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Can You Bhoga All Night Long? An Introduction to Tantra, East and West
When you hear the word Tantra, what images come to mind? Turbans and Sitar music? Mind-blowing sex? Most people in the Western world have heard the word Tantra, but few know anything in detail about what it means. The situation in India isn't much different....
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Trance-formation (The Cosmic Tao of the Sexes)
The purest outpouring of love between the sexes, is as a miniature super-nova of ecstatic union. Reciprocating pleasure becomes the engine that feeds the fires of passion. Passion becomes dynamic fuel for love. It is an engine that runs with the force of a...
Body Mysteries >> Yoga
Body Mysteries >> Sexuality
The Horned God in India and Europe
Of all of the Gods that we honor in Paganism today probably the most revered is the Horned God, in the shape and form of Cernunnos. Pick up some modern Pagan literature and chances are he is in there, listen to conversation at a Moot and you will hear him...
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A Few Simple Stretches
Here are a few simple Yoga stretches for those days when life gets you in the neck, in the back, in the shoulder or for the dreaded internetitis rigor mortis. Always work within your comfort level, it is meant to relax and stretch the muscles not to force...
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Hatha Yoga: origini, benefici e posizioni principali
Le origini dello Hatha Yoga si perdono nei secoli ma esistono due testi antichi testi che vengono considerati i riferimenti principali per questa pratica: gli Yoga Sutra di Patanjali e lo Hatha Yoga Pradipika di Svatmarama.
That yoga asana: How old is it?
Is this Viparitakarani? 2. The “Hatha Yoga Pradipika,” written in the 1400s, describes 15 asanas—including cow face, bow, spinal twist, lion, bound angle, corpse, tortoise, hero, seated forward bend poses—and 10 mudras.
Iyengar and the Invention of Yoga
Instructions for postures, or asanas, appeared much later, in medieval tantra-inflected texts, such as the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika.” Even in those works, however, you won't find many of the positions taught today as yoga.
Which School of Yoga is Right For You?
Hatha yoga has become a somewhat blanket term for modern yoga. It simply involves the combination of breath and movement, making it ideal for beginners and seniors. At a Hatha class, you'll probably do a lot of stretching, make some gentle movements ...
I'm a Yogi, and I Eat Meat
And it is true that classic yoga texts, such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika do advocate a strict vegetarian diet, for the yogi, on retreat, without worldly responsibilities, in isolation. So...

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