Namaskar friends. I just wanted to share some of my favorite mantras with you.
This is a video of me chanting the mantras. You can also read more in this blog for the words and meaning.
I use these mantras everyday to lift my energy, clear my mind, and send out positive intentions to the Universe.
1. Togetherness Mantra
2. Happiness Mantra
3. Light-Bringing Mantra
4. Perfection Mantra
Check it out!
Are you thinking of beginning your journey in Yoga? There are a few important details for you to think about. I want to help you find the class that is right for you.
I have been sharing and teaching yoga for some years now and I have observed a few useful keys about people starting Yoga that can help you.
Don’t get started without being well informed about your options. Otherwise there are a few negative possibilities.
I have been helping people find what they want in Yoga. If my class is not the right fit for my client’s personal goals, I send them to another class that I think is better suited.
That makes me feel fulfilled because I know that Yoga has something to offer that person and I want to find the right place for them to benefit.
So let’s take a look and see if we can find you a class that will help you.
In my previous blog post we spoke about working with the inner energy in our meditation. Certainly working with the energy was a big shift for me. Once I began feeling the chakras and moving the energy my meditation became much more exciting.
But still there was a “problem,” – my own mind.
Whenever I sought to meditate I would work with my energy and try to quiet my mind. But it just felt impossible! Sometimes the mind would clear, like seeing the clouds part in the sky and light shining through.
There would be moments of clarity. Sometimes a bit of space and a fleeting experience of peace.
Most times there would be a parade of thoughts through my mind that I never seemed to be able to control.
It felt like I could not escape from the thinking.
It was at this point I was ripe for breakthrough number three. I needed to understand my own mental voice… the mental narrative and how to detach from it.
That is what I want to share with you in this blog post.
In a previous blog post I shared that managing my inner energy dramatically impacted my meditation. When we learn to experience our energy body and energy centers (chakras) our meditation practice becomes very powerful.
There is a lot shared about chakras and energy on the internet, but much of it is founded only in ideas and not experience. We may read about chakras and learn about the colors, mantra, crystals, and all that jazz… but that does not give us a tangible understanding of our energy centers.
Only experience can bring true understanding. I am writing this blog to help you have an experience of your energy and your energy centers.
In this post we will talk about the
In my previous blog post I spoke about the need for practice and discipline. It is only through intelligent practice that you can make any kind of progress. This is true not only for meditation but for every avenue of life.
But keeping disciplined is often very tough. I am sure you have experienced making a promise with yourself to commit twenty minutes to practicing every day and not being able to fulfill it.
I have experienced that, trying to set goals for myself only for them to be disrupted by the course of life. Then we feel badly about not holding to our personal commitments.
On my spiritual journey I have felt this many times, and it continues to happen in small part. But I have developed personal strategies to help myself be better at sticking to my discipline.
I want to take this time to share with you the ways in which I have motivated myself to stay with my meditation and build my practice. These are some of the things that I do to this day to help me stay disciplined in my practice.
In my previous blog post I outlined the many challenges that arise in the practice of meditation. Hopefully in reading about them you have gained a better appreciation of the process and learning that takes place in our practice.
I recognize that the process may seem daunting. I have often felt discouraged and almost completely defeated, many times over, as I pursued that deeper spiritual connection. But I never let go of my dream.
The dream of inner freedom, self-understanding, and experiencing a deeper part of myself.
My master was highly influential in this process. His words and guidance always reminded me that it was possible. His very presence was the proof. Because I could feel that peace, love, and wisdom in him that I was seeking. His life was my evidence that I could have the same experience.
Meditation is presented as a very positive and uplifting experience. We always hear about the benefits of meditation and what it can do for us. I have even shared my belief in the positive power of meditation.
What we don’t hear is that meditation can be a challenging and frustrating experience. We don’t hear about how meditation can completely overturn our world.
The reality is that you will benefit from meditation. It is a self-development tool and will help you to grow on many levels. But the process is a challenging one.
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