Inhale, and Mistress approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and Mistress remains with you. Exhale, and you approach Mistress. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to Mistress.
The invitation to devote your actions and your yoga practice to your Mistress is a powerful invocation and one that must not be taken lightly. Holding your Mistress in mind with every breath, every intention and every movement helps to keep you grounded through out your practice and throughout your life. When you are able to surrender and acknowledge the world outside of yourself and your place within it (at my feet), you are able to move through life with greater ease.
The core tenants of most religions focus on how to live life well, often through a path of devotion. This too is a core principle of Dasya Yoga. Devotion through worship has infinite potential. A Dasya slave works one-on-one with a devotional yoga guide to devote the fruits of their labor to their personal Goddess incarnate.
The term ‘Yoga’ means ‘to yoke’. The Dasya Yoga practice helps to yoke the wandering mind to the often times numb body. This allows for the potential for a physical and emotional awakening. Through physical touch, devotional asanas and mudras, the Dasya practice works to yoke the slaves actions to the Mistress’ pleasure. Each breath in reverence to Mistress. Each breath in gratitude to Mistress. It is through this sacred act of devotion that your purpose is found.
Ask yourself, what do you hope to achieve by serving your Mistress? How can you live a life in service to your Mistress? How can you cultivate thanks and gratitude? Create time and space to acknowledge and give thanks for your sacred purpose.