ancient traditions, including the Indian traditions that gave rise to yoga, understood that there is a principle of life which drives our human and non human lives, to propagate, to grow, and to survive. yoga calls this prāṇa. a Sanskrit word meaning ‘that which goes everywhere’ it has come to mean both breath and the dynamic bio-energy of the universe.
We will continue to explore a stilling of our āsana practice - stilling, deepening, reconnecting whilst remaining expanded, receptive and non-resistant. The practices this term continue to be inspired by midsummer - poised, mobile, lively and balancing at the fulcrum of the year. And also by the sculpture - Anthony Gormley’s - Untitled (for Francis).
My dear friend Ranju Roy, with Dave Charlton, have been writing a book which reflects their own practice, understanding and studies within the Viniyoga Tradition over the years, and latterly with the late Peter Hersnack. The book entitled "Support, Direction, Space: Embodying the Yoga Sutra" is timely - as teaching in the tradition develops and expands. They are hoping to publish the book using crowd funding to help with the costs. I wonder if some of you might like to help to get the book published.