Tolerate Tranquility, Prashant

We have different phases to what we do and we must understand what to do and for whom we are doing it and when to do what we do. First there is the Learning phase, and then the Studying phase.
We cannot really study until we have learned. When have we learned? When we know how and why we are doing something. Are you doing it for the physical effect, the pranic effect, the mental or emotional effect? What is your intention? If it is physical, is it for the legs, by the legs, with the legs?
In the deepening process, we first do the kriya, the physical expression and experience of the pose, bones, muscles, and fascia. Then the pranic body becomes ignited and we can access the experience and expression of the mudras. Is it the pelvic diaphragm, the udana vayu, the samana vayu (these are energetic areas in the subtle body that allopathic or western medicine does not recognize, but which are very potent once you understand them).. Finally, the asana happens.
Janusirshatkriya: first phase, physical, “Kriya”, the action basis, musculo-skeletal
Janusirmudra: second phase, pranic, “Mudra”, subtle body, bandhas
Janusirsasana: the mastery of the asana when the “dvandva” (pair of opposites) ceases
Stages of yoga…
Yoga = union
Viyoga = dissolution, we must know how to disengage, what needs to be disengaged and lost, for example krodha, modha, lobha, aversion, dullness, doubt. So much of yoga is dispelling something, not doing something. We always think of what we have to do, but there is so much that has to be let go and dispelled.
Sanyoga = what happens, conjunction. Not an intentional doing, but the effect of a composite set of actions or events.
Prayoga = the practice
Viniyoga = when we intentfully arrive at a new place and continue to work without losing ground.

Adho muka svanasana at ropes, long long holds
Adho Muka svanasana & uttanasana
Adho muka svanasana at ropes, long long holds
Janusirsasana, 3x, why are you doing it now, how are you doing it now
Adho muka svanasana at ropes, long long holds
Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana, trianga ekaipada paschimottanasana
Adho muka svanasana at ropes, long long holds

Now we will see how we can practice the Standing poses with the tranquility of the forward bends… We speak of energy management, and yet we are stress management experts; but we must become de-stress managers. We must learn to tolerate tranquility. We get to a quiet place and are ready to go on to the next thing. Just as a fly is drawn to sugar, it is sweet, the fly develops a liking, a preference to something sweet, so we can be drawn to the contemplative, tranquil state. We must learn to stay there and develop a preference for it.

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