Water States

When you feel resistance as you move into a posture, pause. If you think of energy as water, these areas of resistance and blockage can be viewed as ice. This is fluidity that has transformed from flowing to frozen. This 'ice' is potential energy.

How does one restore the body to a more flowing state of fluidity? Rather than chipping away with an ice pick, begin the process of . . .

 

 

m e l t i n g . . .


"Travelling Hypnotic," Scott Olmstead

 

By using the warmth and movement of your own breath, you begin to melt this resistance gently, gradually restoring a state of flowing fluidity. Creating internal heat with the ocean breath (ujjayi pranayama) begins the process of reclaiming this potential energy, transforming it into a usable state - from solid to liquid, from frozen to flowing.

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