THE SUBTLE BODY AND YOGA METAPHYSICS
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In this talk, we will look closely at the subtle body and how it is used in practices of yoga and meditation within Indian traditions. We will look at the manifestation of matter and its relationship with consciousness from the perspective of Sāṃkhya and Tantric philosophy.
We will discuss how contemplating this unified matrix is a form of yoga in itself as well as supporting the mechanics behind most yoga and meditation practices from Indian traditions. This journey will take us through the uses of mantra in Tantric ritual and practice, dissolution of the self in Laya Yoga and the inner subtle hydraulics which lead to blissful states according to certain yogic texts such as the Amritasiddhi and the Siva Samhita.
We will also look at the relationship between the physical sun and the moon with the body as well as the subtle body sun (rajas) and moon (bindu) within the body.