We had so much fun at BLISS OUT YOUR KUNDALINI yesterday at
IN TOUCH MEN. This week two amazing men came, put in the work, and left feeling amazing. Now that the seed has been planted slowly, we grow.
What I love most about doing and teaching BLISS OUT KUNDALINI is how inside each KRIYA (choreographed exercise set), one has a chance to scratch the surface of the eight limbs of ASHTANGA YOGA in one fell swoop.
Sometime between 200 and 600 AD, a sage in ancient India named Patanjali codified Yoga into eight interrelated aspects or limbs, and ASHTANGA YOGA was born. In Sanskrit, Ashtanga means eight-limbed (asta- eight, anga- limb).
Ashtanga Yoga is an eight-limbed tree that one climbs towards achieving a state of BLISS.
Comming for a healer's perspective, I see Yoga/UNION/bliss as the personal work one does to unite body, mind, and body-mind. When this happens, one naturally blends with the universal creative energy that permeates all.
One of the deep truths for a teacher and a student captured by the eight limbs or ASHTANGA YOGA is the need to develop the entire spectrum of body, mind, and body-mind as a complete system.
The eight limbs are equally essential for the steady progress of refining the mind, engaging the body, identifying and listing to and the voice of your body-mind, your intuition (something INTOUCHMEN DIVES DEEPLY INTO)
With this trifecta, one's ability to discriminate the real from the imaginary blossoms.
Patanjali's eight limbs are:
SAMADHI -Awakening and absorption in spirit
DHYANA- Deep meditation
DHARANA- One-pointed concentration
PRATYAHAR- Synchronization of senses
PRANAYAM- Control of prana (life force)
ASANA -Postures for health and meditation
NIYAMA-The five disciplines
YAMA-The five restraints
So with that said, one can see that we have a lot to dive into.
I am super excited that many IN TOUCH MEN are honoring the incredible gift we as American citizens are given with our access to COVID19 vaccinations. It is up to us all to do our part to help bring an end to this deadly virus.
I hope to see you all at a workshop soon.
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you can book your spot there.