By Anton Temple
A scientific process stretching and Yoga postures resulting in the secure and cozy adoption of the Lotus Posture, together with a advisor to the symbolism and non secular that means at the back of the Lotus Flower. colour pictures and illustrations.
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Take a while to familiarize yourself with the postures and to ensure that you are happy with the whole process of getting in and out of each posture. Then you are ready to introduce them into your daily routine. Starting with level one, work through each routine only moving up when all the exercises come with perfect ease. Make certain that you have completely mastered one set of exercises before you proceed to the next. Let the body take its own time and enjoy the process of working steadily towards your goal.
Now as you breathe in, imagine that with every breath you breathe in a glowing white light. Imagine that every pore in your body is absorbing this force with each and every breath you take. As you breathe in, this spiritual force is focused into one small glowing point in your Dantien (the centre of your body, two to three inches below your navel). With each breath this tiny bead of light grows. Imagine that it radiates health and harmony as it shines. Really imagine that with every breath you take you draw this healing force from the very limits of the universe; and with each breath imagine that you charge this point of light, which you should imagine growing in size and forming into the bud of a Lotus flower.
Reach for your right knee and bend forward from the hips over the right leg. Repeat with the positions of the legs reversed. Head to Knee Posture 2 This stretch is the more advanced form of the former exercise and is performed identically to the above, except in this case instead of placing the foot of the bent leg next to the thigh of the other leg, you lift your left leg into the Cradle Stretch (as illustrated on pages 25-26), and then gently place your left ankle on top of the right thigh so that the heel touches your lower abdomen or as close to your abdomen as you can get.
Becoming the Lotus by Anton Temple