Last week we looked mainly at the idea behind the manipura cakra - extending and entering into a growing expansive movement.
To bring the idea of the manipura cakra into expression we practiced yoga poses, which are more suited to a centring in the region of this cakra. Our practice in the individual yoga poses was guided by a:
Method with 4 simple steps
applied, for example, in the sitting head to knee - shown here by Heinz Grill.
Sketch a first the pictureof the pose in its idea and physical shape.
The spine extends out of the manipura cakra over the legs below,
Idea - extending into a lighter, brighter space beyond a limit.
Develop asubtle feelingfor the movement of extending into a lighter, brighter space, and adjusting the body into the form.
Here we noticed the shoulders really need to relax in order to extend.
Extending feels like being drawn into the lighter, freer space outside.
Feel contrast of heavy tension in body and moments of lighter, freer movement.
Moving and acting more easily with the picture of the pose, for the picture becomes a bit clearer, and a feeling for the idea of the pose more known