GOD OF BREATH
SATURDAY THE 16th OF APRIL
20:00 – 22:00 CET
19:00 – 21:00 GMT
21:00 – 23:00 BG
The Spring is here. The first Full Moon of after the equinox is known as the Moon of Hanuman the immortal god of monkey form.
This is the birthday of Hanuman and is known as Hanuman Jayanti or more correctly as Hanuman Janmustav. Janmustav refers to the birthdays of immortal beings such as Hunuman.
The annual ritual Moon of Hanuman the agile master of breath is concerned with establishing rhythm and smooth and seamless flight to the quality of the air element.
The epics of Hanuman’s voyages recount his abilities to fly through the air and achieve profound feats of heroism. The Hero Hanuman lives within the heart of all who both fly and fall. Hanuman himself sustained serious injury through his wild spirit of flight.
But the hero spirit is informed by the power of the sacred heart… and the sacred heart knows not defeat.
ON A FULL MOON NIGHT IN
THE HEART BEAT OF SPRING
On a Full Moon night at the first lunar heart beat of spring, when the Pranic breath currents of nature are breathing life to the rising blooms, we will align by way of Tantric ritual to the powerful monkey faced god of breath and flight that is Hanuman.
The breath of nature at this time begins
to affect the hormonal currents
as growth and flowering abounds
in the plant, animal, human & spiritual worlds.
The full Moon of Hanuman takes place upon the First full Moon after the spring equinox. The days are now longer than the nights, and this first full Moon of the bright season marks the lunarly beginnings of Spring.
This first full Moon where the days are longer than the nights reflects the forces of rising breath.
Hanuman is considered to be an Incarnation of Rudra. Rudra is the howler and thunderous storm god Shiva in his raw primal aspect.
Hanuman’s mother Anjana was a devotee of the eternal Yogi Shiva, by her devotion she summed the very spirit of Shiva into incarnation.
Hanuman is the raw force that underlies the breath. Going by the name Pawan Putra which means ‘child of the wind’. Hanuman is the teacher of the secrets of breath.
The air element rules the mental body in Yogic anatomy, by working with concentration and the practices of subtle wind, we can come to smoothen out both psychic and physical creases.
Hanuman is the god of Monkey form who represents the Air element.
In fact he is the child of Vayu… the god of the wind.
Hanuman ritual works with the power of breath and devotion.
DEVOTION ON EVERY BREATH
Hanuman was the most devoted of servants to the god and goddess Sita & Raam.
Hanuman’s every breath is devotion and he is devoted to every breath.
The mind and spirit might at times fly around like a monkey and wander into far off astral skyways. But Hanuman is possessed of the poise of Pranic breath, as opposed to prancing puffing.
HANUMAN OF THE HEART CHAKRA
A common image of Hanuman shows him tearing open his chest and revealing that in his heart is only the goddess and the god in the form of Sita Raam.
Hanuman ever sings the Mantra of magically infused loving devotion to Sita Raam.
Verily every breath of Hanuman resonates with Sita Raam.
The Bandhar Mudras are the monkey practices that we shall approach in this Yogic ritual.
These are movements of the monkey.
The Bandhar Mudras involve jumping and hoping, just as a monkey would do.
Such movements activate the air element by bringing agility, lightness and flow to the living and breathing rhythms of our being.