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September 16, 2019

When I decided to move deeper into yoga 5 years ago I had read somewhere that a teacher was necessary. When I speak of a teacher I do not mean the western yoga teachers that have their 200hours although these teachers are needed to help people start  and develop a practice of yoga for sure. What I am talking about is someone who can take you deeper into the lineage of yoga. Someone that when you meditate with the time stops and that what you learn is beyond time and space. Someone with deep attained knowledge. From the day I decided that yoga was my path the intention was set. For many years I looked for a teacher that I could go deeper with. A few times I would stumble upon someone that would help deepen my insight but nothing seem to stick. I kept coming back to my own intuition and inner knowledge for guidance. I began to learn deeply from every person I met. I used what they brought out in me to learn new things about myself. They were a mirror of what was going on inside. I let go of finding that ONE teacher. Recently within in the past year I have been called once again to go deeper. To find a specific path and learn to be more disciplined in all the limbs of yoga. The path of Tantra yoga has been calling me for some time. Over a year ago I was given a book on Tantra Kriyas and Kundalini Awakening. This book gave me the answers I was looking for. It showed me when and why I would need a teacher. The Kriyas and meditations that were now in my hands needed more explanation then I felt I had inside. Once again I asked the universe to send me someone who could help. This time I asked with no expectation and no attachment.  I felt I could keep doing the work I was doing and when I was ready I would have the information I needed. It was in this act of self surrender I found Jayanta or white deer.



September 12, 2019

Finding your inner guru means to deepen your love and connection to your own self. To find the love in your dark and light sides and to embody that love. Transmute the dark into the light. This is the work. Putting in this practice means taking right action and moving with your intuition. Feeling your way along the path and surrendering to whatever comes up.



September 11, 2019

Om Hreem Shreem Kleem Maha Lakshmi Namaha

 

It is said that chanting the Goddess Lakshmi Mantra creates a frequency in the chanter’s aura so that he find money — it is said that one should chant this mantra for 40 days for best results.



September 10, 2019
8 Limbs of Yoga

Pratyahara means literally control of ahara, or gaining mastery over external influences.

Pranayama means discipline of energy. Control of the breath.

Asanas means sitting postures. We use asana physical postures to sit for long periods in meditation.

Niyamas means positive duties

Yamas means right action or living

Dharana means concentration

Dhyana means one point focus. Concentration + Meditation.

Samadhi means the highest state of mental concentration that a person can achieve while still bound to the body and which unites them with the highest reality.



September 9, 2019

Over the past week I have been called to go deeper. Going to deeper levels of practice for me means more devotion, more surrender, more love to what comes up. Feeling the merging of my divine presence with that of the conscious world. My teacher has appeared and I have and feel more unconditional love then I have ever felt before.

Sat Nam



September 3, 2019

On my journey fully awaken I have never been called so much before to the kriya practices. Each morning I set aside 45- 60 minutes to learn and perfect a kryia to help me induce pratyahara. “Pratyahara” means literally “control of ahara,” or “gaining mastery over external influences.” Each kryia is done is a very specific way with specific instructions and exact repetitions. According to Swami Satyananda Saraswati the following tantra kriya’s provide the most efficient method for systematically evolving consciousness.



September 2, 2019

Swara Yoga is the science of breath cycle. Normal breath patterns change every 4th day according to the cycles of the moon. When the nostrils have been functioning equally well for a least 15 days this is a sign of a breakthrough.

Tip: Everyday when you wake up notice which nostril is more clear. Roll onto that side.



August 30, 2019

In our last post we gave a definition of what mantra is. Mantra is a powerful tool to help release blocks that we have. The first thing is to choose a mantra that works for you. If you feel resistance with the word or phrase you set then change it. If you push into resistance you will be met with more resistance. Try writing a few out and then saying them out loud and to yourself. See how the belly feels. Trust your gut.

Steps for a Mantra Practice:

  1. Set aside a time every day to repeat your mantra
  2. Write out your mantra and put it somewhere you will see it every day
  3. Set aside a time frame to use your mantra for example I like to use a mantra every season. It helps me set my intention for the transition time of the seasons.


August 29, 2019

Mantra can be a great way to keep you on track of your goals or intentions. Mantras are words we use to help the body and brain connect to a vibration. Traditionally mantras were melodic phrases with spiritual interpretations such as a human longing for truth, reality, light, immortality, peace, love, knowledge, and action. Now days mantras can be a more informal way to bring your intentions into a deeper meaning.

This is a mantra I use a lot in my life and in some of the classes I guide. It helps us tune into the present flow of life and surrender to love.

I release control and surrender to the flow of love that surrounds me.