A guided meditation given by Swami SatyaDaya to Ashram residents on the morning of July 30, 2020. The essence of the meditation is allowing the sense of self, the consciousness, to rest into the Heart space (the domain of Anahata Chakra) and from there, welcome all experiences whatever they may be. This process is very much reflected in the poem by Rumi ‘The Guest House’. All experience can be welcomed into the light of awareness.
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This is a meditation on Vishuddhi Chakra or the throat centre. It was part of a series of meditations going through the chakras one by one. In this particular meditation, there is a brief focus at Manipura Chakra/ naval centre, then Anahat Chakra/ heart centre, before settling into Vishuddhi Chakra. It involves the optional practices of Ujjayi Pranayama and Khechari Mudra.
This is one for those of you who like a reminder of the Ashram environment. Back in the days when we had people coming on courses (which will happen again), perhaps you remember getting up in the early morning just as dawn is breaking, and hearing the birds greeting the new day. It’s a magical time, and the purity of that sound was recorded back in May, when the birds are most vocal, by Swami SatyaDaya. Please enjoy.
Yoga Nidra given at The Ashram June 2020.
The Guru Stotram and The Gayatri Mantra chanted by The Ashram Team.
This was a yoga nidra recorded on the 2019 Kind Heart course. It is focused on the heart space and is offered to you all with the love and appreciation that are the natural fruits of a kind heart.
A Post by Michael McCann (Spandan)
“As the One Sun illumines the whole world, so does the in-dweller illumine the whole body-mind field”Bhagavad Gita
In the language of symbols, the sun is the universal symbol of spiritual light. In some Indian teachings, there is reference to “the sun behind the sun”. This is an immeasurably greater sun, concealed in dazzling darkness, “behind the sun”.
Satsang ‘I am’ given by Swami Gyan Dharma on the Prana Vidya course 2019 at Mandala Yoga Ashram
by Guest Author Michael McCann (Spandan)….
…. a long-time regular visitor to the ashram and resident in Ireland.
May, the month of Bealtaine, surely the loveliest of the year, with all its promise and budding beauty. Bealtaine, an ancient Celtic fertility festival, traditionally celebrated in Ireland from the most ancient times, and held on the first of May, half-way between the Spring equinox and the Summer Solstice. This is known as a ‘sandhya’, a liminal, in-between time, auspicious for Yoga practice.