The Yogic Yang-Spiral Meditation
The Yin-Yang Concept
The Yang Spiral Meditations
The yang-spiral meditations are a world-premiere initiative of the Romanian School of Yoga (MISA). This initiative is consistent with the worldwide efforts of raising the consciousness of the planet and of entering into a superior stage of evolution of humankind.
This group meditation organized by MISA-Romania, aims at the awakening of individuals and groups who participate to these meditations, for bringing into awareness the presence of Cosmic Consciousness. With this experience, every individual can have access to the universal dimension that exists in potential in every soul.
The Yin-Yang Concept
In the Oriental philosophy and also in the modern scientific paradigm, the manifestation of the Universe always contains a double aspect: light and darkness, sky and earth, positive (+) and negative (-), solar (of the Sun) and lunar (of the Moon). In the Eastern thought, the solar, positive, male aspect is called yang, and the lunar, negative, female aspect is called yin.
These two concepts are in fact the expression of the Universal complementarities and dualism.
In extremely simple words and from a very general point of view, the main meanings of this symbol are the following:
1. Everything that exists in the Universe is polarized, i.e., formed of yang-solar (+) and yin-lunar (-).
2. The presence of these complementarily opposed counterparts creates a tension. From this tension, Life is born. For maintaining the tension (therefore, life), one of the poles must predominate. This predominance leads to movement, change, transformation.
3. The two poles of the manifestation are contained in a tremendously big circle that keeps them together (in the above drawing, the exterior circle should be extremely big, but considerations of space makes this unpractical in this material). This symbolizes the existence of a Transcendental Principle that controls and dominates from a higher level. Only in this way Creation is possible. If the Transcendent Principle wouldn”t compel the two poles to stay together, they would return into Unity, Invisibility, Non-manifestation.
4. Each polarity contains, in seed, its opposite, which means that everything is relative. Everything, in some deep, mysterious way, is his opposite. Every moment of life includes, somehow, qualities diametrically opposed to those apparently implied. It is well known the truth of the original androgyny (having male and female characteristics in one) of the human being.
By virtue of this, the balance between male (+) and female (-) hormones, condition sine-qua-non of life, is possible in all humans irrespective of sex. Man is predominantly Solar; his seed (the semen) is Lunar (-). Woman is predominantly Lunar (-); her seed (the ova) is Solar (+).
Thus, t”ai-ki is a perfect symbolic synthesis of Universe and Man, defining in a masterly manner the essence of Yoga Science.
The spiral is charged with multiple symbolic meanings. Many of these meanings include the dynamic interaction between yin and yang. The yang-spiral expresses the luminous, solar, dynamic and optimistic energy. When moving along the arm of this spiral in a counterclockwise sense, it is just natural to reach the center, which represents the Source of Creation from which everything that exists started and to which it will return. The yang-spiral thus represents the circular centripetal movement of returning to the Center.
The yang-spiral is related to the movement of spiritual evolution leading to liberation from the cycle of reincarnations, while the yin-spiral is related to the movement of involution and chaining to the reincarnation wheel, since it gets further away from the Center.
The spiral is often seen in nature: the snail shell is a well known example. The symbolism of the spiral is scientifically funded by the mathematical theory of the logarithmic spiral and of the Golden Number, or Fibonacci series. This Golden Number was discovered by the Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci (c. 1170 - c. 1240), also called Leonardo of Pisa.
Fibonacci numbers have many interesting properties and are widely used in mathematics. Natural patterns, such as the spiral growth of leaves on some trees, often exhibit the Fibonacci series. A corolary of this is the well-known fractal structures and the discovery of fractal geometry.
The Yang Spiral Meditations
In this meditation the participants (paired up man-woman) are holding hands and are arranged according to the succession of the 12 astrological signs of the zodiac.
From a general point of view, the archetypal influence that comes during a yang-spiral through each of the astrological signs is the following:
In the same time, through the Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn persons, the participants to a yang-spiral can experience the subtle energies of the earth element (prithivi tattva).
Through the Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces persons, the participants to a yang-spiral can experience the subtle energies of the water element (apas tattva).
Through the Aries, Leo and Sagitarius persons, the participants to a yang-spiral can experience the subtle energies of the fire element (tejas tattva).
Through the Gemini, Libra and Aquarius persons, the participants to a yang-spiral can experience the subtle energies of the air element (vayu tattva).
It can be thus understood that to the earth signs corresponds materiality, to the water signs corresponds emotivity and sensibility, to the fire signs corresponds passion and enthusiasm, to the air signs corresponds intellectualism, expansivity and warm feelings of love.
Through the Leo people that participate to a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience through resonance the beneficial subtle influence of the Sun, which will give the tendency to fight against the darkness, to experience a refinement of consciousness, development of healing powers, the revelation of the divine spirit (Atman).
Through the Cancer people that participate to a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience through resonance the beneficial subtle influence of the Moon, which will give creativity, effortless control of emotions, harmonious personality, the awareness of the social level, tendency to meditate.
Through the Virgo and Gemini people that participate to a yang-spirall, all other participants can experience through resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Mercury, which will give an increase of intelligence, desire to learn and know, articulate communication, power to convince people, inventiveness.
Through the Aries and Scorpio people that participate to a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience through resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Mars, which gives quick reactions, tendency to act spontaneously, strong sexual power, inexhaustible energy, just judgement. Moreover, Scorpio people resonate also with Pluto, which gives spiritual renewal, magical powers, ability to transcend the personality, crystal-clear lucidity.
Through the Capricorn people that participate to a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience through resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Saturn, which gives responsibility, seriousness, love of philosophy, prudence, onestity, power of adaptation to all kind of difficult situations.
Through the Aquarius people that participate to a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience through resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Uranus, which gives spirit of adventure, creative power, search of meaning, focused attention, will power, self-control.
Through the Pisces people that participate to a yang-spiral, all other participants can experience through resonance the beneficial subtle influence of Neptune, which gives deep spiritual intuition, expansion of consciousness, direct experimentation of the beatific void, divine love without object, the transcendance of the inferior structure of personality, mystic revelations, the perceiving of the grace of God, ability to project into parallel worlds.
If we were to make a synthesis, we can say that during the yang-spiral, the resonance with the subtle energies of:
Human beings whose bodies, emotions and minds are purified and balanced enough, and who succeed to focus and actively involve themselves into the yang-spiral meditations in which there are a large number of participants (3000 – 4000 people or more) can easily enter states of Samadhi (cosmic ecstasy).
For understanding through direct experience what happens during a yang-spiral meditation, you have to participate to at least three yang-spirals that are organized and done under direct supervision of competent teachers.
For having a meaningful experience in a yang-spiral meditation, you have to be very well rested and to have enough vitality. It does not matter if you suffer of an illness – in fact, this can be partially or completely cured after a few yang-spiral meditations.
You do not have to be a yoga practitioner to benefit from a yang-spiral meditation.