It is clear that within High Tantric discourse the body had a very different purpose and meaning to that of the Upanishads, the Mahabharata and the Yoga Sutra, where it was typically supposed to be monitored, disciplined, re-constructed and subdued. In the High Tantric discourse the body was a vessel for receiving, channelling and actualising divine energy. The practice was now about energising – perfecting – the body.
It is clear from this introduction that the cultural fields of liberation and religion was shaken up by power struggles about core categories, codes and values. The cultural field of liberation which initially grew out of Archaic rituals and had defined itself through its hostility to Brahmin rituals was now being invaded by Tantric discourses often signifying the act of liberation as a ritual. They introduced radical new liberation technologies, which were legitimised with code, habitus and power discourses contradicting those whom the Axial Age specialists had relied on and propagated. This is a central subject of this chapter as the yoga sign became caught in these conflicts, turning its world upside down.
Hold. Return your knees to the ball. Repeat 5 Yoga postures for weight loss after pregnancy times, working your way up to 10 times. ADVANCED Swimming BENEFITS: Strengthens the back Yoga postures for weight loss after pregnancy muscles and shoulders. Lie prone over the ball with your legs straight, hip-distance apart. Your full trunk should be on the ball and your arms straight at your sides. Pull your shoulder blades down, and away from your ears. Extend one arm palm facing down overhead, keeping your neck long.