Vyana Vayu is the current of energy that permeates through and integrates the entire body. As inhalations are drawn into the body, energy flows from the limbs in toward the low belly, while exhalations find energy radiating back out toward the periphery of the body. This vayu supports the nervous system, as well as the circulation of blood and lymph through the body. Especially active in the limbs, a freely flowing Vyana Vayu enjoys grace in movement and in being – finding coordination, balance, and harmony on all levels. It is associated with chakras 2 through 6 (Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha and Ajna) and the elements of water, fire, air and space.
Vyana vayu is supported by the following:
asana – standing poses, balancing poses
pranayama – nadi shodhana
meditation/visualization – laying in savasana with heels shoulder width and arms angled a fair distance away from the body – visualize a pool of violet healing energy welling up in the low belly on inhalations and mindfully flowing from the low belly through all limbs, neck and head on exhalations – sensing health, vibrance, and integration on all levels of being (feel free to substitute violet with another color that you may more strongly associate with health/healing)
mudra – Anushasana Mudra – make a fist with thumbs resting on the second knuckle of the middle finger, pointer fingers extend away from palms, hands resting comfortably on lap, or held to either side of shoulders with pointer fingers skyward
Explore Vyana Vayu with Carolyn in each of her classes the week of September 29.
Shanti, shanti, shanti