Welcome to Meditation Monday’s! Each Monday I will create a new video for you to meditate with. I draw from many different meditation technologies to bring you a variety of breath, mudra, guided and kundalini yoga meditations. This first in the series is adapted from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. Enjoy!
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Word of The Day: Obedience
Definition – Compliance with a command or law; submission to authority; performing that which is required.
I immediately got rankled when I heard that obedience was the word of the day. Obviously, I have some resistance here. Once I calmed down I realized my guides were saying this word is about obeying the heart and not any kind of external submission to man.
My heart always knows the truth. It’s getting out of my head and into my heart that is the challange. There is a meditation in Kundalini Yoga called Guru Pranam. The idea is to bow down in childs pose with your hands above your head into prayer pose. This raises your heart above your head. The breathing automatically becomes long and deep. This pose is an easy way to get out of your head and listen to the wisdom of the heart. I invite you to try it.
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This variation of sun salutation is a large part of my yoga practice. I use it as a warm up before Kundalini Yoga Kriyas. I also use it as part of my strength building program. If I only have a short amount of time in the morning I will do 10 of these to start my day. I hope you enjoy.
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Today was a rough day. Physically my body was in pain. I never even made it out of my pajamas. I read and I rested and made myself some yummy chai tea. I took herbs and rubbed essential oils into my body. I fed myself and I listened to podcasts as I played solitaire on my computer.
My yoga mat kept calling me but I kept answering with – I hurt too much. I’m too tired. I can’t.
The day wore on and the pressure to get on my mat kept building until I surrendered. I practiced my favorite Kundalini Yoga kriya and it was rough . . . but I gently guided myself through each pose. I knew that I would feel better if I just kept up. And I did. The pain and the fatigue lessened and the heaviness I was experiencing all day dissolved.
My Inner Guidance System (IGS) never fails me if I choose to listen. Sometimes my pain body is so loud that it makes it difficult to hear to the voice of the Soul. When I do listen I am always grateful for the guidance it reveals.