Jnana Yoga

Jnana Yoga is the yoga of knowledge. Krishnamurti was a Jnana yogi. this week, let’s question our practice. Why do we do this? Why do we do this in this way?

We’ll begin with a reading from Krishnamurti, then go into our warm-ups. Nose-to-knee will be our first posture. It’s our challenge for this half-term. We’ll continue into yogic sit-ups, then Kapalabhati. Moving on to cat pose. We’ll work with bringing the knee to the nose here too.

Let’s stand and reacquaint ourselves with Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha. Then we’ll work with Agni Sara – a great movement to assist the digestive process and to tone the abdomen. After a rest in mountain, we’ll try standing twists and a balance posture.

Salutation to the moon is a beautiful moving meditation. Let’s see if it helps us to clear the everyday chatter from the mind. Then we can seek real knowledge by listening with attention.

The squat will take us back to the mat where we’ll rest in cosmic egg. After the shoulder rotations, where we’re seeking ‘space’ by incorporating different movements, we’ll meditate on the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘You must be the change you wish to see in the world’.

Relaxation will employ the mind to move around the body and to bring rest to each part.

OM Shanti Shanti Shanti