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Friday, March 8, 2013

Meditation for Inner Assessment

"The most vital part of healing is self awareness." Luz

So here we are...another 40 day journey! What I love about this R & B process is that we all hold each other accountable and we all teach each other compassion for Self, and other, as we establish a daily practice individually in a collective forum. This meditation for inner assessment is going to be a little bit challenging  because there is no mantra. So make a conscious effort to focus on your breath as you do the meditation in case your mind wanders. And if anything comes up from your subconscious, be prepared to share in the group discussion so that we can process. Or if you feel more at ease, you may hit me up on the side-lines.

This meditation consists of three parts.

To start we begin in Easy Pose, which is your legs crossed one in front of the other. If you are unable to sit on the floor, you may sit on a cushion, prop your knees up with two pillows or you may sit in a chair. Rub your hands together and bring them into PRAYER POSE. In hale through your nose and chant the ADI MANTRA Ong Na Mo Guru Dev Namo ("I bow to the Divine Teacher within") 3xs on two breaths. 

PART ONE: To Know Your Inner Balance
With your eyes closed, focus on your third-eye point. Slide your left hand upward until it is higher than the right. The right palm is resting on the fore-arm right below the wrist. Breathe long and deep for 3-11min.

PART TWO: To Know Your Inner Projection
Still sitting in easy pose and focusing on the third-eye point. Bring your thumbs in to the hollows of your eye sockets on the sides of your nose. Now bring your hands in to prayer pose starting with the base of the palms and touching the fingers last. Breathe long and deep for 3-11min.

PART THREE: To Know Your Inner Strength
Still sitting in Easy Pose with your eyes closed and focusing at your third-eye. Place your right hand over your left at your Heart Center and press as hard as you can, maintaining pressure throughout the meditation. Breathe long and deep for 3-11min.

Bring your hands to Prayer Pose or Gyan Mudra and recite the WARRIOR HEALERS AFFIRMATIONS.

Warrior Healers Affirmations

Bring your hands to Prayer Pose and chant LONG SAT NAM ("Truth is my Identity") on one breath 3xs. Bring your hands in Prayer Pose up to your forehead and bring your head and hands to the floor to seal the work in your frontal lobe.

Voila and there it is R & B Yogis! Lets assess our Self, increase our awareness, and heal lifetimes of karma!

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