So, to review, archetypes are types of arcs to a wave pattern of energy. We encounter as many as there are forms in creation. There are major ones, minor ones, personal ones (like victim, hero etc.) and impersonal ones (like winter, spring, summer and fall). As we develop witness consciousness, we hold our awareness in the center and experience the wave moving through us without getting swept away.
The ground of a good yoga practice is to yoke or join together the various archetypes of consciousness as the periphery in equal proportion to the center which is known variously as the nondual, Brahmin, universal, God-awareness.
The path of a good yoga practice is to learn how to set up your pose to create a standing wave of energy to move through you. We do this to get insights about the archetypes we harbor in our unconscious, archetypes that shape our drives and make us crazy. At any moment, you are either identifying and resonating with your ego or identifying and resonating with the Divine. Ego identification, in the words of Buddha, brings suffering. Divine identification brings freedom, joy and bliss. It is crazy to continue choosing suffering over freedom. So, the yoga practice shows you where the most dense, habitual part of you (your body) continues to unconsciously create the conditions for the archetypes that bring suffering to move through you.
Practitioners who know how to work with the archetypes of solar and lunar waves know that the transition points (between the seasons and at the new and full moon) are especially potent. At these times, the heavens are setting up standing waves that can be catalysts for our transformation.
Standing waves occur when 2 waves of identical frequency move through a defined medium in opposite directions. When they meet, the old pattern gets disrupted causing a new wave pattern ( the standing wave) to appear. If the boundaries of the form are weak, the increased force of the meeting vortexes just dissipates. This is why we see many stormy days before spring has sprung.
There are several ways we manipulate form and flow to create standing waves in a yoga pose. When building the form, think of your pose as a mandala. Then it will have geometric integrity that carries its own archetypal charge. The ancients did not use mandalas and geometric forms are mere decoration. They knew the deep symbolism inherent in them. Geometry is the universal language. Geometric forms have information encoded in them. They are the matrixes underlying forms in nature, consciousness and thought. The circle is unity; its center is the central generative point. An axis is the meeting of opposites. The vertical axis is the river where personal and transpersonal energy meet. The cross is the intersection where God and man meet. The square is a stable form capable of creating order out of chaos.
The fruit of a good yoga practice comes when you know how to hold the center and charge the form. Then the conversation begins. It is a conversation between your human self and your divine self. This is really the ultimate mindfulness practice because you fix your attention, body and breath on the NOW. Can you be equanimous? Where ever you say NO is where life is stopping you in this moment of NOW. Stay rooted, refine your form, build your charge through your breath. Everytime you want to muscle through, stop and surrender to form and flow so you don't push the wave. You let it roll through. When you feel the forces against you, find your directions and open up. The spaceous center will set you free.