Meditate 22 Day 17




November 25, 2019 { Day 17}

A Thank-You Note

You have said
all the things
I needed to hear
before I knew
I needed to hear them.
To be unafraid
of all the things
I used to fear,
before I knew
I shouldn’t fear them.
~ Lang Leav


Day 17 of Meditate 22 days of self discovery.
Heart Healing. How often do we deny ourselves the ability to be sad, angry, jealous, scared? If we deny these feelings they won’t leave our physical body. We store them in the fascia and the muscles manifesting as tightness, aches and pain. I know for so long I believed I shouldn’t feel these feelings and was harsh with myself for being a human with human emotions. Recently I have started to allow these feelings to bubble up. I notice where in my body I feel it. I write it down then I sit with it for a day or two. After a couple of days I read my note then I burn it. This release has helped my body. I feel it in my asana practice – my twists are deeper, my inversions are held longer – my heart is slowly healing. We all have healing to do. We are here together to learn from one another how to heal. We are put in each others path to love, learn, evolve, heal and nurture. I hope today you take the time to hold your heart. I send love to each of you, to those I have hurt and those who have hurt me. Let us love and heal together.
I share my favorite poem with you today :
i carry your heart with me. i carry it in
my heart. i am never without it. anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling
             i fear no fate for you are my fate, my sweet i want
no world for beautiful you are my world, my true
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart i carry it in my heart
~ee cummings
Today’s Suggestions for RITUAL :
  • Crystal – Green tourmaline : To open and stimulate the heart. A stone of rejuvenation, tourmaline promotes emotional stability and healing.
  • Essential oil – Roman Chamomile – Roman Chamomile is a soothing and calming essential oil. Its fresh, sweet, and fruity scent can calm and soothe the nervous system of an anxious person. Because it is calming and relaxing, Chamomile reduces emotional charge during periods of emotional upheaval and helps to reduce depression. It is also used to calm and clear the mind and open up the heart.
  • Take time for self care more abyhanga!
love and healing from my heart,
PS Book suggestion – Love and Misadventure – Lang Leav {Poems}

Set aside 5-10 minutes to journal.
  • Make of yes and no list – everything you want to say yes to and everything you want to say no to – just what comes to your mind.
  • Practice Vac Tapasya : Allow your mind to run free. Notice the thoughts – note the negative and hurtful thoughts- in a notebook write them down write along the associated person or situation. Let yourself be angry, judgmental or unkind – be honest. Keep the note for a week. Then before you re-read it replace the person with your own name. This will help you understand the letter has to do with your hurt feelings which stem from negative thoughts and feelings. This process can be hard grant yourself grace and freedom. Having hurtful thoughts and feelings is ok, we can choose to respond in love and grace after we process.
{Translation :: Ra – Sun Ma – Moon Daa – Earth Saa – Impersonal Infinity Saa Say – Totality of Infinity
So – Personal sense of merger and identity Hung – The infinite, vibrating and real.
This mantra taps into the energies of the sun, moon, earth, and the Infinite Spirit to bring deep healing. It can be chanted to heal the self or to send healing energy to anyone you wish.}
Murcha Pranayama
Follow these steps to practice Murcha Pranayama:
  1. Sit in any easy meditation posture, such as sukhasana or lotus pose
  2. Relax the body, rest the hands on the knees and soften the shoulders
  3. Sit upright and align the head with the spine
  4. Engage khecari mudra (roll the tongue to the soft palate or nasal cavity)
  5. Tilt the head back slightly and begin to slowly inhale through both nostrils, using Ujayii breath
  6. Acquire shambhavi mudra (bring the gaze to the centre of the eyebrows)
  7. Straighten the arms, lock the elbows and press the palms into the knees
  8. At the top of the inhale, retain the breath and engage jalandhar bandha (chin lock)
  9. Retain the breath for a short period then slowly exhale the breath
  10. Return to relaxed body position with the eyes closed, take a moment to pause and appreciate the tranquility created by the practice.

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