Detox your body and mind with Twisting Poses, Forward Bends and Yoga Sutra 1.11 and move your spirit into a pristine space of pure energy and a blissful, high state of Consciousness!
Forward Bends slow you down so that you can imbibe Yoga Sutra 1.11 which teaches about memory as a form of knowledge. There are different forms of memory. In Yoga we practice discriminating between them to cultivate the influence of constructive and life-enhancing memories as causative influences (karma) to empower our yogic path to Higher Consciousness.
Twisting poses support us in this endeavor with their naturally detoxifying and purifying benefits. There are physiological benefits to the circulatory system and internal organs, structural benefits to the musculoskeletal system, and focusing, de-stressing benefits to our consciousness.
Yoga Master B.K. S. Iyengar describes twists as a “squeeze-and soak” action. The organs compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When you release the twist, fresh blood flows in, carrying oxygen and the building blocks for tissue healing. From a physiological standpoint, twists stimulate circulation and have a cleansing and refreshing effect on the torso organs like the liver, pancreas, stomach and spleen.
Yoga Twists help eliminate tension from deep within your body. This physical tension can show itself as emotional stress which blocks memory. When memory does occur from that place, it is restrictive and troublesome due to stress which is not constructive or life enhancing. Yoga twists help the muscles of the chest, back and shoulders relax and when combined with slow nasal breathing, allow stress to leave the body and uplifting memories conducive to higher consciousness to come through.
Yoga Sutra 1.11 Anubhuta Visayasampramosah Smrtih- When a mental modification of an object, words or experiences previously encountered and not forgotten comes back to consciousness, that is memory.
Join us this week in classes at LCY to purify your body and mind so your memories serve your spirit in the Highest!