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January 4, 2010

“Dwell in the cave of the sacrum.”

This is what Eileen keeps telling me when I’m panicking in Baddha Konasana (and when I’m not panicking in Baddha Konasana too), which is not as scary as being dropped back on to your head for the first time, but more scary than walking in to a place that you’ve never been to before when the door is closed and you can’t see what’s behind it.

Out in nature, I don’t really need to think about this too much. My brain switches off, my energy expands and I just kinda, well, move with everything. My energy automatically sinks to my root because that’s where I feel earth energy interact with my body the most. The second civilisation enters the picture, however, I need to consciously ground myself. Consciously and constantly.

One of my teachers was talking the other day about breathing IN the earth energy, but I disagree with her entirely. I don’t think we have to consciously pull any of the energies into our bodies, I think we just have to allow them to flow in, as they’re meant to. Inhale and yang flows in through your head. Exhale and yin flows in through your root.

Something to think about when bored in class.

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