The Eye of Revelation, Part 3
Sep 20, 2021
This is the conclusion of the lost chapter from Discovering You - The third part of The Eye of Revelation.
To read parts one and two, click these links:
Rite #5: Downward Dog to Cobra
Can you tell I’m making up names for these movements? This movement is done by flowing back and forth between the popular downward dog pose and cobra pose often used in many Yoga disciplines.
This is the third anti-sit-too-much movement of the Five Rites and it completes the theme of vestibular system activation, tying the entire body together. Moving back and forth between the downward dog pose and cobra pose encourages open hips, flexible and stable shoulders, and a pliable spine. This movement alone could offer a solution to anyone’s desire to remain young, strong, and able throughout their life. It’s a very simple movement that offers great returns in riches.
As with all the rites, this movement is done by honoring the body and moving where you can. Through showing up every day, the body begins to reclaim its ability to move and its limitations fade away.
Is there life-giving, youth-restoring magic in these five movements? Honestly, yes. If they are done consistently with the intention that they will restore one’s abilities, then yes. Especially if they are done through the honesty of starting where the body is currently at and moving it where it can move without force. Without force - that’s key. I really like this book and its ideas because they echo my own. I really love this book because it also points to something greater than the body that can be found in the body, or in us. It eludes to a great power that we were all given, that we can all tap into.
Another reason I absolutely love this book is because it inspired me to consider what would be needed to live a long life in strength; what thoughts would be needed, what resources, what movements, what routines, and so forth. Along the way, my thoughts of strength and youth also started morphing into something else, something better. I have come to the place where I just want to feel amazing, inside and out; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and any other “...ally” that I haven’t mentioned. I am convinced we were all made to feel amazing - always, through every season of life. I am convinced we are meant for continual strength, happiness, joy, stability, peace, wisdom, knowledge, and every other positive quality we can experience. All the good things, all the time. It’s a wild thought, I know. Maybe even crazy. But I’m willing to be crazy to fulfill my potential. Aren’t you?