Greetings new, returning and crash and burning R & B Yogis. For those of you that are new to Rhythm & Breath, I have been holding online space for a collective of global warrior healers since 2009. Why "warriors" because we are victors of our karma not victims. We fight for our self-preservation with every breath and every thought projection. Why "healers?" Because we have incarnated and embarked upon THE PATH because we seek our own healing. We recognize that in healing our selves, we heal everything that surrounds us, from our families to our communities to the cosmos. When one practices Rhythm & Breath, one consciously places one's self in the fire's of purification. Through asana (postures), pranayam (breath work) and meditation (incantation).
We began gathering on Facebook but have since shifted to Instagram. We do cycles of Kundalini meditation every day for 40/90/120 days to heal certain human conditions which helps us burn our karma, increase intuition and clear the way for a more fulfilled and prosperous life. To join us, follow me @ rhythmandbreathyoga, make a heart donation through PayPal and I will add you to the group thread. There, we have strictly confidential discussions about whatever comes up for us during meditation and over the period of meditation. The meditation is to be done every day (on your own time) before midnight for 11 minutes. As we explore our new reality during the time of Corona, I along with other's are finding that a regular yoga and meditation practice is a vital part of maintaining one's physical and emotional health. Another element, we will take into account is how the cosmos influences our earthly existence. As above....so below. As we enter the New Moon in Gemini, May 22nd, let's explore the human conditions this moon phase will bring up and the corresponding body parts to take extra care of. Which auspiciously are particularly important during this global pandemic.
Information for Moon in Gemini:
Manifests itself by the need for changes and spontaneity. You will be more talkative but only confide in those that you feel safe with. Alignment of your mind and heart are important.
Organs influenced by Gemini Moon:
Shoulders, arms, hands, respiratory system, bronchial tubes, lungs, nervous connections for sensor and motor skills, blood capillaries.
For the next 40 day meditation we will focus on the fifth chakra, the throat chakra. The throat chakra, the fifth chakra, referred to as Vishudda in Sanskrit is located in the center of the throat. Just as with the other chakras, the energy flows out of the front of the body and out of the back as well, so a vortex is formed under the chin and a smaller one at the back of the neck. This chakra is connected with all forms of expression, communication and speech. The throat chakra helps is with ones ability to communicate with that which is inside yourself and will help all communications with others to be harmonious. It can also help you be more creative in general but especially with your words. With this chakra blocked however the psychological aspects include obsession, repression of speech, not saying what you need to say, creative blocks and a general inability to express yourself.
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. 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. Please purchase if you have not already and show your support of Rhythm & Breath. All proceeds from the album go to Rhythm & Breath's continued effort to bring affordable and accessible mystical tools to urban folk.
Chant Humee Hum Brahm Hum with the root of the tongue, and holding the firm Neck Lock. The ancient sound “Hummm” is a beej mantra. Beej means seed and is the shortst form of the mantra. This Kundalini mantra translates as ”We are we and we are God.”
The arms are straight and the hands are in Gyan Mudra. The wrists are resting on the knees, palms up.
Focus at the tip of the nose.
NOTES ON THIS MEDITATION:
Meditation for the Fifth Chakra heals your Throat Chakra so that it can function optimally. The hormonal balance that results from a balanced thyroid delivers a sense of well-being, and a clear and bright face and grace. It is said that if you do this meditation for 11 minutes daily for 18 months, your face will not age and it will give endurance, intuition and reverse disease.
So there it is folx! Let's clear the way for creativity and communication to flow. Try to do the meditation first thing in the morning before you start your day. Our minds have a way of putting off what is good for us which in this case is our spiritual elevation. And please don't forget to bless my bowl at the top of the blog. Or better yet send through PayPal friends and family using the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your generous donations make it possible for R & B to serve marginalized communities that might not otherwise receive this Yogic technology making it accessible, culturally relevant and inclusive. If you are not participating in this round of meditation but benefit in any way from the information on my blog, please consider making a donation of any amount. Thank you!
Sat Nam, Salaam, Shalom!
- Mama Luz