Lately we are all dealing with something we can’t see. The coronavirus is invisible. The ramifications of something invisible are very real indeed. The practice below guides us to explore the “invisible” in positive ways.
Today’s practice guidance post is one all of you can attempt, including beginners and Gentle Yoga students. If a posture in any section of the practice is beyond your grasp just skip it, and repeat previous ones or move on. A few more advanced asanas are added to each section so all levels of students can feel competent and challenged. Read over the entire post before you begin. When practicing refer to your device or printed copy as little as possible to keep yourself moving inward. Review the information first, then start the practice.
The main focus of this practice is to use “graphic breathing” throughout the practice. Graphic breathing uses a part of our mind akin to the imagination. Use your imaginative visualization ability to monitor and direct the breath movement.
The first step is finding out where the breath most wants to go. So on first attempts just observe. Later you can impose a movement pattern to further develop your skill and touch areas in the body with your mind and breath that have yet to be explored. After a bit of practice, the “invisible” starts to be internally apparent, and very positive results come your way. Don’t over-do. Breathe quietly and practice being subtle.
Start with the Invocation. If you don’t want to listen and chant along, and you don’t have it memorized, just sit for a few minutes of preparatory silence.