The Sankrit word "Yoga" means "Union". This referrences True Wholeness, Oneness and a reconnection in which Union or "Yoga" represents the Union of our individual self with the True Self.
The Sankrit word "Ananda" means "bliss" or "ecstasy", and references the experience of our True State of Consciousness.
Together, "Ecstatic Union®
" in Sanskrit would be "Yogananda" which reflects the Single Goal of Tantric Practice.
Additionally, it is the Union of multiple Vedic traditions into a single and unified approach. I would suggest it is actually a return to the original understanding and not something "new", but it is new to our Modern Culture. For too long have different yogic approaches seemed in opposition with each other. For too long have different Vedic sciences such as Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology and Tantra Yoga been presented to be "different things". They are all layers of a single tradition, a single understanding and a single goal. Ecstatic Union®
seeks to revive that Unified and Integral Wisdom and take advantage of the synergistic power that is created when all of these teachings come together to form a single focused approach, rather than appearing to split our energy down different paths.
At a practical level, you are also using these great teachings and healing methods to Unify and balance every aspect of your life, restoring a sense of wholeness within you leading to a more Ecstatic experience of life. This means Integrating Wholeness through every aspect of your experience of Life, including Health, Relationships, Pleasures, Career, and Finances. This is done by weaving deeper Spiritual understanding into everything that you do and experience.
As you grow through your practice, you learn to find Ecstatic Union®
with others, such as friends, family and lovers through the arising sense of Oneness that connects us all. Eventually, that Oneness brings you a sense of Union with all of Humanity, and connects you to the expansive Universe as the Wholeness of Creation itself. The freedom that arises through Union is created by resolving inner conflict, judgement and pain, while at the same time harmonizing your energy, nervous system and awareness with the deeper Vibrations of Creation. As this happens, it awakens your Natural State, which is described as being "Ecstatic" or "Blissful".
" captures and reflects all of these holographic representations of returning to Union, Oneness, Connection and Wholeness, as well as the Ecstatic Vibrancy and Aliveness that arises at each new stage of Union. "Ecstatic Union®
" therefore refers to the deepest goal of the Tantric Yoga traditions in plain English, while also specifying the re-unification of multiple transformational teachings as an Integral Path that has been developed by Jeff Craft (Kali Das).
I chose an English rendering of this term to establish it as something specific and unique, and also to avoid the common misunderstandings that are often associated with Yoga and Tantra in our modern culture. It is an effort to focus less on people's assumptions about "Yoga" and "Tantra", and focus more on the deeper Core Traditions that Tantra Yoga really stand for.
Click Here To Disover the Final Goal and Core Approach of Ecstatic Union