Monday, October 11, 2010

Kali Energy

The imagery of archetypal deities deeply penetrates the psyche and lessons are learned simply by allowing our attention to rest fully on the visual experience. There is a part of us which knows without needing analytical thought to come to a conclusion.
Kali is black to represent Her transcendental nature.
Just as all colors disappear into black, all names and forms disappear into Her.
Maha Nirvana Tantra
In order to truly know ourselves, Yogis strive to release attachment to all names and forms because these are temporary and pure consciousness is perpetual.
Kali's tongue urges us to savor ALL the flavors of life on planet Earth. Gain and loss, success and failure, these are different flavors and we miss out on the fullness of the human experience when we push some flavors away.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ganesh Energy

I recently saw a documentary about people who had been hit by lightning. Consistently, everyone was changed profoundly by the experience. Some of the changes were negative and some were positive, but everyone experienced lightning as a huge force of change and transformation in their lives.
The polarity of the Earth actually changes during storms. It is as if the Earth is inviting the lightning to come down and work its magic.
Humans have a force like lightning, in seed form, lying dormant in the pelvic floor. The dormant force, Kundalini Shakti, is a mechanism of change, creativity and transformation and when activated, it is possible for humans to reach their greatest potential. The archetype Ganesh governs the pelvic floor and He has a relationship with the energy in seed form. Ganesh energy works specifically to remove obstacles- obstacles that block the path to healing and empowerment.
In the same way that the Earth invites lightning down during storms, Yogis invite the energies of the pelvic floor to awaken and to work their magic in our bodies and in our lives. Working with the pelvic floor, using the Moola Bandha method in particular, is the means of invitation. The seeds of the dormant, creative force begin to germinate, grow and flourish and obstacles are removed.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Bliss Yoga Events

Bliss Yoga

Please join us!

  • Shri will be teaching a FREE class at Lululemon in St. Johns Town Center every Sunday in October at 9:30 am. Our theme all month will be Learning the Lessons of the Archetypal Deities Ganesh, Kali, Ram, Krishna and Shiva.

  • 30 Hour Introductory or Supplemental Vinyasa Teacher Training with Shri: Nov. 8-12, Mon thru Fri, 9 am to 3 pm each day. Tuition: $600

  • Workshop/ Asana Intensive with Rob Hefele: Sunday, Dec. 5: Lift Off Practice and Yin Practice

  • Free YogaWorks Level 2 Class and 200 Hour TT info session with Sarah Bell: Sat., Dec. 4, 12 noon to 2 pm

  • YogaWorks 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 30 Day Intensive held at Bliss Yoga Shala: Jan- Feb, 2011

  • Please go to our website for more information about any of these events.