It has been quite awhile since I’ve written about the physical practice of yoga. Yoga means union so I feel as if my whole existence incorporates yoga into my life, even if I’m not writing about it. November was such an intense month I can honestly say I’m glad it’s over.
There are a couple of kundalini yoga sets that have helped me through the difficult energies of November. Heal Your Back Now has been such a life saver for me. My back is still in the process of recovery and this is the yoga set I used to keep my body from seizing up during this journey. There are still a few yoga poses that my body is unable to do but Heal Your Back Now kriya is very gentle and relaxing on the body.
Surya Kriya is my go to, get through the winter blah’s kriya. About a month ago I was giving a client an Intuitive Reading when my guidance said that this winter would be exceptionally overcast. I was then shown this kriya to help bust through any S.A.D. that may occur as a result. I love this kriya. It elevates the spirit, keeps the weight down, and aids in digestion. Surya means sun energy in Gurmukhi. When you practice this kriya you are tapping into the energy of the sun which is warming and active.
I’ve also been practicing left nostril breathing. While doing research for a student who struggles with anxiety I was guided to this breath to help calm his anxiety. The left nostril represents the feminine, calming, cooling, receptive aspects. I have used this breath myself to help me to get to sleep at night.
So there you have it. Yoga is always working in some way in my life. It has been my salvation these past few years. I attribute my yoga practice to keeping me healthy in body, mind and soul.