An illustrated handbook of sKu-mNyé yogic exercises
14 JULY 2009
SummaryKhandro Déchen Tsédrüp Rolpa’i Yeshé is a Nyingma Lama who teaches in the Dzogchen lineage of Aro Lingma. Her clear, direct and detailed handbook of sKu-mNyé (also known as kum nye) enables those with determination to embark on an adventure into the otherwise hidden dimension of energy revealed through Dzogchen longdé – the series of space.
Moving Being explains the 35 elemental exercises which cover 7 dynamic movements from each series of symbolic animals: lion, vulture, tiger, eagle, and garuda. Aro sKu-mNyé can be practised by almost anyone as the forms range from simple to challenging, from mild to strongly aerobic.
The theoretical background to the exercises is explained in simple contemporary English, which is accessible to those with no experience of Vajrayana Buddhism, yet will be of value and interest to those who have practised intensively and studied the tradition in depth.
The exercises are finely illustrated by Pauline Williams in a western life-drawing style that portrays real-life practitioners rather than perfect iconographic bodies of yogis and yoginis.
About Khandro Déchen
Khandro Déchen inspires people through her radiance and startling simplicity rather than through giving formal public teachings. She is known for her warmth, her playfulness, and the humour of her approach with individuals. She prefers to speak personally with individuals rather than to address groups
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"Every human being is animated by moving patterns of energy – they are rich, vivid, and powerful. We can discover these subtle landscapes of energy within ourselves. We can experience their depth, and resonate with their vibrant harmonies. Meditating on the space of this resonance enables us to encounter dimensions of vitality that are extraordinary. Although these landscapes of internal energy were familiar territory to advanced Tibetan yogis and yoginis, they are by no means beyond our scope. Anyone who is seriously interested, and committed to an hour of daily physical exercise and meditation, can discover glimpses of the vast horizon of brilliance and presence." Khandro Déchen
"Moving Being is a wonderfully illuminated handbook on sKu-mNyé, the physical exercises from the series of Dzogchen longdé. The subject is approached with the simplicity and breadth of living knowledge that offers a breathtaking clarity, and fullness, in explaining both history and use." Adam Fairbanks
Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin TridralManager
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