Two Birds on the Tree of Life – Higher Self – Soul, Lower Self – Ego

Lower self – ego, individual self   – Higher self – soul, universal self Meditate on Mascaro’s translation of Mundaka Upanishad, Part three Chapter 1, V1 to 3 “There are two birds, two sweet friends, who dwell on the self same tree.  One eats the fruits thereof, and the other looks on in silence. The first is…

Ancient Sanskrit Poem – Look well to this day

Look well to this day, for it is life the very best of life in its brief course lie all the realities & truths of existence the joy of growth, the splendour of action, the glory of power For yesterday is but a memory & tomorrow is only a vision but if well-lived, makes every yesterday…

De stress with this Breathing Technique

When your feeling stressed have you ever noticed that your breath feels short and irregular?When relaxed the opposite is felt. Observe how you breath when relaxed. Your exhalations extend longer than the length of your inhalations. To promote relaxation we can focus on gently extending our exhalation by one or two seconds. Each exhalation can…

Meditate on this – The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to…

Compassion & Kindness Meditation

‘You cannot enter the door of yoga without compassion and  kindness for others” Changkya – Yoga Teacher to the Emperor of China and His Holiness the Seventh Dalai Lama   http://amityyoga.co.uk/yoga-workshops-merseyside-liverpool/

Dynamic Mudra Mantra

During this mudra (yoga hand gesture) the fingers move accompanied with mantra Sa, Ta, Na, Ma. As you exhale place one of your fingertips on the tip of each thumb. While inhaling extend the fingers again. Co-ordinate this with the mantra syllables; Speaking ‘Saa’ press together the thumb and index finger; Speaking ‘Taa’ use middle…

Mantra for New Ventures – OM GUM GANAPATAYEI NAMAHA

OM GUM GANAPATAYEI NAMAHA is a mantra chanted when starting new ventures.   The practice of this mantra has been used to remove obstacles, negative energies and thoughts. To reduce anxiety, release and to let go of emotions.  Clearing stale any energies which can make way for new ventures. A fresh start, a new beginning, a new…

Be Inspired – Yoga Mantra, Sacred Chants & World Music by Mirabai Ceiba

Mirabai Ceiba is a musical duo consisting of guitarist/singer Markus Sieber and singer/harpist/keyboardist Angelika Baumbach. They produce a beautiful blend of Kundalini Yoga mantra, sacred chants and world music. “What inspires us is to express ourselves from our hearts, by connecting with the universal heart, and in this way opening a space where we are…

Freedom within – Meditation

Meditate on these lyrics, Freedom by Jane Winther (musician, singer, songwriter).  Read each word slowly, with your full attention on each word.  Acknowledge your thoughts and feelings.  Take time to meditate. Freedom within Deep within. Freedom is finding myself, anywhere in this world, Moment of silence, moment of joy. Feeling free in this moment, Feeling Home,…

Healing Meditations – Soothing the nervous system 

Healing meditations can help soothe the nervous system. If you are feeling confused, calmly reassure yourself that confusion will pass with rest and healing. You may find comfort from looking at an inspirational photograph or book. Focus your full attention on one word at a time. Take time to read only one sentence or paragraph.…