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Tapas - Your Key to Transformation

Updated: Sep 8, 2022



You have heard the word and maybe have an idea of its meaning. You have felt it in varying degrees during your practice, And perhaps, if intense enough, you wished somebody would turn it down. The word is “Tapas”. Tapas means heat. And heat’s Great power is, as a catalyst for transformation. Heat is the most effective tool for transformation whether transforming chemicals, metals, or humans, transforming physical stiffness, melting away some old layers of trauma, and elevating your state of consciousness, the heat of Tapas turns the key.


So again, you have heard the word and maybe have an idea of its meaning. You have felt it in varying degrees during your practice, And maybe, if intense enough, you wished somebody would turn it down. The word is “transformation”. The word means "Change". And transformation's greatest function is that of a catalyst to work through old “Stuff” and reach your yet untapped Potential. Whether your focus to transform a vulnerability/stiffness axis is, Physical, Emotional, or Mental, transformation keeps us moving towards higher states of movement, feelings, and consciousness. And, these 3 common aspects of ourselves might eventually start working well together, harmonizing in our highest states called enlightenment…

Whatever that is :-)


When using this power tool called transformation, And you want to receive its full benefits and "Stay Safe", there is one crucial thing you should never do. Especially when the inherent confusion begins, concerned you are rolling into a big anxiety snowball of fearful Koas, the best thing you can Do is to Keep Breathing your Movements. And the worst things you could Do is:


Turn down the heat… or

Allow Talking to Highjack your Breath Movements


This is when you stop listening... To your wise body, or to your wise teacher


Because whether your transformational focus is general or specific (physical, mental, or emotional), the most important thing to be ready and actually happy for is “Confusion”. Confusion is how you know the psycho-emotional transformational process has begun, and deep physical tapas1 will keep your body safe during these confusing waves, and then help you integrate these lessons after this wave passes.

Because melting old movement, belief, or desire habits, ain’t fun. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Those old, stubborn impulses will complain, and maybe even kick and scream when the heat goes up…

It's too much… Turn it down… Pleeeeeeze?

But IF… inside your personal body oven, you maintain good deep breath awareness (Talkative whingeing kills breath awareness ;-)

you will find…

Tapas2 with Breath Will melt those winy, emotional thoughts "In a very manageable way". They just seem to vanish into the breath somehow, and you move, feel and think in brand new ways. So... Above all else.....

“Don’t Lose Your Breath”

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