Applied Tantra

Winning Strategies for Online Slots

Tantra has a unique connection to Oriental religions, particularly the techniques outlined in a manual from Hinduism. Taken from the Sanskrit, the sacred Hinduism language, it derives from a root word of “tan” which actually means to expand, continue, or otherwise extend. Just like the universe in which people live, Tantra is always expanding, manifesting, and spreading. Made from different energies, people who utilize Tantra contribute to this ever growing weave of energies through their thoughts, actions, and their physical being. Those who decide to practice Tantra can apply the things they learn, the positive gains, and the expansion of the mind and body to every aspect of life. Those who enjoy Tantra might, for example, also seek to expand their minds with regular reading, meditation, even fun activities like soccer, ping pong, or gambling. Those who want to gamble for enjoyment, to expand their understanding of the games, can use strategies for online slots.

Using a Winning Strategy

Slot machines have better payoffsWhenever you have a game that focuses on gambling there are people out there who are going to try to beat the odds. So what can you do to utilize slot strategies when you play online casino slots? Well, first understand that betting strategies are simply a system that you can use to that in specific ways based on certain circumstances. The idea is that you can take something seemingly random, like slot games, and insert into this random thing an element of control. This control can change the odds so that you are more likely to win the game. Instead of relying on dumb luck, you can use a strategy to win. Obviously if you win using a betting strategy than that system worked. If you don’t win the maybe you simply are using the right strategy for you are applying it to be correct situation.

How to Increase Your Winnings

That said there are many types of strategies out there, some of which are based on the side of the bed and some of which are based on patterns, the number of spins, or the times you win. Understand that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There is no such thing as a guaranteed win or betting strategy that works 100% of the time. Understand that if you find a strategy that claims to be 100% effective, you are not going to sit down for a marathon of online slot games, ready to quit your job the next day, and win $1 million. However, you can use certain betting strategies to try and increase your odds and to simply make the game more enjoyable for you to play. You really want to have fun when you play the slots. You have better odds of winning big if you rely on dumb luck rather than strategy, but with strategy you get smaller wins, more often and that can make all the difference.

Divine Sacred Union

Divine Sacred Union

The One Living Light

A new awakening is taking place, a resurfacing of ancient truths — an inner alchemy – a merging of divine feminine and divine masculine that religious dogma has enshrouded for centuries. A divine union relationship—is a co-creative partnership of equality. To experience Divine Union in all its power and beauty is to participate in the dance of creation. The child of cosmic birth is referred to in alchemy as the True Self, and it is created from a union known as the sacred marriage of dualities.

The One Living Light LogoIn the Greek alphabet, the letter Delta (triangle/triune) was the symbol for cosmic birth. The triangle can represent: father/mother/child or the Perfect Union of the Two that creates the Third or the perfect union when two become one.

The union of masculine and feminine polarities is fundamental in the quantum physics of creation. The two polarities, the magnetic (female) and electric, (male) coming together to form a trinity. This geometry occurs when a planet is being born and when the first 2 cells of a human being form in the womb and the creation of Light. We need both the feminine and masculine in equal proportions for creation to occur and to keep all life in balance.

The lack of acknowledgment of the divinity of the feminine has created a state of imbalance that permeates all life. Feelings of inequality have set up boundaries between women and men. These imbalances and difficulties come about as a result of our internal beliefs and conditionings over eons of time. Our deeper higher self knows a great re-awakening and shift is happening. In order for sacred union to occur—individually and globally—the illusion of separation has to be healed. We must dissolve duality and clear our energy channels of judgments. These judgments create disconnection from the feminine principles—from the body and emotions. We must reclaim the sacredness and spiritual union and embrace an alchemical relationship of co-creation.

Reclaiming the Feminine
Receptivity is a key quality of feminine energy. When we think of receptivity, it seems to imply that we are receiving something from outside of us. However, the feminine quality of receptivity is actually about deeply receiving our Self. The Divine Feminine energy is also about inner flow and allowance, trust and intuition. These qualities are feminine in nature. Our physical body is earth and form. The emotional energy current running through the body is water. It is about believing in our inner worth as “BEingness,” and not basing it on the masculine equivalent of “doingness.” It is about balancing stillness and action. It is joining in an authentic way with ourselves and others and becoming whole. And through our wholeness, meet our counterpart that is you fully reflected as your other.

The Divine Feminine energy brings about a new honoring of the female spirit. It is empowerment and reclaiming our divinity as women. It gives back to men a balance. By opening their energy field, men through surrender and embodying the feminine principle of receptivity, begin to honor their feminine aspects more than ever before. Men begin to observe the feminine aspect with greater awareness and appreciation. Regardless of gender, a healing balance of peace, harmony and interconnectedness love for all, never experienced before on the planet, is beginning to occur. When we can deeply receive our self, we experience our own subtle energies flowing through our body. This deep receptive state requires surrender, trust and total self-acceptance.

One key thing that makes the dance of union sacred is the love and acceptance of Self. We must have total acceptance of Self in order to surrender deeply and allow full freedom of expression to occur. Through loving and accepting our Self, we open the door to ecstatic experience of our Self. This means total acceptance of the body, emotions, every aspect of our-self, and beyond that—acceptance of our divinity.

Emotional Body
The emotional body needs to be fully embraced. The feminine energy brings mastery of our emotions—a receptivity that allows us to feel the subtleties of our creative power. The emotional body, which has been suppressed and belittled, is the very thing we need for full mastery as conscious creators. We as men and women need to regain full connection with the emotional body. In so doing we experience the ecstatic bliss of sacred union to be fully experienced and expressed through the whole body.

By being so connected with our physical body and the tangible experience of it while simultaneously surrendering to the emotional body, we can allow the fluid energy of our emotions to flow freely through us. Having unconditional acceptance of our emotions, allows emotions to flow into balance in the Higher Heart—where transformation occurs and we access our pure creative potential.

Surrender & Presence
In order to experience a sacred unified field with a partner, one must first experience an inner alchemy, connecting with the internal qualities of feminine and masculine energy within one’s self. Two important factors for bringing this experience into the body are Surrender and Presence—core energetics that must be experienced equally. Surrender being feminine energy and Presence being masculine energy, the equilibrium between them creates the place of pure potentiality—non-duality, void, a unified quantum field ~~~ Divine Sacred Marriage or Union within the self. The state of being truly present brings us into full sensory experience. Surrender prepares us to receive divine impulse. When these essential elements of an ecstatic and powerful union are in balance, a portal opens and we can really feel our energy flowing. There is a lightness of being and we feel as if we are being held – like we are Receiving energy instead of expending it. We feel connected to our heart and our truth as we are suspended in effortless union while we stand sovereign in his and her own power.

Preparing for Sacred Union
By awakening the subtle flows within the body, the alchemical transformation and union begins. The combination of breath, movement, and harmonic frequencies tone up the inner energy channels. Connecting our breath with our body is vitally important. Shallow breathing and periods of unconsciously holding our breath scatters mental focus and allows emotional chaos to arise—suppressing emotional release. Shallow breathing is a pattern that reflects unprocessed emotional energy.

The sensory experience of breath entering our body becomes an anchor that drops us out of our mind’s chatter and gets us into the body. Breath, movement and sound open the energy centers so there is more space for spirit to merge with our form. While breathing, moving, and sounding, we have the opportunity to be deeply receptive to our emotions. By using breath, sound and movement we can open and cleanse the energy centers and release emotions that block the potential for full creativity.

Movement can be used to open up our vibrational field and release old energies. Movement creates space to allow more breath to come into our body. Movement stimulates sensory experience in the body to feel a connection with the body, more energy flow and a deep sense of bodymind and spirit.

Relationship – The Alchemy of Divine Union
Once we have connected with our body, opened up the subtle energy flow and brought the internal energies of the feminine and masculine into equilibrium, we are ready to connect with another. When we are both in our essence, in union with ourselves, we can become conscious of the alchemy of the relationship that is being created between us. Within the sacred relationship, we are two beings enjoined and vibrating in harmony. Breathing in sync, heartbeats in rhythm, we create a third field of energy, the trinity or the child. This is the alchemy called relationship.

The sacred relationship is a place where our frequencies merge and all aspects of separation are lost. The thing we have in common is the new relationship that has arisen. So we sit in this unified field together—two empty vessels—and allow the subtle energy flows of this union to surround, engulf, and flow through us. We watch it unfold, its uniqueness the flowering of a subtle alchemy between two people without expectation. When you don’t need the experience to be anything predetermined, you allow the highest force of the universe to flow through. There is no separation, no ego that needs identity—just pure cosmic flow.

This presents a pathway to our connection with the Source ~~~ a vibrational experience that opens the energy field to Divine Love, Divine Light, Divine Oneness and Creation. Reintegrating the Divine Feminine completes the circuit of energy essential for divine union. These energies were needed to access higher dimensional realms.

Our body is the sacred doorway to ecstatic union with the Divine. Through a union based on purpose and intention, aligned in our hearts, we open ourselves to a higher directive. The feminine principle is our connection to embody spirit in form. Once the temple of the body has been fully reclaimed—through self-acceptance, total surrender and full presence—the Divine Union of the feminine and masculine opens a channel for “DIVINE SACRED MARRIAGE”.

Finding Balance Through Your Masculine, Feminine Energy

Man_Woman_Multiplism_by_Victor_VictoriFinding Balance Through Your Masculine, Feminine Energy

From Luke Miller, Truth Theory

Today I will be chatting with you about light, dark, masculine and feminine energy. This is a funny one to bring up with really masculine men as a lot of the time they think that you are somehow implying that they have to throw on a Celine Dion album, watch Titanic and dress up in a pair of pink fluffy slippers to embrace their inner femininity, but that is really not the case.

When I say light and dark, I am talking about emotions, feelings and states of mind. Don’t make the common misconception that I am saying light is positive and dark is negative, I think this is one of the mistakes many people make by giving these emotions a label of negative or positive, both are just a natural part of the flow of life and can be experienced without a need to attach a positive or negative label.

The same for masculine and feminine, masculine would usually be associated with the male and feminine with the female and while most males will be more masculine and most females more feminine, it is not always the case and traits of both will exist in both males and females.

The light masculine energies include the energies of protection, giving, support, and doing. Light feminine energies include those of nurturing, receiving, and being. Masculine is more of a purpose driven mindset, so the completion of a mission is the driving force behind masculine energy, while feminine is more of a care giving mindset, so you can reach a level of satisfaction from knowing that those around you are safe and cared for.

One of the problems that can come up if you don’t have the internal balance of these energies, is the external seeking of the energy you lack from a partner, friends or companions. This on the surface may seem quite acceptable, but one of the problems with seeking completion from an external source or in this case a person, is total reliance on that person. Which means separation will cause a lot of suffering.

Also, if you are completed by another person’s energy, the 2 of you in essence are one person in 2 bodies, this is where a struggle for power can arise, who controls the energy, who is the captain of the ship and who takes charge.

A healthier approach is to try to find a sense of wholeness and meet someone who also has that sense of wholeness and the 2 of you can complement each other instead of complete each other.

You will have dominant energies in you and that is very normal, but if you are seeking to complete a mission and you are doing it at the expense of your family, then you are lacking in your feminine energy. If you are caring for others while completely disregarding your own well being you will need to work on your masculine side.

You may have an imbalance in one of the areas if you are-

-Expressing too much dark energy through anxiety, depression or other constant dark emotions.

-Express too much light energy by keeping a brave face when you really need to express the true emotions you are feeling.

-Expressing too much feminine energy, by disregarding your own well being in order to care for others.

-Expressing too much masculine energy by disregarding others to fulfil a personal mission.

So how can you balance these energies?

The best starting point is in awareness. It is a little like when you cut yourself and you don’t realise you have cut yourself. It takes for you to look at the cut to realise you’re bleeding, then all of a sudden you realise you are bleeding and it really starts to hurt. It is the same for balancing your energies, you need to bring awareness to them, this can be achieved through meditation and other conscious practice.

Luke Miller is the creator of Potential For Change. He believes that spirituality is the foundation for good health and likes to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of his free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here

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Tantra as a Pathway to Expanded Enlightened-Awareness: A Shedding of Layers

By Goddess Asha (Northbrook/Chicago, IL)

Enlightenment itself is not a goal or something to be reached; it is a process-oriented way of becoming more of who we already are. It is a journey to our most authentic self. Tantra enables us to embrace our true nature and to peel away the layers, if you will, to our ‘home coming.’ It all begins and ends with you…let me explain.
In Sanskrit the physical body or ‘sheath’ is called the Anna Maya Kosha which is essentially what we are made of: 70% water and the rest bones, muscles, organs, you get the idea. What we ingest or consume ultimately consumes us. Therefore we are affected by the food and beverages we take in as well as other environmental factors and stressors. We become especially tuned into our physical nature when we experience pain, which is stress manifested in its’ physical form. That is our intuition speaking to us through our human instrument of a body. By giving ourselves proper care in adequate rest and relaxation techniques such as massage, restorative stretching and proper exercise, we can help to re-store our frame into its most supple form. In this beginning stage of relaxation, we allow for the energy to move upward through the limbs and into our lower energy (chakra) centers. The sacrum, or our sacred storage, is thought of as our storehouse for the kundalini energy. This is where we get ‘our engines started,’ so-to-speak. In order to liberate ourselves from the restraints of the physical body, we can contract and then relax it in a way that frees up the space for the energy to do what it needs to do.
The next layer to peel away then is the energy body, or the Prana Maya Kosha. You may have heard it referenced as chi or qi or even our ‘aura’ emanating from within. Without fuel you cannot get your car to run. The same holds true for the body and mind, which is why prana is often viewed as ‘the vital life force’. This energy can be seen as the breath, with the breath simply being the communicator between the body and mind. The yogis say that one who controls the breath also controls the mind. In tantric practices we utilize the breath as a powerful yet subtle way to release bodily- tension and calm the mind. We are metaphorically letting go so as to allow for new breath and new life to take shape or form. The first and last thing we do when we enter and exit this world is breathe. As the breath creates that pathway for us to ‘settle in,’ we can then move a little deeper into the next layer.

The Mano Maya Kosha then is where we have finally ‘come to our senses,’ where our thoughts and feelings have come alive, through our sense of home. This is where we really get to know ourselves through our likes and dislikes and discover our personal boundaries, guided by our sense-forms. Our pain can run much deeper here in the form of our memories within the mind and senses. Have you ever wondered why you keep injuring the same area of the body or why you seem to get a similar sickness around the same time of year? It is no coincidence my friend. It can become en-lighten-ing to discover where your heaviness lies, where your ‘heaviest’ thoughts and feelings have manifest. We can access these areas again with the breath in a way that allows us to then let go of any of our emotional attachments or holdings. As we release these so-called attachments, we inevitably feel lighter.

Then we enter into a body of higher wisdom, or the Vijnana Maya Kosha. It’s that feeling of knowing without a shred of doubt. The challenge here is learning to trust that inner-guidance system and to listen to our own hearts, more over what we hear or read from outside sources. When we have come to think for ourselves, independent of our environment, we become more whole and self-fulfilled and self-sufficient. We have all of the answers already inside of us. We just need to be willing to go that deep. This is where we can access those subtle messages that are meant for our guidance, and this can be made possible when we have totally relaxed the mind and body and let them take a break. This can almost feel like we are ‘outside of the body and mind looking in,’ acting as an unattached witness or peaceful observer. Our prejudices and biases melt away as we come to a more non-dualistic way of thinking where we don’t judge our experiences as either good our bad, or right or wrong. We take everything in as it is, at its rawest form. Very little energy is required and used to do this; it’s like we are running on auto-pilot. We become more open, and this awareness is what brings us deeper into that knowingness of pure joy.

The last sheath is the body of joy, Ananda Maya Kosha, our most vulnerable and intimate state of being. This is where we reach that still and quiet place within where everything else just disappears, including time and space. Where we have come to the end of the tunnel only to find that the light was the tunnel all along, bathing in the light-body that we are to its’ greatest capacity. Coming to an understanding that the energy within is also all around and that there is in fact no separation, only the illusion of separateness. The entire universe is with-in, and therefore we can never be with-out.
Tantra allows for this awakening to be made possible. It gives us a taste of this state of bliss. It is through the body, the mind, the breath, the senses, and heart of intuition that we can en-lighten ourselves to our highest form, not in spite of. In Tantra we embrace everything and exclude nothing. The potential is limitless.

Love & Light,
Goddess Asha

KUNDALINI CHANNELS

KUNDALINI CHANNELS

Nadis

In addition to the seven chakras of the subtle body, the Tantras have described a network of subtle channels known as nadis through which the life force (prana) circulate. Nadi means “stream”. According to the tantric treatise Shiva Samhita, there are fourteen principal nadis. Of these, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are considered the most important.

Ida is the left channel. Ida is white, feminine, cold, represents the moon and is associated with the river Ganga (Ganges). Originating in Muladhara, Ida ends up in the left nostril.

Pingala is the right channel. Pingala is red, masculine, hot, represents the sun and is associated with the river Yamuna. Originating in Muladhara, Pingala ends up in the right nostril.

Sushumna is the central channel and is associated with the river Saraswati. Within the Sushumna nadi there are three more subtle channels: Vajra, Chitrini and Brahma nadi through which Kundalini moves upwards running up the body from just below Muladhara chakra to Sahasrara chakra at the crown of the head.

The kanda in Muladhara chakra is the meeting place of the three main nadis and is known as Yukta Triveni (Yukta: “combined”, tri: “three”, veni: “streams”). In Muladhara, Shakti, the static unmanifested Kundalini, is symbolized by a serpent coiled into three and a half circles around the central axis Svayambhu-linga at the base of the spine. The serpent lies blocking the entrance to Sushumna, the central channel with his mouth. Sushumna remains closed at its lower end as long as Kundalini is not awakened.

The technique of Kundalini Yoga consists in using Prana (the vital air), guiding its circulatory movement through Ida and Pingala down to the base of the spine into the space where Kundalini lies coiled. The vital energies of the opposite forces circulating in Ida and Pingala will be unified and Shakti Kundalini will then awaken and rise up Sushumna, energizing the seven chakras.

From Muladhara chakra, Ida and Pingala alternate from the right to left sides at each chakra until they reach Ajna chakra where they meet again with Sushumna.

In Ajna chakra the meeting of the three main nadis is called Mukta Triveni (Mukta: “liberated”). Continuing beyond Ajna chakra, Ida and Pingala end in the left and right nostrils respectively.

Once the Kundalini Shakti has ascended through Sushumna to Sahasrara, the highest psychic center at the crown of the head, it is made to reverse its course and return to rest in the base center again.

Chakras
Chakras

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CHAKRAS

Beginners Guide To The Chakras

From Yoga Journal

Channel more confidence, creativity, and joy in your life with a basic understanding of your body’s energy centers.

It’s too bad our problems don’t stay behind with our shoes when we step into the yoga studio. Too often, we get on the mat feeling overwhelmed with worry or stymied by a relationship conflict or in need of an energy boost. But the right class can leave us feeling clearer, lighter, and refreshed. Credit the stress-busting powers of a good workout? Sure. But the ancient yogis, and many teachers today, would also chalk this up to the unique way that yoga poses and breathwork move blocked prana (life force) through the subtle body.

According to yoga tradition, the subtle body is a part of you that you can’t see or touch—it’s where your energy flows, which is why it’s also referred to as the energy body. There are seven key points in the subtle body that are thought to be vortexes of energy, known as chakras. When energy becomes blocked in a chakra, it triggers physical, mental, or emotional imbalances that manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, lethargy, or poor digestion. A well-tuned asana practice can free up energy and stimulate an imbalanced chakra, paving the way for that wonderful internal shift for which yoga is known. With just a little bit of coaching, you can tap into the chakras as a potent way of harnessing and shifting your energy in the direction you want it to go.

Start by thinking of chakras as a blueprint for your own self-care, and your yoga practice as the architect that makes that blueprint a reality. The most direct way to use the chakras is to learn how each one is associated with an element in nature. As Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA Yoga, explains, the first five chakras are associated with the physical elements earth, water, fire, air, and ether (or space). The last two chakras are thought to connect us beyond the earthly realm, so they are associated with the elements of light and cosmic energy.

Once you learn the element that each chakra is associated with, you can start to suss out how that element feels in your body. And thinking about your body in these symbolic terms can help you access new stores of energy with the practices detailed in these pages. For example, the root chakra is associated with earth. When it’s in balance, we feel strong and grounded; when it’s out of balance, we may feel unrooted and insecure. Or take the pelvic chakra, which is associated with water. When it’s in balance, we feel fluid and like our creative juices are flowing. When it’s not, we might feel rigid, dry, or emotionally brittle, like a plant that hasn’t been watered enough.

In order to restore balance in your chakras, you must first tune in to how you’re feeling, then figure out which chakra to stimulate to counteract the imbalance. For example, if you’re feeling low in energy, you can do poses that target the navel chakra to rekindle your inner fire. If you’re feeling anxious and long to feel more grounded, choose poses for the earthy root chakra. Or if you seek more courage to speak your truth, the right poses can open and stimulate the throat chakra.

The effects of a chakra-based practice can have a tangible, empowering ripple effect on your life. Jasmine Tarkeshi, vinyasa teacher and cofounder of Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, says she’s been doing more root-chakra practices since becoming a new mom, and the effect is palpable. “If I’m feeling frenzied, I hold the poses longer to feel more grounded and present,” she says. “It informs the rest of my day to the point where maybe I’m not losing my keys so much or I’m not so busy or forgetful that I skip lunch. If I specifically use the poses medicinally rather than just haphazardly, I can really change my day.”

Watch the 5-Minute Chakra Balancing Flow Video >Each of the poses Tarkeshi recommends here is designed to address a corresponding chakra and its associated life issues. You can do the entire sequence, or focus on the pose or poses that speak to areas in your life that need attention. For a more restorative, meditative approach, first close your eyes while seated and envision the color associated with the chakra radiating from the chakra’s location, as you repeat the sound associated with it. And to help you focus and go deeper into each asana, try repeating the associated chakra sound while practicing.Remember, the changes to the subtle body can’t be touched or measured as you would your heart rate or height. You have to trust your inner experience to feel them and to recognize their benefits. Claire Missingham, a London-based vinyasa flow yoga teacher, advises trying chakra-based poses for four weeks and keeping a journal of how you feel after each practice. Keep your notes simple, and write down any changes you feel in your energy, such as, “calmed me down” or “helped me communicate more clearly.” Keeping track this way just might help you see how tuning in to the chakras can help you shift more than just your physical state.

Muladhara (Root Chakra)

Element: Earth
Color: Red
Sound: Lam
Life theme:

The Muladhara governs your family ties and feelings of survival, belonging, and guardedness. Your earliest memories are stored here, including whether or not your basic needs were met. When it is blocked or out of balance, you can become needy, have low self-esteem, or have self-destructive behaviors. When Muladhara is in balance, you feel strong and confident; you can stand up on your own two feet and take care of yourself.

Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, creating a stable base. On an exhale, soften your knees, and release your tailbone as you engage your thighs. Draw the sole of your right foot to the inside of your left inner thigh or calf; continue dropping your tailbone and engaging the standing leg’s thigh to keep the stable alignment you had standing on both feet. Press through your left foot as you lift through the crown of your head. Hold for 5 breaths, and switch sides. Allow gravity to root you down, while noticing how prana moves up your spine.

See also Root Chakra Tune-Up Practice

Svadhisthana (Sacral or Pelvic Chakra)

Element: Water
Color: Orange
Sound: Yam
Life theme:

This chakra corresponds with your reproductive and sexual organs, and represents fluidity, creativity, and fertility. You can take a literal interpretation of this, or associate this chakra with whether or not you feel deserving of a pleasurable, abundant, creative life. When it’s out of balance, you can feel emotionally unstable, guilty, or hard on yourself. When Svadhisthana in balance, you feel creative, positive, and receptive to change—like the ocean and its tides, you’re in the flow.

Deviasana (Goddess Pose)

Step your feet wide, turn your toes out, and sink your hips far enough to bring each knee over its corresponding ankle. Place your hands on your thighs and draw your tailbone down as the pubis lifts. Breathe deeply and move side to side, rocking your pelvis back and forth. You can fold down and move your arms side to side between your feet. The point is to enjoy the movement. Feel free to sigh or make sounds. Hold for 8-10 breaths. By opening the hips, you draw focus to the reproductive organs; in swaying, you recognize life’s ebb and flow.

See also Sacral Chakra Tune-Up Practice

Manipura (Navel Chakra)

Element: Fire
Color: Yellow
Sound: Ram
Life theme:

You’ve heard the expression “firing on all cylinders.” When the Manipura is in balance, you feel alive and have the self-esteem and confidence to take action and be productive. When it’s blocked, you lack courage, have low self-esteem, and feel stagnant and inert. By working on this chakra, you can awaken your true personal inner power and work through your fear of taking risks.

Navasana (Boat Pose)

Begin seated with your legs ahead of you. Hug your knees into your chest, and then grab behind your knees to help lift your feet off the floor and balance on your sitting bones. Lift your chest, and draw your shoulders down. Shift your weight forward to the front of your sitting bones as you draw in your navel, engaging your abdominals, and extend your arms forward and your legs up into Navasana. As you exhale, cross your arms at your chest, and lower your legs until they’re a few inches off the ground; inhale to rise back to Navasana. Repeat 5 times, and then lower to your back. Boat is an energizing pose that ignites your core muscles, creating power for transformation.

See also Navel Chakra Tune-Up Practice

Anahata (Heart Chakra)

Element: Air
Color: Green
Sound: Yam
Life Theme:

Awaken to the power of unconditional love within you through compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance. When the heart chakra is blocked, you become possessive and codependent, and may form dysfunctional relationships. You may also stay isolated for fear of rejection. When you stimulate the Anahata chakra, you can heal past wounds by reopening your heart, learn to love unconditionally, and form healthy relationships.

Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Come to your knees, and sit back on your heels. Join your hands at your heart center. Tuck your toes and rise to bring your hips over your knees, making sure knees and toes are hip-width apart. Place your palms on your lower back with the fingers pointing up and gently draw your sacrum down, as your front hip bones lift. Keep your chin in toward your chest, and lean back. Hug the shoulder blades toward each other. Stay here and breathe, or reach for your heels with your hands. The head is the last thing to release, if it’s comfortable. After a few breaths, bring your hands back to your sacrum and sit on your heels, returning your hands to prayer and bowing your head. Camel opens the heart center. Before you arch back, consider dedicating the posture to someone for whom you feel compassion.

See also Heart Chakra Tune-Up Practice

Vishuddha (Throat Chakra)

Element: Ether
Color: Blue
Sound: Ham
Lift theme:

When Vishuddha is blocked, you may feel like you can’t find your voice or your truth. You may also be overly talkative and not listen to others. When this chakra is open and stimulated, your voice moves through space to help you communicate your emotions in healthy ways. You also become better at listening to others and honoring their personal truths without judgment.

Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand)

Lie down with your shoulders supported on a folded blanket, head on the floor. Bend your knees, rock your hips up, lift your legs overhead, and then release your toes toward the floor beyond the crown of your head. Place your hands midback, and lift one leg at a time skyward. Allow your gaze to drop toward your heart, and hear the sound of your breath. Feel free to express yourself by joining the soles of the feet, or by lowering one leg at a time toward the floor. Hold for up to 2 minutes. To release, lower both feet to the floor above your head, release your hands to the floor, and lower yourself vertebra by vertebra. Freeing the neck and spine, and then turning the senses in toward your breath, allows you to connect with your own rhythm.

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Anja (Third-Eye Chakra)

Element: Light
Color: Indigo
Sound: OM
Life theme:

This chakra is associated with your intuition, or sixth sense, and governs how the rest of the chakras function. When Ajna is functioning well, you have insight, and you trust your inner wisdom to face life’s challenges and choices. When it’s blocked, you feel close-minded, too attached to logic, untrusting, and cynical. Working on the sixth chakra opens your mind to the bigger picture and different perspectives, and it helps you receive the wisdom that cannot be seen or heard by ordinary senses.

 

Sukhasana (Easy Pose)

Come to a seat. Fold one heel in toward your groin, and then the other. If your knees aren’t lower than your hips, sit on a folded blanket. Cup your palms toward each other, touching opposite fingertips in Hakini Mudra. For 10 breaths, close your eyes, pose a question to yourself, and focus on the sound of your breath, placing the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth as you inhale, and relaxing it as you exhale. Release the backs of your hands to your knees, and see if you sense an answer. Stay here for up to 5 minutes. Hakini Mudra is known to increase the power of concentration, and in this pose you can easily access calm focus.

See also Third-Eye Chakra Tune-Up Practice and that.

Sahasrara (Crown Chakra)

Element: Cosmic Energy
Color: Violet or White
Sound: OM
Life theme:

The crown chakra connects to beauty itself and the spiritual realm. It helps you to understand who you are beyond your physical self—that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. It is not located in the body but actually hovers above the crown of the head. When it’s closed, you think happiness can only come from the outside, and you suffer. Working on this chakra helps you to feel free in any situation.

Savasana (Corpse Pose)

Make sure you’re warm and comfortable, and lie down on your back. You can cover yourself with a blanket, cover your eyes with an eye pillow, or place a rolled-up blanket under your knees or head. Open your legs hip-width apart, and release your arms to your sides with your palms facing up. Take a deep breath and squeeze every part of your body tight, lifting your head, arms, and legs off the floor. Hold for a moment, and let everything go with a big exhale out of the mouth. Do this several times. Imagine a lotus flower at the crown of your head. With every inhale, imagine Divine light pouring in through the flower, and with every exhale, let go of anything that binds you to the past. Stay for 5–20 minutes, then slowly bring your awareness back to your breath, and move your fingers and toes to reconnect to your physical body without losing your connection to your infinite self.
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Muladhara First Chakra

Muladhara – First Chakra

1st Chakra’s Natural Element: Earth

Muladhara is associated with the earth element and directly linked to your ability to dig in and feel firmly rooted in your life.

Life Motif of the Root Chakra

Aptly, this energy center is associated with your root issues, such as your sense of security, satisfying your basic needs, familial relationships, and how at home you feel in your body and on this planet.

Physical Signs of Blocked Muladhara Energy

When out of alignment, the muladhara can be associated with weight gain (or loss), depressionanxietyconstipationpelvic pain, and incontinence.

Mental Signs of Blocked Muladhara Energy

When the root chakra is out of alignment, you may find yourself busily bouncing from one thing to the next in a rush without appropriate attention or intention. This can lead to exhaustion, anxiety, and stress. On the flipside its imbalance can result in a feeling of lethargy, being stuck, feeling unable to take action, and manifest intention.

Energetic Benefits of Aligning the Root Chakra

When the first chakra is in healthy alignment, you will be able to tap into its graceful stability to support a calm and steady energy.
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TANTRA YOGA

TANTRA YOGA’S KEY TO VITALITY

BY JESSE LUCIER

From YOGA JOURNAL

In Tantrachakras are viewed as spinning vortices of energy in the body and as storehouses of experiences and memories. When the chakras are balanced—meaning they’re not over- or underactive—a Tantra practitioner can experience clarity, access power, and feel more joyful, fearless, and free.

 

First Chakra

Muladhara, or root chakra, is located at the base of the spine. It is related to survival, safety, and basic human needs. When it is balanced, we experience feelings of safety and courage.

Second Chakra

Svadhisthana, 
or sacral chakra, 
is located at the 
top of the sacrum. It governs relationships, violence, addictions, base emotional needs, and pleasure. When balanced, we experience creativity and expansiveness.

Third Chakra

Manipura, or solar plexus/navel chakra, is located in the spine behind the navel. It is the source of personal power, and governs self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation.

Fourth Chakra

Anahata, or heart chakra, is located 
in the spine, in between the shoulder blades. It unites the lower chakras with the higher chakras. At the 
center of the human energy body, the heart chakra is the source of love and connectivity.

Fifth Chakra

Visuddha, or throat chakra, is located in the throat. It is the source of verbal expression and governs our ability to speak our highest truth. When balanced, our actions, thoughts, and speech are fully integrated.

Sixth Chakra

Ajna, or third eye chakra, is located in the mid-mind between the 
eyebrows. When 
balanced, we have mastery over our thoughts and experience wisdom.

Seventh Chakra

Sahasrara, or crown chakra, is located at the crown of the head. It governs enlightenment and our connection to divinity and limitless knowledge.

7 Most Relevant Cultural Changes Since 2010 Up To Now

The world is changing a lot – that's a truth that nobody can deny. Scientists after C. Darwin put all of their efforts to make people understand that every living being on this world has been changing and evolving during their existence, so did animals, plants and even human beings.

But what we want to underline here is that the social and cultural changes in the latest decade or so have been impressively big, if not out of control. We actually have the sensation that things evolve in a too quick time, we can barely follow the speed of technology development or of social behaviors that keep changing over time.

Many people, above all seniors, feel that the world is going too fast – and it's true, again.

List Of Events And Things That Changed Our Life

We do know that since 2010 up to the present day not so many years have gove. However, those years represented a milestone in the human history of our century. The number of cultural changes has never been so high as in the 9 years between 2010 and 2019. Let's see here the most relevant changes in these 9 years and how they affected our way of life:

  1. The development of the IT is surely the first most relevant change: there has been a massive acceleration in the evolution of the IT, particularly for the technologies of connection. In fact, today everyone owns at least a mobile device, while the number of people who can use a computer is also increased like never before. Moreover, cloud services and other internet-based systems to share communication has also been playing a significant role in the seamless development of the IT.

  2. Mobility and transportation looked like a flat industry up to a few years ago. But recently also this sector has known its great revival with a consistent increasing in the number of vehicles sold in the latest years. Moreover, the transportation and travel sector has been stepping to "the next level" thanks to new technologies that allow train to go faster and to connect very distant cities in a very short span of time. The Asiatic transportation industry is, in this regard, the best example of what technologic progresses can actually do.women campaign in Pakistan

  3. Another relevant aspect to consider is that the role and position of women has also been growing a lot. Since women were allowed to vote for political elections up to now, their role in the current society has been gaining more space: today's women are excellent government people, generous volunteers in international non-profit organizations, amazing entrepreneurs of important companies. In certain western countries, the role of women looks even more powerful than the one of men, which leads to deep conflicts between genres.

  4. Biotechnologies represent a conquer of the XXth century. The medical field has been growing largely thanks to the development of biotechnology, which allows today's researchers to propose and conduct new projects for the humanity's sake. Many surgery operations that were once impossible are today part of the regular activity in million hospitals, saving people's life every day. Recently, the abuse of human manipulation by assisted fertilization provoked harsh polemics all through the world.

  5. People of our days love to take selfies of themselves. The use of digital cameras to shot everyday pictures seems to be one of the most common new behavior of our time. Socials do also play a role in the promotion and diffusion of selfies among their millions of users. This fact is connected to a new idea of oneself, which is a reflection of a growing adoration for bodies, material things and anything that can be represented in a one-second shot.

  6. The employment market looks pretty different than it was before the advent of the internet. The presence of numerous web-based jobs (web design, content writing, web analysis) suggests that more people look in the internet to find a job, instead of looking in the real-world job market.

  7. Gambling is not new to the human history, as its origins are pretty ancient (in the Roman Empire people played dice games and sort of card games). However, the diffusion of gambling all thorugh the world sounds like a new event: today, even Arabs and Muslims can easily access casino games on www.a7labet.com and play from their own place. The most significant aspect is that A7labet offers gambling games that are compliant to the Islamic laws, absolutely fair and protected by strict security systems.

More changes are expected to take place in future, especially in the gambling environment which is developing quickly in Middle East.

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