What is having an attitude of gratitude?
Very simply it is when you are grateful for the breath of life. We only cultivate gratitude when we feel things are going our way. We cannot accept all that life holds for us because our mind keeps us stuck in our patterns, polarities of likes and dislikes.
Yogi Bhajan says, “People ask me, what we should do when we feel something is wrong? When there is something wrong, thank God it is not you. When you feel there is something good, thank God that you have learned something. In this way, you can process your life and progress your life.
We need acceptance of ourselves, we are human. Don’t let your mind talk negative, think negative or you will negate yourself. Instead cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Instead of telling people you love them, when you want something from them instead tell them how grateful you are to have them in your life.
Yogi Bhajan says, “We do not want to know how good we are. We want to know how bad everybody else is, but we can never, ever find our goodness this way. If somebody is bad, let it be. But try not to be bad yourself”.
He says, “Mantra is “man” “tra”. It is a mentally projected vibration that entangles with Infinity and creates the effect. It is a sound system that you, I, me, we, they, thou can all create. It has nothing to do with what you feel or what you are. But when all the vibrations of you and your environments have gone negative, that is the moment to use the mantra. When you chant this mantra with the breath of life, you tap into all the angels of the Universe, including your own great ancestors who have a qualifying life as an angel. It’s quick. It’s fast. It’s purposeful. It brings in what you need”
POSTURE: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, chin in, chest out, belly in. Physically and mentally straighten your spine, so the channels can be clear.
MUDRA: Bend the elbows down by the sides and cross the forearms over the diaphragm area, parallel to the floor, right on top, left underneath. Grab the right elbow with the left hand and the left elbow with the right hand. Comfortably lock your hands so that you have the elbows in your hands.
EYES: The eyes are closed.
BREATH: Breathe long and deep for 1 to 2 minutes before beginning to chant.
Har Har Har Har Gobinday
Har Har Har Har Mukanday
Har Har Har Har Udaoray
Har Har Har Har Apaaray
Har Har Har Har Hareeang
Har Har Har Har Kareeang
Har Har Har Har Nirnaamay
Har Har Har Har Akaamay
Nirinjan Kaur’s version of this mantra was used in class.
Chant the mantra out loud from the navel. Continue for 1 minute.
Then whisper powerfully. Use the pranic power. Keep the navel engaged. Continue for 3 ½ minutes.
Then chant silently. Move the breath with the navel. Keep the navel moving as if you were chanting, but you are silently chanting with the mantra. Continue for 8 minutes.TO END: Inhale deeply, stretch your spine as much as you can, while squeezing the ribcage, the area where your elbows are locked, as well as every part of your body. Hold for 15-20 seconds. Cannon Fire exhale through the mouth. Repeat for a total of 3 times. Relax.
This week’s classes:
Mon 14 Sept 6-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Pl, Col 7
Tues 13 Sept 8.30 -9.30am Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Rd,
Tues 13 Sept 6-7pm Meditation @ The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road, Col 5
Wed 15 Sept 4.45- 7am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 15 Sept 7.15-8.15pm Kundalini Yoga@The Om Space, 185/9 Havelock Road