IV.114 While the prana does not flow con 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 mediante boastful and false tales.
Commentary Teacher Bio: Estelle (Yogeswari) was born and raised sopra Switzerland, and also spent extensive and highly influential periods of her life around the Mediterranean, sopra the Middle East, Oriente, and South America.
Before discovering Jivamukti durante 1996, Estelle studied Integral, Kundalini, Sivananda, and Kripalu Yoga. Per 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 esatto a four-year apprenticeship under two sun-dancers con the Lakota tradition, which included participation durante 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, a multimedia, international performing company, mediante 1995. She has worked with Mabou Mines’ Lee Breuer and Bob Telson, Pat Hall, Elizabeth Streb, Ann Carlso, Anita Gonzalez, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, and Fred Holland. She is verso founding member of the Tanzfabrik Berlin, and performed con Meredith Monk’s production of “Vessel” at the Schaubuehne, Berlin. Estelle’s work has been presented durante Europe, the Caribbean, and in the United States, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Spoleto Festa musicale, 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.
Per additif, she spent 10 years studying African and Caribbean dance and percussion, as well as Capoeira and hip-hop, and spent four years mediante Mercanzia Cunningham’s Professional Addestramento Program
She holds an M.Verso. con dance, choreography and international feminist sports psychology from the Gallatin School at New York University, and per B.F.Per. (magna cum celebrazione) mediante dance from Temple University. She has earned per Diploma 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 to teach at Jivamukti, Estelle plans preciso resume her activities as per choreographer, using yoga and the performing arts as verso foundation for international peace projects, with per special dedication puro the voices of women and young girls. Estelle offers her efforts sopra yoga esatto 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 sopra the West is con 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 per foundational scripture for yoga, it is important esatto 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 to be powerful techniques that need puro be explored if one wishes to find enlightenment through hatha yoga.