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Meditation to reduce daily stress

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Hi all,

We could all do with some quality time out everyday to disconnect from attachments and tune in to our quiet space within.

Simply start by relaxing your jaw, tongue and shoulders. Lengthen your spine and sit up straight. Imagine a rainbow of colour and light from collarbone to collarbone. Close your eyes and your mouth. Breathe through your nose and take each breath slowly and deeply into your belly. Just feel and follow each breath. Notice how much calmer you feel. Become aware of the present moment. Enjoy the peace.

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/2599235/students-use-meditation-to-relieve-daily-stresses/?cs=122

If you would like me to visit your workplace, school or home to teach you the art of meditation please contact me on 0402 754606.

Warm regards,

Kym

Soul Meditation

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Time Blog - I am the Soul

Take some time now to be still, quiet and calm.

Breathe in and out through the nose.

Place your hands in prayer position at your heart centre.

Affirm the following;

I AM not the Body;

I AM not the Emotion;

I AM not the Thought;

I AM not the Mind.

The mind is just a subtle instrument of the soul;

I AM the Soul.

I AM a Spirituall Being of Divine Intelligence, Divine Love, Divine Power;

I AM one with my Higher Soul;

I AM that I AM.

I AM one with the Divine Spark within me.

I AM a child of God;

I AM connected to God;

I AM one with God;

I AM one with all.

Peace Out,

Kym


So Hum Meditation

Monday, April 14, 2014

The yogic mantra "so hum" is not only a reflection of the sound of the breath but also carries a contemplative meaning: "I am that" (so = "I am" and hum = "that"). Here, "that" refers to all of creation, the one breathing us all. This contemplation meditation is an opportunity to focus "thinking mind" on the mystery of being and to reflect upon the interdependent nature of all phenomenon revealed by the sages and confirmed by contemporary physics.

If you listen carefully to your breath, you may hear the sound 'So" on your in breath and the sound like 'Hum' on the out breath. Can you hear it? Now lets come closer to the breath.

Find a comfortable posture for meditation with your palms facing up to open your awareness or facing down to calm the mind. Scan your body and relax any tension. Let your spine rise from the ground of the pelvis. Draw your chin slightly down and let the back of your neck lengthen.

Bring your attention to the  rhythm of your breath, feeling the rise and fall of your inhalation and exhalation. As your focus settles on your breath, begin to employ the simple mantra "so hum." As you inhale, silently say "so" to yourself and as you exhale, say "hum." Once the "so hum" rhythm has been established, begin to contemplate  the meaning of "so hum." As you inhale with the mantra "so," say to yourself " I am," connecting to your essential self. Contemplate the source of your breath: Where is your breath coming from? Through visualization, contemplate the 5 billion human beings and countless creatures on Earth being fed by the same rhythm of the breath.

As you exhale with "hum," inwardly say "that" or "all that is." Feel how your exhalation releases you into the expanse around you. Visualise  your exhalation leaving your body through your nostrils and then merging back into the atmosphere, back into infinity, back into "all that is." Stay with this contemplation until you naturally begin to settle into a state of unified consciousness (which may only be for a few brief, refreshing moments at a time). If a thought  arises, come back to the simple mantra, "so hum."

When you are finished, bring your hands together in prayer position and close with a moment of reflection or prayer to absorb the energy of your meditation into your Being and life.

Peace Out,

Kym

Ssshhh please... Silence is Golden

Monday, April 07, 2014
I would like to introduce you to a yoga practice called 'mouna'. I first experienced mouna whilst visiting a yoga ashram in England many years ago. Known as 'sacred silence', this practice connects us with our Soul, the living force and power within. It helps to discipline and strengthen the mind, develop will power and gives peace of mind. It also helps to control anger, irritability and soothe the emotions all leading to greater spiritual strength.

The goal of mouna is not only to stop talking but to have better control over the expressions of the senses. We quickly become aware of our thoughts, actions and energy input and output. Have you ever noticed how much energy is wasted through unneccessary speech, idle chit-chat and even in thinking of responding to someone?

Prana is the vital energy force which sustains all life. It is used with thinking, speaking and acting. In yoga we try to control the prana, reduce the wastage of prana and try to channelise it for more spiritual purposes. It is said that if you waste your prana and use if unnecessarily you will finish your life more quickly. Therefore the prana needs to be preserved. By gaining control over the speech we can control the output of prana and achieve balance and inner silence.

This is a practice i have done every day for about the last 15 years. The best times to practice mouna are early hours in the morning or later in the evenings, find the best time for you to be quiet & uninterrupted.

So, practice being silent. Start with only 5 minutes and build on from there. Don't be discouraged if your mind is busy and you lose your focus, go easy on yourself and enjoy the challenge. You can still go about your daily activities like washing the dishes, having a shower or enjoying a meal but try to do so without speaking. My children always know when I am in mouna, i need only show them the peace sign and they understand, infact they are quite use to it and it works well at home.

Welcome more peace into your mind, soul, home & life with this special practice of mouna.

Peace Out,

Kym

ॐ Mantra Meditation

Monday, January 06, 2014
A mantra is a word or phrase that you repeat to prepare the mind for meditation.
'Man' is from 'manas' which means mind. The syllable 'tra' means 'to protect' or 'quiten'.

By repeating your chosen mantra you will help to control an unsettled mind and soothe negative emotions. I often say that the mind is like a wild horse that needs breaking in, you need to discipline the mind and keep bringing it back to the present moment. Or perhaps you have heard the expression 'monkey mind'. The monkey mind jumps from thought to thought like a monkey jumps from tree to tree.

The mantra "OM" is the name of God, the vibration of the Supreme. Yogi's say that the universe resonates at the frequency of this sound and by humming or speaking this mantra brings you closer to all that is. When the mind settles down, the inner Self shines forth.
Sit comfortably and let us prepare our mind. You will notice thoughts come and go. Repeat the mantra 'OM', pronounced 'aum' until your mind becomes quiet. After a little practice and patience, the thoughts will slowly subside and a deeper experience will begin to emerge. Imagine tuning in to your Divine Self, the universal life-force energy, to your creator, to all that is.

Peace out,

Kym