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...
Sahasrara: Into the Void (part 3 of 3)

Sahasrara: Into the Void (part 3 of 3)

The opening of the crown chakra is undoubtedly one of the peak achievements of the spiritual path. One who has his crown chakra open is continuously attentive to the universal wisdom.  Fusing with formless void. The first sign of the awakening of the crown chakra is a soft and pleasant tingling sensation at the top of the head. In the next step this vibration becomes very intense almost like a sweet pain that awakens a great longing to be with the divine. Next that vibration will intensify even more and become more and more refined, expanding awareness into elevated altered states of consciousness which are mysterious but crystal clear. Awareness penetrate spontaneously the subconscious and bring it up to the conscious level where it brought effortlessly into harmony and purity. The inner healing which the Crown Chakra offs is even more complete that what can be attained in years of high class psychotherapy will not have such a healing effect. With the penetration of consciousness into the subconscious the phenomena of lucid dreaming can appear spontaneously. As the awakening goes deeper, there appears a deep state of detachment for the things of this world, the desires are reabsorbed into a deep and unconditional experience of fulfillment and peace. As the detachment deeps one feels he is returning home at last to real self, beyond and at the center of the body and mind. This is not a mental or verbal experience but a fundamental lucid knowing of the depth of the “I AM”. The opening at level can also lead to contact and fusion with the non-personal aspect of...
Sahasrara: The Crown Centre (part 1 of 3)

Sahasrara: The Crown Centre (part 1 of 3)

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...
Sahasrara: The Crown of the King within (part 2 of 3)

Sahasrara: The Crown of the King within (part 2 of 3)

One who has his crown chakra open is continuously attentive to the universal wisdom. He is fed from the abundance of the supreme reality and therefore he does not depend on the earthly. He is happy, lucid and wears no mask. Relaying on the Godly goodness and purity. One who has his Crown Chakra open moves beyond faith, but experiences directly and even continuously the spiritual reality. He would experience the divine nature in every prayer and meditation and even in the day to day life. He has a clear and vivid, intuitive perception of the immensity of the spiritual reality and he feel therefore small and humble in front of that. He is totally absorbed in the divine wisdom, and so his thoughts and speech are quite and full of attention. He is nourished from the abundance of the spiritual reality and is therefore free from any attachment to the material reality. He is overwhelmed again and again by the goodness and purity of the divine, and he gives himself to it again and again unconditionally. An example of such a total self-giving we find in the life of the Jewish saint, Rabbi Akiva and especially at his death, when continued to pray even while he was tortured to death by the Romans. Another example we can find in the life of Saint Seraphim of Saratov who prayed on his knee for years with praise and love for God. The Indian 20th century saint Bala Yogi would also spend years in silent meditation without saying a word being totally absorbed into the divine consciousness, and his life show...
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 – Muladhara People (part 2 of 2)

The Root Chakra – Muladhara People (part 2 of 2)

People to rely on On the level of action, people with a harmonious and powerful root chakra are people you can trust to finish what they have started and to overcome with determination all possible obstacles on the way. They are responsible people but without too much initiative and creativity. They are good in following orders but their heads are not filled with bright ideas. The hobbits and even more so the gnomes from the Lord or the Rings, who work in mines under the earth with joy and greed, are good archetypal figures for living from the first chakra. The relationship at the level of the root chakra is that of the hunter and the hunted. The other person is perceived through the lens of survival, and is classified as an enemy, ally or sexual object quite quickly. The relationships here are governed by physical and economic power. In romantic partnerships people of this level will search for a steady, continuous relationship which fulfills their basic needs. They are loyal to their partners and have a deep anxiety for any change or possible end of the relationship. They would always prefer routine and security to some risky and exciting relationship. The routine in the relationship helps to reduce any anxiety and give them the sense that life is predictable and not threatening. Locked in the flesh The consciousness of people at this level is very much locked in the flesh and they identify all their emotional needs with the needs of the flesh. They cannot be approached with sophisticated philosophy or abstract art. They would be much more...
The Root Chakra: What is it about? (part 1 of 2)

The Root Chakra: What is it about? (part 1 of 2)

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: How to Balance Svadhisthana (part 3 of 3)

The Sexual Chakra: How to Balance Svadhisthana (part 3 of 3)

The catch at Svadhisthana Chakra is the short duration of the satisfaction in comparison to the long period of craving. At the level of consciousness of the second chakra, success gives short satisfaction, after which the restless imagination wakes up, invents a new goal, charges a new object of desire, and enslaves man until it reaches it, to receive again but a short satisfaction, until another childish desire awakens and tortures him again.

The Sexual Chakra: Satellite People (part 2 of 3)

The Sexual Chakra: Satellite People (part 2 of 3)

People who live life through the second chakra are lacking a center, and they live their lives around other people, be it their family, their leaders, their bosses, their idols. They search for meaning in orbiting others. People at this level are like satellites and they need an external center to give meaning to their lives.