NADA YOGA - MEDITATIVE TONING
Meditative Toning by David Gordon can deepen and expand the practice of Heart Breathing.
Audible Prana: the power of vibrating breath
by David Gordon
My first experience of the inner power of the voice was during a yoga session years ago. We concluded with a silent meditation, and ended the meditation with the usual "Om." But this time, the teacher suggested that we prolong the sound, entering more fully into the awareness of the vibrations of the tone. The group began toning, each of us breathing at our own natural pace, so the group sound was continuous. When the sound ended, it seemed like my entire being was still vibrating. This experience opened a new door of perception to me....
HEART BREATHING ADD-ONS
On our recent adventure in Europe, we did work exchange with various hosts.
Peter Janosik, a fellow working guest, introduced me to several simple yoga exercises which complement the Heart Breathing Moving Meditation, making it a more complete toolset for the self development of transforming one's inner coarse gold into refined gold. Thank you, Peter, for sharing your love for the practice of yoga.
Crossing Over is the story of a sound healer who was invited into the difficult situation of using sound to bring the healing of balance to a man with terminal illness and a family in denial.
BEAUTY OF CHAOS
In the linear state, there are timelines and space coordinates.
In the non-linear state, there are not — which is why it is called chaos.
The non-linear state is also called the Absolute,
the Void, and the Present Moment Frequency.
This is the underlying chaos, the creation force of all possibilities, the Essence.
Personal chaos, on the other hand, is an unskilled reaction
by the conditioned mind to what it interprets as stressors,
a resistance to the underlying chaos,
alleviated by aligning with Essence.
After publishing my spin on chaos, while waiting in the Lisbon airport for our scheduled connecting flight to JFK and on to SFO, an announcement was made that due to the snowstorm, New York was closed.
What followed could easily fit the common definition and popular understanding of chaos:
Today I reflected on the past two months of our journey from Coarsegold, California to Crete in the Greek Isles, to the Sadhana Ashram in the Black Forest of Germany, to a 'new mindset of family' in Lagos, the Algarve, southern Portugal, to another fascinating and challenging working guest situation on Terceira Island in the Azores, middle of the Atlantic.
'CHOSEN' AND 'HAPPY POCKET'
Krisk0 and I met at the Sadhana Ashram in the Black Forest of Germany, earlier this year.
I enjoy his sharp mind, independent thinking, and innocent heart.
Krisk0 shared his free verse poem, 'Chosen' with me after receiving my writing on Reaction - Response.
Following 'Chosen' is a description of a course of study from David GIkandi, author of 'Happy Pocket...', with a YouTube video and links. I haven't gone through the course yet, but resonated with David's reference to wealth/abundance consciousness being a potential within each person. It fits with my recent realization that beauty exists only as a response form within. As always, I trust the reader to use your own discernment.
YOUR AMAZING BRAIN
The brain is an amazing organ. Many scientists consider it to be the most complex thing in the universe. When our brain is working well, things tend to go smoothly. We’re in a state of balance – calm, focused, and energized. We’re at ease in ourselves, at ease in the world, and we relate easily to others. This is the experience we're referring to when we talk about living a balanced life, or living from a core of calm, ease, and contentment.
GREATER BALANCE AND WELL-BEING
Reprinted with permission from Remember-to-Breathe (Don Salmon and Jan Maslow).
What Are Relaxation Exercises?
When we talk about relaxation exercises on this site (Remember-to-Breathe,) we mean something quite specific – namely, exercises that help you to release tension from your muscles. However, when people refer to someone as being a “relaxed person,” they’re usually referring to that person’s state of mind. They probably mean someone who tends to be more on the calm and contented end of the spectrum, not easily upset, not inclined to worry, someone who manages to stay balanced in challenging circumstances.
REMEMBER TO BREATHE
The Remember to Breathe site is packed with useful information, insights, and instructions. Within this post there are links to the site pages, where you'll find free related 'brain exercise' videos and additional resources.