All posts tagged: heal

Intentional Self Healing and Setting ‘Right Action’ with the aid of the 2nd Book of Yoga Sutras

THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI Our choices affect us more than we realise, where we quite often or not place wellness and ownership in the responsibility of others. Life is uncertain, change causes fear, and latent impressions bring pain, all is indeed suffering to us where we have fashioned a trend for our own self discrimination. [2:15]. This can be averted. With the second book of Sutras reminding us that the play of the world can overshadow our wellness with the play of the universal energies named gunas. It is only for the sake of the self that the world exists. [2:21] To clearly remind us that the purpose of the world is to provide us with ‘experience’ and thus lead us into personal liberation [2:18] from the basis of experience. The self becomes obscured by the world in order that the reality of both may be discovered; the shades of light and dark. [2:23] Encouraging us when negative feelings restrict us in this path, the opposite should be cultured within its delicate balance. [2:31] …

Mantra: Chattra Chakkra Vartee

“Chattr Chakkr Vartee is the mantra for the heart center, it gives direct energy to it. When you are sinking, if you know this mantra and can sing it, you can totally recuperate yourself.” — Yogi Bhajan   Complete Mantra:Chattra Chakkra Vartee, Chattra Chakkra Bhugatay, Suyambhav Subhang Sarab Daa Saraab Jugatay.  Dukaalan Pranasee, Diaalang Saroopay, Sadaa Ang Sangay, Abhangang Bibhutaay   Language: Gurmukhi Source: Jaap Sahib Author: Guru Gobind Singh   Translation:You are pervading in all the four directions, the Enjoyer in all the four directions. You are self-illumined, profoundly beautiful, and united with all. Destroyer of the torments of birth and death, embodiment of mercy. You are ever within us. You are the everlasting giver of indestructible power.   More Information:This mantra is taken from the last four lines of Guru Gobind Singh’s Jaap Sahib.  It is a mantra used to remove fear, anxiety and phobias.  It is a mantra to make one experience victory.   During periods of change, we become irritable, snappish and edgy. We lash out at our loved ones, behave in irrational …

The Primal Instinct of Intuition

Working with the sixth chakra Ajna Where Ida & Pingala meet Shushuma, where shiva and shakti conjoin. The union of opposites, intuition and wisdom. chakra ::ˈtʃʌkrə/ :: noun (in Indian thought) each of seven centres of spiritual power in the human body. When we go beyond the fifth Chakra to the sixth, seventh and eight, we are beyond the gross element. We’ve gone through all the transformations of our ordinary experience that are coded by earth, water, fire, air and ether. So there are no specific gross elements associated with this chakra. The sixth chakra allows mastery over the flow of the mind. Its often represented by light, but in this case it is the inner light. This is also the chakra we can use to master the duality of the mind. With the symbol of two petals representing the plus and minus contained in every thought. Anytime the intellect gives you a ‘yes’ it automatically implies a ‘no’. Anytime it gives you light, it also implies a darkness. To master the sixth chakra is to …

Keep the Prana Flowing

Spring is the season when upper respiratory imbalances such as allergies, asthma, and sinus congestion arrive on the scene and interfere with our free flowing breath. Yoga offers an amazing tool to combat these woes with the delicate breath balance of prana and apana. Practices are many, each with its own indications and benefits with spring a great season form warming and invigorating practices. This can be understood through Ayurveda’s law of opposites. In nature, opposites bring balance. Hot sun melts cold snow.  Wet rain puts out dry fires.  Ayurveda explains that the body is a mere reflection of nature. The same law of opposites applies to each of us. A hot tea will warm a cold body. An unctuous oil will hydrate a dry body. What does this mean for spring? When the body is under the season’s influence of cold, wet and gloomy weather, it needs the qualities of warm, dry, and invigorating to bring balance. In Ayurvedic terms, this is the process of balancing the bodily elements of kapha dosha. Pranayama does wonders by …