Practice Focus: Backbands

Duration: 64 minutes

Level: 2/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are continuing our journey exploring the loops of Anusara … today we will focus on shoulder loop. Shoulder loop results in a feeling of expansion and openess in the region of the chest, a gesture of being open to life itself, confident to be present, to contribute, to live life fully. A teacher who has been incredibly influential in my life this year is John Prendergast. He has written two books, ‘In Touch’, and more recently ‘The Deep Heart’. Chapter 9 of The Deep Heart is entitled ‘Is it safe to shine?’ He speaks about how we often feel we need to defend, and we close our hearts. From the non-dual perspective, which our practice has at its foundation, an essential nature that does not need to be protected, that is always safe and always invited to shine.