PARt 6

DEC' 2017

The 6th Condition  

''Let go back to the Heart'

Condition6 - Release into what we wish to happen - Integration between all things.

Creating the Condition  that allows the body to remain outwardly released, whilst we relax back to the centre of things.

Q: So I have learn't to 'float' in between 'pulsing' outwards in all directions, and I am really finding  the quiet-minded presence in it, but it is still incredibly intense and  effortful  - is this the 'yoga' ?

A: The last piece of the puzzle is the same as the first - you must just let go, but you will have created the conditions that allow you to let go differently.   The body can continue to 'lean' equally into the space  all around it (just as with the arrival of the breath) , but as you do so, you should try to release tension and the breath as if  releasing back towards the centre of the heart.  

It is a little bit like the third condition  (gathered together towards the centre) only the practice is to LET GO back to the heart.  If  'Condition 6' is in place, the consequence of letting go will be every outcome that you previously needed to work for.     THIS BECOMES YOUR NEW STARTING POINT... So from here, just as you are, become quiet and present....... 

Verse 5&6:

  1. "So Pause, take a moment

  2.  just Breathe in this place

  3. Support is all around you

  4. from all directions in space

  5. You need only breathe what you do

  6.  to receive all you need, from this divine omnivalent embrace"


Part 6 Relationships investigated:

Investigating and becoming familiar with the role of SURRENDER to the natural intelligence of heart-centred movement.

Revisit of all previous relationships:

1. (touch & support)

  • " From the use of the hands, through breathing and release to the base.

  • From the use of the feet through  breathing and release  through the head into space"

2. (space)

  • Between the wings & eyes 

  • Between base of the spine & the thighs
           Become WIDE.

  • Then (1) Hands through breathing to the Base, Feet through the Crown and out into Space.

    If you keep #2 relationships (Wide) as you release the breath, you will discover....

 3.(find the centre)

  • 'Gathering the space in the belly up and away from the legs... 

  • Gathering the ribs down and away from the wings/arms..

  • Then (1)  Hands through breathing/centre to the Base, Feet through the Crown and out into space.

4.(rhythmic practice with the release of the breath)

  • 'Using the wings to gather the belly space up away from the legs... 

  • Using the thighs to gather the ribs down away from the wings...

  • Rhythmically releasing the breath towards the centre back from the use of the wings & thighs

  • Rhythmically releasing outwards  through touch and into space

 5. (float ... allowing the arrival of the breath to become external support for the whole body)

  • Letting go to receive the breath all around the knees/centre of the lumbar spine (=out thru the feet/back  thru the centre)

  • Letting go to receive the breath all around the elbows/centre of the neck (=out thru the hands and back thru centre)

  • Finding the Pulsed ARRIVAL of the breath.(PAUSE)

  • Following the continuing Pulsed Release of the breath.


6. Exploring letting go to the centre of what we are doing..... 

Part 5&6
Practices & Postures:


  • Retention breath - kumbakha - in rhythmic application to Creating the Conditions:

  • Sitkari (Breath of Love). Retaining the breath between elbows and throat.

  • Plavini. Retaining the breath between knees and centre of the lumbar spine/navel.

  • Ujayii - Releasing the breath to the centre of the spine resonating in the throat (or the 'kari' of Sitkari)

  • Kapalabhati/Firebreath/Bhastrika/Uddiyana Bandha  - Releasing the breath to the centre of the spine with  core responsive support.


  • Standing (tadasana)

  • Standing backbend (anuvitasana)

  • Forward bend (uttanasana)

  • Warrior 1 (virabhadrasana)

  • Triangle (trikonasana)

  • Reverse Triangle (parvrtta trikonasana)

  • Spinal rolling and Shoulder stand (salambha sarvangasana) 

  • Leg/Hip opening movements (padangustasana variations)

  • Mahapranayamasana© (the Acquaviva root practice)

  • Bridge/Wheel

  • Dog 

  • Dolphin

BRIGHTON 6.1.1  DEC 2017


BRIGHTON 6.2 .... apologies - no videos for Sunday
computer crash!