In the practice of yoga, the body can connect to the soul if we develop deep feelings, kavana, that grow from the essence, also known in yoga as bhava. In Sanskrit, bhava means “emotion, feeling, or state of body and mind.” Bha-Va in Hebrew means “entering deeply within.” In Kabalah, kavana is the energy that rises from the soul from an open heart that produces intention. This intention makes our service in this world warmer, powerful, and meaningful. It is leading from the heart and soul as we bring our entire self into whatever action we do.
Kavana exists deeply in our experiences. It is the intention of being now in the moment in mind, body, and soul. It is creating a space to feel free, let go, and visualize a prayer flourishing from our inner self. It is the force behind any thought, word, or action intended to make a difference and transform us. Kavana can be experienced in any situation where we become one with the moment being created. (Excerpt from Kabalah Yoga )
We are having an awesome mystical weekend retreat at Ascent in Tsfat, March 15-17 where we will explore Kavana at its deepest🙏
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Nataraja or Nataraj, the dancing form of Lord Shiva, is a symbolic synthesis of the most important aspects of Hinduism, and the summary of the central tenets of this Vedic religion. The term 'Nataraj' means 'King of Dancers' (Sanskrit nata = dance; raja = king). Nataraj is the "clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of…A more fluid and energetic representation of a moving figure than the dancing figure of Shiva can scarcely be found anywhere." This cosmic dance of Shiva is called 'Anandatandava,' meaning the Dance of Bliss, and symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, as well as the daily rhythm of birth and death. The dance is a pictorial allegory of the five principle manifestations of eternal energy—creation, destruction, preservation, salvation, and illusion. The dance of Shiva also represents his five activities: 'Shrishti' (creation, evolution); 'Sthiti' (preservation, support); 'Samhara' (destruction, evolution); 'Tirobhava' (illusion); and 'Anugraha' (release, emancipation, grace). "The source of all movement,
Gives rhythm to the universe.
He dances in evil places,
He creates and preserves,
Destroys and releases." #shiv#shankar#shambhu#mahadev#mahakal#bholenath#shiva#lordshiva#harharmahadev#omnamahshivaya#spiritual#power#energy#truth#love#happiness#peace#happy#soul#freedom#life#devotion#positivity#meditation#yoga#devotee#beauty#cosmic#god#thankyou