Lia is one of my lovely subscribers – when i heard what she was doing i wanted to know more and so voila here it is. Metal Yoga seems so super-Uranian and ultra-NOW. This could be the new Bikram people!
As an Aquarian, I consider myself to be a progressive thinker and something of a revolutionary. With my sun in the 8th house, I’ve always been powerfully drawn to the mysteries of death, rebirth, and that is which is taboo and forbidden. A practicing witch and daughter of Lilith, I walk the left-hand path and love the darkness. And so, of course, I adore heavy metal!
When I discovered yoga, which is historically a sinister esoteric practice, I became obsessed and completely dedicated myself to its study. I traveled to India several times in order to learn from senior teachers who could help me to advance and deepen my knowledge of this spiritual endeavor. However, I have consistently found myself to be a “black sheep” in the sangha, even while proving to be a stellar student. Covered with tattoos of corvidae, snakes, and magical sigils, I did not blend into the group, nor did I desire to adopt its mainstream white-light mentality. Yet I remain somehow devoted and have managed to develop a substantial understanding and appreciation of yoga.
Seeking a transformative spiritual practice while remaining true to my antinomian Aquarian nature, and inspired by friends who could benefit from what I’ve learned but who also reject the cookie-cutter moral paradigms of modern yoga, I created Metal Yoga. I’ve managed to rebelliously combine my passion for traditional yoga with my love of all things occult, subversive, and beautifully hard-core. My favorite music to play in class is funeral doom- slow, heavy, growling and depressive dirges. These frequencies resonate subliminally with the lower chakras, evoking Scorpionic 8th house energies of sex and death. While performing classical yoga asana and breathing techniques, we use the heavy vibrations to go deeper into the shadows of the subconscious, into mystical, metamorphic, and meditative states, in a search for some sort of dark transcendence…
I would be opening a chain of Metal Yoga studios called 8th House, lol.
Image: Hagen Von Tulien – Nightside Ganesha
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