"Kundalini is described as a sleeping, dormant potential force in the human organism. It is one of the components of an esoteric description of the "subtle body", which consists of nadis (energy channels), chakras (psychic centres), prana (subtle energy), and bindu (drops of essence). Kundalini is described as being coiled up at the base of the spine. The description of the location can vary slightly, from the rectum to the navel. Kundalini is said to reside in the triangular shaped sacrum bone in three and a half coils.
Kundalini has been described as "a residual power of pure desire" by Nirmala Srivastava.
The image given is that of a serpent coiled three and a half times around a smokey grey lingam. Each coil is said to represent one of the three gunas, with the half coil signifying transcendence. "
"...in its true form, yoga isn’t about rigorous activity or getting all sweaty and breathless; it’s about peace and relaxation..." ~Nanammal, the 98-year-old #Indian#yogini
The core aspect of classical #yoga is to settle into #stillness by harmonizing mind (#chitta ) and breath (#prana ). Healing results from unblocking of channels (#nadi ), harmonious movement of breath (#prana ) and #relaxation of mind (#chitta ). https://qz.com/1010262/international-yoga-day-indias-oldest-yogini-says-youre-doing-yoga-wrong-if-youre-working-up-a-sweat/
Sutra 1.4 : Or there is identification with the modifications of chitta.
vṛtti-sārūpyam-itaratra “What happens to purusha, the self or soul, when it is not abiding in its essential nature is being stated here. When the chitta vrittis are not in the state of nirodha, then the patterns or modifications of chitta are superimposed on purusha…
…Purusha is only a witnessing consciousness, but it has forgotten its true nature, and is identifying with the chitta and its patterns or modifications to such an extent that it is very difficult to extricate itself…
The science of yoga as propounded by Patanjali recommends different techniques to cater for the differing temperaments of all individuals so as to bring the mind-stuff, or chitta, into a state of nirodha. In that state, the purusha becomes aware of its true nature.” -Four Chapters on Freedom, Swami Satyananda Saraswati
In short? You are not your mind, but when we are not resting in our truest nature, the mind can be a very powerful force in which our true self can become entangled. At the core, however, your truest nature rests - waiting to be untangled, waiting to be revealed ;) **nirodha : cessation, stopping
#iloveyoga#yogachallenge#sadhana#Icha -shakti. Fuerza de voluntad motorora o directora (Yoga).
#Mudâ . La alegría
#Chitta . Consciencia empírica (consciencia de algo) por oposición a Chit. Pensamiento formal y , por naturaleza inestable, una de las cuatro partes del antahkarana (el órgano mental). Cuando es empleada junto a manas, indica el conjunto de las tendencias en estado latente (samskara) que aparecerán como actos en nuestra vida presente o tendrán su fruto en nuestros ciclos de manifestación futuros. Pasta o polvo.
#Siddhi . El “éxito”, la “realización” del ser realizada en el yoga. También los poderes ocultos, supranormales. El yoga clásico enumera ocho y aconseja el no cultivarlos de ningún modo. El tantrismo, siendo una vía de poder, no siempre tiene esa misma actitud hacia ellos. *********** #sadhana#Icha -shakti. Force of will motor or director (Yoga). #Mudâ . Joy
#Chitta . Empirical consciousness (consciousness of something) as opposed to Chit. Formal and associative thought, by nature unstable, one of the four parts of the antahkarana (the mental organ). When used together with manas, it indicates the set of latent tendencies (samskara) that will appear as acts in our present life or will bear fruit in our future cycles of manifestation. Paste or powder. #Siddhi . The "success", the "realization" of being realized in yoga. Also the hidden, supernormal powers. Classical yoga lists eight and advises not to cultivate them in any way. Tantrism, being a way of power, does not always have the same attitude towards them.