Vitality is the key to not only surviving but thriving in the Aquarian Age. As yogis, we have the tools to energize, balance and strengthen our nervous and glandular systems so that we can respond to life with consciousness—not react to life from fear.
We all need to be as vital as we can possibly be in order to serve and uplift ourselves and everyone around us. Vitality doesn't mean just energy; it also means a moral and ethical integrity that guides our identity and our decision-making; a flexibility and tolerance that not only allows for differences but also forgives shortcomings; and a capacity for change that embraces the future with hope instead of succumbing to doubt or fear.
Vitality depends on a strong Navel Point; the ability to absorb and use prana in your breath, your food and your environments; efficient metabolism, digestion, and elimination; a strong and flexible spine; and the capacity to relax and restore.
Our culture would have us believe that vitality is essentially a quality of youth, something that can be regained with a pill or a diet or an exercise regimen. Instead, vitality is a state of consciousness. Vitality is an ease and flexibility found in our bodies and a strength found in our will.
Vitality is a state of optimal performance: body, mind and soul. Vitality can be found in surrender—Bhakti. When we align our will with the Infinite, then we have access to the power of the Infinite—Shakti—and dwell in the flow of life.
As we transition to the Aquarian Age, the ability to surrender to the flow will make or break our capacity to respond effectively, because the pressures will only continue to increase.
"Time is going to be rough whether you like it or not. Time will force you to adjust and change. Let us see how powerful your mind can be, what vastness you can achieve. You have to let the stress go. You have to intuitively know what will lead to what. You have to learn what is in-between the lines.”
-Yogi Bhajan, September 10, 1992
Build your stamina, courage and strength, physically, mentally and spiritually so that you can meet the challenges of the new Age with grace and vitality!
Excerpts from Transformation vol. 1, available through KRI.