The first force we must cooperate with is the grounding force – we must root before we can sprout. This means yielding. We must learn to yield our body weight into the points of contac we have with the floor. We must learn to yield the stubborn will of our egoic structure by coming into total presence- experiencing the moment as if from the very cells of our bodies. Only in this way will the tensions knotted into our muscles by years of egoic striving begin to soften.
Once the core is engaged in Warrior II we have gathered our attention, energy and blood flow in the deep center of gravity. To balance this inward moving force we expand through the 6 points of our
periphery: the crown, hands, tail, and feet. Drawing inward and expanding outward, begin to feel the place where the two forces are equal and be suspended there.
Feeling the grounding and rising, inward moving and expanding forces can you let go of all that you think you are and become this play of forces? As you become sensitive to these you will become sensitive to the myriad of other forces working in you – the movement of the breath and emotions, the electrical flow of thoughts, the deep stirring of your soul. Let go of your identity and feel the inner current of life moving, heaving, tingling – ushering you moment by moment closer to your One True Self.