29 | HAYAGRIVA JAYANTI | 22.8. * This is the annual festival of the Horse. Hayagriva is the horse god of the twilight wisdom twixt shadow and light.

HAYAGRIVA JAYANTI

AN INITIATION INTO THE TANTRIC PATH OF YOGA
ROOTED IN THE SHAMANIC WISDOM OF INDIA

22 AUGUST | Full Moon

Part 5 of a 5 Part Series

20:oo – 23:oo CET | 19:oo – 22:oo GMT
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The final installment of the 5 element series of Panchabhoot brings us the annual Fire festival of the Horse God Hayagriva. Hayagriva is the horse god of the wisdom of shadow and light. The element here is Fire, and deals with the solar plexus chakra and its opposite at the third eye.

The solar plexus is the chakra of the burning fire of Agni and its opposite at the third eye is the Ajna chakra that creates Soma elixir by the cooling fire known as Tejas. The story of Hayagriva tells of 2 horses, both of which were called Hayagriva. One was the burning black horse that for Tantrics represents the solar plexus. The other horse was a silver colored lunar horse that represents the third eye Chakra.

In Tantric subtle anatomy, the opposite of the solar plexus chakra is the third eye. The solar plexus is the colour vibration of yellow in the colour spectrum and the opposite colour of Indigo rules the third eye. The third eye reflects the shadows of the sun ruled solar plexus – by working with the fires of the sun chakra we affect the third eye.

The solar plexus is connected to the destructive fire of Agni and the Third eye is connected to the cool fire of Tejas. A balance between the two fires is important in both physical and psychic balance. This balance between the cooling and heating fires is what the Annual Jayanti day of Hayagriva represents. The ritual of balancing fire is what we shall look into on this night. This is reflected in the fantastical story of the Two Hayagriva horses (see blog). We see that one of the Hayagriva horses was possessed of the destructive raging solar-plexus fires of unconsciousness and the other Hayagriva horse came to balance this burning rage by adding the cooling lunar consciousness to the mix. Together the two Hayagriva horses represent the balance between the fires of creation and destruction.

We will give focus to the chakras of the solar plexus and its opposite at the third eye. In this ritual we will practice the mantras that cool fire. The practice of such sound formulas can offer a profoundly cooling remedy to the fires that rage in our body and spirit. We will be practicing the horse breath pranayama techniques – it is perhaps of note to mention that the horse is a creature that can travel at great speed without becoming short of breath – it is an unparalleled creature that channels breath into the fire of action.

The Chorrah Chalanas are the galloping and trotting moves of a horse that will also be ritualistically practiced upon this ritual night in the horsey quest of finding our balanced power. May all creatures live in the power of Love.

REST OF SERIES

Part 1 | 15 February | GANESH JAYANTI Elephant Power & Earth Eleent
Part 2 | 20 February | KHODIYAR MAACrocodile Power & Water Element
Part 3 | 27 April | HANUMAN JAYANTI – Monkey Power & Air Element
Part 4 | 13 August | NAAGA PANCHAMI Snake Power & Akashic Element

 

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Ancient & sacred

On these healing circles you will practice a form of Yoga that is rarely available and accessible even in India today. You will take part in a sacred Yogic tradition that roots itself in India’s native shamanic wisdom & Tantric lineage handed down orally between generations of Yogis, Babas, Sadhus and Fakirs.
You will be exposed to the old tantric ways of seeking profound healing and spiritual awakening, including practicing in darkly-lit spaces to quieten the mind and awaken the senses to the body’s subtle energy currents, holding simple postures for long periods of time, and engaging in powerful breath-work to open-up the body and take the mind into altered states of consciousness.

GENTLE

The practice draws on postures seldom used in modern styles of yoga, ancient sequences that honour the mother and the divine feminine, gently opening-up the body to its highest levels of flexibility through minimal effort.
Integral to this experience will be the exploration of sound-currents present in the body (Nada Yoga) – perhaps one of Yoga’s greatest secrets and one of the most powerful vehicles through which the karmic patterns stored in the chakras can be accessed and released in pursuit of profound healing.

 

UNIQUE

Unique to this tradition is its simultaneous employment of Asanas (postures), aerobic & anaerobic Pranayam (breathwork), Mudras (gestures), and Mantras (sacred sounds).
The synergy created by the employment of these various yogic tools will lead you into altered states of consciousness and dream-like experiences aimed at facilitating a greater openness to inward journeying and an easier access to your subconscious.

UNBOUND

Because we are going to play with shamanic yogic traditions, the practice will take place outside of clearly time constraints. Generally, the practice will last about 6 hours, but if the group is ready to practice longer we might carry well into the night.

INCLUSIVE

The Circle is open to those interested in the healing path.
Tantra and Yoga practitioners, and those seeking healing, practitioners of the mystic arts. Both advanced and beginners will find a place in this circle.
If you have had or are having psychosis please get in touch directly with us as this is important to know about in this work. The same goes for those with strong mobility issues. Drug and alcohol users also need to inform us of their condition. Thank you.

 

 

The practice usually takes place in the dark or darkly-lit spaces.