By Vimala McClure

Usually wrong as exclusively the "yoga of sex," Tantra Yoga is extra safely defined because the "yoga of everything," during which the religious is united with each element of existence. This ebook deals step by step directions and illustrations to provide an explanation for the perform and philosophy of Tantra Yoga — tailored to the categorical actual, emotional, and religious issues of ladies. the writer explains differing tools of meditation and mantras, respiring and leisure, yoga positions, visualization, and affirmations — demonstrating how a regular regimen of meditation and yoga can convey concentration and energy either bodily and spiritually. greater than a advisor to health, A Woman's advisor to Tantra Yoga brilliantly adapts probably the most venerable japanese practices to the calls for of recent existence.

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We will use the reality of ranges to guide us when we look at the implications of human variation for our yoga practice. Throughout Volume 1, I will offer examples of human variation. The intention of these snippets is to remind you that we are all unique and that this truth will eventually come to inform everything you try to do. IT’S IMPORTANT: Who is flying the airplane? In the Kalama Sutta, the good people of Kalama ask the Buddha whom to believe, as they are confused by the abundance of gurus, monks and teachers claiming to know the truth and dismissing anyone else’s teachings.

When compression arises, you will have reached a fundamental limit to your range of motion—for that posture in that direction. It is important to acknowledge this point. Once you have reached compression, you cannot go further, but sometimes you can go around. 12b, she cannot go any further because her upper body is contacting her lower body. She has reached a point of compression. 13a, she can go around this compression and continue her journey, continue to work through tension, until the next point of compression is reached—in this case, the floor!

We will look at this predominately from a physical perspective, but please be aware that what is stopping you may have no physical component at all—it may be psychological or emotional. ) Physically, we reach our edge when one of two things occurs: our tissues can stretch no further, or our body is hitting itself. We will use the term tension for the former: tension arises when the body’s tissues can elongate no more, and further movement is therefore restricted. This tension can be found in our muscles but also in our fascia, ligaments and joint capsules.

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