This Brain & Yoga Poster
created especially for teaching is based on the Shiva
& Shakti in the Brain painting by Harish Johari &
Heidi Rauhut, that is also available as a poster without texts.
It shows the various parts of
the brain according to the Tantric tradition, their scientific
name, their principal relevance and their relation to various
kinds of yoga.
Shakti Brain (Right hemisphere)
- Female/Emotional/Lunar/Visual - Influenced by Yantra Yoga.
Shiva Brain (Left hemisphere)
- Male/Rational/Solar/Verbal - Influenced by Mantra Yoga
Third Eye (Pineal gland) - Center
of Intuïtion and Bliss - Influenced by Tratak-Meditation
Reptile Brain (Brain stem) -
Breathing and biological functions - Influenced by Pranayama
The Cave (Corpos callossum) -
Center of consciousness in Samadhi - Final stage of all yoga