All posts tagged: meditation

Meditation Guidelines

Thanking 3HO guidelines for Kundalini teaching :: Partnered with the YOGIC PHARMACY found within this site to get your home practice initiated. Welcome to your home. When to Meditate Anytime that works for you, particularly if it is the same time every day. Keep in mind that first thing in the morning is best because it sets you for the whole day and is naturally a quiet, reflective time (especially before sunrise). In the evening (at sunset or just before going to bed) is also a good time. Meditation Location Choose a place you won’t be disturbed, feel vulnerable, or get distracted. Try to use the same place daily. Make it your spot; you can fill it with candles, flowers, spiritual images and/or pictures of beautiful places, and anything else that is uplifting, calming, inspiring. Sit on a sheepskin, natural fiber blanket or, if needed, a firm cushion or on a chair dedicated for this purpose. Commit to a Meditation Whatever meditation you choose to do, to get the maximum benefit, fully commit to doing it …

Healing Tara

“White Tara is particularly associated with healing, protecting and stabilizing your life-force.” Working with Buddhist practice, if in pain, in need of quick help of feeling threatened by illness. White Taras help can be immediate and miraculous. White Tara is as much the swift heroine know as the swift saviour. Although there are many types of self healing mantra, Sita Tara is the fastest to bring aid as well as effective for long term health. White Tara generates merit to help overcome negativities and bad karmic potentials, both in healing and both maintaining health. Embodying the activity of compassion and wisdom. How Does Tara Heal? Drawing on the teachings of Venerable Lama Phuntsok, White Tara overcomes the impediment to long life and long Dharma practice: “All problems—sufferings, sicknesses, and diseases arise from thoughts that are based upon attachment, aversion, and ignorance as to the way things really are. It is said again and again that the worst obstacle is the third—concepts and thoughts. We continually think that we want to be happy and be free …

Mantra of I am Divine Love

Divine Love Mantra – Aham Prema   You’ll find this mantra embracing you the way mother embraces a child. The basic meaning of the mantra “Aham Prema” is “I Am Divine Love.” When you chant this mantra you are declaring that your basic true nature is love—Divine Love. Such a powerful (and irrefutable) declaration creates a vibration of pure love within and around you and instantly attracts other like-minded and love-minded beings.  This mantra is often recited by those who wish to attract a spiritually-based relationship. And that is a special kind of relationship indeed. Aham Prema is also a good mantra for those suffering from bouts of self-hatred or self-loathing. The “I” that tries to declare hates its “self” is quickly dissolved into a pure vibration of Divine Love. Meditation Instructions POSTURE Sitting on the floor or a chair with the spine straight. EYES Eyes are closed (listen and focus on the mantra) MUDRA Hands in Gyan Mudra (thumb tip touches index finger tip and the other fingers are straight) Gyan mudra stimulates the …

Negative Mind Meditation

Instructions POSTURE Sitting on the floor or a chair with the spine straight EYES Eyes are slightly open looking down into the your cupped hands MUDRA Make a cup with your hands resting your RIGHT hand in your LEFT hand. Hold this mudra at your heart center. BREATH PATTERN Inhale deeply in a steady breath through the NOSE. Exhale in a focused release out of the mouth and over the hands. MENTAL FOCUS Notice your thoughts or desires that are negative or distracting (currently or from the past that still haunt you). Hold this mental focus on these thoughts as you inhale and release them as you exhale. SILENCE Sit in the silence of the experience you are creating. The silence will allow the monkey mind to unveil the negative thoughts or fears to release. TO END: Exhale completely and hold your focus and squeeze each vertebra until you reach the base. Inhale powerfully and then exhale and repeat 3-5 times. Completely relax TIME 3, 7, 11, 22 min. daily practice for full effect. Kundalini …

I am the light of my Soul Meditation

Meditation Instructions POSTURE Sitting on the floor or a chair with the spine straight. EYES Eyes are closed (listen and focus on the mantra) MUDRA Hands in Gyan Mudra (thumb tip touches index finger tip and the other fingers are straight) Gyan mudra stimulates the ability to understand your inner knowledge and wisdom which invokes receptivity and calmness. MANTRA I am the light of my Soul I am Bountiful I am Beautiful I am Bless I am I am TO END Inhale deeply, hold your breath and relax TIME 3, 7, 11 and 22 min. (daily practice for full effect) daily practice for full effect • Kundalini Yoga as Taught By Yogi Bhajan  THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IS INTENDED AS GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. BY BEING GUIDED TO THESE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE INFORMATION COULD BE CONSIDERED EXPERIMENTAL AND THAT YOU MUST TAKE COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF IT.

8/4 Segmented Breathing Meditation

With segmented breathing we divide the inhalation and exhalation into several equal parts, with a slight suspension of the breath separating each part, and with a distinct beginning and end onto each segment. This stimulates the central brain and the glandular system in different ways. instead of inhaling in one smooth motion, we break the breath up into segmented sniffs. Try not to collapse or squeeze the nostrils in on the sniff, or pull the breath too deeply into the lungs. the goal is for the breath to strike a relaxed, yet focused area in the nasal passage to stimulate a particular set of nerves. Keep the nostrils relaxed and direct the attention to the feel of the breath further along the air passages and to the motion of the diaphragm. 4 Parts in : 8 Parts Out – calming, centring  Meditation Instructions POSTURE Sitting on the floor or chair. Spine straight. EYES Eyes closed and focus on the 3rd eye (between the eyebrows and up one inch, this activates intuition). MUDRA Hands in Gyan Mudra …

4/8 Segmented Breathing Meditation

With segmented breathing we divide the inhalation and exhalation into several equal parts, with a slight suspension of the breath separating each part, and with a distinct beginning and end onto each segment. This stimulates the central brain and the glandular system in different ways. instead of inhaling in one smooth motion, we break the breath up into segmented sniffs. Try not to collapse or squeeze the nostrils in on the sniff, or pull the breath too deeply into the lungs. the goal is for the breath to strike a relaxed, yet focused area in the nasal passage to stimulate a particular set of nerves. Keep the nostrils relaxed and direct the attention to the feel of the breath further along the air passages and to the motion of the diaphragm. 4 Parts in : 8 Parts Out calming, unblocking, letting go Meditation Instructions POSTURE: Sitting on the floor or chair. Spine straight. EYES: Eyes closed and focus on the 3rd eye  between the eyebrows and up one inch. (This activates intuition.) MUDRA: Hands in …

The graceful moments of taking notice

Weekly Photo reflection Post: Graceful Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. We all tend to go through rough patches in life, yet regardless of what is going on in our psychological environment, mother earth can help us to attune to our external environment to a higher more positive frequency. The pretty agility and grace of our surroundings allow us to poise in that moment and appreciate the power of now. There is always a stillness and peace to be found, spaces where you can gain clarity, inspiration and confidence in the day. The new economics foundation  commissioned by the UK Government’s Foresight project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing developed a set of evidence-based actions to improve personal wellbeing. In this report, NEF presented  the evidence and rationale between five well-being actions, drawing on a wealth of psychological and economic literature. Where ‘taking notice’ was recognised as one of the five priorities. Studies have shown that being aware of …

Let the pain run through you {4}

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Be inspired by every new moon. Beauty is in the ordinary, in today, in your freedom, in your passions, in your friendships and in your self love. Feel just a little bit happy that it is at your fingertips. Pour and put behind you, dizzy memories that make you cry, be done; they are freckles, winged friends. Feel motivated that you have your eyes on today, it is a high freedom of a dizzy state of potential and excitement, of health. No need for complicated, I have spent the past week with my reading musings. Relaxation, exploration and embracing of forgiveness. Mindfulness, simplification, putting my eyes only to what makes me fly and just that little bit happy. Healing memories of old, decluttering to dizzy freedom. Who says its hard, who says you are quite not enough, it is only as you see it and hear it, the unhappy noise and …

Trust your eyes to give you the real picture

Irritation, why? The fact is we don’t trust our eyes enough to give us the real picture with what we sit within. The postcard that gives a proper picture of reality. Dogged by feelings of guilt for the need we have to make friends with our life, integrity, humility and honesty to situation. Unite not divide, a little tiny move or adjustment may encourage a reaction that brings a smiley face. It may take a little working out, discovery of a problem followed by control of self outrage. Yet you can not cut and paste the responsibility and ownership for your own personal life choices and suffering. The demise of our dear health is brought about by not chasing a calmed down one. Dire blackout phases of unplugging a connection with our inner intuition and voice, a phobia to finding courage to strike out for oneselfs’ health and wellbeing. Quite often we witness those who have a health demise initiated from a demand and importance to always be right and the winner. Yet it is …