Straighten both arms while keeping them in line with your chest Yoga poses for zero size figure . Squeeze your shoulders down while turning your palms to face each other. Return your elbows Yoga poses for zero size figure back to the ball. Do this 10 times. 46 BEGINNER Overhead Triceps Press Lie on your back on the ball in the incline position. Hold the weights with your elbows bent back overhead. Keep the back of your shoulders pressed into the ball with your elbows pressed in. Extend your arms out straight, without moving your elbows.
The Tantrics were a discourse promising quick success, exactly what the world desires. As we shall see some rural based forms of Tantra were not preoccupied by the otherworldly goals. Their interest was of this world. They also wanted to manage ferocious deities, exorcise demons, heal the sick and tell the future. They even wanted immortality like the gods and to become the leaders of their local communities. Hence the Tantric discourse implied a significant increase in the power of holy men and their cultural fields. This is clearly seen within the guru institution.
The guru institution as the melting pot of economy, power and religion
I would like to investigate further how the Tantric power discourse affected the social cohesion and control of the medieval society and finally show how this has relevance for the modern yoga student.