The powerful and profound practice of yoga has contributed a great deal to our contemporary ideas of fitness, health, and wellbeing. More and more people all over the globe are joining the collective movement, and today’s era of globalization has led to unparalleled intercultural exchange. This evolutionary trend creates some ideal conditions for yogis with the goals to gain wisdom, uplift their inner selves, and explore the world. But who are they?
I have been training with Mahasiddha Tantra Yoga studio for one year. During the yoga course of this year I have been having exponential spiritual awakenings. This January I attended the New Years silent retreat for more advanced students who already have some kind of established practice.
My spiritual journey started about a year ago with a series of traumatic and unexpected events: first, I had just officially (and reluctantly) finalized a divorce after seven years of marriage, followed almost sequentially by an internal power struggle at my global management consulting firm (which, after several months of fighting, I lost and was “gracefully” requested to leave of my own volition…as if I had a choice).
During 2017, I left my job, sold my, house, separated from my husband, and set off backpacking the world in search of finding myself. Through my travels in Europe, I learned so much but did not connect deeply with myself.
Mahasiddha yoga studio has truly inspired me to dive in and dig deep within myself, removing obstacles in an intense conscious manner.
I first came to Mahasiddha for a Divine Masculinity workshop which really helped me feel a centered part of myself that I never knew existed. The group of men all sat together, sharing where we are from, our names and a masculine quality that has strength and a quality that needs work.
The opening of the crown chakra is undoubtedly one of the peak achievements of the spiritual path.
The path of yoga teaches that in every human being there is a spark of sacredness and that the spiritual peaks are not reserved to only to priests and kings but are accessible to all those who devote themselves to the path. The doorway to these high spiritual realities is the Crown Chakra.
They have great ambitions and a shining look in their eyes, they are well built and like spicy food. When they talk, everyone listens. These are the people of the third chakra. People that can change the world.
If in the first chakra food and security are enough, and in the second chakra pleasure and good company are enough, these will not satisfy a person dominant in the third chakra. They would always want something greater, to be admired by their environment and to fulfill the ideal for which they were born for. In sanskrit, this chakra is called Manipura. This means the city of precious jewels. And indeed, in this chakra, there is an abundance of hidden treasures. The third chakra is situated just in front of the navel.
One of the most interesting and useful models to understand and decipher the inner nature of human beings is the model of the seven chakras from the tradition of Tantra Yoga. A chakra is an energy center which facilitates an energy exchange between a human being and the environment, in the same way that the breathing system is in charge of the exchange of air between an individual and their environment.