Why Soul Gazing is Your New Yoga Practice
Communication occurs on many levels, we know that it goes far beyond talking and listening. We’re referring to what happens when you open up the energy lines between people with the exercise known as soul gazing. It’s been known to give participants an altered state of consciousness by staring into another person’s eyes for ten minutes. Psychologists refer to this as a dissociative state brought about by the lack of sensory stimulation.
Tantrik Micro Meditation Practices: Everything is Consciousness
Join Hareesh Wallis for a 20-minute Tantrik micro meditation where you will seek to actualize the realization that everything is consciousness – and that consciousness is everything.
The Yoga of Soul of Gazing
If the word Tantra conjures up scenes of sexuality, you’re not alone. The introduction of Tantric practices in the West has inadvertently become identified with a practice that’s laced with nudity, sexuality, and occasionally, promiscuity.
The truth is, Tantra may enhance your sex life, but only by deepening your connection to your energy and your body first. Although Tantric practices are founded on the principal of intimacy, intimacy is not purely physical. It’s the act of connecting so deeply that you feel as if you are getting a glimpse into your and perhaps another’s soul.
The Tantric practice aims to expand beyond perceived limitations of yogic philosophy and the asanas. When one meditates it is the space between thoughts where one begins to find a glimpse of inner peace. As yogis, we cultivate that space until the thoughts become less and less obtrusive, and the space between them becomes vast.
The exploration of the subtle energies within the body and their connection to the universe provide the opportunity to understand the purpose of life and the principles of union in new dimensions.
Try this exercise with a partner
Come into a loose, cross-legged position (typically the larger person in Sukhasana first). Your partner then sits on your thighs and crosses their ankles behind your back. Touch your third eye centers (space between the eyebrows) as you both lengthen through your spines. Gaze lightly into each other’s eyes as you inhale and exhale through the nose. Take 5 breaths, allowing a natural synchronicity of breath, with your palms resting on the backside of your partner’s heart. Surrender to the intimate experience of both your and your partner’s heartbeat. Try this for 10 minutes.
EXPAND YOUR CAPACITY FOR INTIMACY
If you’re practicing Tantra Yoga on your own or with a partner, you’re expanding your capacity for intimacy and union. With practice, we’re able to get up close and intimate with the beliefs and behaviors that hold us back from the intimacy we desire. In addition, Tantric techniques are provided to evolve beyond these barriers so that each and every one of us may thrive and prosper.
The Legendary Saint Germain: Mystic, Ascended Master, Immortal Count?
Across the ages, a rarified collection of people loom larger than the time in which they existed. Their influence spans generations; their impact resonates long past their physical lifetime.
Count Saint Germain, also known as Comte de Saint Germain, or Saint Germain, was an enigmatic figure of the 1700s who achieved notoriety in European high society, attracting kings, playwrights, and followers. He was considered a mystic, philosopher, social influencer, and an “Ascended Master.” To some, the Count represented the second coming of Jesus Christ, and a being who defied death, being reincarnated throughout the ages.
Who was Count Saint Germain and how did he achieve a god-like status that remains today? To understand the man, one must dig deep into the many aspects of one of humankind’s most cryptic, yet influential spiritual entities.
St. Germain’s Mysterious Beginnings
Count Saint Germain’s beginnings are as enigmatic as the life he lived. Believed to have been born in 1710, many claims he was of Portuguese descent, perhaps from a Jewish family. Others tracked his birthplace to the Italian village of San Germano, which explains the name he was most commonly known as — Count Saint Germain.
He was also known by other pseudonyms, including the Marquis de Montferrat, Comte Bellamarre, Chevalier Schoening, Count Weldon, Comte Soltikoff, Graf Tzarogy, and Prince Rákóczi, son of Francis II Rákóczi of Transylvania.
What is known is that Saint Germain possessed great personal wealth and a wide-reaching knowledge which included mastery of most European languages, the arts, music composition, and virtuosity as a violinist. It has been said of his musical ability, he played as if he was an entire orchestra. Well-traveled among the aristocracy, Saint Germain, with his quick wit and intelligence, wielded great influence politically, which also caused him to be seen as a provocateur.