Saturday, February 17, 2018
Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 4: OS-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. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you 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. The 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 #4: OS
OS is the subtle counterpart to THORN. Where THORN is brute force, OS is the soft power of suggestion, the silver tongue rather than the iron fist. Use the OS-Rune to manifest confidence and ease of speech, boost memory, and remove social anxieties. It is also the rune most often associated with Odin, thus it is a rune of inspiration and leadership.
OS-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, facing reverse direction. Hands together, arms pointing down roughly 30 degrees. Left leg raised straight to align with arms. Balance well with this Rune-Stadha.
OS-Rune Mantra or Galdr: o o o o o o / Os Os Os / Os Oes Ois Oss Aus / os ol odh / As ask ast ans ansuz asa asha
OS-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Thumb and index finger touch in a pointed oval; other fingers can either be curled up or aligned with index finger. This forms a mouth, representing the Divine Speech of "Os".