Relaxation and Reading
Relax for SAVASANA (final relaxation) and place feet hip width apart. Gently lift to SETHU BANDHASANA X 4 and hold final version. V Gentle. The area around the naval relates to the lumbar spine at so many levels.
Lengthen legs away. Close your eyes and settle into the posture. Of all the postures, Savasana is perhaps the most important by learning to experience complete restfulness. Take 4-5 slow and deep breaths. Signal the mind and the nervous system to slow down and relax and become aware of the breath. Finding the mind in the moment through the connection with the breath. Allow the breath to become effortless rather than shaped and allow it to flow.
Try not to see or feel this visualisation. Just concede and contemplate the light of all the stars and our sun, our planets. Think of that cumulative light that surrounds us. When you inhale, see or feel that light moving into to you through the crown of the head down to the abdomen and fan into a fire or flame and feel its essence spread throughout the mind and body as you momentarily retain the breath prior to exhaling. Feel the connection to the light that sustains you.
Eventually the body and mind will feel so full of light that you no longer need to practice the technique, but just bathe in the light and rest deeply.
Rediscover your breath and consciously move the breath towards your feet and hands and gently turn to your right side and come to sitting.
SUKASANA to drop a little more energy into the naval centre. Hold big toes with heels wide and fold forward onto a brick if necessary. You will stay for as long as you can hold your breath. KHAPALABHATI X 25 retain breath and fold forward. Bring attention to the abdominal area bringing mind and body together. Release on inhale.
Sit quietly for 2 minutes comfortably. The ultimate tool to move energy and awaken is to connect with the mind. Sit up tall and feel the combination of postures today culminate in this pose. To access the deeper potential of the mind we drop our attention to the abdomen and observe it move on the breath. 2 mins. Learn to teach the mind to settle in this centre to find the most positive qualities of the mind, confidence, purpose, strength and the ability to direct them as you wish.
Observe the intelligence that rests here, it’s not physical it’s the essence of the mind itself. The physical movement and then just the presence.
Only when we find the quietness in our own minds can we being to hear our inner teacher, so that we may receive some intuition. Only when we are ready to recognise and value the wisdom that we carry at the core of our being will we turn our attention inwards and ‘listen in’. But it’s been a long time since we truly listened, so a little practice and patience will be needed. Sit down, be quiet and listen in at some point today or tomorrow. All you need to do is remember that you are the listener not the noise….. Innerspace.