by Jason Quitt
The Egyptian postures come directly from the ancient statues found in Egypt. There are thousands of these stone statues depicting various stances and postures.
Traditionally each posture is supposed to represent a spiritual knowledge or understanding. But this information has been lost over thousands of years of history. Many other religious cultures such as Buddhism and Hinduism also have very similar examples of these postures in their ancient past depicted into their artwork and statues.
What is the intent, meaning and purpose of these postures? How can we rediscover and interpret this seemingly lost information?
How I became involved with the Egyptian Postures:
As I was going through my journey of awakening I was suggested to take up the practice of traditional Chinese Qigong.
After many years of practice, I started to have these intense journeys in my dream state where I would be transported to Egypt. I found myself in a room with a teacher who would be standing in a posture.
All I would do is copy the postures that were shown to me. When I did this I could feel an intense energy flow through my body.
When I came back from these journeys I would record what had been shown to me. The thing that blew my mind was that I started to see the same postures I was being shown on the Egyptian statues.
This is when it all started to come together for me. That the statues were showing an ancient form of Qigong and each posture had a unique story and function for the purposes of spiritual growth and attuning to the mind, body and spirit.
As a spiritual practice these postures become a form of meditation and should be done in a calm and relaxed state. When you are in this meditative relaxed state, you start to sensitize yourself to how your body is feeling and how the life force energy flows through you and your environment.
When entering a posture one should never over exert or stress yourself. Stress stops the energy from flowing. All of the postures are based on the natural movements your body is already used too.