Creative Meditation for the Sublime Self

Sat Nam I hope you all had a wonderful Summer Solstice experience. I was fortunate enough to join in community to celebrate the height of the Sun through breath, movement and meditation.

This week we continue to investigate how we handle shift by looking deep within. This weeks meditation is called the Creative Meditation for the Sublime Self. We will get to experience the subtle layers of self and develop our innate skills like intuition, creativity, and ability to act with purpose.

This two part meditation has a warm up and then a mantra practice. Last weeks meditation we talked about meridians, or lines of energy, that are in the arms. This week we are focusing in on the meridian points located on the upper palate. The tongue tapping into the energy points right beneath the brain help us hack the system and program something new. This week we chant “Hariang” which is another Gurbani name for God or the Divine. This name refers to the destroyer aspect of the divine. Hindus called this form Shiva, the destroyer of evil.

How can we tap into our own Shiva energy and cut down the demons that block us on our road to liberation, to moksha?

The Meditation 🧘🏻

Part 1: Warm Up

Seated with hand on knees, palms up. Bring one hand toward the chest without touching then replace it. Then switch. Continue to switch, building speed, for 3-11 min.

Part 2: Hariang Hand Gaze

Mercury sides, or pinky sides, of the hands together fingers spread wide like an open lotus. Start into the part of the hands where the two hands join. Inhale deep and chant “Hariang” eight times on one breath. Inhale and repeat for 7-11 min.

To finish: inhale deep, suspend the breath for 15 seconds, exhale and relax.

Published by Joshua Tiaga (he/him)

Hey! I’m a queer yoga teacher from San Francisco. Using this space to share what I’m learning and hoping others find some value in it for themselves.

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