Kritan Kriya Mudra Meditation

The Kirtan Kriya Mudra Meditation is a simple exercise with many benefits. It reduces stress levels, increases circulation in the brain, promotes focus and clarity, and stimulates mind-body-spirit connection. Practicing Kirtan Kriya 12 minutes a day has shown to improve blood flow in areas of the brain relating to memory.

Following are the directions for Kirtan Kriya Meditation with Mantras:

  1. Sit in an upright position on the floor or in a straight backed chair. Rest your hands on your knees with palms facing upwards.
  2. Chant the syllables Sa, Ta, Na, Ma - lengthen the ending of each sound as you repeat them, …aaaaaaaaah.Kritan Kriya Mudra Meditation
  3.  Touch your index finger tip (Jupiter) to the tip of your thumb as you chant Sa.
  4. Touch your middle finger tip (Saturn) to the tip of your thumb as you chant Ta.
  5. Touch your ring finger tip (Sun) to the tip of your thumb as you chant Na.
  6. Touch your pinky tip (Mercury) to the tip of your thumb as you chant Ma.
  7. Do the finger movements described in steps 3-6 as you chant in the following sequence:
    • Chant out loud for 2 minutes
    • Chant in a whisper for 2 minutes
    • Chant in silence for 4 mintues
    • Chant in a whisper for 2 minute
    • Chant out loud for 2 minutes

 

healing word dance

Dance can be considered a form of non-verbal communication.  ”When Did You Stop Dancing?” Is a question asked by Shamans when someone is depressed.  We can look at dance (the action) as another self- healing modality to use for overall healing and happiness.

Tuesday's Healing Word-Dance

Besides connecting with your body, dance helps with balance, improving memory, assists in flexibility, and makes you feel alive.  Also a 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, to monitor rates of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was dancing.  The greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical was dancing frequently at 76% compared to reading 35% and crossword puzzles at 47%.

AFFIRMATION: DANCING IS GREAT THERAPY!

tuesdays healing word dance