Tapas into Tejas: Building Character

January 27, 2014    BY Rod Stryker

Tapas is more than heat. It’s a purification that builds strong character, willpower, and intention. When tapas is appropriately applied, it leads to tejas(radiance), which expresses itself in courage, love, and tenderness. To create tejas through tapas, you must overcome a healthy amount of resistance. Without this process, yoga would not bear fruit. (This video is an excerpt from Rod Stryker’s The Four Desires ecourse, Chapter 4, Module 1.)

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Rod Stryker
Founder of ParaYoga®, Rod Stryker is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on the ancient traditions of yoga, tantra, and meditation. Rod’s teaching weaves together his depth of understanding, experience, and ability to make the ancient teachings and practices accessible to students of all levels. Rod has trained teachers for over 25 years and leads retreats, workshops, and trainings worldwide. He lives in the mountains of Colorado with his wife and four children.