Apaan Mudra-Detoxify, purify, Energize

Mudras help to channel the flow of energy through the body.  The five fingers represent the five elements:
Apaan Mudra-Detoxify, Purify, EnergizeThumb – Fire.
Index – Air.
Middle – Ether or the spaces between cells within the body.
Ring – Earth.
Pinky – Water.

From a yoga scientific perspective, electromagnetic currents in the body are brought into balance by joining fingers in a variety of ways. Accordingly, a mudra is believed to affect the flow of energy or prana through the body.

The Apaan Mudra is known as the purification mudra.  It cleanses the body and thus helps in elimination of waste matter from nose, mouth, ears and eyes. It is very useful in case of stomachache, constipation, and urinary problems.

Here are the simple directions for using the Apaan Mudra:

1.  Stand or sit up straight.  2. Bend middle, ring fingers and thumb so that their tips are touching.  Index and little fingers are pointing straight.  3.  The Apaan Mudra is usually performed with both hands and held for at least 30 minutes. (You can divide it into three sessions of 10 to 15 minutes).

Apaan Mudra-Detoxify, Purify, Energize

Juggling Life With Positive Energy

October 30th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Juggling Life With Positive EnergyWe all know positive energy makes us feel happy and healthy.  I just finished reading an e-book, called Don’t Worry Be Happy, by author Tiffany Gonzalez.  This little jewel is filled with simple and helpful tips from ridding yourself of worry to easy steps to a more positive you.  Here are a few of the author’s suggestions: Jugglling Life With Positive Energy

By using your imagination, replace a negative thought with two positive thoughts.  It might be difficult at first, but as the author points out,  you will benefit by feeling more ambitious and cheery!JugglingLifeWithPositiveEnergy

Mayo Clinic reports that laughter can improve:Juggling Life With Positive Energy

1.  Your immune system

2.  Relieve your pain

3.  Improve your mood

What makes you laugh, watching the magic of children playing,  enjoying a funny movie, or spending quality time with someone special?

Remember the positive energy of laughing makes juggling life so much easier and more fun.

Who is Reponsible for Me?

September 27th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING | SOUND,CHANTS,MANTRAS

Who is Responsible for Me?

Today I want to share Barbara Hoberman Levine’s, Self-Help Experience #36 - Who’s Responsible for Me?  This exercise is found in her book, Your Body Believes Every Word You Say.  I recommend you use these instructions as mantras.

Purpose:  To accept personal responsibility for your life without condemning or judging yourself.

Instructions:  Remind yourself daily until these ideas become second nature.

  • I am responsible for my life.
  • I choose what to think and feel.
  • Responsibility does not imply blame, shame, or a negative evaluation of myself.
  • Responsibility is my acceptance (without judgment) of the control I do have over my life.
  • If not me, who?
  • If not now, when?

 Who Is Responsible for Me?

Acceptance Mudra

September 12th, 2014 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING | MEDITATIONS & MUDRAS

Acceptance Mudra

To Use Acceptance Mudra:  Keep the Acceptance Mudra position for at least a couple of minutes. It is usually more effective to  hold a while longer, like 15 minutes or so. You might spread that time over the day, but you could also make it part of meditation.  Use the finger-positions with both hands, at the same time. This will have a more powerful effect than doing the mudra with just one hand.

Hand Position:  The index finger is folded into the space between thumb and this finger, so that the nail touches the fold. The outer lower corner of the thumb’s nail touches the inner lower corner of the pinky finger’s nail.

 Emotional /Spiritual Use:  To overcome sadness or an unnecessary resistance to situations.   This mudra can help you to get into a mood of acceptance.

Reminder:  Hold the finger positions with both hands, for at least a couple of minutes.

Acceptance Mudra

 

Pain Relieve - Neck, Back & More

Find acupressure point SI 3 on the outer edge of BOTH hands just behind the knuckles of the little fingers.  Follow acupressure directions below for pain relief to the neck, back, wrists, and fingers.

Pain Relieve-Neck, Back & MoreLocation:  In the depression underneath the knuckle of the little finger and in line with the crease when a loose fist is made.

Technique: Curl the fingers of one hand over the fingers of the opposite hand for support.  locate the point using the nail of the index finger and apply acupressure angled inwards underneath the bone.  Apply steady, stationary pressure to SI 3 acupoint for 1-2 minutes.

It is important to repeat technique on your other hand.

Benefits:  Reduces general aching in the body and relieves stiffness and pain in the neck, back, wrist, and fingers.

 Hawaiian Harmony "Sacred Light" Exercise

There are several exercises on how to use white light for protection from negativity.  We can visualize having white light come from above our Crown Chakra radiate throughout our chakra system and create a protective bubble in our aura or energy field.

In his book Endless Energy,  Serge Kahili King, Ph.D., shares the Hawaiian concept called la’a kea which means “sacred light” and it is used  differently.  Basically,  put attention on your aura or energy field and make it your intention to have a field of harmony instead of protection surrounding you.

Hawaiian Harmony "Sacred Light" ExerciseSacred Light Practice: 

1.  Take a couple of deep breaths to stimulate your energy field.  For just a moment, imagine you are protected from negativity by a white light or energy that surrounds you.

2.  Now, change that with your mind and your intent from a light of protection to a light of harmony. Visualize that this light around you has the power to harmonize any disharmony.  It has the power to change vibrations so that they become healthy and helpful.

3.  Feel the light of harmony around you and be aware of the difference.

4.  Take a deep breath and come back when you are ready.  There are times that you will want to use white light for protection, but Dr. King believes you will find most of the time that sacred light for harmony will be more beneficial.

Your Body Listens To Seedthoughts

Barbara Hoberman Levine, author of Your Body Believes Every Word You Say writes,  “the term Seedthoughts occurred to her as a summary of the correspondence of language to symptoms.  Seedthoughts is shorthand for the idea that thoughts affect us physically and emotionally. They can lead to the development of physical symptoms of disease in our bodies.  Our thoughts are like seeds that we plant in our minds and hearts.  When they germinate they produce wellness or illness.”

Your Body Listens To Seedthoughts

In the author’s Self-Help Experience # 11, she gives instructions on how to change upsetting thoughts.

Purpose:  To give you practice in changing your mind to control the effects of your emotions.  Being upset will simply add more power and energy to a negative thought.  You can abort an anxiety attack with this harmonizing technique.

1.  Release a negative thought by saying a particular word or phrase, like “cancel”, “delete”, or “God forbid”.  (Example – You might think “This project is a headache. Cancel, cancel.”) After you cancel, replace the negative thought with a positive one. (Example – This project is very challenging.)   This is reprograming your mind in a more positive way.Your Body Listens to Seedthoughts

Does Your Aura Need Massaged?

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Does Your Aura Need Massaged

Massaging the aura by spinning in circles is one of five Tibetan exercises in the yogic tradition used to energize life force.

Does Your Aura Need Massaged1.  To do this exercise, stand erect, with your arms out horizontally and hands opened as shown in illustration.  If holding arms up is uncomfortable, let your arms hang loosely down at your sides.

2.  Focus on a fixed point in front of you.  Begin spinning around, as you did when you were a child, turning clockwise.  Each time you make a complete turn, bring your focus back to a fixed point on the wall in front of you. Breathe normally throughout this exercise.

3.  Try to spin a minimum of eleven times.  Turn at a comfortable speed for you.  If you become dizzy, stop.   You will be able to build up speed and increase spins up to twenty-one times with practice. (Please do not exceed twenty-one spins.)

4.  After spinning, lie down.  You will continue to experience spinning sensations.  This is fine.  Allow yourself to go deeper and feel your life force surging with energy.

 

Chakra Balancing Using Felt Swatches

If you are one that collects books, I would recommend looking for anything written by Ted Andrews.  He was an award winning author, gifted teacher and deeply respected in the alternative healing world.  The following is a very simple method of color balancing chakras with fabric swatches.  This can be found in his book, How to Heal With Color.  Before experiencing this exercise, you might have to visit your local craft store and pick up seven pieces of felt in the colors shown below.  After cutting out 3″ x 3″ squares from each of the color samples, you are ready to start a short version of  Ted Andrew’s Chakra Color Therapy:

Chakra Balancing Using Felt Swatches

1.  Choose a quiet undisturbed 10-15 minutes.  Lie down on the floor or bed.  Have your seven chakra swatches with you.

2.  Close your eyes and relax.  Now place all seven color swatches upon the chakra points of the body, as shown in the illustration above.

3.  Breathe deeply and allow your body to absorb the rainbow energies. Take several more deep breaths, focusing on each chakra and drawing the color from their swatch into your body.  Know that chakras are aligning and strengthening.  Feel yourself balancing, as you absorb these colors through your chakra centers.   Continue until you feel fully balanced, charged, and aligned.

 

Feminine Body Blessing Exercise

The following Body Blessing Exercise is from Tami Kent’s book, Wild Feminine, Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body.  Hopefully you will take time to honor yourself and experience the feminine healing power when repeating these blessings. I use this exercise as a reading meditation.

Body Blessing Exercise

 Bless my feet and legs; let them walk with the grounding energy of the earth.

 Bless my pelvis that, I may hold my values as a woman,

make space for my creations, and release what no longer belongs with me.

Bless my vagina; may I be clear about what I bring into or release from my body or life.

Bless my feminine organs,

that I use my creative potential in ways that are beneficial and sustainable for my spirit.

Bless my belly; may I be in my place of feminine power.

Bless my hands and arms; may they cultivate and receive a joyful bounty.

Bless my heart and chest,

that I receive and give fully the love I share with others.

Bless my breasts, that I nourish myself as lovingly as I nourish my creations.

Bless my throat and head; may I speak my truth and clarify my visions.

Bless the paths behind and ahead of me,

that they may transform what I carry into the future.

Bless the place I now stand as a woman;

may I be fully present in my body and life and celebrate the blessings of this moment.

Feminine Body Blessing Exercises