Yantra Yoga - 2 DVDs set

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Postby YogaDude11 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:22 am

I wonder, can we do the yantra yoga practice more then 1 time per day? Is there any limits?

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Postby Dronma » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:27 pm

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Postby florin » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:50 am

i have started practising formally only recently.
so, no ...i cant give advice.

but on the yantrayoga website there is a list of about 50 or so instructors from all over the world and you can try contacting one of them .they may be able to help.
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Postby florin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:41 pm

According to the view expressed in Precious Vase , Yantra Yoga is an indispensable element for the integration of the profound essence of the teaching in the three doors ,body, voice and mind.

If yantra yoga is considered as part of the secondary practices of Dzogchen how can we understand the view expressed in PV as being absolutely necessary?
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Postby Lhug-Pa » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:37 am

The Yantra Yoga book mentions that it is good to massage the body with alcohol. Does anyone know what type of alcohol is best for this?

And the text mentions that hardwood floors along with a non-spongy Yoga mat or blanket is best for Yantra Yoga; although is it okay to work with circumstances such that we are doing it on carpet (which doesn't seem to have too much padding beneath it) with a wool Yoga blanket?

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Postby Lhug-Pa » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:36 am

Like a higher alcohol-content barley-wine beer mixed with honey?

Thanks for the suggestion Deepbluehum. :cheers:

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Postby Lhug-Pa » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:56 am

Alpha, I think it is implied that there are basically three types of practices:

1) The Main Practice:

Guru Yoga

2) Indispensable secondary practices:

Such as Song of the Vajra, Yantra Yoga; and perhaps Ganapuja and Rushen.

3) All other secondary practices.

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Postby heart » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:49 am

Main practice: Semde, Longde and Manngakde

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"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Postby Lhug-Pa » Mon May 07, 2012 7:02 pm

After attending last night's webcast I think it's safe to say that the open, directed, closed, contracted, etc. holds (i.e. the basic holds of Yantra Yoga) and the basic Kumbhaka explained on the non-restricted Yantra Yoga DVD's are the only ones that should be done without qualified in-person instruction. Without the latter said instruction, all the other more elaborate Pranayamas explained in the Yantra Yoga book (even though it is not restricted) such as constricting the glottis, bringing the winds into the central channel, etc. should not be done at all huh.

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Postby YogaDude11 » Mon May 07, 2012 8:19 pm

Is the webcast open to anyone or do you have to be a member?

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Postby Bhusuku » Mon May 07, 2012 10:19 pm

It's open: http://www.shangshunginstitute.net/webcast/index.php

However, you're a little late, tomorrow's the last session.

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Postby Dechen Norbu » Tue May 08, 2012 12:27 am

But there will be others. Just inform yourself about the schedule.
With a little effort you can attend teachings all year round.

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Postby Bhusuku » Tue May 08, 2012 1:17 am

In fact, YogaDude, the next webcast will start next week on wednesday - and it'll be a very interesting one, if I might add, since AFAIK, Rinpoche didn't do a special retreat on the SoV in quite a long time.

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Re: Yantra Yoga - 2 DVDs set

Postby Lhug-Pa » Tue May 08, 2012 7:12 am

On second thought, the rough or indirect breathing (constricting of the glottis) should be pretty easy to get the hang of, at least as applied to the Pranayama of the preliminary Tsadul and the Pranayama of the First Series of Yantras (The Four Characteristic Conditions). So these two said Pranayamas, and The Four Profound Applications (insofar as it is explained on the non-restricted Yantra Yoga DVD's that is) of the Second Series, and maybe even the Third Series Pranayama, should be okay to apply without in-person instruction.

The Fourth Series and Fifth Series Pranayamas however, I don't think I'd try without precise instructions from a qualified instructor.


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