Arcane No. 16: Hastasana, Tower
The Tower recalls everything that can make the human being in the external medium is ephemeral, temporary, called to crumble. Higher rises in the external world to achieve timeless, the greater the fall. But fall again to invest, as another birth, this time towards itself, naked outside, to achieve internal and timeless. Write this series Carmen Viejo.
"By that was called Babel, because there Yahweh confused the language of the Earth and there scattered them". (Genesis, 11)
This episode of the old testament seems a joke. Why Yahweh to see a people United by a single language, capable of doing what it proposes, decides infuse him with confusion and disperse its people diversify their languages?
YHVH is the four letters in the Tetragrammaton used by various mystery schools. It is the name that is known what is unknowable: "I am who I am".
But to know you have to take away from the subject of knowledge, dispersing its parts, understand them one by one, until you return to collect them. Each of these parties has the germ of what is, as essential.
Newcomers to the arcane 16, dominated the outside world, it is not only explore inside. Now the protective tower no longer serves. It is this all we can figure how to seek protection, which is not itself: an institution, a dogma, a home, or your own body... We will have to release each one of these Bras to sustain us in all that remains: what is.
Arriving to the 16, the understanding is reached that everything the initiate needed to complete the road that began at the arcane 1, is in it. Are you from now only five arcana, the inner path, to complete his work. This time the work will not be a tower in which to seek refuge, but dissolve personality that led him up there.
The Tower Remember that everything that can make the human being in the external medium is ephemeral, temporary, called to crumble. Higher rises in the external world to achieve timeless, the greater the fall. Fall is again reversed, as another birth, this time towards itself, naked outside, to achieve internal and timeless. Is well regarded, the announcement of a release. This release will be traumatic in so far as it is not chosen, achieved by own understanding; but it will be the decisive step for anyone who is able to walk inland in the arcane remaining four, to reach the culmination.
Correspondence with the asanas
Cream Balini Asana It is the "inclined force posture". Based on the standing posture, with hands behind the pelvis, fingers interlaced and palms turned toward the floor on opening shoulders and collarbones, Flex the trunk horizontally. By staying in this stretch and openness, are released structures that tend to keep us in the security closure (hands spin is not the easy side, but that seems impossible).
Purna Shalabhasana, or form complete grasshopper, is not accessible to everyone posture, but can be approximated with some help, as support the belly on a high pillow. In this way, the grasshopper becomes stance reversed, but born of down-up, to symbolize the time of construction of the tower which then we will crumble. It is a reflection of the attempt of man to reach heaven climbing towards the outside, when the only possible way is to descend to the interior.
Hastasanathe stance on the hands, is another vertical and inverted position with more guarantees of success. On the hands, legs are released to the vertical. It will be easy to check that we can reach the high peaks, but not remain in them a long time, not at least even with this physical body, or the density of an ego that is situated in the tower. We may also use the support of a wall, putting us back to her, with hands on the floor, and raising the legs to support us on it, looking for the verticality of the hip on the shoulders. Hastasana returns empowerment and trust in one or the same, to advance and evolve beyond fear.
Finally, we find stability in Viparita Karanialso an inverted, but well stabilized position on the ground, without desire to dispute anything to gravity. In lying posture mouth above, seeks a position of legs and hips high, hands will come to hold the sacred area. High back and head on the ground, avoiding the total verticality. In this position, power is concentrated in the narrow pass of the neck, where lies Vishuddhi chakra. This energy Center is like a lookout that prevents the passage of the dense to the last two upper chakras, a reminder of the necessary simplicity, indispensable renunciation of the external, this parable in which Jesus warned: "is easier for a camel to pass by" the hole of a needle to a rich entering the Kingdom of God", where everything is rich of selfishness and the Kingdom of heaven is the essential. Vishuddhi, previous chakras energy cooling and sutiliza, and makes the step to become aware.
Note: Study and effects of Asana Balini cream, Purna Shalabhasana, Viparita Karani asana, in 193, 126 and 227 pages of Yoga. Theory, practice and methodology, and Hastasana on page 366 of Yoga. Enlargement, both Manuel Morata.
Carmen old heir (Ahimsa). Yoga teacher, a degree in information sciences and entitled by the Yoga Vedanta Academy (School of Sivananda) and by the Spanish Association of practitioners of Yoga (school Manuel Morata).
Course "Yoga and arcane: understanding and practice":
1st removal: from 24 to 30 July
2nd removal: 7-August 13
In "Casa de los Telares", value, Granada.