The entire Ashtanga 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th asana series is demonstrated by me on my instagram page: @ajnavajra
I began my practice of yoga in 1993 at age 14, out of a desire to become more flexible. I immediately experienced an increase in the ease of movement and I enjoyed the feeling of increased harmony in my body structure. I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 6, and there have been many times when I felt tremendous relief from pain that I had gotten used to, almost forgotten about until I felt it go away. My progress came very slowly in my early years because I had no teacher and my body was challenged with many complications due to my condition. But I was not discouraged because I simply loved to practice.
After 14 years of consistent practicing, my skills enabled me to explore my personal interest in the performing arts. In 2007 I began performing with ballet troupes, freelance contortion, and aerial dance with Blue Lapis Light Aerial Dance Company in Austin, Texas. I performed in many settings in front of audiences both large and small. I performed as an actor in the Royal Ballet of London's 2007 production of Sleeping Beauty, in San Antonio, Texas. I continued to work with Blue Lapis Light until 2010, also touring with The Jim Rose Circus that same year, to Sturgis South Dakota, performing solo contortion acts.
After this time, I began to put my training methods into an organized form and began putting together my first book. I began a daily meditation practice in 2007, which helped to further develop my asana practice. I learned that through meditation, I can speed up my body's healing process, physically, mentally and emotionally. Through the steady practice of meditation, I developed an energetic sensitivity and awareness of subtle energy, enabling me to use chi gung techniques to heal myself and others.
After several years of practicing the methods described in my book "Yoga and Sacred Geometry", I began to have yet another level of breakthroughs. Throughout my years of practicing prior to this time, there were gaps in my practice which prevented me from progressing in certain aspects. My theory was that the application of sacred geometry combined with prana channeling techniques would gradually solve these problems for me. It took some years, but it did indeed work. Using the sacred geometry meditation that I created, I have achieved out of body projection, corrected my scoliosis to a degree that has rendered it obsolete, and have since then gone on to complete my practice of Ashtanga series' 1, 2, 3 and 4.
"Yoga And Sacred Geometry" Samuel Palmer's second book.
This book reveals the controlling geometry that underlies the structure of the human body and shows how we can use this knowledge to refine and perfect our yoga practice, gain insight into the true purpose of yoga and become a master of your body. Packed with marvelous full color illustrations.
e-book, 172 pages. 3D Computer generated illustrations.