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Traditional Insights into Yoga: Upward-Facing Forward Bend

Traditional Insights into Yoga: Upward-Facing Forward Bend Mally Paquette

We are in the midst of shifting in our 3D world, as most of us realize. It is imperative to discover our center, which is a balance of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine. The central channel of our spine is sushumna, offering a path upward for kundalini energy — the primal, unlimited force creating transformation.

Traditional yoga teaches us to live from the inner landscape of the physical body and remain in peace, perfecting detachment. The only permanent practice of yoga is your breath. In yogic philosophy, we are taught that practicing the asana alone poses a danger.

This classic posture is of the Ashtanga primary series. Ashtanga is a vinyasa system in the lineage of Pattabhi Jois, Krishnamacharya, and Brahmachary. Ashtanga yoga practice combines each breath with a specific movement, creating a ballet of devotion. A practice without all eight limbs of yoga might be valid for some folks; however, once you have been introduced to all eight limbs throughout your practice, you discover the true depths of yoga.