I was inspired in tonight’s yoga class. A fellow yogini in class is a school teacher and one of her student’s is loosing his battle with cancer. With tearful eyes, she asked if the class would dedicate our practice to him. I did my best to send all of my energy I created with my practice to him. I couldn’t help but think how minuscule my problems were compared to his. She said that his sudden turn in health was a shock to everyone because he was always smiling and happy. Children are amazing, they are fighters, positive to the end.
In yoga, our practice is not about being fit, or being flexible, or being able to stand on our heads. It’s about creating energy and using that energy in a positive way. If we know peace, the world around us will know peace.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
At the end of class we sang the healing mantra, Ra Ma Da Sa. We sat in a tight circle and sang like the whole world could hear us. If you are ever in need, or know someone in need of healing energy this is a great mantra to repeat.
Ra Ma Da Sa
Sa Say So Hung
*Here are instructions for practicing this meditation*
Posture: Sit in easy pose.
Focus: Eyes are closed and focused at the third-eye point.
Mantra: Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung. The mantra should be sung in one complete exhalation. As you chant the first Sa, your navel point is pulled in so that this syllable is abbreviated. You should also pull your navel point in as you chant Hung. Hung should be vibrated at the root of the nose. The rest of the syllables are drawn out in a strong, powerful chant. Strive to keep your chant at full volume (loud but not raucous) throughout the meditation.
Meaning of Mantra:
Ra = sun energy
Ma = moon energy
Da = earth energy
Sa = infinity, universal energy
Sa = repeat in second half of mantra
Say = the personal embodiment of Sa
So = the personal sense of merger with Sa
Hung = the Infinite, vibrating and real.
The mantra literally means: “I am Thou.” It is also means, “The service of God is within me.”
Mudra: Bend the arms and bring the elbows against the side of the rib cage. The palms of the hands are parallel and face the sky. The elbows are snug at your sides with the forearms in close to your upper arms. The hands are at a 60 degree angle, halfway between pointing forward and pointing to the sides (see picture).
Time: 11 minutes.
End: Inhale deeply, hold your breath and visualize the person you want to send healing to (it can be yourself). Make that image in your mind very clear and see a glowing green light around the person. Keeping that person in your mind, exhale. Inhale deeply, hold your breath and continue to send the person healing green light. Still keeping that vision in your mind, exhale. For the last time, inhale deeply, hold your breath and see the person very clearly, see the green healing light bathing the person, bathing every cell in the body. Exhale and relax.
May this sit with you as magically as it did with me tonight,