Beggar's Bowl

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Meditation to Heal Childhood Anger

This meditation was the first 40 day meditation I completed. It was given to me by my teacher Gurumukh as part of  my certification to become a Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Now, I would call it more of an initiation than anything. At the time the meditation was physically and emotionally painful but inititated the unfolding of my consiousness. I haven’t been the same since. That’s what I love about Kundalini Yoga and Sufism, there are no short cuts. There is only going through the fire , embodying and transcending your lessons to get to the next level of self-mastery. This meditation is for healing childhood anger. The anger one might have experienced as child could have been expressed, or repressed. We learn to validate, or negate, our emotions based on the responses from our elders and caretakers. As we burn through layers of karma, memories and thoughts may come to light. Allow yourself to feel these emotions associated with the thought and feelings. Give yourself the nurturing that you might have needed, or sought as a child, as a conscious adult. This meditation is a powerful act of re-parenting, releasing and forgiving. Also use the group, or the guide (yours truly), as a support to help you integrate your experience. That's what we are here for.

We begin in "easy pose" which is not so easy, especially for men, who are usually tight in the hips, or knees. Your legs are crossed one in front of the other. If you are unable to sit comfortably in this position, you can prop your buns on a pillow which helps alleviate some of the discomfort. And/or lean up against a wall. This position IS NOT HALF OR FULL LOTUS POSITION.

Every session begins 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). Rub your hands together. Cross your right thumb over your left if you are male, left over right if you are female. Press your thumbs against your sternum in prayer pose and chant the ADI MANTRA on 2 breaths. Pay close attention to the breathing demonstrated in the video. We chant this 3xs.

Stretch your arms out straight to the sides with no bend in the elbows.  Use your thumbs to lock down the mercury and Sun fingers (pinkie and ring fingers) and extend the Jupiter and Saturn fingers (index and middle fingers).  The palms face front with fingers pointing to the sides.

Inhale deeply by sucking air through your closed teeth and exhale through your nose. Continue for 11minutes.

To finish:  Inhale deeply, hold the breath for 10 seconds while you stretch your spine up and stretch your arms out to the sides, and exhale.  Repeat this sequence two more times.

This meditation will give you some subtle powers.  It will change you inside and out.  It can be done either in the morning or the evening, but if you do it in the evening, the next morning you will find that your whole caliber and energy is changed.

To finish bring your hands in Gyan Mudra. Thumbs pressed against your index finger. Other fingers are straight. Wrists are resting on your knees.

Recite the  Warrior Healer's Affirmations
Tune out by chanting: SAT NAM (Truth is my Idenity) 3xs on one breath.

Bring your hands in prayer mudra up to your forehead and bow to the floor to seal the work in your frontal lobe.

So there it is R & B Yogis! Lets do the dang thang! Heal our child within, once and for all so we can get to less sufferin and more playin! 


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