Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: The Law of Potentiality

The Law of Pure Potentiality says that our essential nature is pure consciousness, the infinite source of everything that exists in the physical world. Since we are an inextricable part of the field of consciousness, we are also infinitely creative, unbounded, and eternal.

Padadirsasana: Balancing Pillar Breath – Law of Pure Potentiality

This relates to the Law of Pure Potentiality because it balances the two main channels in our body: Ida, which relates to lunar energy and pingala, which relates to solar energy. When these to meridians are balanced, the mind and the senses draw inward, inducing a state that is known as “pratyahara” or sense-withdrawal. We normally interpret our reality through the five senses. That is how we receive and filter information. But the senses and the mind are limited. Their role is to help us to create form, shape, and identity. When we practice padadirsasana, we are enabling ourselves to move into a more subtle realm that is formless, shapeless, and nameless. That is the state of pure potential, where unlimited possibilities exist.

How To:

Place your right hand under your left armpit and your left hand under your right armpit. Relax the shoulders and allow the pressure of the upper arms to press lightly into the side ribs. There is a nerve in between the 5th and 6th rib that actually helps to free up the mucous membrane in the opposite side nostril. This is what energetically governs the two main channels: Ida and Pingala. Stay here and breathe for about 1-2 minutes and then switch sides to balance the flow of air into the opposite side nostril.

Added Value:

When finished, moisten a finger and press the point in between the eyebrows and slightly above to stimulate the third eye point, known as ajna chakra. This will further move you into a state of insight, inspiration, and pure potentiality.

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