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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 8: NOT-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 #8: NOT

Meanings: The Inevitable, separation, stress, karmic debt, karmic need, but with outlook for change of karma, banishing misfortune by accepting karma & cooperating with karmic law. Decision of the Norns, karma paid for, cause-effect flow.

NOT makes you aware of your karmic pitfalls, and it helps remove bad karma. It leads to realizing one's own flaws and cosmic role in the flow of Wyrd. Meditating on NOT brings awakening and an end to self-harm, hate, suffering and stress. Use NOT to understand your karma and work with it instead of fighting it, and thus get out of negative cycles.

NOT-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, right arm raised up by 30 degrees, left arm point down by 30 degrees.

NOT-Rune Mantra or Galdr: n n n n n n / Not Not Not / na ne ni no nu / not nit nyd naut norn nurnen / [aepandi nam]

NOT-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Index fingers pointing up, right hand nestled over left hand, angled left 30 degrees.


  1. Once again, thanks for posting these. What would you recommend as far as breathing in the postures? My normal method is to pore breathe in deep and as I do galdr, I let the energy flow to conform with the rune posture and rune flow.

  2. Yes, that is the right method. You always take deep breaths with Rune Yoga. Breathe in Od-energy and also draw it down into your Kronerad (crown chakra) in a vortex, it accumulates in the Herzrad (heart chakra). And then as you sing the Galdr of the Rune, you channel the energy flow through your body in the Rune's shape, out to the extremities and then back to your center.

    The breathing should be deep and slow, and the Galdr also deep and slow. It is recommended do do the galdr a minimum of 3 times, and up to a multiple of three times for any Rune (i.e. 3, 6, 9, 18, or 27 times, usually 3 or 9 is traditional for a basic daily routine so you have time to get through all 18 Runes). As we know the number 3 is sacred and meaningful in so much of Armanenschaft, the Odinic Wihenei, and Rune-magick in general.