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Post-session guidelines for maintaining
energetic benefits from your session
You are unique in every way and built differently than all other people. And, you also have choice in how you operate in life. The following information is only guidelines that might be useful to you after your session. With you knowing yourself, it's your choice as to how you operate after your session.
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Most of the time, you will feel a shift in your energy, emotion, feeling, or body in the moment. The shift in your energies or state from using this method can be subtle, and because of our conditioning, we judge and value experiences as being valuable and substantial only when they result in dynamic change in the moment. We often don’t realize that a subtle shift in the moment can ripple out and have a dynamic change and result later, especially when inner connections are used on an ongoing basis. That is why it is important not to judge or have inner commentary in your experience in the moment and just let go and trust that the inner connection you just created is changing you on multiple levels.
Trust in yourself and your inner connection. Let go to enable the energies you created to unfold and manifest, without the meddling of your ego-intellect. And truly, your inner source knows much more than all of your experiences since birth; give this presence a chance to surface.
A wonderful benefit of this method is that you can use it almost anytime, except while driving, operating machinery, or engaged in tasks requiring your full outward attention. Other than these times, you can use it while in public or in private. While in public, you can perform the method silently and still receive the same benefits as if you did it privately and out loud. You can use this method for any mental/emotional issue and physical issues. For physical issues, the processing of the connection might take more time to shift, so let go after the connection and trust (without judgment) that your connection is processing according to your intention.
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Grounding to Earth Energies
If during the course of your day, you feel uncentered, flustered, overwhelmed, disconnected, out of your rhythm, or full of anxiety, you may not be grounded to the Earth as a result of "living in your head" for extended periods. Or, challenging events or interactions may trigger default behaviors that are part of the patterns you inherited or created.
Performing this grounding exercise in the morning is very beneficial in maintaining a feeling of being connected and centered throughout your day. And, grounding yourself before sleeping at night can release energies that might keep you awake in the night. However, grounding yourself can be performed at any time in the day you need to release energies or emotions and reconnect to the Earth.
Because we are part of the Earth and share its energies in our body, mind, emotions, and spirit, functioning in our potential requires that we maintain being grounded in our bodies and to the Earth.
To ground yourself to the Earth:
Do not perform this grounding exercise while driving, operating machinery, or participating in tasks requiring your full attention.
1. Before starting the grounding method, state an intention to release any energies, known and unknown, that may be preventing you from being grounded, and can include fears, anxiety, confusion, certain feelings, pain, soreness, fatigue, and anything else that appears to disconnect you from your peace and wellness.
2. While standing and with your eyes open, visualize a white light originating about ten to eighteen inches above your head. The grounding method can be performed while sitting or laying down, however, you will feel the effects more directly while standing.
Some may find it easier to visualize by closing the eyes. However, if your body wobbles or sways when closing the eyes, keep your eyes open through the grounding process.
3. Visualize and feel this white light entering your body through the top of your head, moving slowly downward through the center of your body, down through the
- heart center,
- legs and
- perineum (first chakra),
- exiting through your feet,
- and then traveling down to the core of the Earth.
As the white light travels downward through the Earth layers to the core of the Earth, you do not have to visualize the various layers of the Earth, but go directly to the Earth's core.
As the white light travels downward through the center of your body, acknowledge and visualize the white light transporting all of your tensions, fatigue, and any energies you want to release down into the core of the earth.
4. When your awareness arrives at the core of the earth, state an intention to release the energies you want to release.
5. After releasing the energies, pause for a few moments at the core of the Earth to acknowledge that you are connecting with Earth's rejuvenating, revitalizing, and cleansing energies.
6. Then, visualize and feel the white light and new rejuvenating energies moving up through the Earth and entering into your body through your feet, and then through the center of your:
- heart center,
- throat, and
7. As the Earth energies and white light move up through the center of each of your body parts, feel all of your cells being energized and rejuvenated as these energies continue upward through your body, and then out of your body at the crown chakra to the origination point above your head.
8. Now, you are grounded and should feel lighter, more connected to yourself, and centered. Give gratitude for the connection and cleansing you experienced.
Now, you can resume your activities or connect to your heart center for a deeper connection to yourself and whatever you are doing. Working with life issues is best approached from being grounded and connected in your heart center/intelligence.
For information about accessing the heart center, scroll up this page.
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Gratitude is an aspect of love that connects you to your core spirit essence and to the essence of the Universe: love and all of its infinite aspects.
In connecting your awareness to aspects of your life for which you can give gratitude, you activate the heart center which serves to expand your awareness beyond the default behaviors that are part of our patterns (that we inherit from parents and generations, religions, education systems, culture, society, peers, and authority systems and figures) and the automatic mode in which we live throughout a large portion of our lives.
When gratitude is given for something, someone, or some event that has enhanced your life (even in the smallest way) and is silently stated or spoken from an awareness of the heart center in the middle of your chest (inside your body), the vibration that expands from you connects you deeper into your heart center and being and connects you more deeply to the Universe and the persons, things, places, or events for which you are giving gratitude.
As with all activities we practice consciously, the more we practice with conscious awareness, the deeper the connections we establish between ourselves and what we are relating to. The more you practice gratitude in a conscious manner with feeling, the stronger your connection to the heart center will be and the more frequently you will be aware of having the opportunity to think and act from a connection in the heart center.
An effective way to increase one’s awareness and connection in the heart center is to give gratitude at the beginning and end of one’s day.
Upon waking, before you open your eyes, move your attention to your heart center (in the middle of your chest) and give gratitude for the blessings in your life. If you have difficulty moving your attention to your heart center place your hand on the middle of your chest before giving gratitude.
At the end of your day, as you lay your head on your pillow and are about to go to sleep, move your attention to your heart center and give gratitude for the blessings in your day, in your life, and even for the challenges that you experienced. The challenges of life are our medium for eventual deeper connections with our core essence.
Now that you’ve connected in your heart center through giving gratitude at the beginning and end of your day, find creative ways for you to connect in the heart center at various times throughout your day. You can do this by setting reminders in your calendar, on your cell phone, notes in your work space, or carrying small objects (crystals, stones, anything that has meaning for you) in your pockets, purse, or car that you can associate with connecting in your heart center or for giving gratitude.
The key to becoming conscious and present in our life is awareness of choice in every moment. Our commitment, participation, and creativity in finding ways in our day to connect in the heart center and conscious awareness aligns one with the life one chooses to create instead of accepting the paradigm of a life one inherits.
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Creating an Energetic Boundary
In our day-to-day lives, our energies can be depleted due to our state of mind (as a result of our thoughts and feelings in the moment or layered over time), the energy of the environment we are in, or the people or person we interact with.
Not everyone we interact with has our best interest in mind, and at times, our energies can be influenced by the motivations and intentions of others via their energies, and often, unknowingly by them. Similarly, public places such as shopping malls and other environments sustaining chaotic energies can also influence one's energies leaving one feeling drained or even assaulted, depending on the sensitivity of the person being influenced by these energies.
A way to maintain your energetic integrity is to prepare yourself prior to interacting with a person or an environment by consciously creating an energetic boundary around yourself or your immediate environment. Notice that the words "protect yourself" is not used because "protect" implies some level of fear that is not useful in creating and maintaining an energetic boundary. However, you can also create an energetic boundary in the moment when you become aware of feeling your energies being depleted or adversely affected by the person or environment with which you are interacting.
Use the following method to create an energetic boundary:
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Heart Presence Intention
Use the Heart Presence Intention when you are needing clarity, peace, and guidance for situations that cause you to feel disconnected or separated from your spirit or core essence.
1. Move your attention from your thoughts and being
in your head to the heart center, in the middle of your chest, inside your body. Some find it helpful to place your hand on the middle of your chest to help move your attention to this
area of your body. With your focus in the middle of your chest, connect with the feeling of love and beauty by thinking of someone you love or some place that inspires beauty in you.
2. Once connected in your heart center or when you feel your awareness there, speak or silently state the following intention:
"I hold presence in my heart for the
possibilities that serve me."
You can substitute any word or phrase in place of "me" for any issue or challenges you are experiencing, however, make sure the words or phrases you use do not contain any negative
references, judgement, conditions, or limiting beliefs. See the examples below.
3. Then, hold this connection for a few moments, then speak or silently state:
"It is done."
4. Once the Heart Presence Intention statement is
spoken or silently stated, stating "It is done" enables you to let go, and trust that this
vibration is rippling out, connecting with the Universe, and manifesting when and how it serves you best. This is a very different approach from the typical way we are taught to will something
into manifestation using just the intellect and mind. Instead, you are connecting with the heart intelligence and energies that enable you to connect more deeply with the possibilities available
to you, moreso than just from using the intellect. You only need to state your intention once for a specific issue; the nature of how this method works is different from an affirmation or mantra
that you state repeatedly throughout your day. The power is in the letting go and trusting that the Universe will align with your vibration and manifest the intention how and when it serves you
or the person for whom you stated the intention.
Reminder: Always make the intention statement from a connection in the heart center; its power is much more effective than when stated from just the mind.
For a family member...
To use the Heart Presence Intention for a family member experiencing a challenging situation, you could say:
"I hold presence in my heart for the possibilities that serve __________ (child's name, spouse's name, relative's name) so they align with the energies, conditions, and situations that serve them now." Pause a moment, then state: "It is done!"
For a friend...
To use the Heart Presence Intention for a friend who is going through a transition in their career, you could say:
"I hold presence in my heart for the possibilities that serve my friend (state their name) in aligning him/her with the work that serves them in body, mind, spirit, creative fulfillment, and financial abundance." Pause a moment, and then state: "It is done!"
For personal difficulties in a relationship...
Or, if you are experiencing difficulties in a relationship, you could say:
"I hold presence in my heart for the possibilities that serve me and my relationship with (their name) so we can connect in respect, love, clear and honest communication, and mutual understanding." Pause a moment, and then state: "It is done!"
For a child experiencing challenges...
If your child is experiencing challenges in their development or with life issues, you could say:
"I hold presence in my heart for the possibilities that serve my (son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson, granddaughter, etc.) with the issue (you can state the specific issue) they are experiencing and they connect with the clarity, peace, love, and strength they need." Pause a moment, and then state: "It is done!"
"I hold presence in my heart for the possibilities that serve my (son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson, granddaughter, etc.) in aligning them with the energies, thoughts, and attitudes that serve them now." Pause a moment, and then state: "It is done!"
Reminder: Always make the intention statement from a connection in the heart center; its power is much more effective than when stated from just the mind.
The Heart Presence Intention is deceptively simple. Most of us who live in our minds will question the ability of this simple method in having any effect or having a lasting effect in their lives for the issues and challenges they face.
The two primary parts of this method are:
The power is in the letting go of the stated intention from the heart center. After the Heart Presence Intention is stated and released, practice bringing your attention to the heart center as much as possible every day. This will reinforce the state of your vibration and the stated intention. As Abraham-Hicks states, "Focus on what you want, not on what you don't want."
If you have difficulty connecting in the heart center or maintaining your focus in this area of your body, you may be disconnected from Earth energies and may need to ground yourself. After grounding, your energy state will be more conducive to accessing the heart center.
For information about using a grounding method, scroll up to Grounding to the Earth Energies on this page. There are several grounding methods available on the Internet, in books, and in various teachings; this is just one method that I find useful.
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What is meditation, and why would anyone want to meditate?
When meditation first became known to the Western world, it was usually associated with Eastern cultures or religions as a consistent, routine practice to quiet the mind for achieving a state of bliss, nirvana, or some other exalted state of consciousness or state of being, as the goal in one’s life.
Although, achieving an elevated state of consciousness is a noble aspiration from the practice of meditation, a far more practical and immediate result is easier to attain than the lifelong goal of nirvana: a more quiet and still state of mind replacing the chaotic state of mind one is accustomed to in a typical day.
Through the practice of meditation, beginning with 10 to 15 minutes per day, one can begin to experience a more calm, peaceful, and clear state of mind that eludes most of us in our hectic daily activities. Meditation performed in the morning, before starting one’s daily activities, is beneficial because this enables one to set a mental, emotional, and energetic state before engaging in the life activities that usually bounce us around like a piece of clothing in a washing machine.
While being jostled by life’s challenges, one can return to and connect to the state of being they experienced in the morning meditation by simply focusing one’s awareness on the third eye (slightly above and between the eyebrows on the forehead) or in the heart center (in the middle of the chest, inside the body) and watch the incoming and outgoing breath for a few seconds or minutes, whatever the moment will allow.
There are many books written which describe how to meditate. The following methods are simple and include focusing the eyes inwardly, while silently stating a phrase that follows the incoming and outgoing breath.
1. With your eyes closed, gently focus your awareness on the third eye (between and slightly above the eyebrows), while passively watching the breath come in and go out. If focusing on the third eye is uncomfortable, just let your eyes relax.
If you want to connect with your heart heart center while meditating, gently focus your eyes on the third eye, and then move your attention to the heart center in the middle of your chest (inside your body). This may seem challenging in the beginning, but will become easier with practice.
Or, you can just focus your attention on your heart center in the middle of your chest while relaxing your eyes. Do this only if it feels comfortable.
The most important aspect of calming the mind is passively following the incoming and outgoing breath, as stated below, regardless of where your eyes or attention are focused. So, don't be overly concerned about where to focus your attention, other than on the incoming and outgoing breath.
2. While passively following the incoming breath, silently state, “I am…”.
Do not control the incoming or outgoing breath, but passively follow its rhythm.
3. While passively following the outgoing breath, silently state one of the following:
“…one with the Universe (God, Source)”
“…one with Spirit (or peace)"
...or, whatever short phrase helps you to connect to the deeper parts of yourself.
Choose one of the above words or phrases for the outgoing breath, and continue to use only that phrase for the outgoing breath for the duration of your meditation.
When following the incoming breath, silently say to yourself:
"I am the love..."
When following the outgoing breath, silently say to yourself:
"...that is the Universe in me."
After you have spent a few minutes passively following the incoming and outgoing breath and your mind begins to become more quiet and peaceful, you can turn your focus to an issue with which you are working in your life and ask, through appreciation, for a solution. Or, you could give appreciation for the many blessings in your life to connect deeper in your heart (see Gratitude on this page). When working with issues or sending love energy, always do so from a connection in the heart center.
At the end of your meditation, give gratitude for the ability to meditate and to connect with the various aspects of your life through your heart intelligence. Accept how this meditation unfolded for you, and not judging your success or progress with the meditation you just completed. Gently open your eyes and be aware of the peace you feel in your body, mind, and being.
If you feel any discomfort from meditating, contact me or a yoga instructor who is knowledgeable about meditation.
When beginning to follow the incoming and outgoing breath with the phrase, you may notice that your mind may wander while you are stating the phrase you have chosen. Once you notice that your mind has wandered, gently bring your attention back to your focus (third eye, or heart center, or both) and resume silently stating the phrase as you passively follow each incoming and outgoing breath (remember, passively following the incoming and outgoing breath is the most important aspect in quieting the mind).
If you begin to experience some moments of peace and stillness of the mind, you can introduce an aspect of your life that you can meditate on to find deeper understanding or meaning. If your mind becomes busy and begins to wander, resume the meditative breath and phrase until the peace and stillness returns.
With regard to maintaining your focus on the breath and phrase, anyone who meditates will agree that some days are easier in quieting the mind than other days. Do not be discouraged if you notice that your mind wanders easily; this will diminish over time and your focus will strengthen with more meditation. Resist judging yourself about the results of any of your meditations, and accept your best effort in that meditation.
For those who value their spiritual progress, daily meditation can provide an infrastructure on which to build deepening states of peace, clarity, joy, acceptance of self and others, compassion of self and others, and health in body, mind, and spirit.
More thoughts about meditation...
If you have never meditated and are interested in starting or you are thinking about getting back into the routine of meditation, consider this: it takes only 10-15 minutes, once or twice per day, out of your 24-hour day, and you will begin to feel the difference within only a short while, and for some, immediately.
Each of us is both physical and non-physical, meaning that inside and outside of our physical body, we have an energetic signature or body that is also an integral part of who we are. In connecting with this part of ourselves, through quieting the breath, we quiet our minds and enable a connection to the non-physical aspects of ourselves, thereby tapping into those parts that are the source of peace, joy, compassion (for self and others), love (in all of its infinite aspects) and a wisdom that can be used for guidance in all life matters. In connecting with these deeper parts of ourselves, we also have the capacity to release energetic patterns (and their default behaviors triggered by events) that no longer serve us.
It is stimulating to read about spirituality and metaphysics, and study of these subjects helps one to expand one's awareness of the possibilities of connecting to our deeper self. However, reading about spirituality and metaphysics only connects one to ideas and concepts and does not actually connect one to the actual substance of the ideas. Study of spiritual and metaphysical subjects does not compare to the benefits of expanding one's awareness of their non-physical self and inner connection like a daily routine of meditation. After a short time of meditating, whether as a beginner or resuming a practice, one connects with an inner peace, quiet, and stillness that can last throughout one's day, changing how one processes challenges and how one creates the life they want.
From these transformations, one changes what flows into one's life, and new patterns are formed replacing previous patterns that no longer serve. From these shifts, one connects more easily to the heart center and energy thereby "feeling" (through heart intelligence) the resonance and coherence with one's flow of life, a flow that serves one in connecting deeper to their real self, their spirit essence. In this state, one is more effective in creating one's life and in influencing others in connecting to their resonance and coherence with their spirit essence. This is how we emerge from the ego-driven intellectual world of victimhood that is fueled by fear, shame, unworthiness, and a sense of lack. This is how consciousness is uplifted. This is how we uplift others and the world.
Meditation helps us to be aware that we are not just this ego-driven mind, emotions, and body in the physical world, but we are a non-phyisical presence residing in and around our body and are connected (without any degree of separation) to the larger non-physical presence we refer to as God/Universe/Creator/Source/Divine Intelligence/All That Is. When you consciously connect to this awareness and state, you change yourself and the world.
Most of us are conditioned to seek happiness outwardly through our experiences and perceptions as filtered through the five senses and ego-intellect. We can connect to happiness in this way, but it is fleeting and short-lived and rarely provides the long-lasting deep inner fulfillment we seek. Meditation helps one to connect more deeply within, the source of all true lasting happiness and fulfillment. When connecting to this deeper source of happiness, one integrates this state into their outer physical reality for a more complete happiness.
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Pink Light of Unconditional Love
Pink light is unconditional love, love without conditions, attachments, expected results, or expected benefits to the giver. This is the same love that is available from the Universe and all non-physical assistance in light and love.
You can use this method for clearing or releasing energies with anyone, loved ones, friends, acquaintances, strangers, groups, animals, plants, and events.
Creating the pink light of unconditional love has nothing to do with forgiveness, because giving the pink light is unconditional. Forgiveness is not required for giving the pink light of unconditional love. However, creating the pink light of unconditional love can open energetic pathways for forgiveness. Because of this, creating the pink light around someone with whom you have a charged relationship (anger from you or to you, anxiety, jealosy, etc.) can help to clear the energies between you and the person.
Creating the pink light of unconditional love:
1. Connect in your heart center by bringing your attention to the middle of your chest, inside your body, and recall love for a loved one, friend, or pet, or connect with the memory of a beautiful place you have visited. Then, turn this love and beauty toward yourself until you feel a connection.
For more information about connecting in the heart energy field, scroll up to the top of this page to Heart
2. Close your eyes and place an image of the person, to whom you want to create the pink light
of unconditional love, in front of you.
3. Create pink light all around the person, saturating their body and the space around their
body in pink light.
4. While continuing to create pink light around the person, state one of the following phrases:
"I immerse you in the pink light of unconditional love."
"I saturate you in the pink light of unconditional love."
"I release you in the pink light of unconditional love."
This last phrase is good to use when you want to release someone with whom you had a relationship and you are ready to disconnect from the person.
Hold the person in the pink light for a few moments, then release the image.
5. You can create the pink light of unconditional love for as many people as you want. After the last person, always place an image of yourself in front of you and create the pink light of unconditional love for yourself, and state the following phrase:
"I saturate myself in the pink light of unconditional love."
Hold the image of yourself in the pink light for a few moments, then release the image.
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Inner Creator-Self Connection
Note: This is a simple statement from you, your outer self, to you, your inner Creator Self (also known as your non-physical self, spirit, soul, energy body).
The purpose of the following statement is to acknowledge and connect to your inner Creator Self as part of your total self, of which, your outer self (via the ego-intellect) gets more focus and attention, which can result in feeling disconnected, uncentered, and ungrounded.
By acknowledging your inner Creator Self with regularity during your day, you begin to connect with more of your total presence and can access more useful guidance that can be used throughout your day-to-day activities. This information channel, from your inner Creator Self to your outer self, is also known as intuition.
Your truest real self is your inner Creator Self, which is the same you that has presence before you were born and will still be present after your physical body dies. The more you connect with your inner Creator Self over time, the less you will experience the fear of death of your physical body, as you will start to know outwardly (in your ego-intellect) that you are more than just your physical body.
Saying this inner Creator Self connection statement as you wake up in the morning and just before you go to sleep at night is a good first step in creating a deeper connection to your total self. Before saying the statement, bring your attention in your heart center in the middle of your chest, inside your body, then say the words while being aware of your connection to your heart center. Saying this statement during your day can deepen your connection to your inner Creator Self.
First, connect in your Heart Center (without thought), then silently or aloud, state the following:
My inner Creator Self,
I am grateful for your presence in all parts of my life
and for this awareness.
With your assistance, I release all fear expressions
from my energy body and physical body,
in all time periods,
thereby connecting me more deeply to my limitless Self.
Above all ego-intellect perceptions and judgments,
I trust your guidance in all areas of my life,
and I am grateful for your guidance
in all moments of my life.
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Integrating what you receive in your session
Your ability to maintain the changes you experience in your session or from any uplifting or transformative experience is dependent on your ongoing attitude toward changing your life in the direction you want (acknowledging, but not lingering in your focus on what is not working in your life), and is dependent on the mental and emotional states you create in these changes, and the physical actions you take in managing the changes you want. This may require that you change some aspects of your lifestyle, how you live, how you think and feel, and the daily routine choices you make.
Your deepening and expanding awareness of your mental and emotional states,
the ongoing choices you make in those awarenesses, and your expanding awareness of being present in your body are necessary for you to leverage the transformations you experience in your session
and become a willing and enthusiastic participant in creating the life you want. Finding ways to become more aware of choice in every moment is key
to becoming more conscious in how you live your life. Connecting inwardly or to the heart center regularly and frequently during your day can initiate the changes and connections you need to
be more aware of choice in every moment. For more information, click on these web page links: Heart Center Connection
In addition, it is necessary to be aware of the "stories" we tell ourselves and to others (and the words we use) and be willing to let go of the stories that keep one bound to a state of victimhood, where one continues to embellish the unpleasant feelings, thoughts, and actions of an experience, as a way to validate one's state or position. Unless we are letting go of old stories and creating new stories that connect us to all the possibilities that serve us in clarity, light, love, peace, joy, and wellness, we are potentially keeping ourselves bound to the patterns and their default behaviors that no longer serve us. This awareness must be accompanied by kindness toward oneself and without harsh self judgment. Regularly connecting in the heart center and in daily introspection through meditation enables one to be aware of the inner dialog that either serves us or not, and enables one to make conscious choices in determining what one creates in their life. As a result, self deceptions can begin to dissolve.
You are the master of your reality: you can choose how you process experiences and how you create from those experiences. However, this requires that you are aware in the moment that you have a choice in how your process an experience, which may be different than what you habitually do and different than how you are conditioned to be.
To align with your more expanded potential for feeling joy, peace, love, creativity, and happiness in all of your experiences, regardless of the degrees of challenges, consciously choose to connect to your inner Creator Self (and your non-physical assistance) instead of allowing habitual behaviors and your unconscious conditioning to keep you bound to your patterns and their default behaviors that determine how you process life experiences. Become more aware in the moments of your life and choose to be the Creator you are instead of a victim you have been conditioned to be.
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Hatha Yoga: The Sun Salutation
The Sun Salutation is a series of 12 Hatha Yoga postures in which one posture flows to the next and is performed in synch with each in-coming and out-going breath. Performing one to three rounds of The Sun Salutation with conscious attention takes only a few minutes and can provide flexibility and inner connection that last your entire day. When practiced daily with conscious attention and paying attention to the limits of your body in each session, your flexibility can continue to increase and without injury.
The Sun Salutation does not include a side stretch or a spinal twist, so you may want to include these postures at the end of each round of the Sun Salutation.
Like all exercise, consult your physician or a qualified yoga instructor if you have not exercised in a while and you have concerns about whether your body and health is compatible with this type of exercise. Do not attempt to perform any of the postures beyond your physical limits. When learning the postures, a yoga instructor can provide the necessary guidance so that you do not injury yourself.
The following link provides information about how to perform The Sun Salutation: https://www.sivananda.org/teachings/asana/sun-salutation.html
The following graphic shows the positions and correct breathing for each position for one round of the Sun Salutation. This version of the Sun Salutation asana is borrowed from Swami Vishnudevananda's book "The Complete Book of Yoga".
Perform each position according to the flexibility and limits of your body. Do not push yourself beyond what you can comfortably stretch, and without pain. If you begin to experience pain or soreness, your body is telling you that you have stretched beyond your limit, and it is time to ease out of the position. Flexibility through yoga is a gradual process, and you cannot hasten your progress faster than what your body is ready for. If you are patient and consciously aware while performing each position in the Sun Salutation, your flexibility will develop naturally for your body. Everyone's body responds differently to Hatha Yoga. There is no competition in Hatha Yoga, only presence and self awareness on many levels if performed with conscious awareness throughout your yoga session.
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Methods for maintaining your energetic states
Here are some methods for maintaining your energy and mental/emotional states, whether you've had a recent session or not, and will enable you to maintain a positive energetic state throughout your tail activities.
These methods are not meant to replace, diagnose, or treat any medical conditions or protocols. As with all health related practices, consult your physician before performing any non-prescribed techniques.
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Sea salt bath (not the same as epsom salt bath)
After about one to three days after Pranic Healing session, to help you cleanse your energies, and any time you need a energetic purification, take a sea salt bath. You can buy an inexpensive sea salt at most grocery stores and other brands at health food stores, but it doesn't have to be the expensive kind.
Sea salt baths can help you to cleanse all your energies and release accumulated energetic cords and states that we pick up in our everyday lives. The effect of sea salt bath is similar to swimming in the ocean, where our energies are cleansed.
You can have a sea salt bath once or twice a week as needed.
Consult your physician before taking a sea salt bath to determine if it is safe for your state of health or your specific condition
(pregnancy, high blood pressure, migraines, heart, lungs, etc.). Immediately get out of the bath if you experience dizziness, weakness, or other unpleasant effects.
1. Fill your tub with warm water. Make sure the water is not too warm, as this could cause dizziness for some people.
2. Holding the box of sea salt (one pound box), state an intention of gratitude to your non-physical assistants (angels, spiritual helpers, etc.) for your healing and for releasing all energies that no longer serve you.
3. Then, pour in and mix the entire one-pound box of sea salt until dissolved. Stay in the water up to your neck for 20 minutes. While soaking, you can meditate or connect inwardly in a peaceful state to assist in the release of the energies. Also, you can use a plastic cup to periodically pour the salt water over your head to wash the chakras of your head (crown, forehead, ajna (between the eyebrows), and back head chakras), which are not immersed in the bath water. Be sure to close your eyes if you pour the salt water over your head to prevent stinging of your eyes caused from the salt water.
4. After the bath, give gratitude for your healing and energy cleansing. Take a shower to wash off the salt water.
You can have a sea salt bath once or twice a week as needed.
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This simple squatting exercise can energize your entire system, in addition to other benefits stated in the video links below.
Do not perform this exercise if you have health issues with your knees, hips, ankles, or balance, or, if you have any exercise restrictions due to a heart condition or other health conditions. If you are female and on your menstruation cycle, do not perform Superbrain Yoga.
1. With the fingers of your left hand, grasp right earlobe, with the thumb facing forward.
2. With the fingers of your right hand, grasp the left earlobe, with the thumb facing forward.
3. So, now, your right arm will be positioned over your left arm.
4. Put the tip of your tongue softly on the middle of the palate (roof of mouth).
5. With your arms/hands in this position, do seven squats, while inhaling on the way down through the nose, and exhaling on the way up through the nose. The video links below shows how to do the exercise.
6. Be sure to keep your back fairly straight as you go down and up. Try not to lean forward too much, but maintain your balance.
7. If you can’t squat deeply, then do the exercise 14 times with shallow squats.
Video links providing additional information about Superbrain Yoga:
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Rhythmic diaphragm breathing (6-3-6-3 diaphragm breathing)
Most of us breathe using shallow upper lung breathing, which is less than optimum in obtaining the oxygen we need for maintaining clear thinking and emotional balance. Another way to breathe is breathing from the diaphragm, which uses the diaphragm to fill the lungs from the bottom of the lungs, upward to the top of the lungs. When a person breathes like this, their stomach (lower diaphragm) will extend out a little as air is taken in and fills the bottom of the lungs and then air moves to fill the top of the lungs. On exhalation, the stomach (lower diaphragm) will contract as the air is exhaled from the lungs.
The following breathing exercise can be used to relax, release tension, release anxiety, release charged emotions, and to ground oneself.
If you have any preexisting health conditions, especially high blood pressure, migraines, or any type of heart or lung problems, or if you are pregnant, consult with your physician before practicing this breathing exercise. Do not practice this breathing exercise if you experience dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pains, or a physical condition that restricts this type of breathing (heart, pulmonary, etc.), and do not practice this breathing exercise while driving or performing any activities requiring your full attention.
You can practice this breathing exercise to recharge your body and mind, or to connect inwardly in the mornings, before your meditations, or to release stresses at the end of your work day. Your intention combined with the breathing exercise will help you to yield the result you seek.
All inhalations, breath retentions, and exhalations are performed in a relaxed and in an unforced way without strain. If the inhalation, retention, and exhalation counts are too intense for you, then reduce the counts in a way that is comfortable and relaxed for you, and then later extend the stated counts as your lungs and body acclimate to the exercise and always in a relaxed and comfortable way.
1. Inhale slowly and in a relaxed way from your diaphragm for a count of six, as the air fills your lungs from the bottom and then to the top of your lungs. Reduce the inhalation count if you can’t inhale to a count of six, so that the inhalation is relaxed, not forced, or strained. As you inhale from the bottom of your lungs, you will notice that your stomach (lower diaphragm) extends outward a little as you fill your lungs from the bottom upward.
2. Hold the air in your lungs for a count of three. Use a count of two or one, if you can’t hold in the air comfortably and in a relaxed way for a count of three. If you have high blood pressure, do not hold your breath for more than one second during this exercise.
3. Exhale slowly and in a relaxed way for a count of six, releasing the air from the top of your lungs all the way to the bottom of your lungs. As you release the air from the bottom of your lungs, you will notice that your diaphragm contracts a little as the air is forced out of the bottom of the lungs. Be sure to remain relaxed and without strain as you release the air from your lungs. Reduce the exhalation count if you can’t exhale to a count of six so that the exhalation is relaxed and not strained.
4. Hold your breath for a count of three. Reduce the count to two or one, if you can’t hold your breath comfortably and in a relaxed way without strain for a count of three. If you have high blood pressure, do not hold your breath for more than one second during this exercise.
You can also perform the above breathing exercise with the tip of your tongue gently placed on your palate (roof of your mouth) to complete the
energetic cycle of your body. Doing this will further enhance the inner energetic connection and benefits of the breathing exercise.
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Meditation on Twin Hearts, guided meditation
Meditation is one of the best ways of connecting inwardly and experiencing our non-physical self, which is the most important part of our presence in our physical reality, although not acknowledged as such by the masses, pop culture, and media (nor are we educated to know this).
Integrating our inner awareness of our non-physical self with our outer physical reality offers deeper connections to our joy,
peace, love, creativity, and inner learning, and most importantly, to our ability to process challenges in a way that keeps us connected inwardly and aware instead of the typical reactionary
modes we are conditioned to feel and express.
There are many meditation methods. The following link provides a guided meditation by Master Choa Kok Sui, the creator of Pranic Healing, and it is called Meditation on Twin Hearts. The heart center in the middle of your chest is one heart and the other heart is located at your crown chakra, the heart of God, hence the twin hearts. This guided meditation not only benefits you and the cleansing of your energies but also benefits the healing of people all over the Earth and the healing of the Earth energies. It is highly recommend that you perform the accompanying light exercises before and after the meditation to prepare for the meditation and to distribute the fresh prana (life force) and release excess prana after the meditation.
Health restrictions and contraindications:
- Do not perform this meditation more than once a day.
- Do not perform the Twin Hearts Meditation if you have high blood pressure, heart ailments, or glaucoma. The energy generated from this meditation is powerful and may aggravate these conditions. As a safety precaution, pregnant women should not perform this meditation.
- People under the age of 18 should not perform this meditation, as their bodies may not be mature enough to tolerate the tremendous energy this meditation can produce.
- Perform the recommended light exercises before and after this meditation to prepare your body for the meditation and to release excess energies after the mediation.
It is important to do some light exercises before the meditation to prepare your body and energies for the meditation. It is equally important to exercise after the Meditation on Twin Hearts to release the excess energies and prevent energetic congestion (too much energy). Light yoga, calisthenics, or a short brisk walk will enable you to release the excess energies after your meditation.
Here is a link to the Pranic Healing website, where you can order the Meditation on Twin Hearts CD and other useful CDs and books:
Meditation on Twin Hearts for Planetary Peace
About 20 minutes, guided meditation by Master Choa Kok Sui (creator of Pranic Healing).
Meditation on Twin Hearts for Psychological Health and Well Being
About 30 minutes, guided meditation by Master Choa Kok Sui (creator of Pranic Healing).
About 30 minutes, chanted by Master Choa Kok Sui (creator of Pranic Healing). Good for clearing energies of a room, space, or environment, or for background while meditating.
"Your Hands Can Heal You" (book about Pranic Healing basics by Stephen Co and Dr. Eric Robbins)
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