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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

40 Days of White

Wearing white clothing for ceremony and ritual has been a technology since the beginning of ceremony and ritual. The color white contains all the colors of the spectrum and as a symbol represents purity and purification. Traditionally, white is used to mark transitions and the ending or beginning of cycles. For practical purposes, wearing white clothing makes one more aware of the environment one inhabits, makes one more cognizant of what you touch and who touches you. According to yogic philosophy, wearing white clothing expands one's aura by one foot. The human aura radiates up to 9 feet in all directions. But if your aura falls below 4 feet, you become susceptible to the infiltration of outside entities, energies and dis-ease. Therefore wearing white not only heightens ones consciousness and deepens ones practice but can also be worn as a spiritual protectionIt significantly alters not only how you are in the world but also how you are received. I did a year in white accompanied by daily Kirtan Kriya for 2.5 hours. I must admit by the end of the year, I was dreaming of colored clothes and started wearing black as soon as possible.  But all jokes aside, it was by far one of the most challenging and also one of the most rewarding and transformative things I have ever committed my Self to. So, if you have not worn white for ceremony or ritual, as of yet, I highly recommend that  you make a commitment of at least 40 days of wearing white or at least wear white when you practice. It is much easier to make such a commitment during the warmer months because most white clothes are made of natural fibers and are very light. If you would like support or guidance in this regard, reach for me!

Sat Nam,
Mama Luz

Monday, December 16, 2013

Beggars Meditation: For Manifestation, Eliminating Negative Thoughts and Pranic Energy

"Is a saddhu any less regal than a king because all that he possesses can fit in the palm of his hand? It is all a matter of humility and how one defines prosperity." -Luz Emma

We are reaching the end of the year and this will be our last round of 40 days of meditation for 2013 and essentially will be our first for 2014. The conclusion of the year is always a good time to reflect on the recent past and set our intentions for the up coming year. We can observe our victories and losses from a healthier perspective because of the excitement of starting anew. At this juncture, we can make the choice to revisit the object of desire, release it realizing that the desire wasnt meant for us, or alter the desired outcome. The key is to temper ones ego and decifer whether what we desire is coming from our mind (ego) or heart (essence.) Only when our desire is aligned with Divine Will are we able to materialize what it is that we want and is our destiny. Know that every thing, from spiritual to material, is a gift. The power to "manifest" does not come from us but through us from Divine source and every thing comes from and returns to Him. As you see your desires materialize, it is vital to remain neutral and do not allow your Self to get seduced by your perceived power. As you hone in on your skills, and continue your walk along The Path, keep these qualities close: surrender, temperance and humility. 

One might ask, what does "begging" have to do with manifestation, eliminating negative thoughts and pranic energy? The answer is quite simple. Pranic energy, a subtle energy, is cultivated through our breath and expands through our aura creating our pranic body. It holds an essential part of our essence...our vibration. Our vibration can be viewed as a manifestation of our mind: our thought projections, the culmination of lifetimes of experience and our attachments to those experiences which essentially creates our soul/heart. Often times, what we desire is so intense that it pushes away the very thing that we seek. This coupled with negative and self defeating thoughts is a recipe for a life of discontent and struggle. Contentment and completion is our birth right. All we need is the appropriate tools to alter our life condition to live a more abundant and fulfilled life. Meditation is one of these tools. Life is as you create it, one breath at a time.

TO BEGIN: 
Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight with chin in and chest out (Jalandhar Bandh). 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. Listen here for the correct pronunciation and cadence of the ADI MANTRA which is found on my CD URBAN MANTRA: VOL I. (All proceeds from the album go to Rhythm & Breath's continued efforts to bring accessible mystical tools to urban folk.

MUDRA: Make a cup of the hands with the right hand on top of the left and the fingers crossing each other. Relax the upper arms by the sides and place this mudra at the level of your heart.

MANTRA: Meditate on a single, strong desire.

FOCUS: The eyes are looking into the cup that you’ve made with your hands.

BREATH: Inhale deeply through the nose. Exhale completely in a long, dry, spitting motion through puckered lips. Breathe desire into the cup.

NOTES: There is a whole technology and science of self-hypnosis that can change the pattern of thought flow in a person. A desire is an energy pattern. Some desires stay with us a long time and are not just physiological needs. Whatever the desire is, it needs to manifest or transform on some level of your being. Until it does, it is maintained by a self-hypnosis pattern.

This meditation works on the pranic energy in the aura and changes a particular area of the brain. The brain area is called the “conflict personality area.” It is located at the 1/3, 2/3 point — one third of the way up from the base of the skull and two thirds of the way back from the hairline. At this place, there is a place under the solar centers that can work out and manifest the desires. Yogi Bhajan said that there are blocks of desire in the personality which are “itchy” and persistent and “they sit in the heart of the person. But if you put the hand in the heart, you will never find them. They are in the 1/3, 2/3 area of the brain.” The meditation is the technology to deal with desire. It is a trance-like meditation once you master it. It removes the block of too much desire so you can manifest yourself.

TO FINISH: Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in Gyan Mudra, your index finger pressed against your thumb.

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.

There it is my be-loveds! Lets build individually and collectively. If you need me, reach for me. I am open.

Salaam! Shalom! Sat Nam! 

<3 Luz Emma

*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please support us by making a heart donation in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the blog page. All proceeds go to the research and dissemination of mystical tools to assist seekers along the Path. Thanks in advance for your support. All assistance is humbly received and appreciated! PLEASE NOTE: Gangsta yogis will be delt with by a Higher authority.*

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Butterfly Kriya: Full Moon Meditation for Prosperity

It's another full moon and another opportunity for us to harness the energy of abundance in all its manifestations. When our channels are open, our electromagnetic field fortified, and our spirit is connected to The One: energy, creativity and love flow easily. At times our mind obstructs our flow with questioning, fear and doubt. Meditation gives us an opportunity to clear out our mind of negativity and connect to our Highest Self, the God within, so that we can radiate all that we are and receive what we deem valuable and know on a deep subconscious level that we are worthy of our gift. Are we ready to transform our selves into the radiant abundant and beauty-filled butterflies that we are?! Lets fly!!!

TO BEGIN:
Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight with chin in and chest out (Jalandhar Bandh). 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. Listen here for the ADI MANTRA
MUDRA: Bring the base of your palms and thumbs together, throat level, making a "V" with your hands. Open and close your palms without losing the connection of the base (like a butterfly) and your fingers touching when they close. Create a rhythm. Continue for 11 minutes. Naturally you will create the sound HAR. (Har means God.) If you like you can listen to a recording of the mantra here: HAR. And you haven't already, buy my CD URBAN MANTRA: VOL I while you are at it! You will find these mantras and more. All proceeds go to Rhythm & Breath's continued efforts to bring accessible mystical tools to urban folk.
FOCUS: The focus is on the tip of the nose with the eyes closed.

TO FINISH: Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in Gyan Mudra, your index finger pressed against your thumb.


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.
SO there it is R & B Yogis! You can find me floating in the ethers! 

Salaam! Shalom! Sat Nam! 

<3 Jamila Ram Rattan

*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please support us by making a heart donation in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the blog page. All proceeds go to the research and dissemination of mystical tools to assist seekers along the Path. Thanks in advance for your support. All assistance is humbly received and appreciated! PLEASE NOTE: Gangsta yogis will be delt with by a Higher authority.*

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Renew Your Rhythms and Invite Prosperity



"Prosperity is determined by ones' creativity and ability to open the heart to Divine inspiration." - Luz

Greetings New, Returning, and Crash n Burning R & B Yogis!

It's that time again to explore our heart center to see what we are inviting into our hearts and lives and release what is blocking us from receiving an abundance of gifts, spiritual and material, that is our birth right. Our ability to give and receive boils down to our feelings of self-worth molded by our primary caretakers in early childhood. These ideas are reinforced by our communities, society and in our significant relationships giving us opportunities to explore gliches and heal wounds. Meditation is the most comprehensive and effective way to deal with subconscious issues, gently guiding our own process proactively rather than allowing destiny to reveal issues as they come up in life. Either way your karma, will get delt with. I believe, it is always best to place your Self into the fire rather than let destiny push you in. The process is less traumatic and shocking. 


So are you ready to burn karma, heal old wounds and let creativity and prosperity flow? I am...lets go! This meditation is combines kriya (body posture that applies pressure to certain points and/or organs), mudra (hand positions), pranayam (breath work) and a mentally projected mantra (incantation.) 

TO BEGIN:
Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight with chin in and chest out (Jalandhar Bandh). 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. Listen here for the correct pronunciation and cadence of the ADI MANTRA.

MUDRA: Press your thumbs against the mercury mounds (pads of your pinkie fingers) and wrap the other 4 fingers around your thumb making a fist. Stretch your arms to the sides with palms down and revolve your arms in 18 inch circles to the back. Continue for 3-11minutes.

PRANAYAM: Inhale through your nose, and exhale with a hissing breath through the nose. It is like blowing your nose (or snoring) slowly seeping the air out on the exhale. It is not hissing with the tongue.

MANTRA: You can mentally project or listen to my recording of the mantra here: HAR And you haven't already, buy my CD URBAN MANTRA: VOL I while you are at it! You will find these mantras and more. All proceeds go to Rhythm & Breath's continued efforts to bring accessible mystical tools to urban folk.
NOTES: This meditation will communicate to every organ of the body to re-organize and regulate itself. It is calming and, if practiced for 120 days, will put everything in the body in rhythm. It can help menopausal problems, glandular problems and any part of the body that needs regulation.

TO FINISH: Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in Gyan Mudra, your index finger pressed against your thumb.

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.

SO, there it is R & B Yogis! You know where to find me for the group discussion and questions, there you will also find the instructional video.

Until then my loves,
Salaam, Shalom, Sat Nam!

*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please support us by making a heart donation in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the blog page. All proceeds go to the research and dissemination of mystical tools to assist seekers along the Path. Thanks in advance for your support. All assistance is humbly received and appreciated! PLEASE NOTE: Gangsta Yogis will be delt with by a Higher authority.*

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mangala Charn Mantra

The Mangala Charn Mantra is said to surround the individual's electromagnetic field with protective white light. This is a mantra that clears the clouds if doubt and opens us to guidance and protection. You can use it after tuning in with the Adi Mantra ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO or all by it self whenever you are in need of protection. Yogi Bhajan said, "when you cannot be protected, this mantra shall protect you. When things stop, and won’t move, this makes them move in your direction." It is chanted on one breath and repeated 3xs. And if you would like to explore this mantra further, there is a meditation at the bottom of this page. 

AAD GURAY NAMEH
JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH
SAT GURAY NAMEH
SIRI GURU DEVAY NAMEH

Translation:
I bow to the Primal Wisdom.
I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages.
I bow to the True Wisdom.
I bow to the great, unseen Wisdom





Sunday, August 18, 2013

Rewrite the Destiny in Your Hands


Have you ever had your palm read? I once had a Chinese manicurist in Brooklyn break my whole 'ish down as she trimmed, filed and painted my nails. A lot more than I had bargained for at the nail salon. Her reading was quite accurate which sparked my curiosity in the technique. Apparently, the map of our brains and our lives are in our palms. The same lines that we are born with lengthen, deepen, and broaden as our lives progress which refutes the theory that these lines are the result of usage...even fetuses have lines in their palms prior to birth. Life, health, love, prosperity and fate lines in our palm are but a window to where we are. But we ultimately determine where we are going. The ease or difficulty of our journey is dependent on the cultivation of our inner light and the alignment of that Light with the Divine. To learn more about the information in your hands, I suggest you read this: Palmistry Basics. And even if you dont take up palm reading: every scar, every beauty mark, every wrinkle, every cut, every burn tells a story. So, look at your hands and dont be afraid to look at another's analytically, compassionately and lovingly. There is nothing more beautiful and intimate than consciously holding a beloved's hand. Now, lets get to the meditation that will help give us insights into our hands and alter our outer and inner world.

TO BEGIN:
Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight with chin in and chest out (Jalandhar Bandh). 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.


MUDRA: 
Palms are facing flat and facing the body slightly under your heart center and about a foot away from your chest. Cross your hands at the wrists with the left palm closest to the body. The thumbs of both hands will meet in the center, directly in line with each other one on top of the other.
FOCUS: 
Stare at the tip of the nose, but then look down past the nose into the palms

PRANAYAM and VISUALIZATION: 
Look down into the palms and read the lines of the hand with long slow breath for 11min. You can cut this down to 3 minutes if need be.

MANTRA:
Begin to chant for 20 minutes. This can be cut down to 11 minutes if need be. 

Pavan pavan pavan pavan
Par Paraa Pavan Guroo
Pavan Guroo Whaa-hay guroo
Whaa-hay guroo pavan guroo

Translation: Means "breath of the guru." It is the transformative wisdom that is embedded in the patterns of breath, especially those patterns generated in the expression of naad, in sound or mantra.

TO CLOSE:
Inhale deeply and stiffen the spine tightly. Hold for 20 seconds. Exhale. Inhale, make every muscle from head to tailbone like steel. Hold for 25 seconds. Exhale. Inhale, make your spine like a steel rod and hold the breath for 30 seconds. Exhale. If you cannot hold the breath for the prescribed amount of time, dont worry! Your lung capacity will increase over the 40 day period.

TO FINISH:
Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in Gyan Mudra, your index finger pressed against your thumb.
Rub your hands together, bring them to prayer pose and chant SAT NAM (Truth is my Identity) on one breath 3 times.
So there it is R & B Yogis! If you have any questions, you know where to find me.

Salaam! Shalom! Sat Nam! 

<3 Jamila Ram Rattan

*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please support us by making a heart donation in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the blog page. All proceeds go to the research and dissemination of mystical tools to assist seekers along the Path. Thanks in advance for your support. All assistance is humbly received and appreciated! PLEASE NOTE: Gangsta yogis will be delt with by a Higher authority.*



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Experiencing the Jupiter Energy

In light of what is going on in the world and closer to h(om)e, in our very own country, many of us warrior-healers are feeling beat up. Our own issues of exploitation, invasion and oppression are exacerbated by the current events in our society. So how does our healing collective create space within such a society that isnt created for our own best interest? My premise has always been: the most profound and lasting revolution is the up-rising of one's soul and the over throwing of the institution of one's mind. Our only recourse is the expansion of our spirits and the transcendence of this reality, one breath at a time. Lets use this Super Moon, and Jupiter energy, to regroup and harness the energy of the cosmos so that we can continue our ascension: We are the change we want to see in the world! 

In yogic cosmology, Jupiter is associated with the index finger and is used most commonly used in Gyan Mudra, pressed against your thumb representing your ego. In Reflexology, the thumb is the acupressure point for the pineal gland. The Pineal Gland is said to be the highest gland and believed to be our connection to God. It is also said to be the “Angel” Gland that connects us to that realm. This super moon is a perigee full moon, which means the moons closest point to the earth for its monthly orbit. The moon is associated with our emotions, and symbolizes mother: woman and child. The moon is the nurturer and will help us use our past to clarify what we want.

"Jupiter is by far the largest of the visible planets. It has 13 moons that are attracted by its powerful magnetic field. Its energies are carried to the Earth by the solar wind. In contrast to the restrictive and inhibitory qualities of Saturn, Jupiter is expansive, generous, warm and jovial. Jupiter is the fire of nature, the warmth in all things" - Francis Melville

So lets release and expand to our prosperity!

TO BEGIN:
 Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight with chin in and chest out (Jalandhar Bandh). Rub your hands together and bring them to Prayer Pose. Inhale through the nose and chant ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO (I bow to the Divine Teacher within) on two breaths.

Listen to the Adi Mantra here:

LEFT HAND MUDRA: The Saturn (middle) finger crosses over the back of the Jupiter (index) finger. the other two fingers are locked down with the tumb. The back of the left hand rests on the knee.

RIGHT HAND MUDRA: The Jupiter (index) finger is straight up and the other fingers are closed and locked down with the thumb. Right elbow is bent and the right hand is about chin level. Move the finger around in a circle.

Listen to a recording of, or mentally project the mantra ANG SANG WAHE GURU which means "Infinite Being, God, is with me and vibrates in every cell of my Being."

For pronunciation of the mantra, watch this: 

Concentrate on the spinning finger for 11 min.

TO CLOSE:
Recite the Warrior Healers Affirmations in Gyan Mudra, your index finger pressed against your thumb.

TO FINISH:
Rub your hands together, bring them to prayer pose and chant SAT NAM (Truth is my Identity) on one breath 3 times.

So there it is R & B Yogis! If you have any questions, you know where to find me.

Sat Nam! Shalom! Salaam!

Mama Luz

*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please support us by making a heart donation in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the blog page. All proceeds go to the research and dissemination of mystical tools to assist seekers along the Path. Thanks in advance for your support. All assistance is humbly received and appreciated! PLEASE NOTE: Gangsta yogis will be delt with by a Higher authority.*


Friday, July 12, 2013

Prayer Beads

Prayer Beads by Jamila

In practically every mystical tradition, from Buddhism to Sufism, practitioners have always used tools to help them keep their focus on the spiritual, rather than finite, realm. One such useful tool, that is used across creeds, is prayer beads. The number of beads varies from tradition to tradition but the practice and the purpose is essentially the same: each bead is pulled as a mantra, incantation, or prayer is invoked (either verbally or mentally.) One circles around the prayer beads repeating the incantation over and over again. This puts one in a meditative state while one is still fully conscious and aware. You can use prayer beads as you work, commute, walk or even talk! Like sitting meditation, the use of prayer beads alters thought patterns turning negative self-talk, doubt, fear and insecurity into radiance, confidence, beauty and prosperity. 

In the Sufi tradition, prayer beads are called tasbih. They can be long consisting of 102 beads divided into 3 sections of 33 beads (3 x 33 = 99) 99 signifying the 99 Most Beautiful Names of Allah. A short tasbih consists of 36 beads divided into 3 sections of 11 beads (3 x 11 = 33) if you circle the beads with prayers 3 times it adds up to 99. The practice is called dzikr, translated into English means "remembrance." In the Hindu and Buddhist tradition, prayer beads are called mala. They consist of 108 beads: 1 signifying One God, or Divine Truth, 0 signifying zero consciousness and 8 signifying infinity. 108 is also the number of human afflictions which cause suffering. The incantation is a mantra, thought and/or sound projection, which helps burn karma liberating one from human suffering. In Catholicism, it is called a rosary. Originally the rosary had 150 beads, for the 150 psalms in the bible. It is used to count and say the "Hail Mary" and an "Our Father" is said on the divider beads.

No matter what your tradition or religious affiliation, prayer of this type is a science and a medicine. There are mantras and prayers for whatever ails your body, or your spirit: from protection, to prosperity, to Divine Union. Your prayer beads carry the vibration of your prayers and your subtle energy serving as a tool to take your practice off the mat and into your daily life. And if they break there is no need to fret. It is believed when your mala breaks that your prayers have been answered. 

If you would like a personalized one-of-a-kind mala or tasbih with a personal mantra or prayer, please send your request to Jamila aka Luz at rhythmandbreath@gmail.com. 

Prices vary depending on length and material. Use of semi-precious stones and charms increase price. Prices range from $45 to $90. The price includes a FREE consultation, a personal mantra or Sufi prayer, and shipping within the United States.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Finding Happiness and Peace Within



Even after all of our prayers, meditations, rituals, and initiations, many of us struggle with the notion of prolonged happiness and peace within. Surely, we all experience glimmers of happiness and peace based on our daily life's experiences. But, in the garden AND in the fire, have we truly arrived?

After coming across this meditation I found myself asking…is one the result of the other: Does the cultivation of inner-peace bring us happiness, or does happiness bring us inner peace? I always preferred the word contentment, in lieu of happiness, because happiness is temporal. It would be impossible to only experience "happiness" due to the yin/yang nature of life. Whereas contentment can be found in all struggles and tragedies, knowing that our trial is also temporal, and within struggle lies the fundamental key to the unlocking ones' consciousness and healing ones' karma. And is contentment something we realize rather than seek…"finding" it in ones Self through the fulfillment of ones' dharma (life purpose) thus burning ones' karma? Something to think about...

Well, I am not sure if my theories reign true but I am certainly curious about finding out. Lets dive within!

TO BEGIN:
Sit in Easy Pose with the spine straight with chin in and chest out (Jalandhar Bandh). Rub your hands together and bring them to Prayer Pose. Inhale through the nose and chant ONG NA MO GURU DEV NAMO (I bow to the Divine Teacher within) on two breaths.


PART ONE:
Chant ONG in the long form so that it takes roughly 10 seconds to complete. Focus on the third-eye point, making the sound nasal of the conch. The mouth is slightly open and the breath comes through the nostrils. Chant in this manner 5 TIMES.
PART TWO:
Chant ONG faster so that you are chanting one ONG every 3-5 seconds. Mouth is slightly open, and the sound is created by opening and closing the back of the throat. Focus and vibrate the third eyebrow point. Chant for two minutes.

NOTES:

ONG is the creative energy of the total cosmos and consciousness of the Creator as experienced in creation. It has the connotation of energy and activity. It creates involvement without attachment. It generates Shakti, the generative force of life. The sound is not OM, which is the sound for withdrawl and relaxation.

"Practice it, it will set your brain, if you do it correctly. If you start to cough, allow it, because it is just your thyroid adjusting to the pressure. The thyroid is responsible for beauty and for keeping you young. Chanting this sound correctly gives power, beauty and youth." -Yogi Bhajan

TO CLOSE:
Recite the Warrior Healers' Affirmations in Gyan Mudra (index finger and thumb pressed together while all other fingers are straight) resting on your knees with elbows straight.

TO FINISH:
Rub your hands together, bring them to prayer pose and chant SAT NAM (Truth is my Identity) on one breath 3 times.

So there it is R & B Yogis! If you have any questions, you know where to find me.

Sat Nam! Shalom! Salaam!

Mama Luz

*If you benefit in any way from Rhythm & Breath, please support us by making a heart donation in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the blog page. All proceeds go to the research and dissemination of mystical tools to assist seekers along the Path. Thanks in advance for your support. All assistance is humbly received and appreciated! Gangsta yogis will be delt with by a Higher authority.*

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Donation Yoga & More in Central Park!

Rhythm & Breath Presents

Donation-Based Wellness in Central Park

Every Sunday in June (weather permitting)

Classes conducted by Luz & Adrian

9:30AM Pilates
10:30AM Kundalini Yoga 
11:30AM Capoeira Angola for Beginners

All ages and fitness levels welcome!

Suggested Donation:

$10 for one class
$15 for two
$20 for three

We will be posted by the 59th St. entrance to the park. Bring a picnic lunch! There is a WHOLEFOODS near by in case you forget!

For more information:

www.sacredmovementinstitute.org

For coordinates:
(347) 491-7834

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tribal Chic: Fashion with Compassion

In an effort to keep Kundalini Yoga accessible and culturally relevant to urban communities, Rhythm & Breath has periodic fun-raisers to support our cause. We've explored everything from product launch parties, workshops, to pop up shops. Another such way is our Rhythm & Breath Bead Collective (aka Tribal Chic) in which some of our beads have been generously donated by participants in Rhythm & Breath’s 40 Day Meditations. Every piece is unique, made from different natural materials from around the globe...Africa, Mexico, Brasil and India to name a few. Pieces are constructed with beads made from wood, seeds, metal, resin, horn, bone and semi-precious stones that have healing properties. Our pieces not only make you look fab but they make you radiate electro-magnetically, while grounding and protecting you and every piece has been blessed with a mantra or prayer.

Part of the proceeds from sales go to the establishment of the Sacred Movement Institute: our movement arts education project to bring yoga, meditation and other healing movement modalities to under-served communities in the United States and abroad. SO shop guilt and karma free and help support the transmission of sacred esoteric knowledge and healing our communities.   

To purchase: the price of each piece is alongside each photo. Please add $2 shipping and handling and can be dropped in the "beggars bowl" at the top of the page. Please send a FB or email message to rhythmandbreath@gmail.com with your name and address, specifying which pair you are interested in and your one-of-a-kind beauties will be mailed to you

Thank you for your continued support of Rhythm & Breath! 

Sat Nam, Namaste, Asalaam Walaikum, Shalom!

#1 Wire wrapped: Hessonite (creativity), Indian blown glass, Brasilian Glass
$15 SOLD



#2 African Bone on Leather

$10 SOLD




#3 Wire wrapped: African Glass, Evil-Eye Bead Recycled Glass from Ghana, Crystal

$15 SOLD


#4 Wire Wrapped: Wood, African Trade Bead, Aquamarine (protection, optimism) 
$15

#5 Wire wrapped: Aquamarine (protection, optimism) African Trade Bead, Metal
$15

#6 Wire wrapped: Wood, Brasilian Seed (new beginnings), Jade (luck, protection, longevity)
 SOLD

#8 Wire wrapped: Black Onyx (strength, confidence), abalone shell (chakra balance), shell (healing properties of water)
$15 SOLD

# 9 Wire wrapped: Green Jasper (healer's stone, heart chakra), ceramic, Mexican seed (new beginnings), Coconut leaf
SOLD

#10 Wire wrapped: Jade (luck, protection, longevity), Black Onyx (strength, confidence, grounding), Aventurine (prosperity, love)
$15 SOLD
#11 Wire wrapped: Petrified wood, Indian blown glass, Brasilian Glass, Hessonite (creativity), Wood
$15 SOLD

#12 Wire wrapped: Indian recycled glass, Sterling silver, Quartz, Vintage French glass, Brasilian fishbone, Egyptian scarab
$18 SOLD

#13 Wire wrapped: Sterling silver, African Trade Bead, red coral (goal oriented, treats depression)
$18 SOLD

#14 Aquamarine (protection, optimism), African trade bead, African steel on leather chord
$10

#15 Wire wrapped: Lemon Jade (Luck, prosperity), Mexican rosary bead, Bees Wax
$15 

#16 Wire wrapped: Carnelian (protection, prosperity), Brasilian Seed (new beginnings), Indian blown glass, Jade (luck, longevity)
$15 SOLD

#17 
Coconut and African horn on Rubber Chord
$10

#18
Shell (healing properties of water), wood, African bone, Brasilian fishbone, Indian blown glass
$15 SOLD

#19
Wire wrapped: copper, ceramic, Brasilian seed (new beginnings), Green Jasper (healers stone, heart chakra)
$15 SOLD

#20
Wire wrapped: Hessonite (creativity), petrified wood, Brasilian seed (new beginnings), Aventurine (prosperity, love)
$15 SOLD

#21 
Wire wrapped: Indian Blown Glass
$8 SOLD

#22 
Wire wrapped: Indian Blown Glass
$8 SOLD

#23 
Wire wrapped: Indian Blown Glass
$8

#24 
Wire wrapped: Indian Blown Glass
$8 SOLD

#25 
Wire wrapped: Indian Blown Glass
$8

#26 
Wire wrapped: Indian Blown Glass
$8

#27 
Wire wrapped: Snake skin (kundalini), and Leather
$15 SOLD

#28 
Wire wrapped: Snake Print Leather and Brown Leather
$15

#29 
Wire wrapped Necklace and Earrings: 
Lemon Jade (wisdom, moderation), African Amber (sun energy, vitality), Bees Wax, Brasilian Seed (new beginnings), Mexican Rosary Beads
$30 SOLD