Yogic Living Newsletter

August 2022 - Volume 1

In The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle, Steven Pressfield writes that “the more important a call or action is to our Soul’s evolution, the more resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.” 

Surely most of us are at least familiar with the feeling of being stuck. Whether personally, professionally, or spiritually, we are bound to confront ourselves as we walk the yogic path. Even when it’s our very liberation at stake, personal resistance can feel challenging to overcome. 

When the mind is heavy and you’re dragging your heels in the mud, Kundalini Yoga is a powerful tool. Never forget: At this very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This week, discover practices for turning the tables on challenge and resistance.

Meditation for Facing the Challenge of Tomorrow

This three-part kriya recalibrates our responsiveness to what is, as it is. Do your best to sustain the arm position for the duration of the meditation, but listen to your body and modify or visualize as needed. Sit with a tall spine in easy pose with the chin in and the chest out. Bring your arms straight out to the sides. The elbows are up at the same level as the shoulders and the palms face downward. Bend the elbows in so that the forearms and fingertips point straight forward. There will be a stretch felt in the armpits.

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Kriya for Keep Up Spirit

This is a kriya for joy, tranquility, peace, and the power to serve and uplift all those who need you. To begin, sit in Easy Pose. Extend the arms up at a 60-degree angle in front of the body. The hands are 2 ½ to 3 feet apart, palms facing each other, fingers together. There are four parts to the exercise.

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Meditation with the Magic Mantra

The mantra Ek Ong Kar, Sat Gur Prasad is said to elevate the self beyond duality and establish the flow of the spirit. It can make the mind powerful enough to remove obstacles. It earned the name “magic mantra” because its impact tends to happen quickly and last a long time. But it must be chanted with reverence. 

To begin, sit in a comfortable meditative posture. Lift your hands to the level of your heart, palms up, elbows relaxed by your sides. Form a shallow cup of your hands by placing the sides of your hands together from the base of the palms to the tips of the Mercury fingers (pinkies). All the fingers are together but not rigid. Open the thumbs out away from the hands. The cup is not deep, the edges of the cup are about thirty degrees up from the parallel plane.

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More Practices for Facing Challenges

Kriya to Withstand the Pressure of Time

Gutka Kriya: Using the Magic Mantra to Reverse Negative Energy

Meditation to Balance the Hemispheres

Pran Bandha Mantra Meditation

Guidance of the Soul

Accessing the Source of Strength in You

Numerology for August 2022: Eliminate Fear & Unite 

The month of August ushers in a time when we need to revitalize ourselves for the days ahead. We will have several opportunities for an “energy upgrade” during the month, specifically on the 8th, 9th, 17th, 18th, 26th, and 27th. These dates are transit points that accelerate karmic cleansing and allow for a higher light code frequency to be established.

Eight is energy and power, so you can literally rewire the flow of prana within your physical body and increase your strength and vitality. Number 8 represents the themes of healing, power, finance, leadership, fearlessness, and the Air Element. We all need to “air out” our minds, and eliminate the fears that are holding us back. It’s fair to say that there is a lot to be afraid of in our modern world, however, dwelling or stagnating in fear will not do anyone any good.

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