It is said that this meditation will tranquilize the mind. The hand position is called “the mudra which pleases the mind.” It is said that Buddha gave this mudra to his disciples to take control of the mind. Why is this important? Because what we think about all day long is what we create in our lives. So if we think negative thoughts about ourselves or our life, then we will bring in more of that. If we think helpful thoughts about ourselves and our life, we’ll bring in more of that. This meditation is about bringing in more helpful thoughts and clearing the unhelpful ones.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose. Stretch the spine up and become very still.
Eye Focus: Eyes are closed looking down towards the tip of the nose.
Mudra: Bring the hands up to meet in front of the body at the level of the heart. The elbows are relaxed down by your sides. Bend the Jupiter (index) fingers of each hand in toward the palms, and press them together along the second joint. The Saturn (middle) fingers are extended and meet at the fingertips. The other fingers are curled into the hand. The thumb tips are joined and pointing toward the body which forms the shape of a heart with the hands. Hold the mudra about 4 inches from the body at the heart center with the extended fingers pointing away from the body.
Breathe: Inhale slowly and while you’re inhaling think of a mantra that you want to say. This mantra can be whatever you want to experience more of in your life or what you want to bring into your life as it pertains to loving and honoring yourself. Hold the breathe gently at the top of the inhale and repeat your mantra as many times as you can on the held inhale breathe.
Then exhale slowly and imagine anything (whether known or unknown) that is blocking you from having your mantra leaving your body and your life as you exhale. At the end of the exhale, hold that breathe out and repeat the mantra as many times as you can until you need to take another inhale. Repeat for 7 minutes.
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