Assimilating Gurumayi’s Message for 2016

A Series of Exercises Based on the Four Wheels of the Shaktipat Intensive

Assimilation through Breath

Since ancient times, one of the traditional methods for quieting the mind has been through prāṇayama, the practice of regulating the flow of prāṇa, the vital energy, by focusing on the natural rhythm of our breath. When we focus our attention on the steady flow of the breath, the mind becomes relaxed and quiet.

A quiet mind is simultaneously receptive and alert and easily glides into the inner space of the Self. Once the mind rests in the stillness of the Self, you can assimilate Gurumayi’s Message more fully.

To begin this session, I will lead you in establishing a steady and comfortable posture. A steady posture is the foundation for experiencing the natural movement of the breath, and it creates an inner spaciousness that encourages the breath to move freely and naturally.

Let’s practice this now.

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audio length: 11:13 minutes

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About Swami Anantananda

Swami Anantananda Copyright SYDA Foundation

Swami Anantananda has been following the Siddha Yoga path for nearly forty years. In 1980, he took vows of monkhood to become a Siddha Yoga Swami. Swami ji serves Gurumayi as a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher; he has taught in numerous Siddha Yoga Sadhana Retreats and Shaktipat Intensives, and he is the teacher for the Siddha Yoga home study course The Power of Recognition: Kundalini Shakti. Swami ji also offers seva in the Live Events Department of the SYDA Foundation, as a coach for speakers.

Swami ji is known for his ability to teach about the mind in an accessible manner. He is the author of What’s on My Mind? Becoming Inspired with New Perception—a book which guides readers in understanding, and shifting, the relationship they have with their mind.

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