When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.
Tantra says…When you completely relax into the experience of life, your most glorious nature can be expressed.
Wildbird Tantra Yoga
Deep opening… Slow, steady and strong.
I like to keep things simple and relatively slow for building strength, meditation in movement and steady expansion.
Some days we need to shake things up and get in touch with our wilder self, some days we need to reign ourselves in and listen more intently...always, we need to be with ourselves and navigate from within.
My classes reflect this, drawing from my training in Tantra, Ishta and Vinyasa yoga, long term silent meditation, breathwork, free movement and more. The breath is key and music will move us too.
I love the diversity in yoga, the skill, inspiration, knowledge and creativity different teachers and styles offer, and I am grateful also for having explored my own practice in such a deeply personal way. I practice and create from my other influences, but all informed from this foundation in Tantra Yoga.
The emphasis in Tantra yoga is on the relaxed aspect of each posture, and breathing to expand physically and subtly... Postures are slow and deep but not without challenge…from wherever you and your body are right now, any level...taste your essence.
Once a week or so I will offer the full Traditional Tantra Yoga series, this is definitely something you will want to experience.
A set series of Asana’s including Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Bandhas (gentle muscular contractions to retain and direct energy).
A meditative system inviting subconscious integration of new information, the ‘new information’ comes from the essence of your being, through the movement, the breath and deep relaxation in every posture.
An extended, intimate inquiry, a tweaking of joy, pleasure and vibrancy.
Tantra yoga uses simple instruction to avoid engaging the conscious mind, and to allow your personal journey with yoga to unfold with only necessary influences from the teacher.
Being with your body where it really is and practicing relaxing into challenge without pushing or comparison.
The more you relax, the deeper the posture, the broader the benefit...the more of your delicious essence you enjoy.
In many studio styles what happens in your mind is a result of what you do with your body, in Tantra yoga what happens in your body is a result of what you do with your mind.
So in Tantra yoga how you are with your mind during practice is of greater importance, or rather more emphasis is placed on this aspect of practice.
"New information comes with the ability to relax….Tantra Yoga says: Drop the entire conscious spectrum, avoid engaging the mind during practice. Let it be an empirical unfolding of your own internal, and personally relevant wisdom."
Bhagavan Shri Sanmukha