An extreme, revolved stretch takes the yogi out of his comfort zone, extending the boundaries of being.
The elements of the outer world of earth, water, air, fire and space surround the yogi but his awareness is focused on the jewel of the inner world illumined by the sun of consciousness.
Flashing mirrors, silver jewelry, pearls and arm ornaments adorn this gypsy women I met on a village street.
From Kashmir to Kerala, women engage in many tasks to support their households. They gather wood for cook-fires, fodder for livestock, weave palm fronds for walls and thread for cloth, sell flowers to make a living, and are dancers, among other occupations.
The twin snakes of Kundalini emerge from the base of the temple and seek to escape through the space between the wall and roof. The glowing body is the divinity in the temple.