Shakti Chalani

Shakti Chalani

Shakti Chalani Kriya is the 11th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas. Shakti means “energy” and Chalani means “to churn”. This kriya facilitates the rotation of Shakti, the feminine or Kundalini Energy within us. Shakti Chalani is a name given for yogic...
Naumukhi Mudra

Naumukhi Mudra

Naumukhi Mudra is the 10th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas This is the first of the Dharana Kriyas, focussing on concentration. I particularly enjoy this practice as a meditation just on its own. It reminds me of an incredible experience I had when my Mantra...
Shakti Chalani

Tadan Kriya

Tadan Kriya is the 9th Kriya in this series of 20 Tantric Kriyas.  This is the last of the 9 Pratyahara Kriyas. After this kriya we move into the Dharana Kriyas. Tadan means “to beat.” This kriya is very similar to Maha Vedha mudra as found on pages 122-123 in Letters...
Ambubhachi Day, June 25th

Ambubhachi Day, June 25th

On June 25th, 1959, Swami Shivananda Saraswati of Assam, in Bengal, wrote a letter to my teacher Hari about a special day. June 25th is known as Ambubachi Day. Ambubachi is a yearly gathering in Guwahati, Assam, in the Kamakhya Devi temple during monsoon season. It is...
Mantras to Welcome 2021

Mantras to Welcome 2021

Welcome 2021! This has most certainly been a year of change and adapting over and over again. I am not sure how different things will be in 2021, but in the meantime, I have continued to be inspired by many who have gracefully navigated 2020.  One inspiration came...

EMPOWERED OR OVERPOWERED

I shouldn’t be writing this article, I don’t really want to, but I need to in case it will help someone – even just one person. Over the 42 years I have been a certified yoga teacher, I have read about abuses of power from rock star yoga teachers, Swamis, and others...