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The Power of Story in Yoga Nidra

The Power of Story in Yoga Nidra

~ Swami Premajyoti Saraswati ~ Derived from Tantra, Yoga Nidra is a systematic form of deep relaxation that actively fosters profound physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. It has been shown to decrease stress, release past trauma, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, and increase overall sense of health and well-being. Yoga Nidra enhances creativity and creates conditions for people to find their own solutions to issues through access to higher wisdom and intuition. Within the sequential structure of Yoga Nidra, participants…

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How to Fall in Love with Your Practice Again

How to Fall in Love with Your Practice Again

By – Swami Premajyoti Saraswati Almost everyone who practices yoga and meditation will at some time, hit a ‘flat patch’.  One of those times when we are left scratching our heads as to why – having loved our practice so much for so long, we now struggle to approach our mat or cushion. It may feel like we have gone off track and we find it really difficult to rebuild enthusiasm and faith in the supportive and transformative power of Yoga….

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The Power and Mysticism of Ujjayi Pranayama

The Power and Mysticism of Ujjayi Pranayama

Ujjayi Pranayama (yogic breathing technique) is also known within yoga as ‘the psychic breath’ It is produced by a light contraction at the pit of the throat around the glottis. The glottis affects voice modulation through expansion or contraction. Contracting the glottis lightly like this creates a light whispery, snoring sound on the inhalation and the exhalation. This particular way of breathing has been harnessed by Yogis for untold generations to support and promote health as well as expand conscious…

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THE 3 FORMS OF SHAKTI – YOGA’S POWER PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESS

THE 3 FORMS OF SHAKTI – YOGA’S POWER PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESS

According to Yoga and Tantra, within all of us exist two main governing aspects. Consciousness, also known as the principle of Shiva, and Energy, also known as the principle of Shakti. These principles have been known to ancients for thousand of years, and now it is widely accepted that these aspects are also present in different qualities throughout the entirety of our manifest existence. Every single cell and perceivable particle in our world has some form of consciousness and some form of energy.

HATHA YOGA EXPLAINED – AN ANCIENT SYSTEM IN MODERN TIMES

HATHA YOGA EXPLAINED – AN ANCIENT SYSTEM IN MODERN TIMES

By Swami Premajyoti Hatha Yoga has been practiced and prescribed for those who seek a fuller, more energized and harmonious life, since the times of the early Indian Yogis and  Sages.  It is an ancient, continuously taught and practiced system of postures, cleansing techniques, breath-work and meditation that brings about ongoing purification and balance to the entire human being. The Brain, nerves, organs, tissues and muscles are all toned and strengthened through Hatha Yoga practices. It is considered by many…

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Kali Yogini Tantra; Revelation of the Dynamic Cosmic Mother

Kali Yogini Tantra; Revelation of the Dynamic Cosmic Mother

Kali Yogini Tantra Excerpts from The Sacred Text of the Kali Yoginis As Revealed by Mataji Bhairavi Nagalakshmi with Commentary by Tantraraja Swami Ayyappa Giri (released on 22 January 2018) Yogini Tantra of Maha Kali The Ancient Cosmic Mother speaks through her Yogini Tantra…Maha Kali, having been pacified and calmed by the supreme embrace of Shiva, was overcome with love and affection for humanity. With awe and respect, the greatest of the Siddhas and Rishis began to assemble at the…

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Worshipping Kali with Her 64 Yogini Namavali

Worshipping Kali with Her 64 Yogini Namavali

Namavali of the Kali’s 64 Yoginis  Chatuhsasthi Kali Yogini Mantra Swami Ayyappa Giri Yogini Ashram Worshipping Kali and Her 64 Yoginis Kali is in all forms.  She is particularly present in the 64 Yoginis, all extensions of her Cosmic Personality.  This 64 Yogini Namavali wins the grace of Maha Kali and her ancient mother aspects. First published in 1990, these mantras come directly from Sathguru Babaji. Devotees of the Mother and her 64 forms will be pleased to know that they…

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Kali 64 Yogini Namavali 

Kali 64 Yogini Namavali 

Namavali of the Kali’s 64 Yoginis  Chatuhsasthi Kali Yogini Mantra Swami Ayyappa Giri Yogini Ashram Kali 64 Yogini Namavali Worshipping Kali and Her 64 Emanations Kali is in all forms.  She is particularly in the 64 Yoginis, all of whom are extensions of her Cosmic Personality.  This Kali 64 Yogini Namavali brings her closer to all those who chant it. First published in 1990, these mantras come directly from Sathguru Babaji. Devotees of the Mother and her 64 forms will…

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The Great Agastya Siddha and His Places of Power

The Great Agastya Siddha and His Places of Power

  Forests, Mountains, Temples, and Caves of Agastya  by Swami Ayyappa Giri Yogini Ashram Initially Published on the New Moon, 16 Jan 2018   Agastya Siddha is loved by Kriya Yoga Sadhaks everywhere, for it is he who is the Guru of the immortal Babaji, the peerless Himalayan Avatar.  There is a long tradition in yoga that the guru of ones guru, when honored, brings the Grace of the lineage into ones life. Shrouded in mystery, the Siddha Agastya is…

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Yoga Practice – Blissful Union of Jiva with Shiva

Yoga Practice – Blissful Union of Jiva with Shiva

Yoga – Truth, Consciousness, Bliss By Swami Ayyappa Giri Yogacharya, Yogini Ashram, California USA It was in 1970, fresh from a coffee house, that I tip-toed into a Yoga meditation and lecture, where dozens of people sat, transfixed on the fascinating discourse of the Guru. The speakers eyes remained closed as a veritable feast of ideas and inspirations emerged. It was Yogi S.A.A. Ramaiah, a venerated Saiva Siddhanta Yogi from South India. With the shyness of youth, I thought, “Let…

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