Yoga has gone downhill and this is how I changed it!

Yoga has gone downhill and this is how I changed it!

To understand this Yoga, we first have to understand three things:

1. Laya लय Rhythm (also dissolution)

This teaching of Laya Yoga to a student is based on a rhythm, which is an essential aspect of the tantric sadhanas, which distinguishes it from how Yoga is taught today. In the tantric Laya yoga tradition, the rhythm of teaching is fundamental. And this rhythm has to come from the teacher. This is another way of teaching the tradition, to follow the rhythm of the preceptor. In this tradition, initiation into a guru mandala by mantra is not necessary. All comes by time, by spending time doing practice with the preceptor. This is how liberation happens, slowly and over time. Creating profound connections with others takes time. We need to think of Yoga as if it were a human with whom we are trying to form a friendship or some form of a profound connection. The preceptor is the bridge between this new friend Yoga and us, he guides us in the search for rhythm, first by making us follow his rhythm, for us to be able to float in our rhythm eventually.

2. The Mahavidya concept — The first feminist science fiction story

The Mahavidya goddesses represent the ten different aspects of reality and the ten cosmic powers of nature. The Mahavidya religious system is a fascinating concept to study not just intellectually but also through yogic practice. It is arguably one of the first superhero stories and as compelling as any Marvel hero story. The main character is all strong and implacable women. Three of them even walk around with bare breasts. Zuckerberg would be pissed.

So the Yoga of The Andhakaara Method, which I present here, is meant to be a journey into the essence of all religious codes, a journey into understanding all the religions or spiritual practices of the past and present.

The world religions were created in another time and for other purposes. The religions of the book have become so misunderstood, and their original meaning is lost today. Religion has, to a large extent, been the cause of hate, death, and destruction to the world. So what do we do in this course we go back to the beginning of time when everything was created.

I wanted to create a virtual reality for the mind where someone could experience the essence of religion and religious worship with the possibility to go beyond an institutionalized faith. I want to make you reconnect with spirituality at its core. As when in the dawn of mankind we stared into a lake and we saw our own image and realized for the first time: I am. Briefness, aliveness, rawness. Sophistication nonetheless.

I conceptualized the online course to be a complex and sophisticated journey. In an Inceptionesque (inspired by Christopher Nolan ) way in this 365 day course, the student will move from his present reality -or dream of consciousness — to different forms of existence without even being aware of it. He/she/they will dive deeper and deeper into different dreams or matrixes of reality, which will result in the ultimate transformation of their existence.

3. Ahamakar अहङ्कार self-consciousness

The “I” was born. A Blessing or a Curse? This knowledge of the self, led humankind to worship nature as a separate entity. This knowledge of the self is what we call dualism in spirituality. Adam & Eva were expelled from the paradise of oneness. We all know the mythological stories of the major religions. There is an inner urge in us to become one again with the world. So how do we deal with this inner urge in the 21st century — speaking for those of us who have this longing — to return to the source — to return to oneness?

You might go to India. As a spiritual being, you will probably visit a meditation ashram and hope to encounter a guru there — hopefully a genuinely spiritual one. You can with a guru learn a great many things. While it can be enjoyable and for some lucky few life-changing as well, Yoga in most virtual and physical spaces begins to feel shallow sooner or later. I want to bring you back to its origin, its sent, its texture, its truth.

The Andhakaara Method is not an ashram but a Shangri-La where there is no traditional guru. It is a study course in spiritual technologies that no guru could teach you. A guru cannot explain complicated things to each of his students. That is why many gurus for example in the Tantric Kriya Yoga tradition only have very few disciples. It is difficult to transmit intricate spiritual knowledge to many very different people. If you teach too many people, you have to water the teachings down. There is no exception to it. I have sought another way to share my knowledge many without compromising what is taught.

So how can the Andhakaara method be learned? Firstly keep it simple: The Andhakaara method is a self-study program and I offer personal help via the Internet so that you can learn with the right spirit. I teach, I explain, I talk to you. I am here to coach you along your journey.

What I wanted to do for project mankind

I believe that the only way to solve the environmental crisis is for us to become sensitive to nature, like our ancestors. So, I feel it is critical to educate people - to inform people on the level of spirituality. To create an understanding that we are practically part of nature. Theoretically, everyone knows that. To feel it on a mystical level we have to dive deeper into the reasons for religious worship from the beginning of time so that you understand why Islam was created, why Yoga was invented, why Buddhism, why Christianity, formed.

For example, what is the deeper meaning of why Jesus was crucified on a cross? Many of us will have different answers based on what we have learned. But with the study of the Andhakaara method, you will understand it as if you had been there. You will appreciate Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Voodoo worships as if you were there doing the practice yourself. You will understand the famous Candomblé religion from South America, and you will feel it from the inside.

Why is this journey necessary? — It is all about the plastic bags in the oceans, about surviving of our human race!

I want to spread awareness on earth by creating a new spiritual movement which is powerful enough to amalgamate both a happy human life with a natural sensitivity for the planet.

When human history began on this planet, we worshiped nature. We started to worship the elements.

Ether Akasha आकाश

Air Vayu वायु

Fire Agni अग्नि

Water Apas आपस्

Earth Prithvi पृथिवी

When we were ONE and ONE with elements at the same time. We were us.

When we looked into the mirror of self-awareness, as in the mirror in the quiet lake, we became self-aware of who we are. Then we identified with the name given to us. This was when we lost our oneness and this we must regain for our sake and the world. There is even a breath exercise named after it: Nama Pranayama

Why humans love sex — practice sexual Yoga!

In sex, we forget who we are. We sometimes merge with the ocean of nothingness or non-being. You do not need to call that Tantric sex. That is why all cultures who suppress sexuality will sooner or later fail. Sex is an essential part of oneness. If you suppress sex you deny the human race the source of life itself. In the absence of sex, we do not only loose physical pleasure but an essential source of spiritual growth, which is why I always teach Yoga in relation to sexuality.

Those yoga exercises, which focus on sexual energy, will make you become a magnet! A magnet that attracts people that attracts the smartest girlfriend, the most handsome husband, the most exciting sex partner, whatever you wish … You learn to live in the right way so that your body becomes more and more magnetic, your genital shines like a diamond, and your sex is mind-blowing.

The Andhakaara Method it’s not just teaching you about these yogic methods for having a good sex life and a being in good relationships. Because our life must be more than that. But we draw our greatest inspiration from sexuality. It’s about our connection to nature, our connection to ourselves, and the elements around us.

Andhakaara अन्धकार Darkness Meditation

Here I explain what Andhakaara means and why I called this training The Andhakaara Path to Power.

So why then is my course called the Andhakaara Path to Power?

Andhakaara means darkness and Andhakaara path to power means power through the darkness. My course teaches the Andakaara method, which is about entering purity of the universe, entering the darkness which prevails over our entire planetary systems. Because in this Yoga, we understand that out of the absolute darkness our bright and radiant universe was born. This is why we worship the ultimate source of our fantastic nature, the complete darkness. We call it darkness full of Prana.

Prana प्राण primary energy

At the center of this animistic Yoga is the darkness — which we see with open eyes. It is not meditation as such; it is a concentration on the darkness leading into a universe filled with prana.

Darkness meditation as soul detox

In the Andhakaara method, we go from the dark to the light and not from the light to the dark. The focus of this Yoga is meditation in darkness, actually, a form of Dhāraṇā, concentration where you stare at objects with open eyes, called trataka:

राटक trataka method of fixing the eye on one object

Darkness. It’s about this life here and the other life, to come. Before you were born, you were in this void, and there was beautiful darkness, there everything was enfolded.

When you come to earth from another life, this in between-state the Buddhists call Bardo, antarabhāva is a similar term in Sanskrit. The afterlife is understood as a state of consciousness in which our souls might be alone or united. The ocean of consciousness in the afterlife has many levels. Some souls come back. Some souls may stay in accordance with their karmic predispositions. I am saying that it is not just a meditation, it is an exercise of concentration in the darkness where you use this prana of the dark matter of the universe, and you take it inside of you. Our Yoga is based on the power of contemplating the darkness; by doing this we can experience the original world like a new-born baby. This results in the power of darkness beings split into five different sensory experiences.

Indriya, the senses. With these ideas, we were inhaling smell, and we are inhaling sound we were not just inhaling air.

इन्द्रिय indriya sense

We go back to the state of consciousness to experience the world again in its fantastic beauty.

Andhakaara method for all of us

When we die, we forget our identity, we forget the names of our children. We have to let go. Every religion, spiritual system, from the beginning of time, has always taught us to let go. And in the yogic tradition in this course is teaching you too to let go.

The Andhakaara methods teach you to let go by connecting with the pure matter. We do not transcendent matter. I am against it. I believe it is wrong just as I think that the traditions which were teaching us to ignore our sexuality were false.

We use sexuality as a way to transport ourselves into altered states of consciousness because there is where our original home is. We are visitors here. This planet somehow belongs to us. But at the same time, we are just the servants here for the good of the earth. And once you have gone through the 365 day journey, you will feel fully human again, like you did when you were in your mother’s womb.

The Yoga that I teach is a practice to become who you are and one with the world. This will be your salvation and maybe also our planet’s. These are probably the most important things that you can ever learn.

With love Michael

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How to overcome shyness?

How to overcome shyness?

Some of us have known shyness since a young age, others have become shy through particular experiences. But in any case, there is a solution. The physical reaction of our body to experiences on „shyness,“ where our throat becomes blocked and tight, where our hands begin to sweat, and our knees become unstable. But this is not insurmountable; there is a simple exercise to help you to get over it.

„I am too shy to talk to anyone.“ Repeat this phrase like a mantra for three days silently in the back of your head. Write down your feelings in a diary after three days start talking to people who do not particularly interest you. Start conversations about small things. Be in a constant flow of communicating with your environment.

Write all down in your diary. After some days try to talk to people, you would generally be scared of talking to. Be conscious of your fears, but push yourself through it. If you want to know more about these techniques or if you need personal help, do not hesitate to contact me for private coaching!

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How to heal sexual wounds?

How to heal sexual wounds?

How to heal wounds related to one’s sexuality is a profound and complex topic. It has become a very hyped theme but the depth of exploration of this topic is ions away from having been discussed with the necessity and care it deserves. I would like to give short and precise advice although all which is written in a short manner can never touch upon everything. But I want to try to say something practical. If you are aware of your sexual wounds, which means if they are in your conscious mind, start using your creativity and begin with something as simple as writing. Write as much as you can about how you feel inside yourself. Your writing should be framed within the topic of your sexual past and present. But never force your attention on it. Keep it in mind and write freely. Write every day for 5 to 10 days for at least one hour a day. Feel out the days by seeing how much you have explored or how much more you think could be explored. Before doing this exercise you should make sure to be in a space that feels safe where you can be assured that no one will be able to read what you write. This will allow you to write as honestly and freely as you can at this point and time. In a second step write stories which are fictional but where you insert the negative sexual experiences as a seed in the story. In other words, write fictional stories where your repurpose events and details from your own life experience. The stories you invent may happen in spaceships, in alternate universes or in the bakery next door. It does not matter where but what is important is that you use all your fears, all your anger, all your disappointments and wrap them into your stories. This is one of many techniques I am teaching to overcome sexual wounds.

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Awakening Kundalini 

Awakening Kundalini 

Profound complexities are involved in the awakening of Kundalini energy. Crucial to this process is the interaction between the Chakras, Nadis, and Prana. ‘Chakra’ means ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit. The Nadis (nerves, veins) form a network of subtle nerve channels through which Prana (cosmic breath) circulates. The Chakras are not visible to the uninitiated eye, as they reside in the subtle or astral body, not in the gross, physical body. They circulate pranic energy, the essential life force. According to the Upanishads the Chakras are psychic centers of consciousness and are therefore sites of intense spiritual energy.

The way Kundalini responds is not predictable. It is a very mystical, complex process. In addition, one’s Kundalini awakening is not to be confused with enlightenment. They are not the same thing. In India, Kundalini is passed down from father to child, often when the child is still young. According to the Tantric-Laya-Yoga tradition, Kundalini is a form of Shakti, or dynamic energy, and it is often conceptualized as a serpent, or a Goddess. When aroused, Kundalini unfurls and extends upwards through the body, activating the Chakras along its astral path. Finally, it reaches the crown of the head where the last chakra, ‘Sahasrara’, is located. The Sanskrit texts tell us, it is here where the energy forces of Shakti and Shiva unite to powerful effect.

Once my teacher made a comment about Kundalini through a beautiful and apt metaphor: “It is like a dark bird is taking you to a very, very far away ocean. You have no idea what you are getting into, and you have no idea who you will become, once you get there.” People often think that once you experience the real power of divinity, it makes you good, charitable, godlike. In fact, what Kundalini does is to manifests WHO YOU REALLY ARE. It is important to understand that just because someone’s Kundalini is awakened, it does not necessarily mean he or she will make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of others.

Kundalini gives you the ability to make things work. In other words, Kundalini puts you in tune with the dynamics of nature, which are bigger and more powerful than any one of us. I personally believe this is not something you can achieve by yourself. Kundalini, once awakened, is never lost; once you’re there, you’re there. You actually are connecting with the Snake energy. The snake is the symbol of Kundalini. People who possess Kundalini have a strong affinity to snakes and their symbolism, whether in the South American, Mexican Shamanistic tradition, or in the Indian one.

In all religions, the prophets, and the so-called holy people, at some point in their journey, were absolutely uncertain about what to do. In these times of severe doubt they often went to the desert to pray and meditate. Then there was a moment of intense change – an epiphany – and suddenly they knew exactly what to do, and they had the power to do it. ‘Now, I am ready to do what I must, it does not matter if I die! I have to do it, there is no way back.’ This is Kundalini, expressing itself through one individual. You might think the person is the one putting something in motion, but in reality, it is nature working through them.

Kundalini is sometimes very challenging because it works through all your impurities. Kundalini doesn’t make you noble and righteous. Anyone can be holy and live a moral life. What it gives you, is a higher intelligence. Once you have Kundalini, you stop trying and you don’t give a damn anymore because, it’s over, and you’ve got it. This is also its pitfall.

Awakening Kundalini 

What is Tantra?

What is Tantra? 

What is tantra and which are my benefits?

Unlike so called Neo-Tantra, ancient Indian Tantra as an occult practice, with all of its contradictions and facets, is difficult to understand. But I will try to give it a shot: Imagine a beautiful rainbow, with all its colors. Compare this rainbow with sex and all you do when you have sex. You touch and you get touched, you listen to the sounds of your partner and vice versa, etc., etc. Now, imagine each rainbow color represents one of the human senses. Make a photograph of the rainbow, print it out and, with a scissor, cut the individual colors out. Rearrange them into a collage, mixing them with other attributes and materials.

This is what the creators of Tantra did. They analyzed sex in all its components, separated those components, and then rearranged them to trick nature, to trick destiny, to trick life and death. Sex was of no particular interest to them in their magical practices until they realized the amazing potential in seducing nature (matter) to undermine the idea of birth and death. They started to sexualize rituals and not, as people do today, ritualize sex. 

When they found they could cut sexuality into its components, the system of the 'Indrias' (senses) was born. Deeper and deeper into sexuality they went, eventually finding that our 5 senses are connected to 5 other senses (the jnanendriyas, karmendriyas). Therefore, in the Indian theory of Tantra and Ayurveda we work with not 5, but 10 senses.

After realizing the very structure of sexuality, they reconstructed its very elements (like the rainbow collage) and invented rituals, which were neither sexual nor non-sexual. When humans performed these rituals their brain felt disturbed and irritated. Some of these rituals were triggering what we call the pineal gland, the organ in the brain that is scientifically ‘proven’ to cause mystical experiences of God and unity. The first Tantrics must have been something like DNA scientists, who tried to rearrange their genetic imprint by remixing sexuality.

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I am one of the followers of this ancient tradition and I have personally experienced the liberation that comes from these rituals and practices.