Experience space as grace in classes this week at LCY via Yoga Sutra 2.10 and Inversion Poses and allow the subtle Kleshas, the obstacles of avidya-spiritual ignorance, asmita-ego, raga-attachment to pleasure, dvesha-aversion to difficulty, abinivesha-fear of loss of life or identification, to be silenced at their very source.
Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar says of Sutra 2.10, “The father of subtle afflictions is the mind, whose movements should be directed towards the seer by the yogic process of involution. In this way, subtle afflictions are vanquished and an unpolarized state of pure knowledge is attained.” What better process than involuting upside down with inversions or variations of them to suit you!
Here are some other benefits of Inversion Poses:
*Viparita Karani (legs up the wall pose)- Your head, throat and neck are supplied with blood in abundance resulting in a new surge of energy in the nerve centers of the brain, pituitary glands and thyroid gland. It helps you flush out stress and anxiety, eases low back pain, improves digestive power, rejuvenates tired legs, cures varicose veins and swollen ankles, helps heal migraine and headaches. This is called the elixir of youth pose.
*Adho Mukha Svanasana (Down Dog Pose)-eases sciatica pain and sinusitis, strengthens the arms, back and shoulders, eases constipation and other digestion problems, relieves tension in the spine, stretches the calves and hamstrings and hands, eases back pain, helps you relax and rejuvenate.
*Sirshasana (headstand pose) strengthens arms, neck and shoulders, helps in delaying and even reversing ageing, helps beat stress and depression, boosts digestive power, calms the mind, improves circulation to pituitary and pineal glands, tones and sculpts your core and abdomen, relieves symptoms of sinusitis and insomnia.
Come and experience the sense of space as a support. When we play with space in this way, it’s a mind field of Consciousness which is free of the Kleshas!