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A Concept of Yoga Important To Your Practice

A Concept of Yoga Important To Your Practice.
Copyright 2017-Dr. Andrew ‘Sohamahos’ Greszczyszyn

Early in my yoga (Kriya Yoga) reading I came across the following…it seems to ring True.

Do not do asanas over the areas of meditation and pranayama…it seems that the process of meditation and pranayama do not mix with asanas.
As you know the higher idea of yoga is achieving samadhis.
Through doing samadhi through pranayama and meditation you release “energy” “consciousness” “spirit” (take your pick of definition) and through asanas you realized them.
They conflict when you do them in the immediate area…..give some space or have two or more different location (a direct place for meditation or pranayama) and a removed place for asanas.

Meditating on Kali

Kali
Copyright 2017-Dr. Andrew “Sohamahos” Greszczyszyn

Goddess.
Tantrica.
Yogini.

All are real. Something I learnt today is she is beyond most peoples imagination.

Conscious of thoughts, when they are projected her way. Sounds easy but how does one truly contain that ability functionally?

Tantrica as she teaches males especially yogis how to sublimate sexual currents and build them into higher powers.

Yogini as we know she has an ability to effect great change. It has been depicted clearly through diagrams of long lengthed tongues.
Imagining powers can get you so far in thinking or even trying to express this Goddesses’ powers. Just thinking of this, makes me wonder at what Source is really like-a factor I can gladly convey to not understand in primary function, as I know even to appreciate this goddess is a stretch for most.

A Word Of Caution About Doing Pranayama Yoga

A Principle of Yoga
Copyright 2017-Dr. Andrew Greszczyszyn

Meditation is okay to do when you are sleepy, but pranayama is warned not to be done when exhausted or sleepy.

The reason pranayama is not suited to be done when drowsy or sleepy is because of the locking function of the breath holds. If you were to fall asleep during a breath hold you’d not consciously be able to remember to take another breath and could leave in mahasamadhi.

Conversely with mediation there generally is not the muscular lock of the breathing aparatus and breathing will resume even if you fall asleep.