Introduction

The Chakras of Tantric Yoga described herein, are for the most part based on descriptions contained in the famous work “The Serpent Power” by Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon), which is a translation of 2 important Tantric texts “Sat-Chakra-Nirupana” and “Padaka-Pancaka”.  There is however a wide diversity of opinion among the many yoga traditions relating to the various aspects of the individual Chakras. Consequently the interpretations and descriptions of the Chakras as I have presented them should not be regarded as definitive.

Within the individual Chakra links you will find links to yoga techniques or practices known as asanas, mudras and bandhas  as well as breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation techniques that assist in developing chakra awareness. (For example on the  Muladhara page you will find the link MULADHARA PRACTICES, with with links to Ashwani Mudra, Mula Bandha, Agochari Mudra and Maha Mudra). Some of the exercises are animated so please allow time for the animation to occur.  Please be aware that most of the animations run faster than I had originally intended largely as a result of having to  convert  flash files into mp4 files so that the animations can be viewed on Apple computers and devices which no longer support flash files.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY This program is for information purposes only and is not to be considered a complete yoga practice or instruction manual.  All of the exercises and meditations herein should only be undertaken under the supervision of a competent yoga instructor. Inverted asanas or yoga postures should not be performed during menstruation or pregnancy, nor should bandhas such as Uddiyana Bandha  and Nauli or Bellows Breathing Pranayama. Yoga practices can be quite powerful and are not suitable for everyone.  If you feel you are going to be adversely affected by any of the exercises please do not attempt to practice them.
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