Heal Yourself, Heal the World:
Yogi Bhajan on Winter Solstice
Yogi Bhajan, the master teacher of Kundalini Yoga, often said that the two most important times of the year to meditate are the days surrounding summer and winter solstices.
Here is a portion of one his lectures given during that time:
Winter Solstice is the most beautiful experience for the human psyche. Actually for the ten days after Solstice, you should also celebrate because during this time, all the fluids and blood change in your body. During these ten days, you are meant to eat right, live light, and be jubilant since this is when the serum in the body, the mucous membrane and the fluid in the body, change and re-create ourselves. This is why we wish to celebrate winter solstice.
He often gave meditations for Winter Solstice, and this one for healing was taught almost 20 years ago in 1999. It uses the healing mantra RA MA DA SA SA SAY SO HUNG and can be thought of as “projective meditation”.
Meditation given on Winter Solstice 1999:
Developing the Power to Heal
Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung
Yogi Bhajan said that this is a meditation to practice for the rest of your life. It is a simple exercise that can give you the power to heal.
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose.
Mudra: Place your left hand on your navel point. Your right arm is by your right side, elbow bent, with the palm facing forward. Hold your right hand up, as if you are taking an oath.
Mantra: This meditation is done with Gurunam’s Ra Ma Da Sa, Healing Sounds. You may either chant out loud or meditate silently.
Movement: The movement of the kriya is timed with the chanting of “Raa Maa Daa Saa Saa Say So Hung.”
On Raa, slowly begin moving your right arm forward from the starting position, and continue slowly moving so that your arm is straight out in front of you with the palm facing downward at Hung. The movement begins with Raa and is completed at Hung.
Then, the right arm moves back to the starting position by your side, and the movement begins again at Raa. The right arm moves as if giving a blessing.
Time: Start with 11 minutes and work up to 31 minutes. Gradually over time, you may increase the time to a maximum practice time of 2 ½ hours.
This meditation can also be found in the manual, Reaching Me In Me.
Come join us this Solstice for a Full Moon Gong relaxation on Friday evening the 21st. Then spend some of the weekend in my special Solstice workshops, “Clearing Past Karmas” on Saturday afternoon and the ever popular “High for the Holidays” on Sunday.
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