One of many main issues I discovered throughout my eight-year every day yoga observe was to calm down whereas falling. What I imply by this is among the properties of doing yoga asanas (poses) is to rearrange your physique in methods it both by no means has been positioned, or is blocked by some means from being put in a selected place. This may result in dropping your steadiness, discomforts, straight out ache, or some type of emotional launch.
The important thing to creating progress with yoga asanas is to calm down whereas the physique will get accustomed to out-of-range placements, ache or falling. On this approach, the “fight-or-flight” response is lessened, and it’s then simpler to method the pose the following time and acquire larger vary of movement.
This technique of enjoyable whereas falling turned computerized with me, in order that anytime there was an expertise of ache or discomfort or imbalance, I might merely let go, calm down and regain equilibrium–permitting the energies to re-adjust and re-discover new pathways for therapeutic.
Then again, one of many hardest issues for me to get is that EVERYTHING is for therapeutic. That sounds good, and reads properly for a Fb meme, however in observe the temptation to lose persistence and take ache, setbacks, and emotional upsets personally can get profound. Uncertainties, worries, and normal monkey thoughts shenanigans can actually take the wind out of 1’s sails and go away him shaking his fist on the universe whereas questioning his very existence. But, this almost weird axiom stands as some of the intimate truths of human existence: It’s all for therapeutic.
However, Obi Wan, what are we therapeutic from? What property of life is it that will enable ache and struggling and in addition the therapeutic of that very same ache and struggling? It looks as if an train in masochism, and I actually have accused the universe of sadism earlier than, however, actually. What’s the attraction?
Some would say we’re right here for studying, however that may’t be totally appropriate, as a result of we’re, at our core, all-knowing, consciousness, so it’s extra correct to say we’re right here to recollect, if something. Put the 2 ideas of therapeutic and remembering collectively and we’ve got the restoration of infinite consciousness.
From what I’ve gathered by being down right here on our stunning blue marble for the previous 66 years (of this life), is that our poor Earth has been subjected to eons of wars of management–battles between forces that will maintain issues unconscious for the fun of management and energy, and people forces of consciousness bringing freedom of alternative and wondrous creations of sunshine and love. This grand duality of intention, borne out of the very dynamo of common creation itself, serves a function. And I imagine that function is the embodiment of our full consciousness into this dimensional world.
So, on a person degree, what we’re therapeutic is the rift between the automaticities of unconsciousness, and the complete, infinite consciousness of complete consciousness. We are actually remodeling that which is unconscious into that which is acutely aware.
On the core of asana yoga, for instance, the observe requires one to awaken and make acutely aware all of the power meridians of the physique, in order that via the hundreds of power channels flows unimpeded life pressure, love, prana, and consciousness. When any of those power channels are blocked or constricted, it’s skilled as discomfort, ache, confusion, emotional turbulence, or imbalance. By consciously manipulating our energies, we obtain a therapeutic of that rift between what was as soon as unconscious and is now acutely aware.
The prime manipulation is letting go–passing the ache and affected by the clutches of the monkey thoughts, to the open, highly effective, loving embrace of our Creator self–the Creator of all, inside which we transfer and have our being. It’s a falling away from management that decisively wrests management of our lives from would-be slave masters, and our personal programmed, recurring thought–the Matrix, if you’ll, of our limitations, held and manipulated by the darkish forces that will see us all doing their bidding as slaves and automatons.
As we fall away from dualistic management and permit the whole energy of a loving universe course via our power techniques, we develop into free. We develop into uncontrollable, wild and harmful to darkish agendas. We calm down and let movement the cosmic energies of affection and lightweight, within the service of the Creator of which we’re all One.