Sunday, March 25, 2012
Star Wars Yoga
Star Wars Yoga is Within Us
What is the force of Star Wars Yoga? The Force is what gives Star Wars Yoga its power. It's an energie field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.
All living beings create the energie field of the Force in a unified whole.
The Force has both Dark and Light sides, as we learn in Episodes IV through VI, whereby the Dark side of the Force is dominated by Lord Vader. Yet, in the final ending we understand that there isn't a Dark Force and a Light Force, per se, but rather only one Force whose two sides must be brought into balance.
Thanks to Vader's death-bed conversion when he unexpectedly turns against his Master - Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith and Emperor of the Galaxy - dies and is reconciled to his son, Luke, we learn that all life goes through transformations in which what at first appears to be evil turns out to be good.
It is Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, "the Calvary of Absolute Spirit," when light transforms into dark and dark into light, which is the pathway to Star Wars Yoga.
As Yoda remarks in Attack of the Clones, "Truly wonderful is the mind of a child."
This is also the general outlook of all the ancient nature-centered cultures of the East, as exemplified in Star Wars Yoga.
Star Wars Yoga culminates with the battle between the monstrosities of the most advanced technological civilization and the soft movements Yoga.
To the individual trampled under by the overwhelming machinery of the deadly imperial force, Yoga offers an attainable "Beyond."
Contradictory to what Hegel calls the dark but necessary moment of the journey of mankind or "the Unhappy Consciousness," Star Wars Yoga brings back the magic of childhood from the earliest societies of the East, where the divine is an all-pervading natural force capable of emerging in the most unexpected objects, as in the Ewoks' vision of a divine C-3PO (Return of the Jedi).
Luke and Vader's personal struggle with their own fears is at the heart of the larger story about struggle and conflict between balance and lack thereof.
The resolution of that personal struggle happens in Star Wars Yoga, when both Luke and Vader come to understand, in virtue of their relation to one another, who they really were.
It is in this sense that equality, and the desire to know who and what we are will, in the end, triumph.
Brought to you by
Masters of the Jedi Counsel
on the benefits of Star Wars Yoga