Tibetan Trulkor Yoga
Trulkor is neither a physical or mental yoga but something beyond. The practices support and channel profound experiences of the Mind.
The practice of Trulkor, also known as Yantra Yoga in sanskrit, is based on unblocking the information of our inner channels related to the emotions. Etymologically, Trulkor Nelyor means: “the union of body and mind to unblock the knots in the body which are similar to a wheel”.
Tibetan Yoga, known as Trulkor Nelyor in Tibetan comes from 2 origins: the ancient Indian Shivaistic lineage and Bonpo – the original practices form Tibet – known as Bonpo Yar Lung.
Unlike the other living lineages which exist today such as Bon, Nyingma, Shakya or Gelug, the Kagyu tradition has a direct connection to the Shivaistic traditions from Kashmir.
Trulkor is based on the teachings of Anuyoga so consequently the word Tong-Ra in Tibetan describes this as: “body that moves in emptiness”. This means that the Yogi understands the presence of emptiness through the innate frequencies existing in nature.
One can only understand the depth of Trulkor by calming the mind and cultivating inner vision through Meditation.
It has been kept secret for centuries and one needs a living teacher (Guru) to transmit the various frequencies along with personal astrological numbers, colours and directions.
The preliminary practices
These are exercises to warm and oxygenate the body, Lung Ro Sal, as translated from Tibetan “expulsion of dead winds”. This is followed by Shi Yong, strengthening the joints. Then we perform a self massage to warm the inner channels known as: Sa Dul. And finally we practice Lung San to purify the inner winds.
The principle exercises
- So Lung – learning different forms of Vase breathing to channel the entire central channel.
- Padma – The different lotus positions related to the 5 basic mental factors.
- Bebs – jumping to stimulate the inner fire.
This class will be a great opportunity for those who have practised Trulkor to come and review as well as for new students to experience the wonderful benefits of Tibetan yoga.