LIVE ONLINE: Cutting the Knots of the Heart: Visnu Granthi

Systems of Inner Practice evolved in the tradition of Tantric Yoga through which initiates could “cut the knot of the heart”, realise their true nature, actualise their innate potential, and ultimately become free. Enjoy this rare opportunity to study with Master Teacher, Gary Kraftsow, as he explores what this means in our own lives. Each of the 3 classes will focus on one of the three granthi-s as it acts in a particular cakra, and introduce one of the three components of Laya Yoga.

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Workshops can be booked individually or together

A 3 part workshop: Brāhma Granthi, Wednesday 24th June, Viṣṇu Granthi, Wednesday 1st July, Rudra Granthi, Wednesday 8th July

“Cakra-s offer a map of Svabhāva (one’s own character) which contain and reveal both the ‘land mines’ of our dysfunctional patterns as well as the treasures of our innate, optimal potentials.”
Gary Kraftsow

The Ancients proclaimed that our entanglement with the ‘World of Name and Form’ binds us in the sea of cyclic existence known as Saṁsāra. The cause of this perpetual cycle is the bondage of Avidyā (ignorance), Kāma (desire), and Karma (action), resulting in the tension and suffering of unfulfilled desires, frustrated emotions, distorted self-perception, attachment, and identification.

This three-fold bondage, which forms the framework of our personality, is known as the Hṛdaya Granthi – the “knot of the heart.”

Systems of Inner Practice evolved in the tradition of Tantric Yoga through which initiates could “cut the knot of the heart”, realise their true nature, actualise their innate potentials, and ultimately become free. Laya Yoga, one of these Ancient Systems, relies on the symbolism of the Cakra-s and uses the methods of Bhūta Śuddhi, Cakra Sādhana, and Devatā Yoga to support practitioners in achieving these goals

Enjoy this rare opportunity to study with Master Teacher, Gary Kraftsow, as he explores what this means in our own lives. Each class will focus on one of the three granthi-s as it acts in a particular cakra, and introduce one of the three components of Laya Yoga.

This is intensive work and merits time, focus, and commitment from yoga practitioners interested in the deeper teachings. These three short workshops will introduce you to these ancient ideas and is a prelude to a longer in-person workshop series.

Brāhma Granthi, Wednesday 24th June – this first session has now happened, however you can purchase access to the recording at checkout if you are booking other sessions

Brāhma Granthi, via the mechanism of desire, binds us to the physical world, external objects of the senses, and contact with others. Using an integrated practice that includes āsana, prāṇāyāma, chanting, and Bhūta Śuddhi, we will explore how this knot acts in the Maṇipūra Cakra, and the process of gaining freedom from desire, attachment, and identification.

Viṣṇu Granthi, Wednesday 1st July

Viṣṇu Granthi; via the mechanism of action, binds us to the realm of ideas and feelings that justify our activity and behavior in the world. Using an integrated practice that includes āsana, prāṇāyāma, chanting, and Cakra Sādhana, we will explore how this knot acts in the Anāhata Cakra, and the process of surfacing and transforming our impulses, thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

Rudra Granthi, Wednesday 8th July

Rudra Granthi; via the mechanism of ignorance, binds us to the sense of self as a separate time and space bound being, and the attachment to the sense of ‘me and mine’. Using an integrated practice that includes āsana, prāṇāyāma, chanting, and Devatā Yoga, we will explore how this knot acts in the Ājñā Cakra, and the process of realising and actualising the Divine qualities that exist inherently within us.

Certification

You will receive a Yogacampus certificate of attendance

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