This is an improvisation based on Yoga Synergy’s Spinal Sequence and a bit of Haitian Yanvalou dance which I had the fortune to learn a distilled version as part of Grotowski’s acting training. Music courtesy: Kai Engel
Anvaya is a sanskrit word which implies both connection and separation. In Yoga sutra 1-2 “Yoga-chitta–vritti–nirodha”, where the term “Yoga” is defined as “stilling the fluctuations of the mind”. Accordingly, Anvaya encompasses both attaining and losing Yoga and reveals a reality that Yoga is a moment-to-moment choice, one either ascends or descends. In the Vedanta school, Anvaya signifies the all-pervasive nature of Brahman, the Absolute, and our true Self, the Atman, existing beyond the realm of the physical body. In our practice Anvaya signifies the perpetual movement and energy of heavenly bodies, as above and within ourselves, so below.