All forms of yoga, whether they be practiced as the martial arts, the performing arts, or through spontaneous, worshipful gestures by laymen, aimed at discovering the inherent divinity of the human being. Their common denominator was the experience of the spinal cord as a hollow flute that connected sky with earth, and soul-awareness with the physical body. Dance sequences extend the central axis into space through symmetric movements of the limbs, and the gaze. Intricate footwork generates ‘acoustic space’ and power in the lower spine, which is then channeled through the torso as rhythmic patterns and expressive emotions. These devices serve to ‘magnetise’ the spinal cord and charge the kinesphere. Hand gestures become mudras to fine tune the flow of energy from the axis through the limbs. In classical odissi’s sequences, these devices draw clear, virtual yantras in space, collapsing the divide between internal and external space.