Beggar's Bowl

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Solving Communication Problems

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.

Mama Luz

Projection and Protection of the Heart

Greetings Yin Yogis!
This meditation consists of a mantra and mudra. It is easy in comparison to the other meditations we have done along the year.
SO we begin as we begin every session with the tuning into our highest consciousness and the prophets, gurus and sages of the ages with the ADI MANTRA: ONG NA MO GURU DEV NA MO. This means that I bow to the Divine Wisdom within, and another translation is I bow to the Divine teacher within.
So rub your hands together, cross your left thumb over your right for the ladies, Right side is the sun side, and analytical side of the brain. Left side is the moon side, the heart and moon side, and the emotional side of the brain. Press your thumbs against your sternum in prayer pose and chant the ADI MANTRA on 2 breaths. This you can observe in the video that will be sent to you once I have confirmation of your participation and have received your heart donation.
The Mantra:

AAD GURAY NAMEH (I bow to the Primal Wisdom)
JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH (I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages)
SAT GURAY NAMEH (I bow to the True Wisdom)
SIREE GUROO DAYVAY NAMEH (I bow to the Great, Unseen Wisdom)
AAD GURAY NAMEH as you extend your arms
JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH as you bring them back to prayer pose
SAT GURAY NAMEH as you extend your arms again
SIREE GUROO DAYVAY NAMEH as you bring then back to prayer pose again
If you can, chant the mantra on one deep breath. 
Continue for 11 minutes
To Close: Recite the prayer/blessing The Long Time Sun:

May the Long Time Sun shine upon you
All love surround you 
And the pure light within you guide your way on
You can recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations. 
Warrior Healer's Affirmations
I prefer to do this. It never hurts to affirm the Truths that you are.
Chant 3 long SAT NAMS on one breath. Sat Nam means Truth is my identity. Chant this mantra 3xs. Bring your hands up to your forehead and bring your forehead down to the floor to seal the work in your frontal lobe.
This meditation gives you an enchanting magnetic personality, with many unexpected friends. This mantra surrounds the magnetic field with protective light.
Who doesnt need new friends and to be surrounded with protective light! 2011 is off to a positive start!
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Thank you for your interest and support of donation based Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.
Sat Nam!

Setting Our Intention for 2011!

Greetings Yin and Yang R & B Yogis!
In an effort to open the healing circle to more people, I have decided to separate the men and the women and focus on issues that pertain to each gender specifically. I have chosen a meditation to Solve Communication Problems for the men and one for Projection and Protection of the Heart for the women. 
So we will embark on this 40 Day journey on New Years Eve. setting our intentions for healing for the year. The meditation is to be done everyday for 11 minutes. It can be done at any time before midnight although the optimum times for meditation are between 4am and 7am and/or 4pm and 7pm. This is due to the angle of the sun and the earth, at these times it is at a 60 degree angle which allows for mental clarity, and sensitivity and better connection to the cosmos. If doing the meditation during these ours is not possible, it would be a good practice to do the meditation at the same time everyday. 
So read the directions thoroughly. If you have any questions, you know where to find me!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Light Wisdom of the Day

Words touch in ways hands cannot. Speak Truth with gentle-loving-awareness. For you never know how deep your words may penetrate.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Light Wisdom of the Day

The most significant and profound revolution is the Kundalini Up-Rising. Once you have overthrown the institution of your mind, you are no longer oppressed by the limitations of your EGO. The only way to do this is through meditation.