Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

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Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby padma norbu » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:56 pm

There was some discussion about what was public to practice in the books and what still required personal instruction from a teacher. I just have a question about the big Yantra Yoga book. It has lots of detailed instructions about pranayama for each section. I don't see any warnings anywhere in the big Yantra Yoga book. Is this book overall safe to do by oneself?
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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby tomamundsen » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:34 am

I think this topic covers your question: http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=13632

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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby padma norbu » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:00 pm

Sort of but not really since it gets into specifics regarding the second book which I don't own (and so I don't understand) and the thread is also locked for some reason.

Other questions I did not pose in the OP but would also like to know are:

1. What is the point of this pranayama? Is it to "raise kudalini" safely like other pranayama?

2. Is it really dangerous? First of all, its printed in a book. Secondly, I have a feeling like most classes I pay a few hundred bucks for, it will still be vague when class is over, thus irritating me that I spent a few hundo on learning it and then I will likely never bother practicing it since I don't really understand. It would probably take quite a bit of dedication to even damage myself mentally or physically trying to practice it even with proper instruction.

3. A fun experiment might be to just do it from the book and if I go nuts I'll just post that result here, since there are no warnings in the book that I've seen.
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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby padma norbu » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:39 pm

Not related to pranayama, but along those same lines of trial and error... It is tempting to attempt a weekend retreat of nothing but a certain reverse mantra we all know in the Dzogchen Community. We're only supposed to do this mantra in reverse a few times at most because it's SO powerful. Well, I've already tried it as instructed and its power seems to have eluded me. Maybe if I do it for 8 hours at a time it won't be so elusive. If my life suddenly falls apart, at least we will have definitive proof that this is indeed a powerful mantra. And if my life suddenly gets better, well that would be nice, too, and still prove the same point.
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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby heart » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:17 pm

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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby padma norbu » Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:18 pm

"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron

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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby padma norbu » Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:08 pm

"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron

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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby Pero » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:09 pm

The instructor can check your breathing from the outside.
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

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Re: Yantra Yoga books Pranayama

Postby padma norbu » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:22 pm

"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron


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