Tantra's influence on Yoga (or why standing on your head is a good way to enlightenment)



Dr. Jim Mallinson (SOAS), Ruth Westoby and Zeena Kalisperides walk us through the history of Tantra’s influence on yoga postures, and why it is some people would choose to spend so much time upside down.

If you’d like to find out more about Tantric philosophy’s influence on yoga, or Tantra more generally, you can check out the latest British Museum exhibition

Tantra: enlightenment to revolution
Supported by Bagri Foundation
Tickets: https://bit.ly/3nQl8Is

Intro: 00:01
Early History of Yoga 00:45
Earliest Yoga Postures 02:10
Padmāsana (Lotus Position) 02:46
The Aligning of the Cosmos 03:17
Emergence of More Physical Yoga Postures 04:43
Mayūrāsana (Peacock Pose) 04:55
Kukkuṭāsana (Rooster Pose) 05:09
Śavāsana (Corpse Pose) 05:56
Sālamba Śīrṣāsana (Head Stand) 06:30
Sarvāṅgāsana (Shoulder Stand) 07:50
Conclusion 08:09

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