Yoga mastery is a step-by-step path, whether it be the mastery of one exercise, one kriya, or one lifetime. Your students will experience transformation toward mastery by moving through a set of stages in their spiritual growth. Of course, not all students will come to you in the same stage. Therefore, as teachers, we need to be sensitive to the stage in which each student finds herself and the type of teaching, encouragement, and challenges that are appropriate to that stage. In our culture, we often seek the immediate. It would be fantastic if, like the Greek goddess Athena, we could spring full-grown from the head of some Zeus, perfectly wise and masterful. But we will have missed something along the way, something precious and beautiful that we already possess: the God, the unlimited spirit, in our heart. To awaken that inner spirit, students must savor, learn the lessons and face the challenges, and hone the skills that come with each stage in the practice.
~ Kundalini Yoga and Crystals
Spiritual Practice at a Plateau? You may be at Shakti Pad. Are you feeling withdrawn from your practice or from the people in your yoga community? Feeling that you have outgrown the teachings? Feeling like you are better than others?
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A not-so-funny thing happened on my way home from Summer Solstice this year; I think I entered the state called Shakti Pad. I had spoken to many practitioners before making the trek from New Jersey to New Mexico, and I was expecting the experience to be one of pure bliss. And for many, it is. But for me, the combination of soaring expectations and not enough sleep was overwhelming.
The Aquarian Teacher , pp. Posture: Sit in easy pose with light neck lock Jalandhar Bandh. Focus: Focus your eyes at the tip of the nose. Breath: Chant the entire mantra times on one breath. Keep the number of repetitions per breath constant. Mudra: Bring both palms in front of the Heart Center facing upward.