Breathe Fully Live Free

Green Mountain You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care As the peach blossom flows downstream and is gone into the unknown I have a world apart that is not among men By Li Po (translated by A S Kline)... Continue Reading →

Yoga Nidra: With Chakras and Bija Mantras (7/7)

This Yoga Nidra is a guided yoga meditation to purify the body through chakras (energy centers) and their individual sound vibrations. The meditation systematically locates important chakras. Each chakra is associated with an element and has a bija mantra (seed sound vibration). Mental and emotional blockages at each center are cleared by focusing on the... Continue Reading →

Yoga Nidra: Candle Flame Trataka (6/7)

The word trataka means a steady gaze. The yogic practice withdraws the senses from the external environment to the internal space within. It clears the mental space and uses an external flame to trigger the vision of the internal flame. Trataka is a soothing and comforting yoga meditation. Cancer patients and people with chronic illnesses... Continue Reading →

Yoga Nidra: Roles Played (5/7)

This is the fourth meditation in our series. We first became familiar with the process of witnessing. Then we began to look objectively at the programming and conditioning of the mind. The third meditation was about discarding negative conditioning and connecting with an inner source of strength. This fourth meditation is about looking at various... Continue Reading →

Yoga Nidra: Up to the Summit (4/7)

A mountain is a universal, spiritual symbol, just like light. It implies many aspects of existence. Temples, churches and mosques have mountain or hill-shaped domes and steeples. Ancient Egyptian pyramids, Aztec and Mayan temples, mimic mountains. Sometimes the entire structure is built like a mountain as in Egyptian pyramids as well as Mayan and Aztec... Continue Reading →

Yoga Nidra: Who Am “I”? (3/7)

This meditation reveals the perpetual and consequential programming, the conditioning process, of the mind that began at birth. Think of the body and mind as hardware and software that are constantly growing and being shaped and formed by everything the body-mind is exposed to. This body-mind complex absorbs, processes, and stores everything to create our... Continue Reading →

Yoga Nidra: Being a Witness (2/7)

In this practice, we will learn to be a witness, a neutral spectator, without actively participating in the physical breathing or mental processes. Simply being in the present moment, observing, has a significant effect in calming the body, mind, and emotions. You will feel it in this practice. Table of Contents Introduction Being a Witness... Continue Reading →

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