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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.

Yantra Yoga – Union through Mystical Geometry

Yantra Yoga – Union through Mystical Geometry

Yantra Yoga  By Swami Ayyappa Giri Purohit-Acharya, Yogini Ashram, California USA Article Published During Sacred Navaratri, 2016   Then Shiva Mahadev spoke to Parvati, “O Devi, Because it restrains suffering due to desires, anger and karma, it is called Yantra. The Goddess who is worshipped within it, offers Grace to the Tantric”            Kularnava Tantra The academic scholar of Indic studies, might believe that a yantra is an art form and a psychological symbol which addresses the worshippers…

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Mahavatar Babaji and the Golden Body of Light

Mahavatar Babaji and the Golden Body of Light

Babaji By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article Rewritten and Published on Babaji’s Birthday 30 November 2014   The Emergence of an Avatar Though known secretly by Kriya Yogis for centuries, details of the life and birth of the deathless Mahavatar Babaji were not made public until the late 1940’s, when the saintly Swami Yogananda Paramahamsa was permitted to release a few details of Babaji’s incredible incarnation. Later, the great saint included a chapter about Babaji in his magnus…

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Mantra Yoga – Mystic’s Union through Sacred Sound

Mantra Yoga – Mystic’s Union through Sacred Sound

Mantra Yoga By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca.  Article Published on the Full Moon, 21 May, 2016   Sound lies at the heart of all matter. Mantra Yoga is Divine sound.  Everything in the universe vibrates, and except for the vacuum of space, vibration generates the transmission of sound as well. We learn in Yoga that sound emerging from the God essence is indeed the Word of God. Divine vibrations produced by the voice of a soul…

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Siddhis -How the Great Masters Attain Miraculous Yogic Powers

Siddhis -How the Great Masters Attain Miraculous Yogic Powers

Siddhis By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Acharya, Yogini Ashram Published on 13 March 2016 The mysterious powers (siddhis) attained through the practices of Kriya Tantra Yoga result from a mastery of the elemental principles, and are rightly veiled in the writings of the Siddhas using a unique expression of intentional obscurity embedded within the sacred texts. This veiled language is referred to as sandhabhasa. The arcane expression is justified, not only because those who wield the sword of power can themselves be cut…

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Dattatreya – Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the Juna Akhara

Dattatreya – Pilgrimage to the Birthplace of the Juna Akhara

BY SWAMI AYYAPPA GIRI, Acharya, Yogini Ashram Central India’s Great Seat of Grace and Power The village of Mahur, birthplace of Dattatreya, stands as a lone sentry for dharma at the border of Maharastra and Telegana. It serves as a beacon of Shakti, Unity consciousness and grace-light. Remote and accessible only through a land route, one takes an overnight train from Hyderabad followed by a somewhat perilous bus ride through the winding roads of a small mountain range forested with…

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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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Pilgrimage to Kamakya Temple: The Great Yoni Temple of Assam

Pilgrimage to Kamakya Temple: The Great Yoni Temple of Assam

Kamakya Temple – The Greatest Vortex of Shakti Energy By Swami Ayyappa Giri, Tantracharya, Yogini Ashram, Norwalk Ca. Article First Posted on New Moon, 25 Aug 2014 Festival time at the Kamakhya Temple draws a variety of tantrics and tantric clans (kulas) from the region, many clad in crimson and black. Pilgrims and shakti devotees of every stripe arrive mostly from India’s northeast frontier and West Bengal. Souls from throughout India are mixed with a sprinkling of tantrics and Shakti devotees…

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