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Thursday, April 14, 2022



 OPENING THE HEART AND RESTORING LOVE


Welcome OG, returning and crash n burning R & B Yogis. Spring is in the air! So is the fever to get out and mingle. But be sure to continue to wear a mask, because we all know how the false sense of security before summer goes. Your health and safety is paramount. For those of you new to Rhythm & Breath, I have been holding space online since 2009. I shoot instructional videos then share them with participants in a confidential group. Currently we are using Instagram @ rhythmandbreathyoga and YouTube: luzemma. After I receive your heart donation of a suggested $20, you will receive instructions on a group thread on IG. There you may ask questions and share whatever might come up from the meditation. This meditation is an easy one. It entails a mudra and a mantra in English. Simple enough!

TO BEGIN: Sit in easy pose with your legs crossed, rub your hands together. Press your thumbs against your sternum. Roll your eyes inward and upward toward your third-eye. If you are unable to sit cross legged, you may sit in a chair and cross your legs/feet underneath your chair. 

On two breaths chant, ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO which means I bow to the infinite wisdom within. Do this 3 times. For the proper cadence and pronunciation, purchase my mantra album Urban Mantra

MUDRA: Place your hands in GYAN MUDRA. thumb and index fingers touching. Hands are crossed in front of your heart center without touching your chest. Right hand in front of your left hand. 

EYE FOCUS: Eyes are just closed. There is no particular focus.

MANTRA: Love is love.

TIME: 11 minutes. 

TO END: Inhale and suspend the breath for ten counts holding the mudra then relax.

FINISH: Repeat the Warrior Healer's Affirmations

TO CLOSE: Chant three LONG SAT NAM on one breath. This means Truth is my identity.

There it is R & B Yogis! May our hearts expand and may we receive all the love, in all of its manifestations. The love we dream of and have always deserved, Amin!

Any questions, reach for me on IG. See you in the ethers. 

*If benefit in any way from my blog, please consider dropping donation love in my beggars bowl at the top of the page. In order for the healing circle to close, there should be an energy exchange. At the very least, bless me by name Luz Emma CaƱas Madrigal, my family and all my endeavors.*




Wednesday, October 20, 2021

PROSPERITY MEDITATION



Welcome new, returning and crash and burning R & B Yogis! It has been a while since I have updated this blog. With new technologies at my disposal, I have opted to use those. So if you are not following me on YouTube and IG, please do so you can stay abreast of the latest meditations and current class schedule. But I am depositing a gem at the place where my online meditation collective began for nostalgia's sake. And also remind those that have either fallen off their practice or have been practicing on their own, an invitation to return to the fold. The door and my heart is always open. 

This meditation is to: Experience Your Soul Blessing You with Prosperity. Just the thought makes me twinkle all over. No better time than this full moon in Aries to shine! Aries is the zodiac's warrior and this full moon is asking us to be a warrior of change. Isn't that what being a Warrior Healer is all about?! How perfect for us. Be-aware...getting there will be all fire. So burn candles, burn pine scented incense, write your intentions and desires and send it up in smoke because this moon cycle is sure to be a hot one. Astrologer's are saying anger may bubble up and to transmute this anger into action. In spiritual alchemy, this is how we make gold! So stick to your guns and stay in the practice. Burn that karma before it burns you! 

TO BEGIN: Sit in Easy Pose (or on a chair) with a straight spine. Rub your hands together and press your thumbs against your sternum with your eyes rolled in and up towards your third eye. 

OPENING MANTRA #1: Chant ONG NA MO GUROO DEV NA MO on two breaths. Three times. Listen here.

OPENING MANTRA #2: Chant AAD GURAY NAMEH, JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH, SAT GURAY NAMEH SIRI GURU DAVAY NAMEH three times. Translation: I bow to the Wisdom in the beginning. I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages. I bow to the True Wisdom. I bow to the great, unseen Wisdom.

MUDRA: Wrists rest on the knees in Gyan Mudra (index finger touching your thumb tip) with arms straight. 

EYE FOCUS: The eyes are 1/10th open. Focus at the tip of the nose.
MANTRA: Repeat the entire mantra HAR HAR HAR HAR, WHAA-HAY GUROO, SAT NAAM, HAR HAREE on a single breath. 

PRANAYAMA & LOCKS: Move the energy up from the navel by pumping the navel on each HAR - HAR - HAR - HAR. HAR means “God in creativity.”

The second part of the mantra, move the energy up to the heart chakra by pulling the navel towards the spine on the WHAA. Then chanting the rest of the mantra HAY GUROO. Hold these two locks fixed for the rest of the mantra. It means: Wow! Ecstatic is the force that bring the darkness to light. 

The third part of the mantra, keep bringing the energy up to your throat as you chant SAT NAAM. Apply neck lock as you slightly pull your chin towards the spine. It means Truth is my identity. 

Continue pulling the energy up to the top of the head, the crown chakra, as you chant HAR HAREE. Hold it until you are out of air. Then start at the beginning at the third chakra. Repeating the whole process. It is the manifestation of the 

TIME: 11 minutes

TO FINISH: Hold your hands in Gyan Mudra, Prayer Pose or Buddha mudra with one hand sitting inside of the other with your thumbs touching, and repeat the Warrior Healer's Affirmations. 

TO CLOSE: Chant SAT NAM 3 times on one breath.

NOTES ON THIS MEDITATION:
This meditation will elevate your energy so strongly that you can easily experience your own soul blessing you with prosperity.

Sounds great to me! Let's clear the way for what is rightfully ours to find it's way to us. I will meet you on the sidelines of IG @rhythmandbreathyoga to answer your questions and to provide more guidance.

Sat Nam!
Mama Luz

*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please consider a heart donation of any denomination that can be dropped into the beggars bowl at the top of the page. I like a lot of people have been adversely effected by the global pandemic. My teaching hours were drastically reduced. And unemployment ended in March. But this time has also given me the opportunity to rededicate myself to my spiritual life. This is my work. Going on twenty years. Recognize ; ) * 







 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

New Moon in Cancer: Meditation for Prosperity & Self-Esteem




Greetings new, returning, and crash and burning R & B Yogis! If you are reading this: you are alive! And for that you are already abundant. Be grateful. As long we can breathe, we can do yoga and clear the way to receive our blessings and alter our life condition. Even during a global pandemic and Up-Rising. Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, the air we breathe is even more precious. Now more than ever, be intentional with every thing you are taking in. The air you breathe, the information you take in, the food you ingest, the spaces you occupy. Self-care is paramount. Especially when we come from an abusive home and/or up bringing. Remember how I keep saying that prosperity is directly linked to our feelings of self worth? Let's focus of receiving prosperity and building our self-esteem as Cancer season comes to an end with a Cancer New Moon. Cancer season has done a number on our emotions. So many unknowns as our foundations are being shaken internally and outwardly. Maybe the coming of Leo season will bring with it some clarity. At the very least, we can do our part in remaining grounded throughout the turmoil by maintaining our daily spiritual practice.  

This meditation is a relatively easy one. It is based on "one minute breath" which is called a Master Breath. It is said, if you can master this breath you can master your life condition. The pranayama goes like this: You inhale for 20 counts, you hold the breath for 20 counts and you exhale for 20 counts. 20 + 20 +20 = 60 (one minute). It is much easier to "take in" air and hold onto breath which we associate with life than exhaling which we associate with death. We wont be holding our breath or suspending it for that long but this is where we are trying to arrive: increased lung capacity and calm whether we are taking in or expelling breath/life. Over the next 40 days think of what you are letting go of: perceptions of your Self that have held you back, or blocked you from loving yourself and receiving true love. Rethink your ideas of home, your body as h(om). And by all means, drink copious amounts of water! Cancer is all about water and flow. There is no coincidence as to why money is also called currency. Now for the meditation.

BEGIN: Sitting in easy pose (or in a chair). Rub your hands together. Press your thumbs against your sternum, shoulders rolled back and down. Eyes are rolled in and up towards your third eye. Chant the Adi Mantra, ONG NA MO GURU DEV NA MO. Chanted on two breaths. You chant ONG NA MO. When you are out of breath, sip in air through a circled mouth. Then chant, GURU DEV NA MO. Which means, "I bow to the Divine Wisdom within." Affirming that the Master, Guru, Teacher we seek is already inside of us. For the correct cadence and pronunciation of the mantra, listen here. If you would like to purchase the mantra album which contains this and other healing mantras, go here. All proceeds go to the creation and dissemination of healing tools to the community. Thanks in advance for your support!

FOCUS: Maintain your focus on your third eye.

MUDRA: Gyan Mudra. Press your thumb and index fingers. Resting your wrists on your knees. Elbows relaxed.

PRANAYAMA: Inhale slowly. Hold the breath. As you are holding the breath, mentally project the mantra.

MANTRA: I am beautiful . I am blissful. I am bountiful.

PRANAYAMA: Slowly exhale. Once you are completely out of breath. Suspend the expelled breath and mentally project the mantra.

MANTRA: Excel. Excel. Fearless. 

TIME: Continue the meditation for 11 minutes.

CONCLUDE: Conclude the session with the recitation of the Warrior Healer's Affirmations.

CLOSE: Close out the session with three long Sat Nam(s). The translation is, "Truth is my Identity." It is chanted on one breath.  

There it is folx. Let's release what no longer serves us and step into our birth right. Which is  a radiant, abundant and fulfilled life functioning from a place of trust and love. Then we will be able to take better care of ourselves and it will then over flow to our loved ones. 

See you on the sidelines and the ethers!

If you would like to join the R & B meditation collective, for support, ask questions and accountability follow me on IG @rhythmandbreathyoga

And please don't forget to drop a lil sumthin in the beggars bowl! $5 minimum heart donation. If you are unable to bless me now, bless me later once you make it rain : ) 
Reach out to me and express your desire to participate.

"The student that arrives empty handed, leaves empty handed." - Yogi Bhajan

- Mama Luz