Saturday, September 19, 2009

September and October- Prana Vayus

Paradigm-shattering experiments published in leading-edge, peer-reviewed journals reveal that we're bathed in a field of intelligent energy that fills what used to be thought of as empty space. Additional discoveries show beyond any reasonable doubt that this field responds to us- it rearranges itself- in the presence of our heart-based feelings and beliefs. And this is the revolution that changes everything.

Gregg Braden in The Spontaneous Healing of Belief

This is the New Biology, seeing the body as flesh, bone AND energy! Prana is energy plus intelligence. Energy that is aware of itself. Prana is that which animates all of Nature, the life force energy. Energy follows thought. The Pranic anatomy arranges itself according to our thoughts and is the blue print for the physical form of the body. As the mind thinks, so the body becomes.

Just as the physical body is a network of systems: Digestive system, Nervous system, Cardiovascular system, Endocrine system, and so on- the Pranic body is just as complex with systems. There is the Chakra system, the Nadi system, Gunas, Doshas, Koshas and the Vayu system. There are 5 Prana Vayus- these are a subset of Vata energy and represent currents of energy in the human body with each having specific physiological and mental functions. For the next 5 weeks in the studio, we will be working with practices to cultivate one of the Prana Vayus.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Navaratri!

September 19 thru September 26 is the Tantric celebration of the 9 nights of the Goddess. The first 3 days are dedicated to Durga or Kali for purification, the second 3 days to Lakshmi for abundance and the final 3 to Saraswati for wisdom.
As we honor these aspects or qualities in the Divine, we awaken these same qualities in ourselves.