Trika, a concept of Kashmir Shaivism, refers to the 3 goddesses Parā, Parāparā and Aparā which are named in the Mālinivijayottata-tantra. This gives Kashmir Shaivism its other name, Trika. The other hand Trika has given you energy, drive, and ambition, but also an almost excessively strong-willed and independent nature. While you are creative, inventive, and ingenious in practical matters, and always ready to initiate and promote new undertakings, you often experience difficulty in bringing your undertakings to a successful conclusion because of your own changing interests or changing circumstances. You become intensely involved with everything you plan to do, but the stress arising from frustrating obstacles or misunderstandings with others could prompt you to be intolerant and sarcastic in your expression, with breakdowns in congenial relations with family and friends a possible end result. Any emotional outbursts or moods would register as tension in your solar plexus, resulting in nervous indigestion and related problems.
Trika is a Sanskrit word meaning "triple" or "threefold." The concept of Kashmir Shaivism is the trika science of Shiva, Shakti and nara. Para, parapara and aparaare the three energies of which the trifold system is composed. Para is the Hindu god, Shiva; parapara is the goddess, Shakti; and apara refers to nara. According to Trika philosophy, nara is a spiritual aspirant who seeks para through parapara. Trika Shaivism emphasizes that Shiva and the individual soul are the same. The trifold philosophy of Trika Shaivism (Trika) is based on the three energies. Apara is considered inferior energy, parapara is intermediate energy and para is supreme energy. Trika philosophy guides humans with inferior energy to progress toward supreme energy. The ultimate aim of Trika is to make the individual feel one with Shiva. Progressing to the highest energy level leads to spiritual liberation. To achieve this ultimate goal, Trika suggests three routes: sambhavopaya, saktopaya and anavopaya. Those with inferior energy should adapt anavopaya, which involves developing God consciousness by practicing pranayama and mantras. Those with intermediate energy should use saktopaya, in which God consciousness is developed without the help of pranayama and mantras. Those with the highest level of energy should choose sambhavopaya, which involves promoting self-consciousness. Constant awareness of the self leads the yogi to the ultimate state where he/she feels one with Shiva, or God, and attains the state of jivanmukti.
Tension could also centre in the head affecting the eyes, ears, sinuses, or teeth.
True relaxation and peace of mind are elusive under this name.