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Day 5: Strength Through Devotion

Day five of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series was about devotion and celebrated Hanuman, the Son of the Wind.  This mantra aided in opening us to the energy of life force and strength through devotion to the Divine.  It was also used before any physical fitness.  Per Deva Premal, it made exercise more meaningful when we devote it to Spirit.

“Om” opened the throat chakra. “Hum” eradicated darkness. “Hanuman” worked through life force through breath.  Per Deva Premal and Miten, breath connected us to Spirit, and was very integral for inner work.  “Vijayam” meant victory.

Sensation-wise, I felt them in my hands, a bit in my feet, and through my heart a couple of times. (I wondered if maybe I had indigestion… HaHa).  I ended up massaging my heart area after the meditation.  Maybe it was giving my heart strength. 😉

Mantra:
OM Hum Hanumate Vijayam

Meaning:
Victory to the invincible Hanuman.

Inner Tuning:
Repeating this mantra before physical activity, I connect consciously with my breathing, allowing each breath to fill me with ‘Prana’ – the universal life force. With this, I dedicate my physical exercise to the Great Spirit.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech
Day 3 – Purification
Day 4 – Radiant Health

20140522-183314.jpg
Day 5: Strength Through Devotion

Day five of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series was about devotion and celebrated Hanuman, the Son of the Wind.  This mantra aided in opening us to the energy of life force and strength through devotion to the Divine.  It was also used before any physical fitness.  Per Deva Premal, it made exercise more meaningful when we devote it to Spirit.

“Om” opened the throat chakra. “Hum” eradicated darkness. “Hanuman” worked through life force through breath.  Per Deva Premal and Miten, breath connected us to Spirit, and was very integral for inner work.  “Vijayam” meant victory.

Sensation-wise, I felt them in my hands, a bit in my feet, and through my heart a couple of times. (I wondered if maybe I had indigestion… HaHa).  I ended up massaging my heart area after the meditation.  Maybe it was giving my heart strength. 😉

Mantra:
OM Hum Hanumate Vijayam

Meaning:
Victory to the invincible Hanuman.

Inner Tuning:
Repeating this mantra before physical activity, I connect consciously with my breathing, allowing each breath to fill me with ‘Prana’ – the universal life force. With this, I dedicate my physical exercise to the Great Spirit.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech
Day 3 – Purification
Day 4 – Radiant Health

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Day 3: Purification

Day three of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series is a collaboration with the Tibetan Monks, Gyuto.  According to Miten, the Tibetan Buddhist mantra, “OM Benza Satto Hung,” is the crystallized version of a 100-syllable mantra. They are focusing on only four sounds because the 100-syllable is very hard for our Western ears to comprehend.  They do include the full 100-syllable mantra by the Gyuto monks in the beginning and the ending of the mantra meditation.  The Gyuto monks’ mantra is very unique to hear, and the sounds incredible. It must be hard to do them as they must be hard on the vocal chords.

Deva Premal broke down each sound of the mantra.  “OM” activates the third eye and it is also where the masculine and feminine energy converge and become one. “Benza” means “diamond thunder bolt” and it means “indestructible, irresistible force”. “Satto” means “pure intention and non-violence.”  “Hung” activates the throat chakra, and is the sound that opens the gateway between the heart and the mind.

This mantra is repeated 108 times, with the Gyuto Monks chanting the 100-syllable version of the mantra before and after.

Mantra:
OM Benza Satto Hung

Meaning:
I invoke the supreme purifying and protecting power of universal mind.

Inner Tuning:
The vibration of this mantra opens the gateway between heart and mind, and supports me in keeping my intentions clear, with determination and single-pointedness.

(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)

Related Links:
The Spirit of Mantra with Deva Premal & Miten Meditation Journey (visit to register, it’s free)
Deva Premal and Miten
Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my personal mantra meditation journey:
Day 1 – Invocation
Day 2 – Divine Speech

20140425-053446.jpgThis is the second week of Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s Finding Your Flow Meditation Experience. Week two focuses on connecting with the seven chakra centers to “build a grounded state of peace and possibility.” Week two will activate what we found within last week.

So far, we have experienced the following meditations (earlier posts below):
Day 5: Finding Expression (Ham)
Day 6: Finding Wisdom (Om)
Day 7: Finding Consciousness (Sahasrara Im)
Day 8: Activating Security (Om Dakini Namaha)
Day 9: Activating Happiness (Om Rakini Namaha)
Day 10: Activating Power (Om Lakini Namaha)
Day 11: Activating Love (Om Kakini Namaha)


20140425-054111.jpgToday we activate the 5th Chakra, the Throat Chakra, which will help us to fully express our truth and our most authentic selves. In doing so, we can immerse ourselves in “creative unlimited joy!”

When we express our truth and vision, we create a better inner reality for us, one that is more positive. It is akin to choosing how to perceive our experiences–choosing to be happy, choosing to see love, rather than fear, etc. We are set free, and we can be in a more optimistic space, able to share kindness, love, forgiveness, and be willing and able to take more risks in life, for better fulfillment in it.

Today’s centering thought is “my life energy expresses its truth.”

Today’s Sanskrit mantra is Om Shakini Namaha, which means “I activate my creativity.”

Link:
Visit The Chopra Center to sign up for the free 21-day meditation experience.

(Image courtesy of The Chopra Center.)

Older posts:
Day 1: Finding Security (Lam)
Day 2: Finding Happiness (Yam)
Day 3: Finding Power (Ram)
Day 4: Finding Love (Vam)

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