Healing meditation…

What do you do after such a horrible tragedy? If you’re like me, you feel guilty for going on with your everyday life when there are people mourning the loss of their little ones. But what can I do? I have pondered this since I heard and here is my conclusion (with the help of others)…

All you can do is cultivate joy and peace in your own life. When we do this we make the world a more peaceful place. When we are joyful in other’s time of need they can feed off of our healing powers. Trust that in your time of need someone else in the world is cultivating joy for you. This is how our healing powers as a human race work. As a compassionate person it is okay to mourn and have a heavy heart but try not to think of “why” because there is no explanation for such a horrific act.

“Honor those grieving by thinking twice before saying a harsh word or giving someone the finger in traffic. All violences, big or small, affect our fellow humans. Seek to create peace always.” ~Melissa Scott (a fellow Birmingham Yogini)

Here is a beautiful healing mantra you can use to help you send healing powers to those in need:

The healing meditation done with the mantra RA MA DA SA SA SAY SO HUNG is one of the most popular mediations taught by Yogi Bhajan. This meditation can be done alone or in a group for self-healing and to heal others and the world. Those who practice this meditation participate in anchoring the healing vibration on the planet. Do this mantra seated in a comfortable position with your palms facing up and elbows tucked into your sides. I also like to practice this mantra silently during savasana.

ra ma da sa

RA MA DA SA is the earth mantra. This part of the mantra pulls the healing vibration into the physical plane.

SA SAY SO HUNG is the ether mantra. This part of the mantra resonates with the universal healing frequency.

  • RA – Sun
  • MA – Moon
  • DA – Earth
  • SA – Infinity
  • SAY – Totality of infinity
  • SO HUNG – I am Thou

Love on your babies, love on your neighbors; hold them tight and be thankful.



Healing Energy…

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.”
~Mahatma Gandhi
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,