Student of the Month: Charlie

Student of the Month: Charlie

I have been training with Mahasiddha Tantra Yoga school 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. A week earlier I had experienced my first tantric orgasm. It was like nothing I had ever experienced before. My whole energy field completely shifted, I felt sensation rise up my spine into my brain and then my whole body filled with light. I felt a sense of absolute purity come over me, like I was being transformed and made anew. During the silent retreat I did a fruit fast and a digital detox. We spent some time meditating on the breath, noticing especially the pauses between the in breath and the out breath. Then we focused in the heart. We felt the heart as the centre of all space and the centre of all time. From this vantage point we began enquiring into the nature of consciousness by asking ourselves inwardly the simple question ‘Who am I?’. After sometime of sitting with this question and feeling into the response that comes back we shifted into saying inwardly ‘I AM’. This exercise took me into absolute bliss. I felt orgasmic sensations rising up my spine, my whole body was getting hot and having flushes, my mind would fill with light. I spent three days of doing this exercise in states of samadhi. I was having the most sustained and the most recurrent states of spiritual ecstasy I had ever felt. We did...
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). My world, which I had spent years carefully constructing piece by piece, my entire foundation had crumbled at its base and I was left confused, alone, and empty…trying desperately to rediscover the lost meaning that had consumed my very core due to these occurrences. At first, I told myself that all was fine (complete denial); that I had built my world from nothing once before and would do it once again – with or without meaning, purpose, or direction, to accept what many people within big city environments (I lived and worked in New York City, USA) view as being the necessity of life … money … to focus my energies within that area and become numb to every other sensation in life.   But, as I soon learned, I am not a solitary person. I do not gain fulfillment by being alone. I thrive and excel in being surrounded by the energy and force of those around me, by enlightened spirits whose hearts irradiate light and whose smiles and warm dispositions fill the darkest of voids within the soul. So, for months, I walked the meaningless path, falling deeper and deeper into depression and despair until a dear friend of...
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. When I arrived in Chiang Mai in October, I was interested in focusing on spirituality. Without even searching, the Life Purpose retreat through Mahasiddha Yoga was suggested to me and I was excited to delve into yoga and meditation. I felt as if the Divine led me to this event. I was quite nervous the first day of the Life Purpose workshop. Having little experience with yoga, I was worried about embarrassing myself. However, participating in the interactive exercises brought me out of my social comfort zone. By the end of the retreat, I could feel how positive yoga, meditation, and the exercises were and how they brought me closer to my true self. It was then that I knew this school was the key to healing myself on all levels and discovering my inner happiness. I continued going to all the classes and attended the Tantra Immersion 1 retreat until I was scheduled to go to Australia. Having a daily practice of yoga and meditation for a month noticeably changed how I saw the world and handled my emotions. It amazed me how much better I felt physically and mentally after my practice. I was hooked and did not want to lose something that had already been incredibly beneficial to my life, so I decided I would return to Chiang Mai to volunteer after my trip to Australia....
Student of the Month: Dominick

Student of the Month: Dominick

Mahasiddha yoga school 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. It is so POWERFUL to be welcomed into a group and feel the openness and vulnerability that each one possesses. All here for a common essence, to learn, share and grow. At the end of the workshop we all stood together in a spiral, hand in hand, meditating with a triumphant audio clip that truly emerged all of our energies even more so, and I felt right then a strike of immense curiosity and belonging. Later, I came to the Tantra Immersion level 1 where I uncovered SO MUCH within my heart. I truly felt like me. I never felt that before, and I knew instantly this is what I have been looking for. The activities, lessons, and yoga awoke a pure essence inside of me that was full of confidence, devotion, courage, love, willpower, attentiveness, curiosity amongst many other extremely wonderful qualities. I never felt so much love in my life, I did not want to leave. The group exercises at the school are unlike anything I have ever experienced. The base of these exercises really allows one to be vulnerable, and to connect deeply in the heart with others in the experience. I...
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 center of the crown chakra is situated 3 cm above the fontanel at the top of the head, where it rests on the head like a crown. The function of this chakra is to facilitate the functions of consciousness, and to connect the individual to the universal consciousness. Opening this chakra is one of the highest spiritual accomplishments, it is associated with a state of sharp and silent vigilance, lucidity and a continues happiness which does not depend on anything. In Sanskrit this Chakra is called Sahasrara, which mean the lotus of a thousand petals. This name indicates the complex structure of this chakra which has traditionally 972 energy petals. Inside this complex structure all the other chakras are reflected. What makes the Crown Chakra a kind of overall super structure of the chakras: where every imbalance in any of the chakras will influence the Crown Chakra, and every opening of the Crown rebalances the structure of all the other chakras. The level of vibration of the Crown Chakra is the highest and most powerful and intense from all the chakras, but it is also the most refined, and it is almost unnoticeable for those who have a...
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 third chakra is related to the fire element, tejas tattva in sanskrit. The harmonious activation of this chakra gives one great willpower, self confidence and dynamism. An impure activation of this chakra creates violence, thirst for power and pride. On the physical level, the navel chakra is in charge of the digestive process, as well and the regulation of adrenaline. People who have this chakra open have a strong athletic body, they are upright, but when they gain weight they have a big belly that sticks out. They like spicy food, their body is hotter than average, so they are more resistant to cold and suffer more in the heat. Their body language is authoritative and decisive, their voice is loud and their speech is elegant and penetrating. Their gaze is sharp, sometimes even fiery – hypnotizing, like...
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. The seven main chakras are situated a few centimetres in front of the body and in order to feel then and work with them some training in yoga and meditation is needed. The key to develop this very special sensitivity is a combination of stable sharp focus and deep relaxation. Having these elements together will allow us, with some training, to have a clear and systematic experience of the chakras. The Chakras are mentioned already in the Upanishads more than 2500 years ago, and they are explained in detail in the three fundamental texts of Hatha yoga; the ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika’, ‘Gheranda Samhita’ and ‘Shiva Samhita’ about 500 years ago. Even if these texts were not kept secret, there was almost no reference of them in west until the end of the 19th century, when the Theosophical Society of Madame Blavatsky brought their knowledge to west, together with Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater. The Theosophical Society made two crucial mistakes in transferring the knowledge further. First they moved the sexual chakra from the sexual organs to the spine, probably to comply more with the conservative environment of that time. This mistake was quickly fixed and there are no...
The Root Chakra: What is it about?

The Root Chakra: What is it about?

Grounded to the Root Chakra They tend to save, they prefer stable couple life over sexual adventures and their consciousness is trapped in the body and in its sustenance. This is how people who have a predominance in the first chakra appear. The first Chakra is the root Chakra. It’s sanskrit name is Muladhara. It is situated in the perineum area between the anus and genitals and is in charge of managing the vital energies of the being, serving as a ‘battery’ of raw basic energies for the body and mind. A good activation of this Chakra can give a person a great force of action and stamina to go on without the need for rest. When this chakra is closed or out of balance one remains depleted, agitated and in constant fatigue and restlessness. The base chakra is the root of the being. It has the role of allowing us to be nourished from the earth creating solidity, stillness and strength. When feeling tired or weak, working in a focused way on this chakra will refill our batteries and give us fresh new force to continue. When the first chakra is balanced signs will appear on the physical level. The body of both men and women will grow: muscles may grow for men, and women will become more round but solid. With a strong root chakra the appetite is big, the sense of smell is developed the body looks more square. The eye gaze is stable and sometimes a bit dull. Body movement is slow and the voice deep and loud. When this Chakra is underdeveloped a person...
The Sexual Chakra

The Sexual Chakra

They have a strong sexual urge, they live in fantasies all the time, and they find joy and peace only when their urges are fulfilled: the people of the second chakra.

Student of the Month: Lela from USA

Student of the Month: Lela from USA

Having run myself ragged like a hamster in a wheel for several years straight without a break, my body was finally telling me that I needed to give myself some overdue attention. Uriel and Blandine introduced me a to yoga practice that encompasses an entire way of living, utilizing tools that I could use to restore myself, developing on all levels: physical, intellectual, and spiritual.