Awaken The Light
Namaste Dear Sacred Mamas,
We enter into spring with hope and vision to release the darkness and awaken to the light. The current #neveragain uprising is a part of this powerful process of transformation. How amazing that the children of America have chosen rebirth as a theme at this young and innocent time of their lives. I send love and strength to all beings that are participating in any small way to creating positive change for this next generation!
Sometimes we have to go into the darkness to truly see the light. As we head into the Easter and Passover holidays, now is the time to reflect on the themes of liberation and resurrection. As a future mother, now is the time to take a stand for the baby of your dreams, to make the world a safer and more loving place for them to thrive in.
What is it that you are ready to stand up for? What are the places in your life that you are ready to release and rebirth? I invite you to dig deep to contemplate this sacred juncture and take a stand. Begin by taking one step forward to bring your dreams of transformation for yourself and others into reality.
Here are some of my favorite ways to create strength and empower yourself to act courageously to manifest your spring 2018 dreams!
1. Contemplate what really matters most to you. Create a list of those qualities that you want to cultivate in yourself, your community, your country. Put them in order and start at the top.
2. Create a plan of action. Take one small step at a time.
3. Visualize your intention and see your new reality.
4. Renew your body with a spring cleanse.
5. Purify your home with a deep spring cleaning.
6. Prepare your computer with a file purge.
7. Radiate your energy field with Bhastrika – Breath of Fire.
8. Strengthen your mind with meditation.
9. Expand your heart field by giving and receiving love.
10. Awaken your spirit with finding joy and bliss in every day.
Try this Ego Eradicator Kriya from the Kundalni tradition upon rising to energize your day and empower your path of liberation!
This is my most favorite spring practice its wonderful for clearing out the stagnation of winter and awakening the radiance of spring. The Ego Eradicator also expands your lung capacity consolidates your magnetic field, increases vital energy, clears your mind, balances and restores your nervous system and brings your brain hemispheres to a state of alertness. It helps to release negativity and blockages, awakens your strength, works on the ego and opens the heart center. The result is feeling energized and open towards ourselves, others and life in general. It prepares us to face the challenges of our day with a radiant glow in our heart.
Contraindications: Pregnancy + menstruation (Only practice this post menstruation to pre-ovulation)
The practice can be done in Sukasana or Virasana. Raise the arms up to a 60-degree angle, creating a V for victory. Keep the elbows straight and the shoulders down. Drop the chin to the chest and lift the chest to the chin. Curl the fingertips on to the pads of the palms at the base of the fingers. Thumbs are stretched back, pointing towards each other. Eyes are closed, and focus is at the crown chakra above the head.
Begin to pump the diaphragm, practicing bhastrika or breath of fire. Strong sharp rhythmic inhale exhale through the nose like a bellows. Begin by pumping for 1 min and build up to 3 min per day.
To end the practice inhale deeply and bring the arms overhead with the thumb tips touching. Open the fingers, exhale and relax the arms down. Option to retain the breath in Maha Bhanda locking the pelvic floor, naval center and throat. Exhale deeply and let the radiant glow wash over you!
©The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan