A feminine force, a form of the goddess prana sakti (prana = life, sakti = power).
When we breathe we invite prana sakti into the body, most of the time we breathe with no thought and by neglecting the power of the breath this vital life force can shrink away. We can then begin to feel listless, tired and risk our precious connection to the vital life force shrinking away even further.
By breathing with conscious awareness we welcome prana sakti into the body and as a result we invite well being into the body.
“All that exists in the three worlds rests in the control of prana. As a mother protects her children, O prana, protect us and give us splendor and wisdom.”
—Prashna Upanishad 2.13
There are two aspects of prana on a cosmic level, the unmanifest which is the energy of pure consciousness which transcends all creation and the second is manifest prana which is the force of creation itself.
From the unmanifest prana of pure awareness the manifest prana of creation arises, together this brings the the whole of the universe into being.
Prana is both the basic life force and original creative power. It is the form of energy at every level of our being and all around us.
Kundalini Shakti, the serpent that lays dormant at the base of our spine until awakened, this inner energy, this serpent of power is also a manifestation of prana that can transform our consciousness if this energy is awakened.
When breathing with heightened awareness and control we maximise the precious life force that we can extract from the breathe.
We also invite the body to move into the relaxation response as we shift from the sympathetic nervous system into the parasympathetic nervous system.
During the upcoming March Workshop workshop we will work with pranayama, meditations, mudras and practices to awaken to the feminine energy of the life force. Book now.