Sunday, June 24, 2018
Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 16: YR-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 #16: YR
Meanings: Woman, femininity, desire, sensual love, passion, perfection. Mother, womb, grotto, labyrinth, female mysteries, wellspring of life, chaos from which creation emerges. God-Woman, female principle in the cosmos.
YR is the Rune of the Senses, of absolute passion and desire. It is the roots of the aura, the spiritual magnetism of the basal body, Rune of fertility in resonance with the roots of the World Tree Yggdrasil. It is a Rune of seduction and love, but also of the removal of illusions which can be a painful process, with the potential of chaos and confusion; if mastered, this Rune helps birth new perfection out of necessary chaos, but there is also the risk of it creating new illusions if mishandled. Use YR to overcome limiting beliefs and self-doubt, and to refine attraction and the seductive aura; combine with OS to avoid the potential of its spark fizzling out. YR represents Freyja-as-Earth, as MAN represents Odin-as-Sky.
YR-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, elbows and humeri by sides, lower arms slanted down and out like side-roots.
YR-Rune Mantra or Galdr: y y y y y y / Yr Yr Yr / yr irr eir aiyr yb / W-ybe Weib eibe eihu eihvar eihwaz / eihur yur
YR-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: First three fingers of left hand spread down and out, last two fingers curled up.