Practices

Return to the Breath

Starting Position: Sitting up tall in a chair or on edge of bed or couch , with your spine straight and your shoulders relaxed, place your relaxed hands on your thighs with your open palms facing upwards. Gently close your eyes, and bring your awareness to the center of your being. Notice for a few moments as your belly expands with each inhale, and contracts with each exhale.

Now bring your awareness into your heart. Imagine and experience that you are breathing in a bright, sparkling light into your heart center with every inhalation. Imagine and experience that you are expanding this light through every cell of your being with every exhalation. The light in your heart grows brighter and clearer, with every in-breath.  With every out-breath, this light radiates from your heart, filling your whole being, and the space around you.

1handmudraWith your hands still resting palms up on top of your thighs, gently place the tip of each index finger to the tip of the thumb on the same hand. With the fingers remaining in this position, inhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven, and exhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven.

2handmudraBefore you begin the second inhalation, relax your index fingers, and place the tips of the middle fingers to the tips of the thumbs. With the fingers remaining in this position, inhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven, and exhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven.

3handmudraWith the third inhalation, relax your middle fingers, and place the tips of the ring fingers to the tips of the thumbs. With the fingers remaining in this position, inhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven, and exhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven.

4handmudraWith the fourth inhalation, relax your ring fingers, and place the tips of the pinkies to the tips of the thumbs. With the fingers remaining in this position, inhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven, and exhale deeply through your nose for a count of seven.

Repeat this rotation of finger placements with breaths 5-8.

Relax your breathing, and relax your hands back to starting position.

Stretch, and go on with your day.

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Moola Mantra

Om. Sat chit ananda. Parabramha. Purushotama. Paramatma.

Sri Bhagavati sametha Sri Bhagavate. Namaha.

Sanskrit Chant Translation
¯ Om The vibration from which ALL arises
¯ Sat That which IS, in truth; existence
¯ Chit Pure, infinite consciousness
¯ Ananada Bliss
¯Parabramha The Divine in its absolute aspect
¯ Purushothama The Divine in human form
¯Paramatma The Divine indwelling with all creation
¯ Sri Bhagavati  The feminine aspect of the Divine
¯ Sametha In perfect union with
¯ Sri Bhagavate The masculine aspect of the Divine
¯ Namaha We greet and honor you

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Chakra Dhyana

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