Friday, February 9, 2018
Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 2: UR-Rune
By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!
Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. The text in this course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of it will look very familiar if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.
Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.
Rune #2: UR
Meanings: Primal Matter, Original cause, origin, root of all material and cosmic phenomena, nature, that which is permanent, Mother-God Principle. Contact with the dead, life after physical death, medicine, health, healing powers.
UR represents the Origins of space-time, matter, and existence – the primordial causes of causes, the very edge between chaos and the ordered world. Being the rune of roots, you can use UR for grounding and healing on all planes, as it allows you to find and clamp down on the root of any problem, especially after mastering the Runes on non-verbal levels.
UR-Rune Asana or Stadha: Bend over, reach down, arms and fingertips pointing to the ground.
UR-Rune Mantra or Galdr: u u u u u u u u u u u / Ur Ur Ur / ua ue ui uo uu / ur uruz urus uros uras
UR-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Form a U-shape with your fingers, open end of the "U" pointing downward.