It’s been really busy lately. One of the things I find really helps me to stay balanced or achieve renewed balance is positive sound vibrations in my life. The sound of laughter and kindness, nature sounds, healing music and mantra. This video really struck me because I remember the first few times I did Kundalini Yoga and how the chanting made such a big impact on me. The first time I did it I was very quiet and self-conscious, but when I opened my mind and let go of my fear the next few times…I was transformed. Actually the first time I had an open mind about it was extremely healing and surprising. I never expected the power of mantra to work so fast and so profoundly. It continues to do so on deeper and deeper levels.
Another thing that really helps me is good food. For me that’s low-fat vegan food and I find it is very healing and comforting to eat really well, especially high-carb meals. Comfort foods can be transformed into healthier versions pretty easier, without losing any deliciousness. It goes with a yoga lifestyle perfectly well. So, if you don’t know we’re doing weekly health challenges at Fruitalini Fit and you can still join. Click on the link under the video to sign up for the emails. Here’s a cool high-carb vegan meal tutorial to check out:
taki-gyo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Practicing kundalini yoga at home can be a delicate practice. Especially if you are not living alone. Music is important, especially during sadhana. This morning I discovered a new favorite and I blissed out to a tried and true classic. I think these two could make up a pretty diverse session. I listened to a few others during my sadhana and focused on chanting.
This is great for a warm-up or active kriya.
This is great for slower-paced kriyas, meditations, pranayama and deep relaxation.
I also like to choose chants that my 4-year-old can sing to and Ek Ong Kar is easy and pleasing. It also produces those tingly sensations that I love so much about Sadhana. A great start to any day!
This morning: Spinal Kriya & So Purkh
Kitten trataka (Photo credit: ideowl)
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Tonight, May 5th is the full moon and kicks off the Summer Solstice Sadhana Support for 3H0 Kundalini Yoga.
Summer Solstice is a massive event of Kundalini Yoga community that has been happening for 4 decades. It is a week-long and takes place in New Mexico.
This year’s theme is the Ether Tattva…connected to the changing of the ages…from Pisces to Aquarian which is central to Kundalini Yoga community.
To prepare I will participate in the way quoted below from the 3HO Summer Solstice website:
We will chant 11 minutes of the Wahe Guru Mantra everyday to prepare for Solstice and to integrate the Solstice experience after Solstice. You do not have to attend the Solstice Celebration to participate in this Global Sadhana!
Wahe is a statement of awe and ecstasy. Guru is that which brings us from darkness to light. Wahe Guru is an expression of complete ecstatic awe of the Divine. It expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light (from ignorance to true understanding). It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. A trikutee mantra, it balances the energies of the generating, organizing, and transforming principles. It expresses ecstasy through knowledge and experience. It is the gurmantra, which triggers the destiny.
Speak and Be the Living Truth
The year 2012 is a “5″ year in Tantric Numerolgy. The fifth chakra/throat chakra (Vishudda) is ruled by the Ether Tattva which which corresponds to the Throat Chakra, the power of projection and penetration. Mastery of the etheric element in combination with the spoken word has the potential of bringing the heavens to the earth–to create a reality that matches the Divine Will. As we are now in the Aquarian Age without qualification, we need to become the answer to living on this small globe together. When we act from our original Self, we begin from silence and we create through the Word. We vibrate with our entire being. We project with the power of the fifth chakra. The past is gone. Let it go. Welcome what is yet to be seen. Release all fear and replace it with trust and commitment.
Meditation for the Ether Tattva
This is a powerful meditation for releasing fear and building trust and commitment through the power of the word.
- Sit in Easy Pose with the hands in Gyan Mudra.
- Chant the mantra Wahe Guru using the music below by Nirinjan Kaur. Continue for 11 minutes, then inhale deeply, exhale, and relax.
Click on the link below for more: http://www.3ho.org/summer-solstice/solstice-experience/theme/
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