The movement of 20 of YOK'HAH represents a sequence of
20 basic, universal motions. These movements correspond
to a macro-micro system. They are a synthesis of all
knowledge achieved by the Maya and at the same time the
core which through all this knowledge had been
acquired. Thus every movement is connected to a
celestial body and its orbit in space (such as the Sun,
the Moon, Venus, the Orion constellation). Needless to
say that these cycles have a temporal quality and in
turn connect with a certain force, an energetic
identity, a cardinal direction, a number, a color, an
organ, etc. In summary, the movement of 20 represent
the Mayan count of time.
The ritual calendar Chuenil Kin consists of thirteen
20-day months which gives us a cycle of 260 days. In
the West this calendar is known under the name of
Tzolkin invented by the American anthropologist William
Gates in 1921.
The 20 movements of Yok'Hah embody the Chuenil Kin.
They are some kind of a physical calendar which
circulates the energy of various celestial bodies.
These astronomical objects guided the Maya when they
developed their calendar.
The movements of 20 Yok'Hah.
The movement of 20 on
The ritual dimension of time
The Yok'Hah Maya Nahual tradition works with the
ritual dimension of time, this ancient dimension that
can be found in every man and every woman. This realm
belongs to the apparent “impossible”,
inexplicable for modern formal logic. This is the level
where time merges with a human being. According to the
Yok'Hah Maya Nahual tradition the human being is made
of time and does not consist only of body, mind and a
soul. Sometimes we betray time and consequently become
imprisoned in the events of the past or ideas of the
future. These situations and ideas injure the human
soul and open a kind of “black hole” in
the Self. Thus it becomes necessary to close this time
wound inside us with the help of various Nahual
experiences so that we can cure ourselves. This way we
make sure that every cell of our bodies, every organ
and every limb can exist in Here and Now
Yok'Hah Maya Experiences
The gangway of the Nahual (self-centering experience)
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Finding the true time is only the beginning of the path
for Nahuals. As Nahuals could have said themselves we,
humans, must allow eternity to flow in our blood so we
can shine like stars in the sky as every woman and
every man is energy and light, a star, a mirror and
time without time in an impossible world.
Kin Ol meditation (meditation in motion)
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One of the meditations in motion of the Yok'Hah. In
combination with Yok'Hah Maya breathing and other body
experiences we can find an emty spot in ourselves where
we can feel our power. At this point we are ready to