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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Last Resort Meditation: From Darkness to Light

So, you've tried what feels like everything. And still...there is no movement. Whatever it is you are trying to move: your love life, your professional life, your pesky pandemic pounds. But have you tried the Last Resort Meditation? Neither have I. 
It is said that this this practice was given as a “last resort” for when life isn’t working. It’s a meditation on “Wahe Guru Wahe Jio" the mantra for ecstasy. “Wahe Guru” is said to impart the experience of The Divine, and to take us from darkness to light. When we’ve lost sight of the bigger picture...this practice helps bring us back. 
The meditation also brings relaxation, strength, and mental clarity. It dissolves anger, negativity, and positions us for victory. 
It all sounds great to me! I want to win. Let's do it for 40 days and see what blessings this meditation brings. 
TO BEGIN: Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh, or neck lock. Keep the spine straight. Rub your hands together. Press your thumbs against your sternum holding your hands in prayer pose. Roll your eyes in and up towards your third-eye. If you are unable to sit in "easy pose," you may sit on a sturdy chair and cross your feet underneath your chair. 

On two breaths, chant the opening mantra ONG NA MA GURU DEV NAMO which means I bow to the infinite wisdom within. Do this 3 times. For the proper cadence and pronunciation, listen here. If you like what you hear, you can purchase my mantra music on Bandcamp.


EYES: Eyes are closed. No specific focus is mentioned.

MANTRA: Take a deep breath and chant 


in monotone 8 times on one breath. Remember chanting is NOT singing. 

If you are not able to do the eight repetitions, do the amount of repetitions you are able. Build your lung capacity.

Continue for 11 minutes. 

TO FINISH: Inhale deeply, hold the breath for ten counts, then relax completely. Say aloud the Warrior Healer's Affirmations.

TO CLOSE: Rub your hands together and bring them to prayer pose, palms touching thumbs pressed against your sternum. Chant Long SAT NAM on one breath. Repeat this for a total of three times. Bring your hands to your forehead and bow. This seals the work in your frontal lobe. Your center for decision making. 
Any questions, you can find me on IG @rhythmandbreathyoga

Please, don't forget to send donation love if you benefit from the contents of this blog. The Beggar's Bowl is at the top of this page. It has been updated and should be working. Any amount is greatly appreciated. If you are participating in the 40 day meditation it is a minimum of $15+ Payable thru CashApp $hangriLuz or PayPal: At the very least, compensate me for my labor by mentioning me *by my name* in your prayers and positive thoughts : ) Thanks!

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