BEGIN: Sit in EASY POSE, with a light JALANDAR BANDH (elogated spine, lifting behind the head and slightly tucking in the chin). Rub your hands together and bring them to PRAYER POSE with your thumbs against your sternum and your shoulders rolled back and down. Your eyes rolled in and up towards your THIRD EYE BROW POINT. Inhale through the nose and chant ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO (I bow to the Divine Teacher within) on two breaths. We chant this 3xs. For the correct cadence and pronunciation of this mantra, listen here: ADI MANTRA.
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MUDRA: You are going to press your pinkies against each other and your thumbs against each other forming a circle without the palms touching. Pinky represents the planet Mercury which is the planet that represents communication. Your thumb represents your ego.
Your Sun finger (ring finger) is bent with the tip of the finger relaxed. While the Saturn and Jupiter fingers are pointing straight up. Three to Four inches in front of your chest.
Your fingers may have a difficult time holding this position. If you begin to get irritated shake out your hands and come back to the mudra.
Mudras stimulate meridians in our hands that are connected to our brains to alter thought patterns. There are 72,000 meridians in our hands and our feet. In Sufi tradition there are 72,000 veils between us and Allah.
FOCUS: The focus is on the third eye point. Roll your eyes in and up. Gazing psychically through the ring you are creating with your pinkies and thumbs.
TIP: You can gaze periodically through the void in your hands, to recalibrate and maintain your focus. I like to imagine the things I need protection from during Mercury Retrograde bound in the circle surrounded by Love represented by the heart created in my hands with my fingers. You will see what I am talking about once you do the mudra and gaze through the circle.
PRANAYAM: Breathing is long and deep in and out of the nose. Meditation without mantra is challenging. I suggest you breathe deep enough so that you can hear your self breathing. MAKE THE BREATH YOUR MANTRA.
TIME: Continue for 11 minutes. And increase to 31 minutes if you desire.
TO FINISH: Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in Gyan Mudra, your index finger pressed against your thumbs.
TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together, bring them to prayer pose and chant SAT NAM (Truth is my Identity) on one breath 3 times. Bring your hands up to your forehead and bow bringing your hands and head to the floor. This seals the work in your frontal lobe.
And there it is! Let's harness our Mercury power, master the art of communication and ease our trials during the Mercury Retrograde period. If you have any questions, you know where to find me.
Sat Nam, Shalom, Salaam.