Chanting OM is recommended to release blockages that might be present in your throat region.  The OM sound is believed to have a positive effect on the nervous system, to strengthen the respiratory system and to energize every part of the body.  Chanting its three syllables sets up rebalancing vibrations in your body.   Here are the components of OMAAAH  OU  MMMMM  and directions on how to chant:OMcolorwheel

AAAH -open mouth wide and begin to loudly chant the initial syllable, AAAH, letting the sound begin in the pit of your abdomen.

OU - Gradually round your lips to allow the sound to morph into OU.  Feel it move up through your chest and throat region.

MMMMM - Continue rounding your lips more tightly to form the final sound, MMMMM.  Let the sound vibrate in your head and face, especially in your sinus cavities.

Feel free to repeat OM Chanting slowly, making each part of the sound as long as possible.   The sounds can become softer and softer until you are whispering or humming the chant.  Then begin to make the sound gradually louder again.

 

 

 

 

 

Grounding Techniques

November 10th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

grounded woman with rootsAre you grounded?  At times we all experience stress, emotional irritability, not feeling connected, a little spaced out, and an inability to focus.  This is when we are definitely not grounded.  Here is a quick grounding technique that can be done in a few moments:

Stand up, give your body a doggy shake to loosen up.  Then start bouncing up and down on the balls of your feet for about 20 seconds.  Relax, close your eyes, if you choose, and feel the earth energy entering into your feet.  Doing this as often as needed during the day is very beneficial and you will start to realize your increased awareness of the grounding energyREMEMBER be open.  This an excellent exercise to do as soon as you hop out of bed.  It is energizing.  Then before you drop into bed at night, a few up and down bounces will help you sleep.

More grounding tips tomorrow!

 

 

Balanced View of Healing

November 10th, 2012 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Jeanne Acherberg, in her book Women as Healer, reminds us of the following concepts, which contribute toward a balanced view of healing:

balancedgreenstonesHealing is a lifelong journey toward wholeness.

Healing is remembering what has been forgotten about connection, and unity and interdependence among all things living and nonliving.

Healing is embracing what is most feared.

Healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction.

Healing is entering into the transcendent, timeless moment when one experiences the divine.

Healing is creativity and passion and love.

Healing is seeking and expressing self in its fullness.

Healing is learning to trust life.

When we are underdeveloped in any of these concepts, we find a closed door to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Hawaiian Chant

October 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING | SOUND,CHANTS,MANTRAS

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“Urban Shaman A Handbook for Personal and Planetary Transformation Based on The Hawaiian Way of the Adventurer” by Serge Kahili, PhD has the following Hawaiian chant translated into English.

 Dr. Kahili includes this chant in courses he teaches on Hawaiian Shamanism: 

“Be aware, be free,  be focused, be loved, be strong, be healed.”