REDISCOVERING THE SACRED FEMININE WITHIN PATANJALI'S ASHTANGA YOGA SYSTEM
Yoga arose from Ancient Women.
Yoga naturally transpired as a way of being in connection with elemental rhythms and the organic cycles of life and the universe.
Yogic siddhis weren’t about transcending our humanness, but instead about unlocking the powers of the earth, cosmos, and the elements that live within us.
Bandhas weren’t a way to lock in or lock out energy and prana, but a way to live in mastery of our relationships to our environments and all beings. What if bandhas are another way of breathing: inhaling and exhaling, receiving and offering.
Transcendence isn’t just about ascending beyond the world and self, but also expanding our roots deeply into the earth.
Yoga wasn’t about defying the elements and gunas, but living in harmony with the cosmic ecosystem in all its flux and flow.
Your blood is the invitation to your own power. And your ability to bleed, birth, and cease bleeding are your innate siddhis.
Your womb is a portal into the Dreamtime realms and states of Samadhi.
Yoga is just as much about awakening the force of the Goddess within us as it is about union with Brahman.
Your pains are as sacred as your joys.
In order to truly live you must allow yourself to die.
Revered yoginis and tantrikas developed the practices of rituals and disciplines for devotion and discernment that evolved into what we know today as yoga.
And what if...
We are just beginning to awaken these dormant memories. Witnessing them sprout from the long buried seeds that live within our cells and the practises themselves.
What if yoga, indeed, arose from ancient women?
Can you feel them?
Can you feel Her?