Wishing all my families a wonderful holiday full of love joy and peace!
Have fun meditating:)
Classes for family yoga on saturdays at the YMCA will resume on January 10th from 11:30am-12:30.
“Thoughts reflect and affect our mood, our attitude and our general tenor.
Thoughts are silent sounds. And sounds are electromagnetic vibrations.
The more refined our thoughts, the more elevated our vibration; the more
elevated our vibration, the closer we get to the highest vibration of all–our
own divine nature. The entire universe was built on sound (Word), which is
nothing but vibration. By vibrating a certain combination of sounds, we are
able to tune into various levels of intelligence, or consciousness. Thus,
chanting mantras is a conscious method of controlling our moods, and in
turn, our frequency and resultant all-around radiance.” — Donna Quesada
Our Sa-Ta-Na-Ma meditation explained:
This meditation is called the “Garbage Truck” because it cleanses out all the garbage from your mind. Your hurt feelings about something that happened at home, your angry feelings about something that happened at work etc. it halls all the trash away!
from the book:”Fly like a butterfly” yoga for children by Shakta Kaur Khalsa, my teacher and mentor.
Sit in easy pose.
(Or sit on chair with feet flat on floor.)
NOTE: This specific meditation has been shown to halt the disease
and-or improve the condition of Alzheimer’s patients. Research notes.
Posture: Sit straight in easy pose as shown. Meditate at the brow point (third eye) and produce the five primal sounds: (A) Sa, Ta, Na, Ma. (See Video on Primal Sounds.)
Eyes: Eyes are closed and focused at the brow point, which stimulates the pineal-pituitary centers within the brain.
Mantra: Saa, Taa, Naa, Maa. These Sanskrit sounds, Sa, Ta, Na, Ma, translated respectively, mean birth, life, death, rebirth.
On “Saa” touch the index finger (Jupiter finger) with the thumb tip with pressure.
On “Taa” touch the middle finger (Saturn finger) with the thumb tip with pressure.
On “Naa” touch the ring finger (Sun finger) with the thumb tip with pressure.
On “Maa” touch the little finger (Mercury finger) with the thumb tip with pressure.
Jupiter finger mudra stimulates the brain and imparts knowledge, expands our field of possibilities, and releases us from limitations.
Saturn finger mudra stimulates the brain and imparts patience, wisdom and purity.
Sun finger mudra stimulates the brain and imparts vitality and vigor.
Mercury finger mudra stimulates the brain and aids clear communication.
Each time you close a mudra by joining the thumb with a finger, your ego “seals” its effect in your consciousness.
Visualize or feel each individual sound come in the crown chakra at the top of the head, down through the middle of the head and out to infinity through the third eye in the pathway of the letter ‘L’. This is very important and must be done with each sound. It is an essential part of the cleansing process. If this part of the meditation is not done, you may experience a headache.
IMPORTANT: During this meditation, you may experience pictures of the past come up like on a movie screen in your mind. Let them dance in front of your eyes and release them with the mantra. This is part of the cleansing of the subconscious mind. If emotions come up, you can also incorporate them in the chanting, i.e. if you feel anger then chant out the anger. Whatever you experience is okay. Do not try to avoid or control your experiences. Simply be the Isolated Seer with what is going on and go through it. It is all part of the cleansing process.