BHEEMASHAKTI YOGA SYSTEM

THE SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF THE BODY

A Dimension is the direction of opening and strengthening of the body. It also could be called the energization of the body in a particular position. The body has Seven Foundational Dimensions. The process of Energizing and Opening the body utilizing the Seven Dimensions is called the EOP Process. The Seven Foundational Dimensions are as follows:

1 Spinal Twist
2 Standing Side Split (Leg)
3 Backbend
4 Forward Bend
5 Handstand (Strength)
6 Forearm Stand
7 Shoulder Stand

*Understanding each dimension requires practical experience.

THE SEVEN DIMENSIONS BALANCE THE BODY
Both the basic and expansion exercises of the Seven Dimensions provide an ancient understanding and wisdom of the body. This concept is the origin of balancing the body with strength and flexibility. Combined with diet, meditation, and pranayama it is all the body needs for optimal health and wellness. The asanas provide a tool for developing mastery of the body.


LEG DIMENSION
This dimension is the most important to begin to improve before going on to the next dimensions.

Not only will this begin the process of opening the hips/legs but it will also condition the body to go deeper into all other aspects of this method. The foundational exercises will strengthen the hips and spine. Once the body is strong then only can the body open. This dimension will also help those that want to achieve side splits and front splits eventually. This method will also open the hips to achieve full lotus. The advanced students will eventually achieve “leg behind the head”. The most important aspect of this method is to understand is not what you can achieve but that you can improve your flexibility and strength no matter what level student you are.


HANDSTAND DIMENSION
Also know as Strength Dimension, this dimension will be for individuals that want to build arm and core strength.

The student is not expected to do handstand but it will be guide to gradually improve your strength to eventually become more comfortable on your hands. We will be introduced to the foundation exercises of this dimension on day one but this weekend will show the next stages of practice. One of the landmark achievements is to be able to balance on the hands without the wall. It is also important to understand that this dimension includes all abilities that include the hands being on the floor, including jump through vinyasas.


BACKBEND DIMENSION
This is one of the most difficult dimensions to understand because it takes time to build a foundation.

The foundation exercises will be introduced on day one and it is encouraged to practice them about 10 minutes per day. This is to condition the body so you may be able to experience more advances stages of this practice. The landmark achievement is to eventually to drop back into backbend from standing and then coming back up. Exercises on the ground will also be practices including camel exercises and backbend wheel. This dimension will show the student how to develop strength in a backbend which is sometime missing in other practices.


FOREARM STAND DIMENSION
This is a combination of backbend and handstand dimensions.

Previous study in these dimensions is strongly encouraged for optimal training in forearm stand. This dimension goes into more demanding stages of practice. The foundational exercises will be practiced in the previous weekends to prepare the body for this practice. This dimension will prepare the student to enter into more advanced asanas without injury. This also includes all the benefits of inversion asanas.