more well known and popular aspects of Eastern spirituality in the world today. A whole modem neoTantra appears to be ... The book attempts to present the background, theory, and practice of Tantric Yoga. 1.


Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780910261395

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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This book provides an excellent introduction to the essence of Hindu Tantrism, discussing all the major concepts and correcting many existing misconceptions.

Partner Yoga

Q. Is Partner Yoga the same as Tantric yoga ? A. No , the focus of Partner Yoga is not sexual . In fact , contrary to popular belief , not all Tantric yoga is sexual . Partner Yoga does , however , embrace many of the same principles as ...


Author: Cain Carroll

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1579542719

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

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Demonstrates sixty postures and three yoga flows designed to help couples develop balance, strength, flexibility, trust, and communication.


A System of Caucasian Yoga: As Orally Received by Count Stefan Colonna Walewski ¡764 A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya ¡4¡8 Taboo and Orthodoxy: Making Tantra Respectable in ¡¡th Century Kashmir ...


Author: Daren Callahan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786431625

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

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Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English-language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master's theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.

Tantric Revisionings

further questions, of which I shall discuss two in the remainder of this article: Did the Yoga Tantra and Anuttarayoga Tantra material originate inside or outside India?, and, Why were people attracted to this new and radical version of ...


Author: Geoffrey Samuel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351896177

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Tantric Revisionings presents stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Buddhist religion, particularly their Tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies. Geoffrey Samuel adopts an historically and textually informed anthropological approach, seeking to locate and understand religion in its social and cultural context. The question of the relation between 'popular' (folk, domestic, village, 'shamanic') religion and elite (literary, textual, monastic) religion forms a recurring theme through these studies. Six chapters have not been previously published; the previously published studies included are in publications which are difficult to locate outside major specialist libraries.

An Indian Tantric Tradition and Its Modern Global Revival

(Somananada Yoga School 2018c; bold in original text) Here we see an excellent example of NŚT presented as High Tantra. Going to Somananda's homepage (Somananada Yoga School 2018b), we see an artful photograph of a shaven-headed man ...


Author: D.E. Osto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000049299

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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This book analyzes the contemporary global revival of Nondual Śaivism, a thousand-year-old medieval Hindu religious philosophy. Providing a historical overview of the seminal people and groups responsible for the revival, the book compares the tradition’s medieval Indian origins to modern forms, which are situated within distinctively contemporary religious, economic and technological contexts. The author bridges the current gap in the literature between "insider" (emic) and "outsider” (etic) perspectives by examining modern Nondual Śaivism from multiple standpoints as both a critical scholar of religion and an empathetic participant-observer. The book explores modern Nondual Śaivism in relation to recent scholarly debates concerning the legitimacy of New Age consumptive spirituality, the global spiritual marketplace and the contemporary culture of narcissism. It also analyzes the dark side of the revived tradition, and investigates contemporary teachers accused of sexual abuse and illegal financial activities in relation to unique features of Nondual Śaivism’s theosophy and modern scholarship on new religious movements (NRMs) and cults. This book shows that, although Kashmir Śaivism has been adopted by certain teachers and groups to market their own brand of "High Tantra," some contemporary practitioners have remained true to the system’s fundamental tenets and teach authentic (albeit modern) forms of Nondual Śaivism. This book will be of interest to academics in the fields of religion and Asian philosophies, especially South Asian, tantric, neo-tantric and yoga philosophies, alternative and New Age spiritualities, religion and consumerism, and NRMs and cults. Winner of the inaugural 2021 New Zealand Asia Society Book Award, second prize.

Mantra Yoga and the Primal Sound

Traditional Tantric Yoga consists of the use of mantras, deities, rituals, and meditation for achieving all the goals of life, particularly the ultimate goal of liberation. Tantra recognizes that we live in a universe full of Divine ...


Author: David Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780910261944

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 195

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Modern science and ancient wisdom traditions agree that the universe is a symphony of vibrational frequencies. In this beautiful, comprehensive, and unique work, Dr. Frawley elaborates the essential truths about cosmic sound, and how we can employ important mantras for healing, transformation and inner awakening.

Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness

While Chapter 3 explored the association between consorts in Hindu mythology and sacrifice in order to demonstrate ways in which thinking about the couple are linked to ideas about social unity, this chapter has examined tantric yoga, ...


Author: Louise Child

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317046776

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology, Louise Child applies this analysis to tantric Buddhist ritual and biographical material. She suggests ways in which dreams and visionary experiences (including those related to the 'subtle body') play an important and previously under-explored role in tantric understandings of the consort relationship.

Tantric Techniques

Since the rituals of initiation and the conduct of meditation retreats in Highest Yoga Tantra contain many external activities , this explanation that associates it solely with internal yoga seems aimed merely at pointing out that ...


Author: Jeffrey Hopkins

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559393201

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Deity yoga is the meditative practice of imagining oneself as an ideal being, fully endowed with compassion, wisdom, and their resultant altruistic activities. The idea is that by imagining being a Buddha one gets closer to actually achieving Buddhahood. Tantric Techniques offers a complete system of Tantric meditation comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.