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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. 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 are guided…

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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 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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How the Ancient Mother Goddesses Elevate and Transform Consciousness

How the Ancient Mother Goddesses Elevate and Transform Consciousness

8 Matrikas By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Published on 12 February, 2015 “The classic battle, from which the ancient Mothers famously emerged victorious,  represents the war between the inmost Divine Self and the ego. Victory over ego and destruction of illusion alone is the great battle of every sincere soul in their journey to enlightenment. On a macrocosmic level, it heralds the ultimate victory of the collective divinity in achieving full awareness of the one limitless undifferentiated consciousness.”…

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Enigma of the Tantric Mothers: Darshan of the 64 Yogini Goddesses

Enigma of the Tantric Mothers: Darshan of the 64 Yogini Goddesses

64 Yogini Goddesses By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram  Published on the Sacred New Moon & Winter Solstice 2014 “Sixty and four are the instruments of enjoyments that tempt the individual soul (jiva). Sixty and four are the divisions (kalas) within jiva; Sixty and four are the chambers of jiva’s chakras; Sixty and four; where Shiva-Shakti reside.“ Thirumandiram V. 1418   The Sacred 64 Yogini Goddesses An examination of the ancient Tantric tradition reveals a particular sanctity assigned to…

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Bhairavi Tantra

Bhairavi Tantra

Tantra Breath of Bliss By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Rewritten and Published on 4 December 2014               “In the copulatory yoga that is practiced   By the Hero and Heroine   Upward they drive the coach of breath   That has its wheels in regions right and left;   There they collect the waters of the heaven   And never the organs tiring know.” Thirumantaram V 827       …

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Amarnath Pilgrimage to the Ice Lingam and Shakti Peeth Cave of Mahamaya Devi

Amarnath Pilgrimage to the Ice Lingam and Shakti Peeth Cave of Mahamaya Devi

Amarnath Pilgrimage By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Published on Full Moon, 8 September 2014  Why This Pilgrimage ? The annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Shiva and Mahamaya Devi, nestled high in the Kashmir Himalayas, is one of the most sacred yatra events on the path of tantra and yoga. The energy of this great peeth will increase ones charisma, alter karma, and transform consciousness. At this site, Shiva initiated Parvati into the science of…

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