We're living in a time the Vedas call Kali Yuga, a cycle when chaos rules and virtue is seemingly far from reach. Whether it's the pandemic, climate change, or unexpected events...as I am writing this, I found out I may lose my apartment, and there is nowhere to move; we live in a world of ever-present complexity and uncertainty.
Shit is constantly flying at us. All we have control over is our response. If we're really good, we turn that poo into liquid gold fertilizer. All excrement is compostable with the proper methods. The deeper the mire, the larger the till.
But to acquire the techniques, you need staying power. Yoga gives you the means and longevity.
And while many teachers will tell you that the antidote is complex, requiring hours upon hours of daily dedication, the truth is it is pretty simple. To practice yoga in a deeper sense requires one thing: the subtle body. The subtle body is the vital link between the physical body (known) and the ethereal body (revealed).
These three bodies (physical, subtle, ethereal) constitute the human experience, but most modern yoga focuses solely on the physical with an intense dedication to asana. There is nothing wrong with this. But it is limiting.
When you learn to see and access the subtle body in your practice, there is limitless growth. Your practice will live until the last breath of your life. I know it is a morbid example, but this is what yoga prepares us for.
The good news is that the barrier between the physical body and spirit is easily permeable with the tools of the subtle body: breath, sound, chakras, nadis, kundalini, open energetic pathways, expand consciousness, and reduce karmic attachments.
My mission as a yoga educator and therapist is to show others how to use yoga as a life preserving tool. This is why I've created the subtle body immersion training, October 9-13th at True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale, CO.
Space is limited to 15 students. Receive 25 hours of continuing educated by Yoga Alliance.
Evan Rachel Soroka