- Soft, Flowing
- Pranamaya Kosha
- Inner Spiral
- An ability to move fluidly
- The Sense of taste
- Second Chakra - Svadhisthana - "sweetness"
- "The sign of Water's presence is its opposite - power." ~~Godfrey Devereaux
I caught the end of Danielle's flow instruction and carried it forward as we did more vinyasa. (Shiva Rea calls this type of practice prana vinyasa. I like that.)
I wove Inner Spiral and hip openers into the vinyasa. We did some standing hip openers and some that were lower to the ground. Getting the thighs back and the hips open with inner spiral is maybe the best way to assure free passage of ap - water element - as in apana vayu - the free and easy flow of prana through the hips and legs. We cultivate earth element with muscular energy and "shins in" before engaging water element with Inner Spiral and Thighs Out. The banks of a river have to be firm before the flow of the river increases. Chinese Medicine recognizes the The Source of water is in the Ball of the Foot (Bubbling Spring Point)- Anusara talks about the Source of the Water element as the the mound of the big toe where Inner Spiral initiates. The Lake is the Pelvis (no jokes!)
When the water element is is healthy in us, we flow from form to form withtout grasping or aversion. We learn to move among the "endless forms most wondrous" (Darwin) that life presents.