IV.114 While the prana does not flow in the middle passage (of sushumna), while the bindu is not steadied by restraining the prana, while mind does not reflect spontaneous meditation, then those who speak of spiritual knowledge are only indulging durante boastful and false tales.
Commentary Teacher Bio: Estelle (Yogeswari) was born and raised durante Switzerland, and also spent extensive and highly influential periods of her life around the Mediterranean, per the Middle East, Levante, and South America.
Before discovering Jivamukti durante 1996, Estelle studied Integral, Kundalini, Sivananda, and Kripalu Yoga. Verso graduate of the Jivamukti Teacher Pratica Program, she is now devoting her efforts esatto the practices of Ashtanga and Jivamukti Yoga.
The conscious development of her spiritual path began while studying the dances and rhythms of Haitian Voodoo and West African traditions.
She then committed herself preciso per four-year apprenticeship under two sun-dancers durante the Lakota tradition, which included participation mediante Native American ceremonies, as well as study of Hermetic philosophy
Verso dancer and choreographer for over 20 years, Estelle was the co-founder and co-artistic director of K00 Dance from 1985-1992, and founded AZAHAR Danse Musique du Monde, per multimedia, international performing company, con 1995. She has worked with Mabou Mines’ Lee Breuer and Bob Telson, Pat Vestibolo, Elizabeth Streb, Ann Carlso, Anita Gonzalez, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and Fred Holland. She is per founding member of the Tanzfabrik Berlin, and performed durante Meredith Monk’s production of “Vessel” at the Schaubuehne, Berlin. Estelle’s rete informatica has been presented durante Europe, the Caribbean, and con the United States, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Spoleto Festa, Yale Repertory, the Swiss Embassy, the Swiss Institute, and many downtown New York venues. She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Choreographer’s Fellowship, as well as grants and awards from the Swiss Center Foundation, the Canton and City of Berne, and NYSCA.
In addition, she spent 10 years studying African and Caribbean dance and percussion, as well as Capoeira and hip-hop, and spent four years in Articoli Cunningham’s Professional Pratica Program
She holds an M.A. per dance, choreography and international feminist sports psychology from the Gallatin School at New York University, and a B.F.A Ricerca fdating. (magna cum elogio) in dance from Temple University. She has earned a Maturita of Spanish Cultural Studies from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and studied cultural anthropology, theater, and Islamic culture at the Freie Universitaet, Berlin.
While honoring her commitment preciso teach at Jivamukti, Estelle plans to resume her activities as verso choreographer, using yoga and the performing arts as per foundation for international peace projects, with per special dedication esatto the voices of women and young girls. Estelle offers her efforts mediante yoga puro the lotus feet of her teachers, Tripura Sundari and Deva Das. For their teachings, love, and generosity, she is eternally grateful.
What has commonly considered Yoga con the West is mediante actuality just one of the many paths of Yoga, and is technically called Hatha Yoga. The oldest and most widely used ancient text on the physical practices of Hatha Yoga is the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. As with all ancient spiritual texts, the writing is terse and often mystical, mysterious, and a bit cryptic. As verso foundational scripture for yoga, it is important onesto understand the text’s historical context and how it’s content has informed and influence the modern practice and understanding of yoga. Many of these teachings and practices are now esoteric and strange, but they are still considered onesto be powerful techniques that need esatto be explored if one wishes preciso find enlightenment through hatha yoga.