Salutation to the 4 Directions
This is a powerful sequence to totally balance and attune with the five main elements in your body, earth, water, fire, air and ether.
It awakens the innate realisation that we are a microcosm of the macrocosm! We are affecting each other, what we do to ourselves; we do to the earth and visa-versa. As you turn to face each of the 4 directions, you open you mind to look at life in all directions and this helps acceptance of all that is unfolding and at the same time, reminds you that you are a co-creator. What you think and do, makes a difference. As you pay respect to each corner of the earth, the people, trees, mountains, rivers, the oceans and creatures that co-habit this planet with us, you honour the highest within you.
The preparation sequences and warm up, fearless flight and Energy Block Release 5 will open up your channels of energy to help you feel energy in motion. All you have to do now, is begin!
There are 2 stages to the Salutation to the Four Directions core movement:
1. Heaven Earth Alignment:
As you reach out to the sides and lower to the earth, you are opening and expanding that side of your body and creating energy.
2. Circles of life Heaven Earth Alignment
Drawing the hands up the mid-line of the body and reaching up allows all the energy centres to align, as you raise earth energy to sky. Then reversing this polarity, you draw heaven to earth, drawing the hands back to the healing heart Circles of Life As you reach out, you will feel that side of your body opening, expanding, connecting. As you circle your hands around your body, you will experience a sense of fullness. All the energy centres become charged with life-force (Prana). On completion of both sides once your body has expanded into the space around you, you will return to a deeper centre of peace and inner calm and a greater sense of belonging to something great.
The 4 Directions It is recommended that you start the sequence facing east, the path of the rising sun. You will see that Mouli is by the ocean. The water is calm and still. Feel this space, as you begin. Now let the journey begin. If possible, be outside. If this is not possible, imagine that you are with Mouli by the sea here on Anglesey, North Wales!!
Direction 1: Open to the earth element. Feel strong, grounded and connected to all things. Imagine yourself in your power and confident.
Direction 2: Open to the element of water. It is all around you now. Allow it to calm the waters and emotions within you. Imagine yourself flowing easily with life’s challenges and changes. Know all is well.
Direction 3: Open to the element of Fire. Feel energy rising from within, from the core of your being. Let the light around you suffuse your body. Affirm, ‘I am filled with light’ Let sunlight pour over you if this the time of day, or simply let natural light breath into every pore of your body.
Direction 4: Now we are at the air element. Take your time, go slowly and breath with life. Life is breath. Feel it moving through you. Let the air and life-force (Prana) fill you, heal you, nourish and energise you from inside out Final Direction Return to the point to origin, your point of centre. This is the ether element. Let it connect you with all the elements. It is as if you can feel the ‘unseen angels and guardians’ that are always present to help and guide us. We can connect with them when we are quiet and still, like now! What is the message that your heart can hear that is especially for you.
Enjoy the Salutation to the Four Directions, it is like a prayer of peace to help you and in so doing it helps the earth that we are a part of.