Yoga Living: Moving through the Asana of Life with Clear Vision
As part of the Saturday Morning series of Kundalini Yoga at the Eagle’s Nest, which started on this bright late summer morning, we greeted the sun – stretched out on a mountain top imbibing the morning rays – and performed the ever-popular ritual of cleaning our eyes out!
How? With the help of Ayurveda’s precious gift – an herbal mixture called Triphala. Triphala is sanskrit for “three fruits.” It contains a combination of three high quality medicinal herbs (“amla” which is Indian gooseberry, “harad”, and “baheda”) that also correspond to the three doshas – pitta, vata, and kapha. FYI – Amla has healing properties to relieve conjunctivitis and glaucoma.
It’s pretty obvious how important our eyes are, however how often do we take the time to take care of them? The moment we wake up, our eyes are in action. And today, many people’s eyes are strained due to the computer and tv. Triphala eye-washing is a good way to help relax the eyes, increase blood circulation in the eyes to rid dark circles, and to bring out that natural shimmering *twinkle*twinkle*. Washing the eyes with triphala will keep your eyes overall moist and healthy, and…in an instant– amazingly brighter eyesight!
The yogic message: When we clean our eyes of the gunk (the oily film is so thin and imperceptible that our vision is normalized and we are not aware that our vision has actually been been tainted with a nasty residue of dirt, environmental toxins, etc), then we can have a clearer, sharper reality of the world we are experiencing and a fresh perspective to relate to it.
After our gunky experience, we proceeded into our normally prepared Kundalini Yoga class. Together, we worked on our solar plexus region, digestive and elimination systems, and held a deliberation of strengthening our core identity and projection. Our final meditation was a heart-opening experience with the Sat Kartaar mantra that worked on our fourth chakra while building some muscle in our whole upper-lower arms and shoulders. We’ll definitely feel it in the morning! We concluded our set with a beautiful golden cup meditation to humbly receive prosperity then showered in blessings for oneself and the world.
A beautiful morning indeed!
~Sat Nam and Wahe Guru!~
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