When you want to reach body part A towards point B on your body or on the floor or the ceiling, start making little circles with A. Now this does not have look like you are performing an elaborate tribal ritual with body part A (though come to think of it, why not!). Simply make circles describing a spiral that moves you towards point B.
The Ancients believed that yoga practice moves energy along the 7 energy centers in the body that we call chakras. Chakra, in Sanskrit, also means circle.
Abhay Ghiara is a teacher, writer, and Gandhian economist. He studied economics and yoga at Bombay University, graduating exactly 100 years after Mahatma Gandhi. He has practiced yoga all his life.
Abhay lectures on yoga and life in San Francisco, London, Bristol, Chicago, and Mumbai, India. photo: Maritstar