Yoga is the most ancient spiritual path of India
At the same time is the most revolutionary and the most difficult, as it is reserved for heroes (vira)
It represents an inner revolution where all certainties are swept away, to make room for a fundamental innocence
and for the profound exploration of the world, up to the realization of the cosmic body.
At Devipur we focus on practices which culture bliss and are supported by tantric, ayurvedic and spiritual knowledge.
We employ asana practice, active dialogues on traditional tantric topics, as well as modern communication introspection practices and more to explore our bliss, ananda.
We also understand that repetition allows us to get comfortable with new tools for living in the world.
Through the practices at Devipur you will create new prāņa/chi flows (or neural and hormonal processes, depending on your point of view) to support an expansive, celebratory life.
Tantra understands that you are the creator of your reality, more accurately, you are the absolute celebrating life as you.
Through practices like āsana (postures), prāņāyāma (using the breath to control the vital energy), bandhas (internal contractions to control the vital energy), dhyānam (meditation), nyāsa (infusing the body with the divine), etc. traditional Tantra allows us to unveil ourselves and celebrate our innate Bliss/Ānanda/Kāma.
The yoga focuses on relaxing and preparing the body so you naturally maintain heath and balance.
We yoga to culture trust with yourself, to love yourself, to play with yourself.
It is about you finding your true self and celebrating life.
MANTRA and YANTRA
Tantrism is an initiatory spiritual path and Mantra and yantra are part of the first initiation for a sadhaka.
Mantra is the vehicle of consciousness and connects with Sakti. Yantra and Mandala are the manifest form, configuration of the Sakti, while the Mantra is the link between consciousness and form. The visible form is the expression, while the Mantra is the vehicle of the expression. The world we know and perceive is materialized and formed through the Mantra, through sounds on all levels; they originate from the substratum of the consciousness of Siva.
The tantras describe the primordial sound Aum as pure vibration (spanda), without cause and source of all sounds and vibrations. They explain the origin of primordial sounds such as dhvani, nada and subtle alphabets called matrikas and their association with Siva and Shakti. The Sharada Tilaka Tantra reveals the source of all sounds as the bindu (point) which has three constituent parts, namely nada (subtle sound), bija (seed) and bindu (point). Nada has the dominance of Siva consciousness.
Kaula and Sakta tradition
The meditation technique of Tantra yoga includes purification (physical and spiritual cleansing, followed by tantric Pranayama (breathing exercises); the latter produces effects on the brain stem which controls respiratory functions, then we practice abstract thinking (the contemplation), in visualization, in the Japa Mantra.
Ancient ritual of Nyasa which means superimposing or impressing the Mantra or Bija mantra on the body.
The ritual involves the superimposition of ancient mantras that are repeated in certain predetermined parts of the body by means of a simple practice, producing a deep vibrational massage and the manifestation of motionless pleasure in the body.
The vibration of pleasure places the body in harmony with the earth and nature. The body is the other face of the soul, in contact with the macrocosm.
Prana is the vital energy that permeates the whole cosmos; it is the universal soul that materializes in the breath. Pranayama is the technique of controlling and suspending the breath which aims to concentrate and channel the prana through energy channels called nadi. By inhaling we absorb prana, exhaling we distribute it.
Bandha, literally "bond", is a postural fixing technique performed during the practice of asanas and especially of pranayama. Bandha consist of muscular contractions of certain parts of the body, with a specific action at the neuro-muscular level. One of the purposes of these fixings, always carried out both at a physiological and an energetic level, is to favor the flow of vital energy called Kundalini.
The mudra are hand postures widely used in yoga and in particular in meditation.
In Indian and Buddhist iconography it is very common to depict deities, spiritual guides, mythological figures or thinkers while making symbolic figures with their hands. Well, these emblematic gestures are mudras.
Mudras are common to Hindu and Buddhist traditions, they are used in Tantric rituals and Taoism, Indian classical dances and Tibetan Buddhism.
One of the most alchemical and powerful part of Tantra is the consecration of the Goddess.