Half Moon Pose at Machu Picchu, Peru
Space or Ether is the mother of the other elements. The experience of space as luminous emptiness is the basis of higher spiritual experiences.
Space can be thought of as the sky or voids between objects. It represents those things beyond our everyday experience, particularly those things composed of pure energy like spirit, thought and creative energy.
Artworks look more balanced when you create both positive and negative space as they both play an important role in determining the overall composition in a work of art.
Simply put, positive space is best described as the areas in a work of art that are the subjects, or areas of interest. Negative space is area around the subjects, or areas of interest.
I love creating this art experience with my students. If you are seeing a vase, then you are seeing the white area as the positive space. The black areas become the negative space. If you are seeing faces, then you are seeing the black areas as the positive space, and the white area as the negative space.
In yoga asana practice, poses, our body takes the form of positive space. When we balance or extend our limbs, the area around each piece of our body is considered negative space.
Space is also associated with sound and the 5th Chakra. The 5th Chakra, Vishuddha, is positioned at the throat region, near the spine. Due to its association with hearing, it is related to the ears, and due to its association with speaking, it is associated with the mouth.
Are you speaking your truth and saying the things that really need to be said?
Are you hearing others' truths?
Are they hearing yours?
When the 5th Chakra is balanced and centered, you feel comfortable with communication, you take responsibility for your own needs, you practice conscious listening, you are truthful in confession, you calmly give and receive constructive criticism, and you have positive self-expression and faith.
Many of us are often very uncomfortable with empty space and quiet. We need to overcome this attitude in order to find balance in this chakra which can be cleaned or opened by quiet meditation or vocalization. If you have issues with faith, decision making, will, personal expression, or criticism, these are some more suggestions for a Throat Chakra healing:
Outer space is the void that exists between celestial bodies, including the uppermost reaches of the atmosphere of Earth and between all other objects in the universe.
Outer space may be thought of as an environment and it is the closest known approximation to a perfect vacuum. It has no friction, allowing stars, planets and moons to move freely along their ideal orbits. The gravitational attraction of large bodies in space, such as planets and stars, pulls gas molecules close to their surfaces leaving the space between virtually empty.
Outer space isn’t uniform nothingness. It’s full of stuff. In between the stars, there are clouds of gas and dust. These clouds are sometimes the remains of old stars that went out in a blaze of explosive glory, and they’re the regions where new stars form. And some of that interstellar gas is dense enough to carry sound waves.
NASA designed special instruments that could record these electromagnetic vibrations, then transferred them into sounds that our ears could hear.
NASA's Outer Space Vibrations Video
The Inca civilization arose from the highlands of Peru sometime in the early 13th century. Their empire spanned 375,000 square miles of South America. and they were conquered by the Spanish in 1572. The Incas claimed descent from the Sun and the Moon, their Father and Mother. The most important events to the Inca involved certain risings and settings of the Sun, Moon, and stars.
The Sun, Moon, and Stars were part of the sacred Incan/Andean Cross with a trinity on each edge. The four flat sides represent the elements Water, Air, Earth, and Fire. North is air, south is water, east is fire and west is earth. The center is the 5th element, the space emanating from the void.
One side also represents the sun, moon, and stars. Another side represents the underworld, earth, and heavens. Further, the anaconda snake (wisdom), cougar (power), and condor (peace). In addition, there are the three rules for morality: do not steal, do not lie, and do not be lazy (to be honest in your work, for the betterment and greater good of yourself and your family, your community and humanity).
The Inca believed in sacred geography and used the principles of sacred space in planning the layout of their cities. Specific features of the landscape were thought to have supernatural power, such as a mountain peak, a plant or a particular configuration of stones. They called these places huacas. Innumerable examples of these existed throughout the but some of the most important ones, like mountaintop shrines, surrounded the city of Cuzco, in the Andes Mountains, which was the political and spiritual central city of the Inca empire.
Among these mountaintop shrines lies one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. One theory for the purpose of this ancient city is that the Incas used it as a mountaintop observatory (www.ancient-origins.net/). No one knows for certain the specific purpose for this “city in the sky” because the Incas did not keep a written language. Instead, they relied on sound for communication. They specialized in telling their history through the oral tradition, stories and chanting songs.
The main form of communication between Incan cities was the chasqui. The chasqui were young men who relayed messages. When an important message was given, a chasqui would run about a kilometer to another chasqui, waiting outside another hut. The message would be relayed and the chain would be continued for hundreds of miles by hundreds of runners until the last runner reached the receiving Inca and told the message.
Machu Picchu- City in the Sky
The Sun and the Moon were considered gods and temples and pillars were laid out specifically so that heavenly bodies such as the sun would pass over pillars or through windows on certain days, such as the summer solstice.
The Inca built observatories where they captured the first and last rays of the Sun through a series of specially placed windows. Their chief observatory was called the Coricancha, or 'golden enclosure', and was covered completely in gold. This Temple of the Sun is located near the summit of the main city and was built over a rock of pure granite, in a semi-circle formation with no mortar between rocks (perfectly chiseled with simple tools).
This temple represented the cult of the Inti (The principal god, the Sun). The Incas kept several mummies of past leaders in the niches (wrapped in fetal position), to be worshiped an important part of the cult to the Sun.
At sunrise, the Inca population had to greet the Sun God with the "much'ay", sending resounding kisses offered symbolically with the fingertips. Then, the people sang in low tone.
Rising above the entire city, a unique stone is carved so that on certain days, at dawn, the sun makes a shadow, thus working as a sun dial.
The Temple of the Moon is located on the young horn-shaped mountain of Huayna Picchu. The site is made up of stone masonry and an open-face, shallow cave. In the center of the cave is a throne carved out of rock. Beside the throne are steps that lead deeper into the cave. It has a very tall double-jamb doorway, symbolizing that this is a space for a sacred temple.
Since there was no written language, this temple was arbitrarily named. The temple has received this name from the way moonlight radiates inside the cave at night. Keeping in mind that caves, like springs, were thought to be entrances for gods, they believe the Temple’s purpose was to be a place of worship to the Moon Goddess.
The stars in the sky were very important to the religion of the Inca. To the Inca, everything was connected. They identified constellations and individual stars and assigned them a purpose. According to the Inca, many of the stars were there to protect animals: every animal had a corresponding star or constellation which would look out for it.
The Although the Llama is a dark constellation, the stars Alpha and Beta Centauri serve as its “eyes” and are the first to emerge when the llama rises in November. The constellation consists of two llamas, a mother and baby. Llamas were of great importance to the Inca: they were food, beasts of burden and sacrifices to the gods. These sacrifices often took place at certain times with astronomical significance such as equinoxes and solstices. Llama herders were particularly attentive to the movements of the celestial llama and offered it sacrifices (latinamericanhistory.about.com).
Everything in the universe is energy and many things can be changed with energy. Every person, every thought, every emotion is energy. Our energy fields and systems are alive and intelligent.
Energy fields can be cleansed, balanced, normalized and healed.
Our auras are like magnets picking up vibrational energies that are floating around everywhere we go.
It is critical to protect your aura on a daily basis, especially if you are emphatic and easily pick up on other people’s energy.
Regular aura cleansing is a great way to keep your energy field clear of past attachments and imbalances.
Aura cleansing helps release pain and anxiety, leaving you feeling calm and centered.
If we’re living a balanced lifestyle, this should happen naturally. When we’re overworked, malnourished, and sleep deprived, however, our energetic hygiene can get neglected.
Aura cleansing also helps to end unhealthy relationships you have with other people and let go of the energy of their ideas, expectations, and pressures.
Here in Cusco, at the Paramatma Holistic Healing center, I decided to try this aura cleansing service.
After loosing up to a Thai Massage at Paramatma Healing House, I opted have an Aura Cleansing to see what it was like. I laid on my back in Svasana Pose, legs hip width distance with feet turned out, shoulder blades tucked behind me and palms to the sky. I closed my eyes and Dhruva Maharaj placed a blanket over my body and an eye pillow over my eyes. He directed me to continue to focus on my breathing- long, slow, deep breaths from my belly. I felt very relaxed with the music as sounds of nature, water trickling and birds chirping. Dhruva occasionally rang a chime associated with each chakra and I felt waves of tingling energy passing through me. I felt a lightness in my body and spaciousness in my soul.
Towards the end of the hour, Dhruva asked me to place my hands on my heart and send a message of gratitude towards the Oneness of the Universe. I reflected on everything that I'm grateful for: starting with the basics- food, water, apartment, daily walks in the park with blossoming nature, health, relationships with my family, siblings, dear friends, ability to travel like a free bird, excitement for life, and all of the kind people that I have met, taught, or learned from. I'm also grateful for this experience.
Further, he directed me to imagine how I am going to send the peaceful, positive, loving energy back into the Universe by singing a song, giving a flower to the mountains, and tenderly smiling at the people I come into contact with. He wrapped up this session with a mantra of shanti and Om, along with some other phrases that I couldn't quite make out.
Finally, since my belly decided to add to the acoustics of the session, he encouraged me to eat clean food on this trip. I had a delicious quiche for lunch at a charming French Cafe, so for dinner, I powered up with some greens: lettuce, broccoli, green beans, arugula, and avocado.
On my way out, I noticed a string of colorful Origami Cranes, a beautiful sculptural representation of lightness in being- feeling free and spacious like a paper bird!
Photo Credit: Paramatma
It is not necessary to get a professional cleansing done, you can cleanse you own aura daily with the following exercises.
By cleansing your aura daily (ideally in the morning and night), you rid yourself of negative energies that you’ve picked up from your environment or the people around you.
One way to cleanse your own aura is to start paying attention to your thoughts. Focus on the bright side of things. If you notice that a negative thought is trying to creep in, confront it with a positive one. One way to protect your aura is to make sure you surround yourself with more positive people than negative ones.
Further, gentle exposure to sunlight stimulates the flow of your own energy. Some lower vibrations cannot exist with exposure to bright light.
Next, essential oils specifically are great for purifying, grounding, and uplifting the energy.
In addition, gardening, walking in the woods, and sitting by a body of water or a bonfire are all powerful ways you can get close to nature and rid the aura of negative energy.
Finally, creating something you're enthusiastic about gives you a 'creative high'. These surges of creative energy stimulate the flow of your own energy and support you in releasing blocks and unwanted energies.
Aura Energy Meditation:
Sit comfortably in a relaxed position.
Bring your awareness to your breath.
Then, visualize a white light surrounding your body.
Focus your concentration on each of the Chakras, starting with the root.
Imagine a glowing sphere as you contemplate the associated properties of this energy:
Red: 1st Chakra -Root- Your ability to support yourself and survive in this world.
Orange: 2nd Chakra - Sacral- Your emotions and creative energy.
Yellow: 3rd Chakra - Solar Fire- Your energy distribution center. Your willpower.
Green: 4th Chakra - Breathing-Heart- Your sense of love for yourself and the world.
Light Blue: 5th Chakra - Throat, Space and Sound- Your ability to communicate.
Indigo: 6th Chakra - Third Eye Wisdom- Your clairvoyant center and ability to visualize.
Purple: 7th Chakra - Crown Conciousness- Your connection to your higher self.
Now, reconnect all of this energy to back to a halo of white light. From the crown of your head, let it spill out over you and down under your feet.
White is pure and highly protective. It is also full of love from the ultimate Oneness of the Universe. Now that your halo is around you, you are protected from any negative energy coming inside your pure energy zone.
Say to yourself, “This beautiful water is cleansing me and healing me. It transforms my entire body into light, inside and out. All of my fears and negativity are washed away."
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been discussing The 5 Elements. This weeks blog is about surrounding yourself with all of the elements, making yourself at home in nature.
Everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Not only our planet, but also the entire universe is formed from material particles in the act of Elements. Understanding these elements, and how we can relate to them, brings us closer to health, knowledge, wisdom, and happiness.
According to Ekhart Tolle, humanity can become awakened back to nature and awareness when he states, “Even a stone, and more easily a flower or a bird, could show you the way… to the Source, to yourself. When you look at it or hold it & let it be without imposing a word of mental label on it, a sense of awe, of wonder, arises within you. Its essence silently communicates itself to you and reflects your own essence back to you.”
The elements are one of the most universal insights of ancient philosophies.
In Sanskrit they are known as the pancha-maha-buthas, the five great states of existence.
As much as ten-thousand years ago or more people started to try to influence these powers and gradually made them into Gods; to worship, pacify or manipulate. They humanized the elements which in time unfortunately fed the muddy pool of religious differences.
Each of the five elements represents a state of matter. Earth is not just soil, but it is everything in nature that is solid. Water is everything that is liquid. Air is everything that is a gas. Fire represents the changing between states of matter.
They are qualities and concepts we can witness in everyday life, reminding us that our health and balance are dynamic states of being.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance...You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.”
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
These elements have different characteristics in the human experience. In Ayurveda and Indian philosophy, the human body is considered to be made of these five elements. Any disorder in human body indicates imbalance of one or more of these elements. The senses are also each related to an element: hearing (space), touching (air), seeing (fire), tasting (water) & smelling (earth).
If any element is impure or out of balance with another, disease and suffering may occur. Yoga helps us purify these elements and restore balance and health, and to unfold the inner powers and abilities contained in each element.
Dragonfly Pose for Dragonfly Pants!
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“Batik is typically featured on formal wear in Malaysia. I wanted to give this traditional art a contemporary twist by creating modern designs and featuring them on trendy leggings” says Nadia Hasbi, founder of Fit Rebel.
These yoga pants were created to inspire women to be more active. The idea is that we will be motivated by the beautiful nature designs to get outside and return to the nature elements, and balance our energies through active movements.
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These pants are made out of Lycra (Spandex) and suitable for high performance activity. The art is transferred onto the spandex fabric via sublimation printing, so that the leggings are machine washable and the colors will never fade.
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Choose one or all of these unique 5 designs. The Koi fish represents water. The Peacock sits in the tree (earth). The phoenix displays fire. The Hummingbird floats in space while the dragonfly glides through the air!
When I think about all of the Elements thriving in one place, my thoughts drift to the beautiful tropical Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii's diverse natural scenery (EARTH), warm tropical climate (AIR), abundance of public beaches (SPACE), oceanic surroundings (WATER), and active volcanoes (FIRE) make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists.
The world's largest active volcano is Mauna Loa in Hawaii (FIRE), 13,677 feet above sea level. The Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic activity initiated at an undersea magma source called the Hawaii hotspot. The process is continuing to build islands; the tectonic plate beneath much of the Pacific Ocean continually moves northwest and the hot spot remains stationary, slowly creating new volcanoes. Fire represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world. It represents drive and passion. Fire can be associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit. It represents our metabolism and body heat, and in the mental and emotional realms.
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Famous coffee and pineapples are grown in the rich volcanic soils of this EARTH. The Earth Element represents hard, solid objects like rocks. Stretching 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, the Waimea Canyon (Kauai) lookout provides panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges. Rocks are highly resistant to movement or change. We may bring more earth awareness into our yoga practice when we focus on grounding, building a firm base of support, connecting with the solid earth's crust beneath us and finding stability in our lives.
Water, represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. It can be associated with emotion, adaptability, flexibility, and magnetism. Waves in Hawaii are famous for growing to huge record highs and changing according to the seasons and tides. Other than being surrounded by a vast ocean of water, Mount Wali'ale'ale on Kauaʻi has the second-highest average annual rainfall on Earth, about 460 inches (12,000 mm) per year (WATER).
Northshore Wild Waves by Hannah Faulkner
Hawaii's climate has constant trade winds from the East (AIR). Wind and Air represent things that grow, expand, enjoy freedom of movement, open-minded attitude and carefree feeling. It also represents breathing, and the internal processes associated with respiration.
Hawaiian Airlines lets people enjoy freedom of movement between islands and back to the mainland in the U.S. As an extremely popular tourist destination, millions of visitors pass through each year, adding billions of dollars to the economy.
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Space is the primary element within which the four secondary elements emerge, and operate. It holds particular importance as the highest of the elements. This element encompasses the space in between objects as well as the sky or universe. It represents those things beyond our everyday experience, particularly composed of pure energy, spirit, thought, and creative energy.
Space is a door through which illumination happens, through which we become aware of our true Nature.
The ʻiʻiwi is a highly recognizable symbol of Hawaiʻi. The bird can hover in space, much like a hummingbird. The Element of Space is also associated with sound. Its peculiar song consists of a couple of whistles, the sound of balls dropping in water, the rubbing of balloons together, and the squeaking of a rusty hinge. The Hawaiian song "Sweet Lei Mamo" includes the line "The i'iwi bird, too, is a friend".
Photo Credit: Donald Metzner
One of my favorite experiences in Hawaii was on the Kalalau Trail, stretching 11 miles along the Na Pali Coast in Kaua'i. I highly recommend this trek to soak up all of these Elements and find balance.
The trail is notable for its remoteness, beauty, difficult terrain and dangers. Backpacker Magazine listed it as one the "10 Most Dangerous Hikes" in the US. Outside magazine rated it as one of "The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes" in the world.
My mother and I hiked the first section of the Kalalau Trail to Hanakapi’ai Beach as a moderate day-trip.
There are so many opportunities to view the vastness of the sky (Space), feel the warmth in the breeze (Air), climb over and around rocks (Earth), view the flow of waves, streams, and waterfalls (Water). We didn't actually see fire, but campers probably prepared a fire at night to cook their food.
This trail is a lesson for awareness and really being present. Notice your surrounding and your limitations. Luckily, we knew that it was getting late and the tide was rising. Our energies were getting low and it was time to turn around.
Fire is that part of nature that transforms one state of matter into another.
The Fire Element manifests in the heart of the sun to the warmth of a cup of coffee, from the molten core of our planet to the energy stored in our food as fat, sugars, and proteins. Fire fuels the stars and dances through the sky as lightening in a thunderstorm.
We use fire to purify our water, transform the state of our food by cooking it, and to warm ourselves, either in the rays of the sun directly, or through burning fossil fuels that grew in the sunlight of ages past.
Fire can be considered a destructive element. In the movie, The Jungle Book, "The Red Flower" is what the animals call fire, something humans can create and they cannot; they fear its destructive properties. The king of the apes wants to learn how to create the Red Flower so that he can have more power and control over the other creatures.
We must try to balance our use of fire and be careful with our desire for power. Willpower is important, but power over others is dangerous and destructive.
In the surrounding San Diego area, wildfires break out every year in October as the earth and air become dry and the sun shines stronger. Many people lose their homes to these wildfires that are often sparked by human negligence (almost finished cigarettes cast into a field, campfires started where they shouldn't, malfunctioning of electric wiring and equipment).
If we do become victims of fire, we can choose to see fire as something transformative that can happen to us.
In 2003, my parents’ house, in Sacramento, caught on fire through an electrical wiring problem. They had to move out and live in an apartment for a year. The time of misplacement was an opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone and see life with a new lens. Over time, the upper half of the house was reconstructed and improved.
On the other hand, Burning Man is an annual festival in Nevada dedicated to transformative and creative processes.
Fires can be created intentionally as bonfires for warmth, entertainment, destroying something old, or as a signal for help.
Although I have not personally tried this, I have heard that bonfires have also be created as a ritual in some ancient and present yogic cultures because it acts in a way by which we can purify, empower, and control the other states of matter. Agnihotra is a healing fire from the ancient science of Ayurveda. It is believed that people can make changes in the atmosphere with Sanskrit mantras (ancient language of vibration) and fire prepared with specific organic substances, timed to the sunrise/sunset biorhythm. It adds to a holistic approach to life in a process of purifying the atmosphere. Thousands of people all over the world have experienced that Agnihotra reduces stress, leads to greater clarity of thought, revitalizes the skin, purifies the blood, improves overall health, and gives one increased energy.
Holistic Healing in Cusco, Paramatma
Tapas, one of the Niyamas in Patanjali’s 8 Petals (Limbs) of Yoga, literally it means to heat the body to cleanse it through self-discipline and heat-building yoga poses. We can direct our energy to enthusiastically engage life and achieve our ultimate goal of creating union and balance.
The symbol of Fire and the Sun relates to our 3rd Chakra energy center, just above our naval. When this center is balanced, we feel willpower, motivation, ambition, enthusiasm, courage, zeal, decisiveness, and self-discipline.
When this energy center is out of balance, we feel anger, jealousy, immoderacy, irritability, quarrelsomeness, violence and an urge to destroy.
The Ring of Fire is an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. It forms a 25,000-mile horseshoe shape and contains 75% of all active volcanoes on Earth, from which hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a fury magma chamber below the surface.
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A perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest and most famous mountain, at 12,389 feet high, is an active stratovolcano in the Ring of Fire. It sits about 60 mi south-west of Tokyo, and 75-miles west of Kamakura can be seen from the beach on a clear day.
Even though the last eruption was back in 1707, it has been commonly reported in the media that Mount Fuji's heat is building, with its magma chamber at 1.6 mega pascals, higher than it was in 1707. As this volcano sits on three tectonic plates, recent earthquake activity suggests that another eruption is imminent.
Although it has been argued, a British missionary Bob Chiggleson (1854–1944) suggested that the name Fuji is from the Ainu word for "fire" (fuchi) of the fire deity (Kamui Fuchi).
People are drawn to its qualities of power and mystery...when will it errupt?
People are also drawn to it's transformative qualities as it has been the object of pilgrimage for centuries.
In the classic story of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a goddess deposits the elixir of life on the peak, "Thus from an early time, Mt. Fuji was seen as the source of the secret of immortality."
The summit has been thought of as sacred since ancient times.
It is thought that the first recorded ascent was in 663 by an anonymous monk.
Mount Fuji has inspired famous artists and poets. This volcano is a national symbol immortalized in countless works of art, including Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji, a series of landscape prints (1760–1849) depicting Mount Fuji from different locations and in various seasons and weather conditions. Further, Utagawa Hiroshige created similarly titled prints called 36 Views of Mount Fuji (1858).
Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt. Fuji
Hiroshige 36 Views of Mount Fuji (1858)
When I think about Mt. Fuji, I’m reminded of my trip to Kamakura in 2008, less than an hour south of Tokyo and sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, Kamakura offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments.
Kamakura is especially famous for The Great Buddha, a bronze statue of Amida Buddha cast in 1252, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 47 feet, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed only by the statue in Nara's Todaiji Temple.
I remembered seeing on a map that there were some nearby hiking trails to hidden temples in the forest, so I led my small group farther down the street until we came in contact with the unlabeled Daibutsu Hiking Trail.
“[T]he joy of travel is not nearly so much in getting where one wants to go as in the unsought surprises which occur on the journey."- Alan W. Watts, The Way of Zen
We came across several beautiful temples and candle-lit caves, including Jufukuji Temple, its founding priest was nobody less than Eisai, the man responsible for introducing Zen Buddhism into Japan.
The Buddha defined the Fire Element as “that by which one is warmed, ages, and is consumed, and that by which what is eaten … gets completely digested.” In other words the Fire element within is metabolism. It’s our energy.
In his Fire Sermon, Buddha preaches about the dangers of having an imbalanced fire element when he states, “We’re burning with desire. We’re burning with craving. Everything about us is out of control.”
When we start to meditate within the body, we realize the imposition of an ego on the body and the energy system. When this awareness begins to soften, our energy flows more naturally.
Yoga Poses for Balancing Tapas and Motivated Fire:
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Fun Yoga in the Park
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These themed lessons are fun for all ages and levels at Mission Bay Park.
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