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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Meditation into Being: I AM I AM!

Art by Swatantr Jyoti

I believe it is part of human nature to seek to be whole. From the moment we enter the world, we rely on others not only for our survival but for emotional connection. The swiftness in which all of our needs are met either breeds security or insecurity. This need for positive reinforcement only becomes greater with age. We not only seek people but things to give meaning and shape to our lives. Our identities ultimately become wrapped up in external forces which more often than not, leads to our own suffering. When we lose these people and things, or are unable to acquire that which we desire, we feel incomplete, incompetent or as if there is something missing. The beauty of a regular meditation practice, is our connection to our Highest Self helps us to  detach from the physical realm and connect to our Divinity thus making us whole. We are/were never lacking or disjointed. This meditation connects the finite and the infinite Self making us whole. Details are in the notes. 

TO BEGIN: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh, or neck lock. Keep the spine straight. Rub your hands together. Press your thumbs against your sternum holding your hands in prayer pose. Roll your eyes in and up towards your third-eye. If you are unable to sit in "easy pose," you may sit on a sturdy chair and cross your feet underneath your chair. 

On two breaths, chant the opening mantra ONG NA MA GURU DEV NAMO which means I bow to the infinite wisdom within. Do this 3 times. For the proper cadence and pronunciation, listen here. If you like what you hear, you can purchase my mantra music on Bandcamp.

MUDRA: Place the right hand over the right knee. Keep the elbow straight and the hand relaxed in Gyan Mudra (the index finger tip on the tip of the thumb). Raise the left hand in front of the Heart Center 6 inches (15 cm) from the chest. The palm is flat and faces toward the chest. The fingers point to the right.

Eyes: Eyes are 1/10th open

MANTRA: Chant out loud I AM as you draw the left hand closer to the chest to a distance of about 4 inches (10 cm). Then chant I AM as you extend the palm straight away from the front of the chest to a distance of about 12 inches (30 cm).

Then take a short breath through the nose as you draw the hand back to the original position of 6 inches (15 cm) from the chest.

Create a steady rhythm with the mantra and the breath. The hand and the breath move in rhythm and strengthen your ability to maintain a sense of self as your awareness expands.

Continue for 11 minutes. 

NOTES ON THIS MEDITATION:

A yogi cultivates the relationship between the finite sense of the Self and the Infinite sense of the Self. The mind often forgets this relationship when it becomes attached to a particular emotion or object that it wants to keep. One of the important habits the yogi instills in the mind is the ability to break that trance of attachment by a shift to the perspective of Infinity.

This is also the perspective of Being. You exist before the objects you collect, and even before the body that you use. It is very powerful and effective to remind the mind of your true identity with your Infinite Being. Without this awareness, philosophy, ethics, and spirituality will reduce to ritual participation. What the yogi seeks is to participate in life with authenticity and wholeness.

TO FINISH: Inhale deeply, hold the breath for ten counts, then relax completely. Say aloud the Warrior Healer's Affirmations.

TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together and bring them to prayer pose, palms touching thumbs pressed against your sternum. Chant Long SAT NAM on one breath. Repeat this for a total of three times. Bring your hands to your forehead and bow. This seals the work in your frontal lobe. Your center for decision making. 
Any questions, you can find me on IG @rhythmandbreathyoga

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

SHABD KRIYA TO ATTRACT LOVE & HAPPINESS AND IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS


Welcome OG, new, returning and crash n burning R & B Yogis! I don't know about you, but love and relationships haven't been my focus over the past few years. Even before the pandemic, I turned my focus inward to concentrate on my own healing and reflect on the energy that I attract and I am attracted to and why. It was much needed work but after years of isolation from the pandemonium, my heart is open to the possibility of love. At the very least, my personal relationships could use some improvement. The kriya that we will be doing over the next 40 days helps to attract love, build positive relationships, and enhance sleep. 

TO BEGIN: Sit in easy pose with your legs, rub your hands together. Press your thumbs against your sternum holding your hands in prayer pose. Roll your eyes in and up towards your third-eye. If you are unable to sit in "easy pose," you may sit on a sturdy chair and cross your feet underneath your chair. 

On two breaths, chant the opening mantra ONG NA MA GURU DEV NAMO which means I bow to the infinite wisdom within. Do this 3 times. For the proper cadence and pronunciation, listen here. If you like what you hear, you can purchase my mantra music on Bandcamp.

MUDRA: Place your hands on your lap in Buddha Mudra with the right hand sitting in your left with your thumbs touching. 

FOCUS: Eyes are slightly open and the focus is on the tip of the nose.

BREATH: Inhaling in four equal parts while mentally project Sa-Ta-Na-Ma. Hold the breath and mentally project Sa-Ta-Na-Ma four more times. Then exhale in two parts, mentally projecting WAHE on the first wave and GURU on the second.

MANTRA: Sa-Ta-Na-Ma Wahe Guru 

Sa Ta Na Ma mantra is used to increase intuition, balance the hemispheres of the brain, and create a destiny for someone when there is none.

Wahe Guru is a mantra of the infinity of ecstasy and dwelling in the Divine. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul.

These mantras together

SA=Infinity, cosmos, beginning.TA=Life, existence.NA=Death.MA=Rebirth. WAHE=the indescribable joy of…GURU=going from darkness to light.

TIME: 15 Minutes. 

NOTES ON THIS KRIYA: 
The best time to practice this kriya is every night before bed. If it is practiced regularly, sleep will be deep and relaxed and the nerves will regenerate. After a few months, the rhythm of your breath as you sleep will be subconsciously regulated in the same rhythm! You will think better, work better, share better, love better and fight better. This rhythmic mantra will eventually progress so that even in daily activities you will automatically hear the mantra and take on the breath rhythm.
Mystically, the effect is understood in numerology. The number 11 is the number of Infinity in the world of material and the conqueror of the physical realm. The number 22 is the Infinite number of longing and mastery over the mental realm. The breath is regulated in 22 beats and gives the mind the power to stretch to the Infinite.
There cannot be enough praise of this meditation and its growth promoting effect on the personality. It gives radiance and the radiance gives patience which is the first condition of real Love. In Love you give without attention to all the mistakes of another as the sun gives light and warmth to all people. The incorporation of this practical universality in the personality comes with the disciplined practice of Shabd Kriya.
TO FINISH: Repeat the Warrior Healer's Affirmations
TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together and bring them to prayer pose, palms touching thumbs pressed against your sternum. Chant Long Sat Nam on one breath. Repeat this for a total of three times. Bring your hands to your forehead and bow. This seals the work in your frontal lobe.
So there it is! May we radiate Divinity and attract the same vibration: a pure, worthy, sincere and sustainable Love that only god/good will emerge from. Amin. 
Any questions, you can find me on IG @rhythmandbreathyoga
Please, don't forget to send donation love if you benefit from the contents of this blog. The Beggar's Bowl is at the top of this page. You can also send $15 thru CashApp $hangriLuz. At the very least, mention me by my name in your prayers and positive thoughts : )  


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. 

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