Centering & Developing Awareness with Pranala Yoga
Welcome to Pranala Yoga, a fusion of Hatha & Vinyasa yoga with the influence of the Sharman’s of Bali through the activation of the Pranala Mudra!
Yoga Pranala is a unique style of yoga that combines the ancient knowledge &discipline of Yoga with Mudra Pranala. This is an ancient healing system based on energy movement transmitted to my teacher Linda Mandin-Grondin http://www.intuitiveflow.com/ by the renowned Balinese Sharman Tjokorda Rai& taught to me during my Yoga Teacher Training with her.
Yoga Pranala supports our spiritual development by strengthening our physical, emotional, mental & spiritual bodies. This teaching prepares us to merge our individual consciousness with the source & our individual intelligence with the universal intelligence. This invites us then to go beyond the limits of the 5 senses mind.
During the practice of Pranala Yoga we connect to our highest self by shifting from thinking to sensing, merging our left-brain functions of intellect & individual will with our right brain functions of receptivity, intuition & instinct. As we bring our awareness to the heart we internalise the experiences of the mind & our thought process becomes more peaceful…
We learn to increase our sensibility to the energies of Mother-Earth (feminine-negative) & the energy of the universe (masculine-positive). The union of these poles within us appears as prana the life force energy. Prana & energy movements are essential for the health of our mind body & spirit.
In Balinese lontars, ‘pra’ means first; ‘prana’, power; ‘nala’, inner fire. ‘Pranala’ means circulation. The word Prana comes from 2 roots, ‘Pra’ means first & ‘na’ is the unity of energy by extension of spirit. Therefore ‘prana’ can be understood as the first unity of (energy) spirit.
As first we learn to move awareness in the frontal passages or ‘frontal nadi’. Then we explore the energy in the spine & the spinal channel or ‘sushuma nadi’. When the spine is flexible & healthy & devoid of blockages, inner balance takes place.
Breathing is an essential part of a Yoga Pranala practice. The breath initiates & finishes the asana movement. When we are consciously breathing we are channelling prana/spirit/consciousness. The breath is the vehicle that carries spirit within us, through & around our body. At first we use our awareness to lead the energy but eventually it is the energy that leads us!