Lots of high intensity yoga going down at the ashram these days. I would say we are making a collective breakthrough into new territory with our kundalini yoga practice. Yesterday we did the Sexual Energy transformation practice again. We have decided to try and keep this one up at least one time a week. It has become integral very quickly and is wonderfully demanding.
Today in the company of our student Gabby from Australia, we fell back into our first familiar manual, the beloved Physical Wisdom, and did the Lymphatic Stimulation kriya. We faced up to the yoga and did the whole ten minutes of the first exercise. Talk about breakthrough! I am coming to the understanding that the really long and demanding parts of the kriya unleash powerful secretions. If you don’t push it for the first ten minutes, you just don’t have the full power of your own body behind you. This first piece is designed to set up the rest of the practice. I finished the ten minute arm exercise, really picking up speed about halfway through, with the top of my head and upper body filled with energy that tingled and traveled. Throughout the practice, the sensations during the pauses to meditate between kriyas were intense. I became really high.
Each part of the practice had its own amazing results. After working really hard, we lay in baby pose for eleven minutes. I became completely lost, enjoying the feel of my forehead on the mat. I don’t think I have ever experienced that pose so deeply. As we did our final rounds of chanting I felt immaculate.
At the end, I was inspired to share my favorite affirmation by Yogananda. I asked the class to repeat it after me, piece by piece.
I think my life to flow. I know my life to flow, from brain to all my body to flow. Streaks of light do shoot through my tissue root. The flood of life in vertebrae doth rush through spine in froth and spray. The little cells all are drinking. Their tiny mouths all are shining. The little cells are drinking. Their tiny mouths are shining.
The second round I felt a thrill of healing pass through me, leaving me ecstatic as I leaned back slightly on my sits bones sitting in half lotus. It felt like light shooting up my body. It was a wonderful feeling. We went on to close the kriya, and had an incredible 20 minute savasana that was out of this world.