Calibrating your Conscious Compass to the Sacred Geometry of Yoga
Unlocking Spiritual Transformation: The Sacred Geometry of Yoga Asanas - By Tracy King
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The practice of yoga goes far beyond just physical exercise; it is a spiritual journey that combines the mind, body, and soul. Asanas are not simply random movements or stretches, but carefully designed alignments that conform to specific geometric patterns that can take us to a higher level of consciousness during and after our time on the mat.
One of the unique features of this practice, is the presence of sacred geometry in the various asanas or postures. Sacred geometry is the mathematical and geometric principles that underpin the universe, and it is believed to offer a deeper understanding of the mysteries of life and existence.
Sacred geometry is closely tied to the natural world, and one of the key connections it shares is with the Fibonacci sequence or code. This sequence, discovered by the Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano (also known as Fibonacci) in the 13th century. The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers in which each number is the sum of the two preceding ones: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, and so on. So what comes next requires what came before and builds upon it. This sequence is found in nature, from the growth patterns of plants to the arrangement of petals in a flower, and even in the spirals of seashells.
One of the most famous examples is the Fibonacci spiral. This spiral appears in various aspects of nature, such as the shape of galaxies, hurricanes, and even the spiral arrangements of the seeds of a sunflower. The Fibonacci spiral is created by drawing adjacent squares based on the Fibonacci numbers and then connecting certain points on those squares with a gentle curve. When numerous arcs are drawn connecting the corners of each square, they form a spiral that grows larger while maintaining a consistent shape and proportion.
Sacred geometric shapes, such as circles, squares, and triangles, also appear in nature and align with the underlying principles of the universe. For instance, the hexagonal cells in a beehive or the intricate pattern of a snowflake.
When we become consciously aware of the sacred geometry in our yoga practice, we connect with these natural patterns and tap into the underlying strength and wisdom of the universe. We can experientially begin to appreciate the interconnectedness of all living beings.
So how do we shape up these sacred senses? Below are some of the patterns we can start to bring into conscious awareness: