with Scylia Condamin
According to the teaching of Jean Klein, transmitted by Eric Baret
To “practice” this yoga, you don’t have to be particularly young or particularly flexible. In listening without intention, it is a matter of seeing, in consciousness, what appears and practicing with that reality. There is nothing to envy to the neighbor, nothing to reach, you must simplybe here and do what you can : the right posture is the one that my body allows me, in the moment.
Here you don’t sit on a mat to purify yourself, to become more this or less that. What I am is what I have to practice with. In my listening, I discover that there is nothing to change. It is in this absence of intention, in this letting go, that change becomes possible.
Therefore, Kashmiri Yoga is not an ascetic discipline to be used for any spiritual realization.
Kashmirian Yoga is an art. An art is practiced by the heart, by resonance. An art is practiced “by” and not “for”.
The yogic approach is thus here an expression and not a means. It is extremely different because the whole technical approach will be addressed without intention. The intention will gradually be replaced by the sensitivityby theintensitynot an intensity towards something, towards a future, a becoming, but an intensity by something, by a presence devoid of ourselves, an impersonal presence.
When one no longer wants anything, when one no longer knows anything, when the body leaves its psycho-organic reference, the practice of Yoga becomes vibrant listening, a presentiment of tranquility.
When the body leaves its representation, when it is no longer considered or perceived as an object of memory, with its anatomical reference points, it becomes once again a tool of receptivity, a sounding board for the environment. The awakening of all the senses leads to a transparency of the corporalityIt allows a real cleaning of the psycho-physiological clutter. The body of separation is erased to let emerge thebody of vibration.
It is in my listening, free of all expectations, of all comments, that the constant reactivity of the body can be reduced. In this process, we do not seek to feel relaxation and release tension. On the contrary. It is the tension of the body that will allow the awareness of what relaxation really is.
As opposed to the progressive paths, where one seeks to purify one’s body and mind, the direct path in which Kashmiri Tantric Yoga is inscribed refers to themoment and considers it as theonly reality.
In this reality of the moment, things are perfect as they are. The word perfect is not understood in the sense of marvelous, but in the sense of “par-fact”, what is done, what is there. There is no need to add or remove anything, that would only be violence, but rather toobserve, tolisten, toexplore what is there. It is in my clutter that I must find my freedom. My tranquility is not there, it is here.