meditation

Healing Practice of Mudra

“Mudras are a non-verbal mode of communication and self-expression,
consisting of hand gestures and finger-postures. Mudras are symbolic sign
based finger patterns taking the place, but retaining the efficacy of the spoken
word, and are used to evoke in the mind ideas symbolizing divine powers or the
deities themselves. ”
— Reposted from https://www.harisingh.com/ScienceOfMudra.htm

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meditation, Mind, yoga

Meditation Apps

As we ramp up from busy, to busiest times of the year, it’s great to get more help keeping focused. I wanted to drop these here and I’d like to get comments below on which ones seemed to work for you and why.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/top-meditation-iphone-android-apps

 

meditation, Mind

Mind Full of Music

Lately, I’ve been highly engaged in music for yoga sequences, looking at BPMs and trying to match them with the speed of movements for class flows. One of my yoga students that is a music DJ mentioned that I could figure out BPMs from Spotify, so I would collect music and orchestrate my flows with some idea for how high or low I want the intensity to match breathing and rhythm.

Another sound I started noticing more were these crystal bowls, at the International Day of Yoga performances and just the other day at the end of an aerial class.  They had me tightly swaddled in the silk cocoon during savasana set to sleep like a baby, and then roaring sound of singing bowls took my mind to another depth, one I could barely return from but was pleasantly eager to stay in.

I came across this article:

How these otherworldly sounds may help you hear your way to a happier, healthier you.

… and I woke up to the fact that sound can be the active tool of therapy, alone without moving. I am excited about practicing with these types of sounds in evening sequences, slowing things down and being more still. Hoping these binaural beats might help me meditate, so I posted in the Mind section. Listen for yourself – comment below.