Tantra for Women: A New Podcast with Maria Blandine Wegener

Tantra for Women: A New Podcast with Maria Blandine Wegener

Recently I sat down with Mahasiddha teacher Maria Blandine Wegener for a two-part podcast on Tantra for women. In an in-depth conversation for my Humans in Love podcast, Blandine and I discussed a wide variety of topics relating to Tantra for women, Tantric sexuality, and the impact of Tantra on relationships with family, lovers, and friends. Our chat was focused largely on Blandine’s personal experience with tantra, and tantra-curious women may draw a lot of insight and inspiration from hearing the intimate details of one Tantric’s journey. Blandine is a teacher and life coach for applied Yoga and Tantra, implementing elements from a variety of yoga traditions, Ayurveda, and psychology.  She is also one of the most insightful and knowledgeable women I’ve ever met with regards to relationships, spirituality, and sexuality. She taught me a lot over the past six months or so. I was thrilled to have her on my podcast, and I hope you enjoy our conversation. Some key takeaways from this two-part Tantra for women podcast: On soul awakenings   I feel like I “came out this way” a little bit… Feeling extremely connected to the universe around me, and having states of divine ecstacy when I was a child…   I remember having many revelations before entering the yoga path around how love works, and how somehow by love we are all connected… By having a heart, we are all a little center of the universe… All of a sudden, it was all falling into place with this focus upon entering the heart, and Tantra really being a path of the heart where the whole first...
Tantra Podcast: A Two-Part Introduction to Tantra with Uriel Yariv

Tantra Podcast: A Two-Part Introduction to Tantra with Uriel Yariv

Recently I sat down with Mahasiddha teacher Uriel Yariv for a special introduction to tantra podcast. In an intimate tantra podcast recorded for Humans in Love: A Podcast for Passionate People, Uriel and I discussed a wide range of topics related to walking the tantric path. If you’re at all curious about tantra, tantra yoga, and what walking the tantric path looks like in practice, this tantra podcast is for you. Uriel is a teacher at Mahasiddha Yoga here in Chiang Mai. He has spent the last 12 years in various parts of the world, teaching and studying yoga, tantra, and meditation and living in spiritual communities. Whether you are brand new to tantra, or are a long-time tantric student, I think you’ll benefit from sitting in on our conversation. In this two-part tantra podcast, Uriel and I discuss: What is tantra? What is “divinity,” or “divine love?” The origins of tantra, and Uriel’s interest in tantra Some of the “dangers” associated with the tantric path The dynamics of masculine and feminine polarity, and how that plays out in intimate relationships Who are Shiva and Shakti? What walking the tantric path looks like in practice What is sexual continence, and why it is so important for men (and women) The neo-tantra movement, and how Mahasiddha differs Multiple male non-ejaculatory orgasms (yes, really) The differences between “left hand” and “right hand” tantra Some tantra “do’s” and “don’t” The benefits of tantric sexuality in the context of long-term relationships How Uriel discovered (and started walking) the tantric path And much more Some key takeaways: “Tantra aims to bring the spiritual in the profane…”  ...
The 2018 Yoga Study Examines Over 1,000 Modern Yoga Practitioners

The 2018 Yoga Study Examines Over 1,000 Modern Yoga Practitioners

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?

Student of the Month: Charlie

Student of the Month: Charlie

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.

Student of the Month: Terrence

Student of the Month: Terrence

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).

Student of the Month: Josie

Student of the Month: Josie

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.

Student of the Month: Dominick

Student of the Month: Dominick

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.

Sahasrara: The Crown Centre

Sahasrara: The Crown Centre

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.

The Fire Chakra – Manipura People

The Fire Chakra – Manipura People

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.

The World According to the Seven Chakras

The World According to the Seven Chakras

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.