Week of January 28th
There is No Place to Go
Sat Nam All,
It feels like we are all back in the groove, and the natural slowing down of winter is upon us. We’ll be starting the week off with more work on the kidneys. Strong kidneys and adrenals are important for a healthy heart. That’s what I am always focused on in my teachings: how to keep the heart open to all this wonderful craziness happening in our world. Once you begin to really understand that there’s no place "to go," you'll see how glorious this experience is. Take a listen for more, and sit back with a cup of yogi tea. See the recipe below. This is a fantastic drink during colder months.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"I’ve got good news and bad news for you. The bad news is you are falling through the air, nothing to hang onto, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground."
- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
KRIYA FOR THE WEEK
Meditation for Protection and Projection from the Heart
This meditation gives you an enchanting, magnetic personality and many unexpected friends. The Mangala Charn Mantra surrounds the magnetic field with protective light.
Posture: Sit in an Easy Pose with a light jalandhar bandh.
Mudra: Place the palms together at the Heart Center in Prayer Pose. The thumbs are crossed.
Mantra, Breath & Movement: Chant the Mangala Charn Mantra:
Ad Guray Nameh, Jugad Guray Nameh, Sat Guray Nameh, Siri Guru Devay Nameh
Chant Ad Guray Nameh as you extend your arms as shown in picture.
The arms return to the Heart Center as you chant Jugad Guray Nameh.
Again extend the arms up as you chant Sat Guray Nameh.
Return the hands back to Prayer Pose at the Heart Center, as you chant Siri Guru Devay Nameh.
Proiect the mind out as you chant. The full extension of the arms is timed to the chant.
Time: Continue for 11 minutes, adding 5 minutes per day up to 31 minutes until you perfect it.
Ad Guray Nameh
(I bow to the Primal Wisdom)
Jugad Guray Nameh
(I bow lo the wisdom through the Ages)
Sat Guray Nameh
(I bow to the True Wisdom)
Siri Guru Devay Nameh
(I bow to the great unseen Wisdom)
This meditation is recommended to master the 5th body, the physical body.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
This meditation can be found in The Aquarian Teacher Training Manual.
Heavenly Yogi Tea
Wherever a 3HO community is gathered, you will most likely notice an intriguing and inviting aroma – the aroma of Yogi Tea®. Based on the knowledge of Ayurveda, Yogi Tea was created to deliver a healthful benefit to the body and a delicious flavor to delight the spirit.
A blend of Clove, Cardamom Pod, Cinnamon, Ginger Root and Black Pepper makes up this richly spiced tea that helps warm the body and stimulate digestion. A hint of black tea supports energy and milk is added to complement the spices. (Soy or other milk substitutes may be used.)
For each cup:
10 ounces of water (about 1 1/3 cups)
3 whole cloves
4 whole green cardamom pods, cracked
4 whole black peppercorns
½ stick cinnamon
¼ teaspoon black tea
½ cup milk
2 slices fresh ginger root
Bring water to a boil and add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then add black tea. Let sit for a few minutes, then add the milk and return to a boil. Don’t let it boil over. When it reaches a boil, remove immediately from heat, strain, and sweeten with honey, if desired.
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Take good care of yourself.
Looking forward to seeing you at Raj!