Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ਮੁੰਦਾ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਸਰਮੁ ਪਤੁ ਝੋਲੀ ਧਿਆਨ ਕੀ ਕਰਹਿ ਬਿਭੂਤਿ Aadays tisai aadays...

Mundaa santokh saram path jholee
dhi-aan kee kareh bibhoot
Khinta kaal kuaree kaa-i-aa
Jugat dandaa partheet
Aa-ee pant'hee sagal jamaatee
man jeetai jag jeet.

Translation: Make contentment your earrings, humility your begging bowl, and meditation the ashes you apply to your body.

Let the thought of death be the patched coat you wear, chastity your way in the world, and let faith in the Lord be your walking stick.

See the brotherhood and sisterhood of all humankind as the highest order of Yogis; conquer your own mind, and you shall conquer the world.

Aadays Tisai Aadays Aad Aneel Anaad Anaahat Jug Jug Ayko Vays.

All honor to the One,
Hail the Primal Being
whose attributes cannot be described,
Who is without beginning,
the Unstruck Sound,
and whose form is
One through every Age.

Meditation to Overcome Fear:

Mudra: Sit on your heels with a straight spine. Stretch the arms straight out in front, parallel to the ground. The palms are flat and facing the ground, fingers pointing straight forward. The arms will be shoulder-width apart.

Movement: Alternate between (a) and (b) in the following way: Begin in position (a)

Aadays (b) Raise the arms up to 60 degrees
Tisai (a) Bring the arms parallel to the ground in front
Aadays (b) Arms up to 60 degrees
Aad (a) Arms straight in front
Aneel (b) Arms up to 60 degrees
Anaad (a) Arms straight in front
Anaahat (b) Arms up to 60 degrees
Jug-jug (a) Arms straight in front
Ayko (b) Arms up to 60 degrees
Vays (a) Arms straight in front

Continue keeping the hands and elbows held straight out firmly, and with no bend, fingers pointing straight forward, chin pulled slightly in, and spine straight. This is done in a precise beat, done with a projection of strength.

Eyes: Tip of the nose.

Time: Done in class for about 23-1/2 minutes

End: Inhale deeply, stretch the spine, and hold for 10 seconds. Exhale. Repeat one more time. Relax.

this is a beautiful and peaceful song. i first heard it during a yoga class. the class, as i remember, was quite challenging plus i had to deal with some of life's unpleasantness at the time, yet when this song came on, it felt like all my burdens were lifted. i meditate with this song playing in the background and i think my cat enjoys listening to it as well ;o)

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