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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Meditation for Self Love

It's easy to say that you love your Self. But do you love your Self enough to: receive and give love, establish healthy boundaries, really know how you want and need to be loved, and be able to explain what that is like? Do you love your Self enough to enjoy the solitude of your own company? Do you love your Self enough to live your life Self-actualized and make your dreams manifest? These are all questions that we are going to explore over the next 40 days. 
Yogic science calls for meditation to be for a certain amount of days and a certain amount of time to achieve desired effects:
40 days-changes a habit
90 days-confirms the habit
120 days-the new habit is who you are
1000 days-you have mastered the new habit
You will meditate daily on your own time over the next 40 days, anytime of the day before midnight, although there are optimum times for meditation. Read more here:
Thoughts, impressions and challenges are shared in strict confidence on a private discussion thread through FACEBOOK. To learn more or to join us, FB friend me! As your consciousness unfolds and you burn your karma, please use Rhythm & Breath as your support system to help you realize the establishment of your daily spiritual practice and the healing of deep seeded wounds of this and past lifetimes. Its really an amazing process, just remain open and dont lose faith!
Here we go!
BEGIN:
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.
MUDRA:
Place your left hand on your knee palm facing up and your right hand on your heart center. 
SAY:
"My Heart, I love you."
Place your right hand on your eyes. (Your left hand remains on your knee the whole time).
SAY:
"My Eyes, I love you."
Place your right hand on top of your head.
SAY:
"My Head, I love you."
Place your hand on your belly.
SAY:
"I love you."
Place your palm on your right knee (just like your left).
SAY:
"I love you."
REPEAT. 
Continue for 11 minutes. While you find your rhythm consciously send your Self the most nurturing, loving, warm and fuzzy love you can possibly generate. This is your big opportunity...the next 40 days is ALL about you! 
TO CLOSE:
To finish bring your hands in Gyan Mudra. Thumbs pressed against your index finger. Other fingers are straight. Wrists are resting on your knees.
TUNE OUT:
Chant 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 Rhythm & Breath Yogis! I LOVE THIS MEDITATION. It's so sweet! Lets shmelt away our pain and love ourselves up! We deserve love in all its manifestations the way we want/need it in this lifetime. 
Sat Nam!
<3 Luz