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The Tantric Method of Opening Sushumna, the Central Energy Current

Living Tantra Mini-Lecture 4

BY Pandit Rajmani Tigunait ON May 16, 2013

A main goal of tantra and of hatha yoga is to bring ida and pingala, two main energy channels, into a state of balance, or sushumna, The best way to awaken sushumna is through the practice of prana dharana, or energy concentration, at the ajna chakra (eyebrow center). The more prana is awakened at this chakra, the more accessible sushumna becomes. 

ABOUT Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, the best-selling At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and a regular contributor to Yoga International. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.

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