The equinox gives us a time to celebrate the Summer and to prepare ourselves for Winter. This is a time to find balance and to reap what we have sown over the last season. As we get ready to walk into Winter we can prepare the earth and carefully plant seeds for what we would like to nurture this coming year.
This set was put together to take us on a journey. We will tune in with the Adi Mantra and Mangala Charan Mantra, followed by some energizing warm ups. These warm ups are meant to increase the temperature in the body and activate the solar energy within each of us. This energy is the energy of the solar plexus chakra and is the element of fire.
Here is the space we offer anything that no longer serves us in our lives. Here is where you burn away unwanted patterns of held trauma. So as you breathe, keep imagining your breath like a billow that is fanning the flames of your inner spark.
Sodarshan Chakra Kriya – 11 min in class
Balances and Cools as we breathe in from the left nostril. Keeping the right side closed. This is a day to find balance so we will be switching between warming and cooling exercises. This meditation is a gate opener. We will be powerfully pumping the navel center. This this said to the the etheric center of the body, a place where 72,000 nerve endings begin, and can be considered the home, or seat of the soul. I love to think of pumping the navel as knocking on the door to the soul, to the Kundalini energy, and inviting out to play and interact with what we are about to do.
This exercise begins to purify past karmas, can offer a new perspective on life, and flushes out the neurosis of the mind. Use this meditation to cut through the darkness and to give yourself a new start. This establishes inner happiness and a state of flow and ecstasy in life.
Wahe Guru – Great is the journey from darkness to light.
*Surya Kriya – about 30 min in class, full time
Surya means sun. This kriya comes back to the idea of utilizing the energy of the sun, of fire, of the divine masculine, to heal, to cleanse, and to prepare our mind and body. The kriya focuses a lot on the organs of digestion, elimination, and filtration – the intestines, the kidneys, gallbladder and liver are all massaged during these exercises. At the same time, we will continue the work of lifting the kundalini energy through the body. Finally, this kriya will be practiced for 40 days to systematically stimulate the kundalini energy and positive panic force within the body. These acts lead to the strengthening of the body and all its systems, and increases the ability to focus on multiple tasks.
Antar Naad Mudra Meditation – 11 min in class
This is another supportive meditation. This meditation is said to open the chakras for the full effect of any other mantra. Reciting the mantra will sensitize the system and awaken the inner sound current within you. They say that in the begining there was the word and the word was with God. We hold that word within us since we were made in her image. Let’s awaken that force. Those that practice this meditatin are said to be granted prosperity, creativity, and protection from attacks. This practice can bring you luck and give new power to your words.
Saa – pure infinite, totality, oneness, or God
Har – is creativity of earth, Divine in the physical, God as part of the creation
*Meditation to Clear the Arc Line – 11 min in class
We will be listening and reciting the sounds of Wahe Guru once again. Great is this knowledge, great is this wisdom in this journey. They say to know God, you only need to cross the space between your pink and your thumb. Joining your soul body, with your heart body, frees the mind and allows us to live in peace. In the arc line is where all of our karmas and all of our destinies are written. The arc line connects us to the Akashic Field. This place beyond space and time but filled with all knowing. This is the place the ancestors reside.
May you find balance.
May you find peace.
May you walk your path with truth,
and with kindness.
Happy Autumnal Equinox
Blessing and love to you and yours!