Mantra is a unique form of therapy which involves repeating a short phrase again and again with the aim of invoking certain qualities like peace, light or joy. These phrases are chanted out aloud or internally to ones inner self, and are normally associated with Buddhist figures whose qualities are cultivated by the reverberation of the relevant mantra. The phrase ‘Mantra’, has its origins in Sanskrit where ‘man’ stands for mind and ‘tra’ stands for instrument, the word ‘tra’ can also refer to an English name ‘free’. ( I personally see the ‘Man’ being taken from manana which means to think deeply and the ‘tra’ from Trana meaning deliverance – Mantrik )
Thus mantras are techniques that can help people free their mind from thoughts that may be disturbing them or upsetting their balance.
The origin of Mantra therapy.
The origin of mantra mediation dates back to the Vedic period and tradition, which came before Buddha, where mantras were used as a tool for entering into states of consciousness. Throughout history, cultures across the world have believed that uttering Continue reading
Kundalini stems from yogic philosophy which is an indwelling spiritual energy that when awakened will purify the subtle body and ultimately bestow the state of Yoga. In Hindu Mythology, this energy appears in the form of a snake that lies coiled at the base of our spine, hence the name Kundalini which is Sanskrit for “coiled”. It is referred to as the Sacred Fire or Coiled Serpent, which is represented as a goddess or sleeping serpent and is a dormant force waiting to be awakened. Kundalini Yoga is a style of Yoga that aims to awaken this energy and send the snake moving up your spine all the way to your brain, to reside with the Sahasrara Chakra, resulting to infinite bliss and sublime happiness. Kundalini – Awakening the Snake causes awareness and spiritual enlightenment.
Kundalini Yoga was introduced by Yogi Bhajan to the West in 1969. This includes Yoga poses or deep meditation which are spiritual practices that can awaken the Kundalini. To understand the movement of Kundalini better, you must familiarize yourself and have adequate knowledge of the nervous system, the spinal cord in particular because the Seven Chakras are believed to be found here. The Seven Chakras are comprised of the heart, throat, pineal gland, pituitary gland, basic survival instincts, ego, and sexuality. Continue reading
Your chakras are basically where your energy centers are, and they can help open up energy to flow in and out of your aura. Chakras help vitalize the body to help bring self consciousness. They are connected to your physical, mental, and emotional self. You could try to think of the chakra as a power center for life energy. These sources of energy are very sensitive, so any form of stress or pain can cause your chakras to not be as aligned.
The Importance of a Balanced And Cleansed Chakra System
With a balanced chakra system, you align your body to experience healing and full awareness of the world around you. Your 7 chakras when working harmoniously together can help uplift your energy and body. It is not uncommon to feel mental and emotional difficulties along with low self esteem if your chakras are not properly aligned. With a Continue reading
Creating a sacred space is essential for your spiritual and physical well being. Just as the bed in our bedroom gives our bodies a place to relax, a sacred space will give our minds a place to relax and quiet down. When our minds our quiet, we are able to touch the heart of the Divine and gain valuable information.
Creating your sacred space is easy. It can be as simple or as lavish as you want. The most important thing about creating your sacred space is that you make it yours. It needs to be comfortable to you and specified to your needs.
Find A Quiet Place
Your sacred space should be away from the noise and distractions of everyday life. While it is possible to create a sacred space outside, it is preferable to create one indoors. This way, you have more control over the temperature and environmental factors, where as outside, you have very little control over the noise, wind and other elements which could be distracting. Continue reading
If I want to do something that I have not experienced and that I am not aware of presently – how can I do that? And, can I trust myself to get me there?
Every single thing I know till now comes from what I have experienced personally, or from what I have seen people experience either first hand or through books/TV/internet or any other medium. What I have not seen or heard of I do not know and it is not even a part of my thoughts. That is my limitation.
How do I experience anything that is beyond me? How do I get past my limitation? I cannot. I can only experience something that is in my reality. Example, scientists and yogis have both said that everything in this world is one energy. Continue reading