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Mudras: The Healing Power in your Hands

Mudras: The Healing Power in your Hands
“In this respect, Kundalini Yoga assumes that every area of the hand forms a reflex zone for an associated part of the body and the brain. In this way, we can consider the hands to be a mirror for our body and our mind.” ~ Lothar Rüdiger Lütge, Kundalini yoga expert Practiced since antiquity in combination with pranayama, asanas and meditation, Mudras or Hand Gestures is a practice to improve your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Our hands define our karma and fingers being the power points, are a link between individual Pranic force and universal cosmic energy. The subtle hand and finger movements make important connections in the nervous system and stimulate specific energy pathways or nadis. Human body is an amalgamation of 5 elements of nature – Earth, Air, Water, Space and Fire & each finger acts as a representative of one element. Mudras redirect the energy flow to the upper Chakras, and gradually establish a link between all the Koshas (layers) of the body. Related:  Meditation, Mantras & Mudras

How to Use Meditation to Help You Out of a Depressive State By Robert L. Rupp Guest Writer for Wake Up World We live in interesting times. Depression is a formidable opponent for millions. From a neurological standpoint, most people effected by depression show reduced alpha activity in the frontal lobes. It should be understood that meditation, although simple, has been proven to offer moderate relief in addressing psychological stress. Knowing that meditating causes an increase in alpha brainwave activity and that those with depression show reduced alpha wave activity in the frontal lobes helps many to place belief in their meditative practice. In order to use meditation to help bring you out of a depressive state, the first thing you must do is believe it will work. Once you have the desire to improve your mental health and mood with the aid of meditation, you need to simply start practicing. Because the alpha brainwave state is the goal and alpha is a state of relaxation, it is important that you be relaxed. Reference: About the author:

Kundaini Yoga Mantras Starting with S, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Da Ni Sa, Sat Nam, Sodrshan Chakra Kriya This section of the Kundalini Yoga Mantras contains all mantras whose first word starts with - S - Starting with Sahej Sukh Dhyan and ending with So Purkh. Note: Before starting a Class, Mantra, or Kriya Tune In! Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, For Mantra Pronunciation: on the top Menu at KRI look for: Tools for Students and Teachers, click on it and then choose, The Aquarian Teacher Mantra Pronunciation:on that page, This CD: Mantras of the Master, Correct Pronunciation - CD - has all the Kundalini Yoga manstras on it. Sahej Sukh Dhyan Meditation Sahej Sukh Dhyan is a wonderful and powerful meditation (Pranayama). Saa ray saa saa Saa ray saa saa Saa ray saa saa saa rang Har ray har har Har ray har har Har ray har har har rang NOTE: This mantra is spelled exactly, in accordance with KRI's International Kundalini Yoga, Teacher Training, Textbook, Level One, Instructor; Copyright 1969-2005. Saa taa naa maa Translation: Sa is infinity. Sat Naam Sat Naam

How to Make Mindfulness a Habit With Only a Tiny Commitment When you sit back and reminisce about your life, it’s almost a given that the most enjoyable and memorable moments are the ones in which you were completely present. Do you look back with fondness all the times you spent thinking about work while you drove home, or pondered dinner while you wheeled down the frozen aisle? Unfortunately most of life passes that way for most of us. The bottom line of almost all self-help, spiritual, or religious literature is that our ability to be happy is determined by our ability to stay in the present moment. Only when we’re present do we see beauty, enjoy gratitude, and experience happiness. We all know this already. The problem is most of us are extremely habituated to living in our thoughts. Unless you make a serious commitment to taking on the biggest of human dilemmas — taming the rowdy mind once and for all — mindfulness will probably not establish itself as a habit for you. The rule about habits is that whatever you do most takes over.

7 Powerful Relaxation Techniques The stress of modern life can make real relaxation an elusive dream. Yet there is no reason life has to be filled with anxiety and stress. If you take some time to learn the art of relaxation, you can easily rediscover the enjoyment in life. The secret of relaxation is a controlled state of mind. For example, you could spend a whole hour in a health spa; but, if you spend the whole time worrying about what will happen tomorrow, how can you relax? Relaxation Techniques 1. 2. These constant subconscious reminders are a heavy weight on the mind. 3. 4. 5. This doesn’t mean we’re indifferent to the views of others; it just means we won’t allow ourselves to lose our inner peace because of their opinions. 6. 7. Relaxation is as simple as gentle Breathing If you feel stressed take a few moments out. Tejvan Pettinger is a member of the Sri Chinmoy Meditation Centre. Photo by: Tejvan Pettinger

Ho'oponopono mantra cleaning meditations prayers I am sorry Please forgive me I love you I thank you Please note that the meditations and the images on this site may not be copied or used for commercial use. Additionally, please do not "force" Ho'oponopono onto anyone. Remember that you have no right to force your opinions or beliefs onto anyone else--even if you "think" they may help others. So if you truly want to help others use the Ho'oponopono mantra "I am sorry, please forgive me, I love you and I thank you", and other cleaning practises, breathing exercises and meditations to eliminate what is in you that is causing the adverse condition to manifest in the other person's life. There is a profuse amount of information on the Internet about Ho'oponopono. Ho'oponopono is not a religion and never will become one. Anyone can practise Ho'oponopono--essentially you are seeking a dialogue with the Creator. Those who follow and practise religions of love will quickly recognise that the message of Ho'oponopono is not at all new. Did you pass through the first hurdle?

Learn Difficult Concepts with the ADEPT Method After a decade of writing explanations, I’ve simplified the strategy I use to get new concepts to click. Make explanations ADEPT: Use an Analogy, Diagram, Example, Plain-English description, and then a Technical description. Here’s how to teach yourself a difficult idea, or explain one to others. Analogy: What Else Is It Like? Most new concepts are variations, extensions, or combinations of what we already know. In our decades of life, we’ve encountered thousands of objects and experiences. Here’s an example: Imaginary numbers. Argh. Negative numbers were distrusted until the 1700s: How could you have less than nothing? Instead of just going East/West, we can go North/South too – or even spin around in a circle. Analogies are fuzzy, not 100% accurate, and yet astoundingly useful. Diagram: Engage That Half Of Your Brain We often think diagrams are a crutch if you aren’t macho enough to directly interpret the symbols. So, here’s a visualization: Example: Let Me Experience The Idea Nope. so Prof.

How to Use a Mala A mala is a string of beads, used to chant the names of God. It’s the same thing as prayer beads, or a rosary. A Hindu mala typically has either 108 beads (108 being considered a sacred number in Hinduism) or 27 beads (which is one-fourth of 108). In addition to the 108 or 27 “counting beads,” a mala generally has an additional bead, called the “guru bead,” which hangs perpendicular to the circle of counting beads. A Hindu mala is usually worked with by using the right hand. The mala is held resting over the third finger of the right hand, and the beads are brought toward you, one by one, using the thumb. Now for those of you who are left-handed (as I am): In India, you would be inclined to use the right hand anyway, because of certain cultural traditions. Doing a mantra doesn’t require using a mala; the mala is just there to add another dimension to the practice. Help Support These Teachings I would like to make a contribution of: LSRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Meditation Techniques – What to do BEFORE You Meditate by Gregg Prescott, M.S.Editor, Equally as important as meditation is what you do before you meditate. You want to be relaxed and spiritually protected at all times, because when you meditate, you become spiritually vulnerable to ethereal attacks. The first thing you will want to do is to relax by breathing in deeply through your nose, holding it briefly in your solar plexus stomach area, then slowly release your breath through your mouth. While doing this, you can also begin to do a relaxation exercise. Bring your chin down to your chest, and then slowly lift your head all the way back. You are almost ready to begin your meditation. Envision a beautiful white light emanating from the center of your body and slowly extending outwards to cover yourself from head to toe. You can extend this light as far as you wish. The next thing I do is something I borrowed from my dear friend, Miriam. Now you are ready to begin meditating. About the Author: