Chakra Vinyāsa I: The History & Evolution of Chakras, w/ Shiva Rea


Chakra Vinyāsa I: The History & Evolution of Chakras, w/ Shiva Rea


Discover the beauty and integrity of your own Yogic heritage. Immerse in the richness and depth of Yoga as it evolved from its earliest ritual origins.

  • Drawn from unpublished translations of source Tantric texts
  • Stunning subtle body manuscript art revealed for the first time
  • 4 downloadable classes 90-minutes each (6 hours total)
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With Shiva Rea & Christopher Tompkins

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The History & Evolution of Chakras and Their Forgotten Role in Tantric Yoga

In all source Tantras, Chakras played a specific and pivotal role in the daily performance of the innovative Yoga Vinyāsa (Sequence of Yoga Practices) that defined the Tantric tradition (ca. 500-1400 A.D.)

Until now, our understanding of Chakras derives largely from a relatively recent translation of a 16th century Hatha Yoga manual based on Tantras written centuries earlier. Unfortunately, it does not contain the core Vinyāsa of Yoga practices that informs its own chakra system, the sole function of which was to serve as an internal guide for this missing practice. As a result, the chakra system known to us today is effectively useless without it.

Drawing from dozens of unpublished Tantric texts, in this course Christopher finally reveals the critical role that Chakras played in the powerfully innovative Yoga that defined the Tantric tradition (ca. 500-1400 A.D.), one that inspired the embodied Vinyāsa of our practice today.

What students receive

  • A history of the 1,200 year evolution of the various Chakra Systems
  • Solstices, Equinoxes and Seasons: the subtle body microcosm in Tantric Yoga
  • The forgotten role of Chakras in the Tantric Yoga
  • Ucchāra (Sonic Ascent of Kundalini): the Core Practice of Tantric Yoga
  • The pivotal role of Kundalini in Tantric Yoga: Cultivating the Fire of Liberation
  • Anahata: The forgotten meaning of 'Unstruck' sound in the Heart Chakra
  • Bija (Seed) Mantra and their critical role in Tantric Yoga


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