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Tantra which is often misunderstood refers to both an esoteric school of Hinduism and Buddhism and to a group of scriptures known as The Tantras. The Sanskrit word tantra is derived from two Sanskrit words tanoti which means to stretch to extend or to expand and trayati which means liberation. As such Tantra can be seen as a technique for stretching ourselves for extending our capacity for attention to the utmost for expanding our sense of awareness to meet the fullness of what is. According…

In our busy lives it is essential to our health and well being to take time each day to center unwind and renew. Through mindful breathing energy work and subtle attention to yoga poses YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine shows us how to let our body become receptive to life-force energy. We learn to direct energy where healing is needed so that we may animate our yoga practice from deep within. Let me guide you through one simple YEM exercise. Science now confirms what yogis have known for…

In the rush of life we can find it easy to forget to breathe. It is amazing how much we tend to hold our breath. When relaxed our breath flows effortlessly in and out like the ebb and flow of ocean waves. A relaxed breath helps our whole body relax. And when we are relaxed we enjoy more and experience life more fully. Meditation opens our field of awareness helping us receive and skillfully act upon lifes many opportunities. At any given time today tune into your breath and see how it is…

As you practice remember to focus on your breath. Allow the life-force that exists there within to move into your cells and tissue. Give yourself to it. The thought may arise to want more flexibility to go further in a yoga pose. Avoid this as it will only lead to pain. Allow your body to gently open like a flower in a rhythm and pace that it dictates. Through the spacious quality of your breath possibilities will arise. Make room for such as you allow yourself to relax while focusing on the…

Breathe in draw in life-force energy. Exhale ease and peace. Do this without any force as though your whole being were effortlessly breathing every cell alive. #parvati #positivepossibilitieslady #yem #yogaasenergymedicine #yogateacher #yogaquote #lifeforce #nature #namaste #yogi #yogini #iam #spirituality #breathe #bepresent #gratitude #love #life #instalife The Arctic Ocean is one of the most pristine and vulnerable ecosystems on the planet. It is home to a wide range of marine life…

Visualize and sense that your spine is like a tube of breath. Inhale bringing energy through the crown through the spine right down towards the pelvic floor. Exhale send that energy back up through the central channel towards the crown. So as you breathe in you are bringing in life-force energy. As you exhale you allow that energy to move through the spine your central channel of life-force energy. Sense the potency of this force. Allow yourself to feel open ready and willing to receive this…

Visualize and sense that your spine is like a tube of breath. Inhale bringing energy through the crown through the spine right down towards the pelvic floor. Exhale send that energy back up through the central channel towards the crown. So as you breathe in you are bringing in life-force energy. As you exhale you allow that energy to move through the spine your central channel of life-force energy. Sense the potency of this force. Allow yourself to feel open ready and willing to receive this…

As you breathe in you are drawing the awareness into your body and on the exhale a deepening letting go into the ground. Allowing yourself to begin to feel the unconditional support that the ground gives your body. Beginning to let go of any habitual holding on in your body and allowing yourself to feel supported by the ground. #parvati #positivepossibilitieslady #yem #yoga #yogaasenergymedicine #yogateacher #yogaquote #chigung #qigong #qi #energywork #energychannels #meridians #breathwork…

The art and science of #Yoga reaches far beyond the impressions most Westerners have of it being a series of bendy physical exercises. Yoga is a systematic body of knowledge and practice that teaches integrated living while living our highest good following our deepest #joy. While yogic knowledge spans the breadth of #spiritual study herbal #medicine #astrology and such what we mostly know of yoga in the Western world is one small branch of it called #Hatha Yoga which concentrates on the…

Yoga is about awakened presence. Remember to welcome wherever you may be without competitiveness judgment or wanting. In this you already begin to achieve the meaning of yoga to be in non-resistance to the fullness of life in this moment right here and now. #parvati #positivepossibilitieslady #yem #yoga #yogini #yogaasenergymedicine #yogateacher #yogaquote #energywork #breathwork #selfhealing #grace #lifeforce #nature #oneness #consciousness #health #namaste #meditation #meditate #bepresent…