When you are working with your own aligned vital energy, you are working from a space of wholeness and support.
Kundalini Yoga works directly with vital energy; moving it through every cell of a relaxed, yet awake body. In the Kundalini teaching, coiled vital or Kundalini energy (represented by a flowing energetic serpent) typically lies dormant, at the base of our spine or sacrum. With serpent coiled and sleeping at our base, the practice of Kundalini Yoga starts to unlock that door and ever so slowly, our personal serpent starts to slither its way up through the Chakras, waking up and igniting them one by one until it reaches the top, the crown Chakra… sourcing deep levels of meditation, self-realization, empowerment, and enlightenment.
The serpent or snake is a powerful spiritual symbol that is revered worldwide. The snake is associated with negative and positive, death and birth, duality.
Another motif is rebirth or renewal. This creature has the ability to shed its old skin as it grows new. The casting off of the old metaphorically, represents the release of old ways of thinking that don’t work in our lives. The fresh new skin found underneath is rebirth and new beginnings… purification and transformation.
To many cultures the power of the serpent is in its representation of vital energy. Vital energy is our true essence. It’s our pure light in harmony and balance. This energy is known as prana in Sanskirt, chi in China, ki in Japan, and gal in Galic. To the Maya coyopa, translated to “lightning in the blood,” represents this vital energy.
The serpent and its meaning in ancient cultures
The “Great Serpent Mound” in Ohio, USA is one of the largest serpent effigies. The mound Serpent Mound Ohiois a three foot high, quarter mile long, prehistoric mound thought to be built by the Adena culture. It shows the serpent with a coiled tail and an egg in its mouth. This egg in mouth motif is representative of the potential of actualization through Second Birth or rebirth.
The Hopis worshiped a horned or plumed serpent called Awanyu, which is pictured all over Pueblo art. Awanyu is the guardian of water a precious resource of the Hopi. It is usually rendered as a zigzag that suggests flowing water or lightning… a giver of life and renewal. This serpent strongly resembles the plumed serpent of the Aztec culture called Quetzalcoatl.
In the Hindu regions of Asia, the serpent is considered a nature spirit. It is the protector of springs, wells and rivers. Serpents bring rain and thus fertility. But, they can also bring floods and drought. The Hindus believe that how the naga treats humanity is representative of how we treat the snake and its environment. Serpents also carry the elixir of life and immortality.
Sources: Weaver, Sandra 2012, Spiritual Growth Prophecies | 2016 Wikipedia
Upcoming Workshops in Galisteo, NM
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Friday, November 11th 1 pm-4:30 pm $70
Powerfully commanding the domain of your business means being consciously aware of all aspects of your being and entrepreneurial qualities that impact the holistic success of your business.
You are your business. Whatever is showing up – the good, the bad, and the ugly – can be addressed by looking within, clearing related chakras and moving vital Kundalini energy. With holistic alignment comes more power and support; you are no longer operating just from mind and action.
We cover the territory that is your business by systematically delving into each core component of your business with relaxation, yoga and sharing; assessing, enhancing, sealing. You will be able to access multi-dimensional strategy, respond to external events with powerful conscious awareness and hence, expand the results you deliver over time.
Vital Serpent Energy an afternoon retreat focused on consciously working with serpent energy
Friday, December 2nd 1 pm -4:30 pm $97
The ancient, primal image of Serpent has been expressed across cultures in a multitude of mediums and has been called many things: creative energy, Kundalini Shakti, life force, sexual energy, source, and vital energy to name just a few.
Consciously awakening and working with serpent energy feels good because it calms the nervous system, makes us strong, and connects us to our authentic, expansive self.
Explore your own serpent energy through art, meditation, movement, and Kundalini yoga in this inspiring and relaxing workshop in the heart of Galisteo.
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