The White Tara is one of the 21 forms of Tara and is often given as a gift to Gurus, to wish them a long life and hence guide their disciples for longer. The lotus that she holds, represents that all the qualities of an enlightened being are present in her. With her 7 eyes, she sees reality without samsaric influence and creates compassion through love, joy, equanimity, and compassion. The White Tara is an extremely popular motif .
Lotus-Born Padmasambhava “Lotus-Born”, also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India (in the modern-day Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche “Precious Guru”. This site is dedicated to her figure. Padmasambhava is considered a manifestation of Buddha also known as Guru Rinpoche. .
Tapihritsa was an ordinary man born in a nomadic family in the country of Zhang Zhung and his main teacher was Dawa Gyaltsen. The rainbow body Tapihritsa practiced for nine years in a holy place outside Mount Kailash and achieved a high state of enlightenment known as “the rainbow body”. Tapihritsa is the axial master of the tradition called Experiential Lineage Zhang-Zhung since his figure summarizes all teachings and teachers of this lineage. He is .
Amitabha Buddha is being portrayed as Shakyamuni Buddha but usually, he is often depicted seated in meditation mudra while earth touching mudra is reserved for a seated Shakyamuni Buddha alone. In Tibetan Buddhism, Amitabha is red in color (red being the color of love, compassion, and emotional energy). He is being known to protect beings from the negative emotions of attachment his unique emblem is the lotus. He is thus associated with the attributes of the lotus: gentleness, .
To achieve painless, or “normal,” childbirth, Yoga offers exercises and postures which will foster the healthful development of secreting organs, especially those located within the waist and pelvic zones, and of the muscular and nervous systems. Health and women The Western fashion world demands that women have thin waists. Actually, a woman requires a larger waist because her liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, and colon are in the waist zone, and are proportionately larger .
In the Vedic and Upanishad periods of Yoga, total abstinence from sexual intercourse (brahmacharya), whether by action, mind or word was considered to be one of the highest virtues leading to Yoga. Yoga Practise Later exponents of Yoga, however, interpreted the injunction toward a continent life to mean that one should maintain a dispassionate attitude toward sexual matters and that there should be purity in sex. Some of the earlier Yogins stated that Yoga .
Modern man lives at the risk of self-poisoning through the foods he consumes. Body tissues are continually undergoing a change of structure, and the multitude of cells that make up the body are constantly dying off while fresh material is supplied. This fresh body-building material can come only from the food one eats. While the first Yogins placed great importance on diet, it is only in the last few years that Western scientists and .
One of the lesser known schools of Yoga which seems to be particularly well suited to our search for relaxation of mind is the Sankya Yoga, based on the sutras, or writings, of the sage Kapila. Hindus believe this Yoga philosopher was none other than the god Vishnu, the son of Brahman, in one of his earthly reincarnations. On the surface, the sutras seem to be merely a series of philosophical propositions, yet students .
Among the “secret” aspects of Yoga are the Bandhas, which may be translated roughly as breathing exercises. After the body has been prepared by thorough practice in the different asanas and clarified by the breathing exercises, the Yogi is ready for the Bandhas. These may not be attained immediately since they depend on a full state of body and mental relaxation for successful attainment. Uddiana Bandha By a very strong expiration, the lungs are .
While the great majority of the asanas have a curative or therapeutic value, there are several which are purely for the purpose of relaxation. Relaxation should not be mistaken for inertia. It is not a state of lethargy; rather, it is rest after effort or, perhaps, conscious rest after the conscious effort. One definition of relaxation is “a complete resignation of the body to the power of gravity, surrender of the mind to nature, .