Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 11: SIG-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 #11: SIG
Meanings: Victory, success, gain, triumph, achieved goal, school. Salvation by light, inspiration, soul, Power of the Sun.
SIG is the blinding light of victory over foes and material limitations, and boosts one's spiritual reserves. It gives strength, perseverance, illumination. Use SIG to increase abilities of visualization, manifestation of desires, and psychic powers.
SIG-Rune Asana or Stadha: Crouch on balls of feet, back tilted forward, arms bent and aligned with hips.
SIG-Rune Mantra or Galdr: Siig / s s s s s s / Sig Sig Sig / sa se si so su / sal sel sil sol sul sowilu / sig-il / sal und sig
SIG-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Left and right hands opened, thumb apart from fingers, and interlocked to form SIG.