Shaiva-Shakta Retreats in GOA

Regular guided tours to Shri Kali Ashram, Goa 

 

join 14 days for a 

Traditional Shaiva-Shakta 

Yoga Retreat

 

Ancient knowledge on a wholesome system of life

with

 

Tantra – Yoga – Āyurveda – Massage – Satsangs & Lectures – Puja – Kirtan – Sanskrt – Study & Community

 

In the beautiful, serene and adventurous vicinity of Southern Goa you will experience spiritual practices from a valid tradition of Kashmiri Shaivism. 

 

 

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All levels of yoga, singles, partners, friends and teenagers welcome. (Nanny service available)

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“The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately.” Plato

In this article, I would like to draw your attention to some significant findings I have gathered primarily from books and media of Dr. Fritjof Capra (Physicist), Dr. Larry Dossey (MD), Dr. Herbert Benson (MD) and Dr. Gerhard Hüther (Neurobiologist). It is scientific evidence that will hopefully inspire you to alter your perception of time to become less vulnerable to stress and therefore more balanced, healthy and less prone to dis-eases.

The irony in medicine
It is not at all a new phenomenon that Western medicine, let it be therapy, pills or surgery, is not curing diseases beyond alleviating symptoms. Many people are bond to drugs and/or face re-occurrences of certain health conditions that they do not seem to get under control.

Something has been awry in medicine. It is not curing as promised, often leading into medical dependencies and scarcely considering the root of causes, thus lacking a wholeness view onto the human system. Not only for the patients, also for many physicians this has been proven to be frustrating due to their limiting ability to treat people by the way molecular medicine has taught them.

The source issue

Our current world view originates from the fragmented perception, which was caused largely by Renee Decartes’ separation of mind/ spirit and body/ matter in the 17th century (“I think, therefore I am”). We are still captivated and practising by the concepts of an old world view based on the mechanistic perception of Cartesian-Newtonian science.

Thus, the problem within medicine is that its approach has been fragmented but its current crisis is linked to a much larger social and cultural crisis we experience predominantly in the industrial countries.

We need to implement an ecological, sustainable and holistic notion to adjust our concepts to the interdependent relations of biological, social and environmental areas.

New Millennia Cognitions

In the 20th century physics, the universe is perceived as a harmonious indivisible whole, a web of dynamic relationships that include the human observer and his consciousness in an essential way.

The conceptual revolution in modern physics foreshadows an immanent revolution in all the sciences and a profound transformation of our world view and values.

If our knowledge and understanding is not complete, we have a limited perception of our world.

Though realizing its flaws, it is hard to get out of long established thoughts constructs, patterns, behaviours and paradigms. Commonly, these conditionings are established unconsciously, trained and applied from very early onwards in life. On a larger scale, they are tied in with systems of money, power and control, making it even more difficult to change.

Luckily naturally, we are not born with restricted or harmful thinking, but with openness, curiosity and a sharing sense of bliss.

The fear of time

Many illnesses are caused, primarily or secondarily, by a misperception of time. We live with a principle that measures time in a linear way only. In order to understand its impact on our health, and to appreciate how the sense of time can be manipulated to make us healthier, we need a clear idea about the concept of time.

In our society, we have learned to hurry, to save time, to compete, to maximize our time to be productive. This sense of urgency has been indoctrinated through many years of learning and copying from our environment, lastly through the ubiquitous notion of success. We are conditioned by time, i.e. the alarm clock, the morning coffee, schedules, education and all kind of self-inflicted expectations that we build in and take into our daily routine. All day long, we get the subliminal message that “time is running out”, “please hurry”, “time is money”, “life is winding down”, “things to do before you die”.

Stress = Toxic

The sense of urgency results in a speeding of some of our body’s rhythmical functions. It translates into many physiological effects. Thus, our perception of speeding clocks and vanishing time cause our own biological clock to speed. This haste makes us prone to various dis-eases.

We live in a consumption orientated culture, where we perceive linear time as a diminishing asset, as constantly escaping. We generate conditions in our bodies that assure us of the same thing reinforcing the message of the clock: “we are running out of time”.

Many events that happen to and around us, and many things that we do ourselves, put stress on our body, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Surely, stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to react to threats and to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when we face continuous challenges without relief or relaxation. As a result, we become overworked or “burned out”, stress-related tensions and lactic acids build up in your body. Without relief stress can lead to negative reactions. This distress can lead to or exacerbate many serious health problems, including: mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and personality disorders, insomnia, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks and stroke, obesity and other eating disorders, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction i.e. impotence and premature ejaculation in men, loss of sexual desire, skin and hair problems, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and permanent hair loss, gastrointestinal problems, indigestion, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – the list goes on.

In today’s society, stress is often falsely relieved by the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, which only worsen the effects by keeping the body in stress and causing even more problems in the long run.

There is no effective drug neither surgery that can deal sustainably with the side effects of stress.

We have hurry-sickness

The perception of time affects our health by influencing the development and course of certain diseases. This is very obvious in people with “hurry sickness”. We are all affected by it, as usually our lives are essentially orientated around goals, deadlines, and objectives, to which we seem to react to in a driven style. We need to accomplish and to achieve. Our mind cannot rest. Not only do we have an inward sense of urgency, often our outward behaviour suggests the same quality.

This time syndrome is a body-mind process with effect on all mayor body systems. It is not just a conscious experience of unpleasant feelings but can be sensed on subtle layers. Our lives are so chronometrically dominated that we have become not only unaware of the cycles in nature, but also insensitive to the cycles within ourselves.

Salutary to the human spirit

While the physicists have been painfully eliminating the errors from their own models, these revisions have been totally ignored in medicine. Thus, we find ourselves with a set of guiding beliefs that are simply antiquated. It is about time “to correct the irony of modern medicine”.

We need medical models that are truly saluting the human spirit, and those that are compatible with the best of science and beyond, with spirituality.

Building resilience to stress

Just as an antibiotic drug may stop an infection or surgery may eliminate a malignancy, so our mind has the capacity to treat or even cure many of our serious physical and emotional complaints.

We can change our thought constructs, changing the way we feel and perceive ourselves and the world.

In order to convey how to become less vulnerable to stress, I am introducing you now to the ideas of Dr. Herbert Benson of enhancing our personal health through the science and genetics of Mind Body Healing.

Herbert, a leading mind body researcher, has been studying stress and the science of meditation for many decades. He published his groundbreaking book “The Relaxation Response” in 1976 where he documented the incredible positive benefits of inducing what he calls “The Relaxation Response.” His 2011 published book, “The Relaxation Revolution”, goes into detail on how mind-body practices can significantly impact our levels of health and well-being.

Fight-or-Flight vs Relaxation Response

Herbert proves that the mind affects the body by the simple act of thinking a certain way. He relates his findings to an inborn capacity, which he terms the “relaxation response”.

Opposite to the stress response exists this relaxation response, which is characterized by: decreased metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing; a decrease or “calming” in brain activity; an increase in attention and decision-making functions of the brain; and changes in gene activity that are the opposite of those associated with stress.

Evoking the Relaxation Response

In order to trigger the relaxation response, we can use any meditative, relaxation and prayer-based technique, including repeating a mantra, different types of meditation and yoga, breath focus and repetitive prayer. All techniques yield the same gene expression. Our minds and bodies, all the way down to the genetic level, are built to experience a common relaxation response state, regardless of the technique used to elicit it. The key factor is: consistency in training to change our train of everyday thinking!

Yes you can – change your gene activity

Every human system contains ca. 54,000 genes. Scientists can map these out and see whether each gene is expressing itself positively/healthfully or negatively/unhealthfully. Herbert and his team of researchers wanted to see if mind-body practices influence our genetics. They ran a study and discovered that mind body practices do, in fact, influence the expression of our genes. In their study, 2,209 genes were expressed differently and more healthfully.

If the relaxation response can alter our genetic activity, we do not have to be compliant to a diagnosis, as we can re-program our thoughts and integrate a wholesome view of life, a sense of unity.

Help (to be) yourself to help others

The most profound and sustainable way to help other people is not by healing them in some way but by helping them to create a balanced life, in body and spirit. We have to move out of the obsolete reductionist model, and to bring another feature, that teaches how to counter the harmful effects of stress and subsequent drug abuse. We are moving beyond the belief and fallacy that only pills and surgery can work.

The space-time view of health and disease tells us that a vital part of the goal of therapists is to guide the sick person towards a re-ordering of his world view. We can help him realize that he is a process in space-time, not an isolated entity who is fragmented from the world.

“To the extent that we accomplish this task we are healers”.

If you are interested, please contact me for further information and book references.

info@shrikali.eu“The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately.” Plato

In this article, I would like to draw your attention to some significant findings I have gathered primarily from books and media of Dr. Fritjof Capra (Physicist), Dr. Larry Dossey (MD), Dr. Herbert Benson (MD) and Dr. Gerhard Hüther (Neurobiologist). It is scientific evidence that will hopefully inspire you to alter your perception of time to become less vulnerable to stress and therefore more balanced, healthy and less prone to dis-eases.

The irony in medicine
It is not at all a new phenomenon that Western medicine, let it be therapy, pills or surgery, is not curing diseases beyond alleviating symptoms. Many people are bond to drugs and/or face re-occurrences of certain health conditions that they do not seem to get under control.

Something has been awry in medicine. It is not curing as promised, often leading into medical dependencies and scarcely considering the root of causes, thus lacking a wholeness view onto the human system. Not only for the patients, also for many physicians this has been proven to be frustrating due to their limiting ability to treat people by the way molecular medicine has taught them.

The source issue

Our current world view originates from the fragmented perception, which was caused largely by Renee Decartes’ separation of mind/ spirit and body/ matter in the 17th century (“I think, therefore I am”). We are still captivated and practising by the concepts of an old world view based on the mechanistic perception of Cartesian-Newtonian science.

Thus, the problem within medicine is that its approach has been fragmented but its current crisis is linked to a much larger social and cultural crisis we experience predominantly in the industrial countries.

We need to implement an ecological, sustainable and holistic notion to adjust our concepts to the interdependent relations of biological, social and environmental areas.

New Millennia Cognitions

In the 20th century physics, the universe is perceived as a harmonious indivisible whole, a web of dynamic relationships that include the human observer and his consciousness in an essential way.

The conceptual revolution in modern physics foreshadows an immanent revolution in all the sciences and a profound transformation of our world view and values.

If our knowledge and understanding is not complete, we have a limited perception of our world.

Though realizing its flaws, it is hard to get out of long established thoughts constructs, patterns, behaviours and paradigms. Commonly, these conditionings are established unconsciously, trained and applied from very early onwards in life. On a larger scale, they are tied in with systems of money, power and control, making it even more difficult to change.

Luckily naturally, we are not born with restricted or harmful thinking, but with openness, curiosity and a sharing sense of bliss.

The fear of time

Many illnesses are caused, primarily or secondarily, by a misperception of time. We live with a principle that measures time in a linear way only. In order to understand its impact on our health, and to appreciate how the sense of time can be manipulated to make us healthier, we need a clear idea about the concept of time.

In our society, we have learned to hurry, to save time, to compete, to maximize our time to be productive. This sense of urgency has been indoctrinated through many years of learning and copying from our environment, lastly through the ubiquitous notion of success. We are conditioned by time, i.e. the alarm clock, the morning coffee, schedules, education and all kind of self-inflicted expectations that we build in and take into our daily routine. All day long, we get the subliminal message that “time is running out”, “please hurry”, “time is money”, “life is winding down”, “things to do before you die”.

Stress = Toxic

The sense of urgency results in a speeding of some of our body’s rhythmical functions. It translates into many physiological effects. Thus, our perception of speeding clocks and vanishing time cause our own biological clock to speed. This haste makes us prone to various dis-eases.

We live in a consumption orientated culture, where we perceive linear time as a diminishing asset, as constantly escaping. We generate conditions in our bodies that assure us of the same thing reinforcing the message of the clock: “we are running out of time”.

Many events that happen to and around us, and many things that we do ourselves, put stress on our body, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Surely, stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to react to threats and to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when we face continuous challenges without relief or relaxation. As a result, we become overworked or “burned out”, stress-related tensions and lactic acids build up in your body. Without relief stress can lead to negative reactions. This distress can lead to or exacerbate many serious health problems, including: mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and personality disorders, insomnia, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks and stroke, obesity and other eating disorders, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction i.e. impotence and premature ejaculation in men, loss of sexual desire, skin and hair problems, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and permanent hair loss, gastrointestinal problems, indigestion, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – the list goes on.

In today’s society, stress is often falsely relieved by the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, which only worsen the effects by keeping the body in stress and causing even more problems in the long run.

There is no effective drug neither surgery that can deal sustainably with the side effects of stress.

We have hurry-sickness

The perception of time affects our health by influencing the development and course of certain diseases. This is very obvious in people with “hurry sickness”. We are all affected by it, as usually our lives are essentially orientated around goals, deadlines, and objectives, to which we seem to react to in a driven style. We need to accomplish and to achieve. Our mind cannot rest. Not only do we have an inward sense of urgency, often our outward behaviour suggests the same quality.

This time syndrome is a body-mind process with effect on all mayor body systems. It is not just a conscious experience of unpleasant feelings but can be sensed on subtle layers. Our lives are so chronometrically dominated that we have become not only unaware of the cycles in nature, but also insensitive to the cycles within ourselves.

Salutary to the human spirit

While the physicists have been painfully eliminating the errors from their own models, these revisions have been totally ignored in medicine. Thus, we find ourselves with a set of guiding beliefs that are simply antiquated. It is about time “to correct the irony of modern medicine”.

We need medical models that are truly saluting the human spirit, and those that are compatible with the best of science and beyond, with spirituality.

Building resilience to stress

Just as an antibiotic drug may stop an infection or surgery may eliminate a malignancy, so our mind has the capacity to treat or even cure many of our serious physical and emotional complaints.

We can change our thought constructs, changing the way we feel and perceive ourselves and the world.

In order to convey how to become less vulnerable to stress, I am introducing you now to the ideas of Dr. Herbert Benson of enhancing our personal health through the science and genetics of Mind Body Healing.

Herbert, a leading mind body researcher, has been studying stress and the science of meditation for many decades. He published his groundbreaking book “The Relaxation Response” in 1976 where he documented the incredible positive benefits of inducing what he calls “The Relaxation Response.” His 2011 published book, “The Relaxation Revolution”, goes into detail on how mind-body practices can significantly impact our levels of health and well-being.

Fight-or-Flight vs Relaxation Response

Herbert proves that the mind affects the body by the simple act of thinking a certain way. He relates his findings to an inborn capacity, which he terms the “relaxation response”.

Opposite to the stress response exists this relaxation response, which is characterized by: decreased metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing; a decrease or “calming” in brain activity; an increase in attention and decision-making functions of the brain; and changes in gene activity that are the opposite of those associated with stress.

Evoking the Relaxation Response

In order to trigger the relaxation response, we can use any meditative, relaxation and prayer-based technique, including repeating a mantra, different types of meditation and yoga, breath focus and repetitive prayer. All techniques yield the same gene expression. Our minds and bodies, all the way down to the genetic level, are built to experience a common relaxation response state, regardless of the technique used to elicit it. The key factor is: consistency in training to change our train of everyday thinking!

Yes you can – change your gene activity

Every human system contains ca. 54,000 genes. Scientists can map these out and see whether each gene is expressing itself positively/healthfully or negatively/unhealthfully. Herbert and his team of researchers wanted to see if mind-body practices influence our genetics. They ran a study and discovered that mind body practices do, in fact, influence the expression of our genes. In their study, 2,209 genes were expressed differently and more healthfully.

If the relaxation response can alter our genetic activity, we do not have to be compliant to a diagnosis, as we can re-program our thoughts and integrate a wholesome view of life, a sense of unity.

Help (to be) yourself to help others

The most profound and sustainable way to help other people is not by healing them in some way but by helping them to create a balanced life, in body and spirit. We have to move out of the obsolete reductionist model, and to bring another feature, that teaches how to counter the harmful effects of stress and subsequent drug abuse. We are moving beyond the belief and fallacy that only pills and surgery can work.

The space-time view of health and disease tells us that a vital part of the goal of therapists is to guide the sick person towards a re-ordering of his world view. We can help him realize that he is a process in space-time, not an isolated entity who is fragmented from the world.

“To the extent that we accomplish this task we are healers”.

If you are interested, please contact me for further information and book references.

info@shrikali.eu“The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and the body are one and should not be treated separately.” Plato

In this article, I would like to draw your attention to some significant findings I have gathered primarily from books and media of Dr. Fritjof Capra (Physicist), Dr. Larry Dossey (MD), Dr. Herbert Benson (MD) and Dr. Gerhard Hüther (Neurobiologist). It is scientific evidence that will hopefully inspire you to alter your perception of time to become less vulnerable to stress and therefore more balanced, healthy and less prone to dis-eases.

The irony in medicine
It is not at all a new phenomenon that Western medicine, let it be therapy, pills or surgery, is not curing diseases beyond alleviating symptoms. Many people are bond to drugs and/or face re-occurrences of certain health conditions that they do not seem to get under control.

Something has been awry in medicine. It is not curing as promised, often leading into medical dependencies and scarcely considering the root of causes, thus lacking a wholeness view onto the human system. Not only for the patients, also for many physicians this has been proven to be frustrating due to their limiting ability to treat people by the way molecular medicine has taught them.

The source issue

Our current world view originates from the fragmented perception, which was caused largely by Renee Decartes’ separation of mind/ spirit and body/ matter in the 17th century (“I think, therefore I am”). We are still captivated and practising by the concepts of an old world view based on the mechanistic perception of Cartesian-Newtonian science.

Thus, the problem within medicine is that its approach has been fragmented but its current crisis is linked to a much larger social and cultural crisis we experience predominantly in the industrial countries.

We need to implement an ecological, sustainable and holistic notion to adjust our concepts to the interdependent relations of biological, social and environmental areas.

New Millennia Cognitions

In the 20th century physics, the universe is perceived as a harmonious indivisible whole, a web of dynamic relationships that include the human observer and his consciousness in an essential way.

The conceptual revolution in modern physics foreshadows an immanent revolution in all the sciences and a profound transformation of our world view and values.

If our knowledge and understanding is not complete, we have a limited perception of our world.

Though realizing its flaws, it is hard to get out of long established thoughts constructs, patterns, behaviours and paradigms. Commonly, these conditionings are established unconsciously, trained and applied from very early onwards in life. On a larger scale, they are tied in with systems of money, power and control, making it even more difficult to change.

Luckily naturally, we are not born with restricted or harmful thinking, but with openness, curiosity and a sharing sense of bliss.

The fear of time

Many illnesses are caused, primarily or secondarily, by a misperception of time. We live with a principle that measures time in a linear way only. In order to understand its impact on our health, and to appreciate how the sense of time can be manipulated to make us healthier, we need a clear idea about the concept of time.

In our society, we have learned to hurry, to save time, to compete, to maximize our time to be productive. This sense of urgency has been indoctrinated through many years of learning and copying from our environment, lastly through the ubiquitous notion of success. We are conditioned by time, i.e. the alarm clock, the morning coffee, schedules, education and all kind of self-inflicted expectations that we build in and take into our daily routine. All day long, we get the subliminal message that “time is running out”, “please hurry”, “time is money”, “life is winding down”, “things to do before you die”.

Stress = Toxic

The sense of urgency results in a speeding of some of our body’s rhythmical functions. It translates into many physiological effects. Thus, our perception of speeding clocks and vanishing time cause our own biological clock to speed. This haste makes us prone to various dis-eases.

We live in a consumption orientated culture, where we perceive linear time as a diminishing asset, as constantly escaping. We generate conditions in our bodies that assure us of the same thing reinforcing the message of the clock: “we are running out of time”.

Many events that happen to and around us, and many things that we do ourselves, put stress on our body, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Surely, stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to react to threats and to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when we face continuous challenges without relief or relaxation. As a result, we become overworked or “burned out”, stress-related tensions and lactic acids build up in your body. Without relief stress can lead to negative reactions. This distress can lead to or exacerbate many serious health problems, including: mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety and personality disorders, insomnia, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks and stroke, obesity and other eating disorders, menstrual problems, sexual dysfunction i.e. impotence and premature ejaculation in men, loss of sexual desire, skin and hair problems, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and permanent hair loss, gastrointestinal problems, indigestion, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – the list goes on.

In today’s society, stress is often falsely relieved by the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, which only worsen the effects by keeping the body in stress and causing even more problems in the long run.

There is no effective drug neither surgery that can deal sustainably with the side effects of stress.

We have hurry-sickness

The perception of time affects our health by influencing the development and course of certain diseases. This is very obvious in people with “hurry sickness”. We are all affected by it, as usually our lives are essentially orientated around goals, deadlines, and objectives, to which we seem to react to in a driven style. We need to accomplish and to achieve. Our mind cannot rest. Not only do we have an inward sense of urgency, often our outward behaviour suggests the same quality.

This time syndrome is a body-mind process with effect on all mayor body systems. It is not just a conscious experience of unpleasant feelings but can be sensed on subtle layers. Our lives are so chronometrically dominated that we have become not only unaware of the cycles in nature, but also insensitive to the cycles within ourselves.

Salutary to the human spirit

While the physicists have been painfully eliminating the errors from their own models, these revisions have been totally ignored in medicine. Thus, we find ourselves with a set of guiding beliefs that are simply antiquated. It is about time “to correct the irony of modern medicine”.

We need medical models that are truly saluting the human spirit, and those that are compatible with the best of science and beyond, with spirituality.

Building resilience to stress

Just as an antibiotic drug may stop an infection or surgery may eliminate a malignancy, so our mind has the capacity to treat or even cure many of our serious physical and emotional complaints.

We can change our thought constructs, changing the way we feel and perceive ourselves and the world.

In order to convey how to become less vulnerable to stress, I am introducing you now to the ideas of Dr. Herbert Benson of enhancing our personal health through the science and genetics of Mind Body Healing.

Herbert, a leading mind body researcher, has been studying stress and the science of meditation for many decades. He published his groundbreaking book “The Relaxation Response” in 1976 where he documented the incredible positive benefits of inducing what he calls “The Relaxation Response.” His 2011 published book, “The Relaxation Revolution”, goes into detail on how mind-body practices can significantly impact our levels of health and well-being.

Fight-or-Flight vs Relaxation Response

Herbert proves that the mind affects the body by the simple act of thinking a certain way. He relates his findings to an inborn capacity, which he terms the “relaxation response”.

Opposite to the stress response exists this relaxation response, which is characterized by: decreased metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing; a decrease or “calming” in brain activity; an increase in attention and decision-making functions of the brain; and changes in gene activity that are the opposite of those associated with stress.

Evoking the Relaxation Response

In order to trigger the relaxation response, we can use any meditative, relaxation and prayer-based technique, including repeating a mantra, different types of meditation and yoga, breath focus and repetitive prayer. All techniques yield the same gene expression. Our minds and bodies, all the way down to the genetic level, are built to experience a common relaxation response state, regardless of the technique used to elicit it. The key factor is: consistency in training to change our train of everyday thinking!

Yes you can – change your gene activity

Every human system contains ca. 54,000 genes. Scientists can map these out and see whether each gene is expressing itself positively/healthfully or negatively/unhealthfully. Herbert and his team of researchers wanted to see if mind-body practices influence our genetics. They ran a study and discovered that mind body practices do, in fact, influence the expression of our genes. In their study, 2,209 genes were expressed differently and more healthfully.

If the relaxation response can alter our genetic activity, we do not have to be compliant to a diagnosis, as we can re-program our thoughts and integrate a wholesome view of life, a sense of unity.

Help (to be) yourself to help others

The most profound and sustainable way to help other people is not by healing them in some way but by helping them to create a balanced life, in body and spirit. We have to move out of the obsolete reductionist model, and to bring another feature, that teaches how to counter the harmful effects of stress and subsequent drug abuse. We are moving beyond the belief and fallacy that only pills and surgery can work.

The space-time view of health and disease tells us that a vital part of the goal of therapists is to guide the sick person towards a re-ordering of his world view. We can help him realize that he is a process in space-time, not an isolated entity who is fragmented from the world.

“To the extent that we accomplish this task we are healers”.

If you are interested, please contact me for further information and book references.

info@shrikali.eu

What is “TriDosha Balancing”?Was ist “TriDosha Balancierung”?“TriDosha Dengeleme” nedir?

The TriDosha Balancing Asana Series is an integrative practice of the Traditional Tantra Yoga system taught at Shri Kali Ashram in Goa, India. The asanas are gentle, yet firm and challenging, leading one to a practice beyond competition and physical appearance but into a meditative experience of one’s True Self. Kaula (Tantra) Yoga teaches subconscious relaxation. With regular practice you integrate this serenity into all day life and subsequently transcend to a wholesome perspective of yourself and your environment. As you develop a spiritual identity, you flow towards a loved fulfilled life and absolute personal freedom.

Ayurvedische Ganzheitlichkeit
“TriDosha Balancierung”
Yoga & Meditation
“In Ayurveda, der “Wissenschaft vom Leben”, wird die Gesundheit des Menschen anhand seiner “Dosha” Konstitution gemessen und behandelt. Die 5 Elemente, Äther, Luft, Feuer, Wasser und Erde, manifestieren sich im menschlichen Körper als 3 Grundprinzipien, den Tridosha. Diese werden als Vatta, Pitta und Kapha bezeichnet. Alle biologischen, psychologischen und physio-pathologischen Funktionen des Körpers, Verstandes und Bewusstseins werden von den Tridoshas bestimmt. Die meisten Krankheiten sind auf ein Ungleichgewicht der Tridoshas zurückzuführen.
Ein ausgeglichenes Verhältnis der Tridoshas ist demnach notwendig, um ein ganzheitlich gesundes, glückliches und langes Leben zu geniessen. Dabei ist traditionelles Yoga wichtiger Bestandteil, um auf natürliche und präventive Weise dieses Gleichgewicht eigens wieder herzustellen bzw. aufrecht zu erhalten. Yoga führt zum Ursprung natürlicher Gelassenheit und hat somit auch heilende Wirkung. Regelmässige Praxis balanciert sowohl den Hormonhaushalt (z.B. PMS, Wechseljahre etc.) als auch die Stoffwechsel und schützt vor diversen Anfälligkeiten, insbesondere vor Stress und stressbezogenen Symptomen, u.a. Bluthochdruck, Diabetes, Asthma, Übergewicht, oder auch depressiven Verstimmungen, aber auch vor anderen psychologisch bedingten Krankheiten.

“TriDosha Dengeleme Āsanas serileri” – geleneksel bütünçül
Tüm Vücut Meditasyonunu Deneyimle
tüm benliğini dengele
özbenliğini ortaya çikar
severek yaşa
TriDosha Āsanas – kendini bütünüyle rahatlatmayi öğrenirsin ve  asanalar yoluyla tüm vücut meditasyonuna akarsin.
Kaula (Tantra) Yoga bilincaltini rahatlatmayi öğretir. Asanalar kişinin kendi esnekliğine göre nazikce calişilir. Düzenli pratiklerle bu huzuru günlük yaşaminiza katabilir ve devaminda kendinize ve cevrenize dair bütünsel bir perspektif gelistirebilirsiniz. Kendi manevi kimliğinizi gelistirdikce sevgi dolu ve kişisel özgurluğun olduğu bir yaşama akarsiniz.
Hindistan Goa Shri Kali Ashramda kidemli öğrenci olan ve geleneksel Kaula Tantra Yoganin deneyimli öğretmeni Ayşe deneyimini bilgisini ve pratiğini sizinle paylaşiyor.
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“TARİFİ MÜMKÜN OLMAYANIN tarifi
Bana derslerimiz hakkında değerlendirme yazar mısın? diye sorduğunda içimden ne kadar zor bir şeye evet dediğimin farkındaydım; deneyimsel soyut bir şeyleri somut kelimelerle ifade etmeye çalışacaktım ki Tantra Yoga gevşemeyi ve BİR liği hücrelerinize öğrettiğiniz, üç saatlik masal gibi bir çalışma sonunda gökyüzünde akışa geçtiğiniz bir şey.. Kendi kendine yegane olan bir şeyi kıyaslama yapma imkanı olmadan anlatabilmek imkansıza yakın bir şey daha önce iki yıla yakın yoga çalıştım, ilk yoga dersimde yaşadığım huzur ve dinginlikten sonra daha ötesi olabilir mi diyordum ? Ayse Yufkayürek’le yaptığımız Tantra Yoga çalışmalarından sonra her seferinde aynı soruyu sormaktayım daha ötesi nedir ? var mıdır? Anlatılması her denenmesinde kıfayetsiz kalacak bu deneyimi herkesin kendince yaşamasının en iyisi olacağını ifade ederek, YÜREĞİ hakiki manada YUFKA olan hocama kelimelere sığmayacak şükranlarımı sunarak bu güne kadar bilebildiğim edinmiş olduğum yaşam deneyimlerinin ZİRVE sini bana yaşattığı için teşekkürü borç bilirim.”
Faruk AYDIN, July 2014

“A wholesome approach to life Ayse’s education in Yoga and Tantric philosophy in India has provided her with a worldview as well as a set of values that proved immensely helpful in her goal to become a well balanced and satisfied person, that is able to love herself and others and which sees herself as being part of one wholeness. The principles that guide her in her everyday approach to life are honest, natural and sustainable in nature.
I can say all these things about her because I experienced them during a time when I was in grave need of getting in touch with my feelings and the belief in and understanding of “love”. Ayse was there for me during this time, which doesn’t mean that she always told me what I wanted to hear. She told me what she thought was right based on her principles and values, and which ultimately proved so valuable to me.”
Faik, July 2014

“The workshop awakened lots in me like a challenging side I won’t yield to the obstacles, I can concentrate more and I feel like there is a clarity in my thoughts and feelings and soul as well. I was doing meditation but now I can even benefit more from it and get into that concentrated state easily. I also feel more strong. Thank you for all of this. I really feel that what we experienced there is our reality.”
Tugce, June 2013

 
“Namaste! First of all, I have to admit that taking yoga classes really changed my life from deep inside. I have attended different yoga classes of different types. One of them was Tantra Yoga that I took from Ayse. As being different from other types of yoga, Tantra Yoga created different feelings within me. It helped me to change my perspective of my body while increasing my awareness. Flowing to Savasana after every asana, I can say that improved my awareness of True Self. Ayse’s relaxing tone and guidance was a very important factor for me to be relaxed and peaceful all along the class :)
If you are also seeking a way to increase your awareness, maybe Tantra Yoga will lead the way for you, too. Among different methods that can be used to reach the “One”, Tantra Yoga has a different place in my heart. Needless to say that I have faith that everybody will find their own path somehow. With all my love.
Namaste!”
Hatice, June 2013
 
 

“Namaste! Her şeyden önce şunu itiraf etmeliyim ki, yogaya başlamak gerçekten hayatımı derinden etkileyen bir süreç oldu. Değişik yoga türlerini içeren derslere katıldım. Bu derslerden biri de Ayşe’den aldığım Tantra Yoga dersi oldu. Diğer yoga türlerinden farklı olarak Tantra Yoga, bende çok değişik hisler uyandırdı. Bedenime daha farklı bir gözle bakmamı sağlayıp farkındalığımı arttırdı. Asanalar sonrasında Şavasana’ya dönüşler, gerçek benlik farkındalığımı geliştirdi diyebilirim. Ayşe’nin rahatlatıcı ses tonu ve yönlendirmeleri, tüm ders boyunca rahat ve dingin olmamı sağlayan çok önemli bir etkendi benim için :)
Eğer siz de farkındalığınızı arttırmanın yollarını arıyorsanız, belki size de bunun yolunu Tantra Yoga açabilir. “Bir” olma yolunda uygulanabilecek farklı yöntemler arasında Tantra Yoga’nın yeri benim için gerçekten çok ayrı. Elbette herkesin kendi yolunu bir şekilde bulacağına inancım tam. Sevgilerimle. Namaste!”
Hatice, June 2013

 
 
“Hayatımda ilk defa yoga yapmaya başladım. İki aydan beri. Bana bukadar güzel bir şey olduğunu
Kimse söylememişti. Ama ben şimdi herkese teçrubelerime dayanarak söylüyorum. Sıhatli mutlu bir yaşamın parcası. İnsanı hareketli yapan ımunitesini arttıran, metabolizmasını hızlandıran vede huzura kavuşturan bir yaşam biçimini size öyreten en vaz geçilmez bir terabi seceneyi. Bu imkanı bana veren ayşeye sonsuz minnettarım.”
Elmaz, July 2013
 

Ayurvedic Therapy MassageAyurvedisches “Fuss Auflegen”

Ayurvedic Walking Massage Having always been a fan of firm and deep tissue massages, this Ayurvedic whole body massage, which I learned while studying Yoga and Tantra in India, has been my favorite of all kinds. People of various cultures all throughout the world practice a similar kind of massage. It is truly a unique, relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Feet and hands are used to apply controlled pressure and strokes on accupressure points throughout your body. These noticeable points and their effectiveness is that they work by stimulating the nadi system (energy channels) to bring immediate relief by rebalancing your prana (whole energy flow). This stimulation enhances circulation and flexibility, keeping your body supple and strong. The body’s toxin’s and lymphatic waste is massaged away, which helps to maintain elasticity of fiber muscles.

For Yogis, a good routine of massage is important to maintain this suppleness of the body in order to proceed in yoga asanas.

Of course, massage is also most supportive in maintaining a positive mood and healthy vitality. If you are physically or mentally stressed, you cannot naturally relax. Massage gives you an immediate release from stress. Though to prolong this relaxation and prevent physical and mental tensions to build up in the first place, you must practice and integrate yoga.

Having always been a fan of firm and deep tissue massages, this Ayurvedic whole body massage, which I learned while studying Yoga and Tantra in India, has been my favorite of all kinds. There are not many people who master this ancient technique outside Shri Kali Ashram. It is truly a unique, relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Feet and hands are used to apply controlled pressure and strokes on accupressure points throughout your body. These noticeable points and their effectiveness is that they work by stimulating the nadi system (energy channels) to bring immediate relief by rebalancing your prana (whole energy flow). This stimulation enhances circulation and flexibility, keeping your body supple and strong. The body’s toxin’s and lymphatic waste is massaged away, which helps to maintain elasticity of fiber muscles. For Yogis, a good routine of massage is important to maintain this suppleness of the body in order to proceed in yoga asanas. Of course, massage is also most supportive in maintaining a positive mood and healthy vitality. If you are physically or mentally stressed, you cannot naturally relax. Massage gives you an immediate release from stress. Though to prolong this relaxation and prevent physical and mental tensions to build up in the first place, you must practice and integrate yoga.