Wild Horses Meditation
Recordings for Members
Creating Stillness – Kaya Sthairyam
Kaya Sthairyam means body steadiness. This practice lays the foundation for stillness in your meditation practice – in body and therefore in mind. A long as the body is active, the mind is active.
Discover the joy of complete and utter stillness, with minimum effort. Words can’t describe this one. You have to experience it.
Creating Stillness Meditation
Creating Stillness - Sharing, Q&A
Balance and calm your nervous system with this breathing-based technique. Perfect for resetting your mind and emotions anytime of day. Or throughout the day.
This recording includes the conversation before, and then, the meditation.
Creating Calm - Sharing, Q&A
Learn how to systematically manage your thoughts – during meditation practice, and in your day-to-day life. If there is one meditation practice we should all master, this is it. It resolves our single biggest source of stress.
Inner Silence - Sharing, Q&A
Profoundly relaxing, this classical approach to Yoga Nidra is your missing “Off” switch.
It relaxes, heals and transforms, allowing you to float between states of consciousness in a way not normally possible.
It’s essentially the only way to fully release all your physical, mental and emotional tension.
And . . . this is a meditation practice best done while lying down!
Yoga Nidra - Sharing, Q&A
I call Mantra meditation the “rocket ship to peace of mind.”
Using a mantra allows you to sidestep a normal mindfulness practice and transports you from a busy or stressed mind through the door of inner peace to the bliss on the other side.
Traditionally, depending upon the kind of Mantra recited, Mantra meditation is used as a tool for awakening and transcedance.
Mantra Played to Start Day 5
This is the mantra those on the live call were listening to before I started the session. It’s about 24 minutes long. Just listen for 5-10 minutes – unless you choose to listen longer.
NOTES FOR THE MANTRA MEDITATION INTRODUCTION
(to clarify what I am discussing at the start of the video and explain the practices. In some sections the video/audio gets choppy. So I provide instructions below as well.)
1) I chose to present Mantra meditation in the most accessible and least intimidating manner possible. The aim was to gently introduce mantra to those who would be experiencing it for the first time and at the same time give those with familiarity an immersive experience. So there is music and someone guiding you as you repeat the mantra.
I also introduced 2 easy ways of doing Mantra Meditation. One using a simple mantra and finger mudras to help focus the mind. It is from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. The other is listening to the mantra AUM being chanted while practicing alternate nostril breathing. If it feels better for you, you can skip the breathing practice and just immerse yourself in the awareness of the sound and the vibrations of the mantra while feeling the flow of your breath.
2) We started the session with a mantra playing in the background starting 10 minutes before the session began until 5 or so minutes after it started. This was to give everyone a chance to just experience mantra chanting. The video at the bottom of this section is one with the same mantra I used in this session in case you want to listen to 5-10 minutes of it (or all of it).
First Mantra – Sa Ta Na Ma
Say this mantra while using finger mudras. You’ll be guided by a recording with music. First you say the mantra aloud, then you whisper it, then you will repeat it silently.
While you are saying the mantra, for each syllable you will bring the thumb tip together with one of the other finger tips. The hands are resting on your lap or knees while you do this.
SA – thumb tip and index finger tip
TA – thumb tip and middle finger tip
NA – thumb tip and ring finger tip
MA – thumb tip and little finger tip
Repeat this throughout the practice.
Second Mantra – AUM
The music and mantra will accompany you. When you do this practice, I recommend just focusing on the music, the sound and rhythm of the mantra and your breath. Leave the mental alternate nostril breathing out unless you have done the practice with me before.
I have also provided the original audio of the AUM mantra (just below the Day recording). I suggest listening to it instead for a cleaner experience instead of the Day 5 recording. It’s about 17 minutes long – so set a timer for 10 minutes. Or end the practice with a few moments of silence whenever you’re ready. During this silence, observe the impact of the practice.
Mantra Meditation - Practice 1 & 2
AUM - Original Recording
Practice Lab I
How to Create & Maintain Your Home Practice
In a Nutshell:
- Consistency- start small re frequency and duration, but consistent
- Create a space for meditation – this is the place where you always do your practice
- Choose a meditation technique you enjoy
- Expect Nothing. Except the mind is probably going have thoughts. And that’s ok.
- Treat your practice as sacred. And know it is self care and nourishment.
- Make it special – eg, light a candle, burn essence, use essential oil