MEDICINE, Weight Loss Through Yoga, Jewel in the Lotus
“Then I was standing on the highest mountain of them all, and round beneath me was the hoop of the world.
And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw;
for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together as one being.
And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all of the children of one mother and one father.
And I saw that it was holy.”
Black Elk 1931
DREAM CATCHER, Weight Loss Through Yoga, Jewel in the Lotus
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN II “Take Your Light From Beneath The Basket”
Each of us is reading this page, a manifestation of the physical plane, with our eyes that exist at a frequency within the range of vibration that comprises the physical plane. The life force energy that animates the physical body and the mental body exists at a higher frequency. Thought, assimilating this stimulus, at yet an even finer vibrational level. The unacknowledged natural wisdom that coordinates these functions vibrates at an even higher frequency.
Consisting of a different frequency from the physical senses, the finer wave lengths comprising our ‘Being’ can’t be perceived with those physical sense organs. At an even higher frequency is the sensation of ‘Being’, the joy of existing right next to and feeling the presence of all that is Divine. The Divine is our SELF.
The ‘light’ of Self shines through these concentric layers of ‘Being’ producing the hologram others consider you.
It is human nature to pretend we have a strong handle on reality, but truly there is much more going on than what can be seen in the material world. Often, our rigidly held outlook limits our ability to see beyond preconceived notions. In yoga everything is divided in two, purusa and prakriti. Everything we feel, experience and see is real, including our dreams, ideas and fantasies. That which has always been, purusa, is unchanging and will always be. That is the observer in each of us that even watches our mind think. Everything else is prakriti, impermanent and always in a state of change.
Yoga recognizes our physical body, but also recognizes other bodies, or koshas, occupying the same space as the physical body.
KOSHAS — from ‘Weight Loss Through Yoga, Jewel in the Lotus’
There are five koshas:
1) A physical body comprised of matter.
2) A prana (energy) body. Prana is the Sanskrit word for ‘life force’ that animates all physical and mental activity.
3) A mental body.
4) A knowledge body (knowing beyond sensory perception).
5) An omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient body called the bliss body.
Prana, the life force energy, rides the breath.