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 on: Feb 07, 2019 05:18 pm 
Started by tides2dust - Last post by tides2dust
https://youtu.be/Odrxh3gwSok

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 on: Feb 07, 2019 04:59 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
Timeless Beauty. Ty Bro.

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 on: Feb 07, 2019 07:29 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Steve Hydonus
Steve, Hi! My browser was the culprit for all that funky text. Everything is back in working order. I tried researching maha mudra further and found this video which seems to be missing the first part you shared above.

What do you think?
https://youtu.be/txsqQwgW_mM

Hi there Eric you might want to check out the explanation and description of Maha Mudra. iIt is a bit different than the conventional one you see in hatha yoga. It is the preparatory kriya done for the SRF meditation techniques

      Part-I: Sit erect. Bend the left leg back under the body so that the sole of the left foot supports the left hip. Draw the right leg up against the body, so that the upper part of the leg is as close to the body as possible, and sole of the foot is flat on the floor. Place hands with fingers interlocked around the right knee. Inhale making-the sound 'AAWW' as in Kriya proper bringing current from coccyx to point between the eyebrows. Hold up the breath, bend until the chin touches the chest; at the same time unclasp the hands and stretch the right leg forward until it lies straight on the floor. Continuing to hold the breath, grasp with both hands the toes of the right foot and pull them gently towards you mentally chanting one to six, then sit up straightening the spine and lifting the right knee upward until the leg is again in the first position. Exhale making the sound EEE and send the current down to the coccyx.
                  Part II: Repeat the foregoing, with leg position reversed.
                  Part III: Sit with both legs drawn up against the body and clasp the hands around the knees. Inhale making the sound 'AAWW' as in Kriya proper bringing the current upto point between the eye brows. Holding the breath bend the head until the chin touches the chest; at the same time unclasp the hands and stretch both legs forward until they are straight out in front of you. Still holding the breath, grasp the toes of the left foot with the left hand, and the toes of the right foot with the right hand and pull them gently towards you counting one to six as you do so. Resume upright position, with spine straight both legs drawn up close to the body and hands clasped around the knees - exhale making the sound 'EEE'.

This completes one Mahamudra. Repeat three times morning and evening before doing kriya proper. The purpose of Mahamudra is straightening of spine and for
encouraging the right distribution of prana along the spine.

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 on: Feb 07, 2019 07:22 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Steve Hydonus
https://youtu.be/UjkG1ZWADcE

Mother Center and Sri Yukteswars’ predictions for Paramahansa Yogananda’s life

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 on: Feb 07, 2019 06:20 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by Steve Hydonus
Active imagination. Active imagination is a cognitive methodology that uses the imagination as an organ of understanding. Disciplines of active imagination are found within various philosophical, religious and spiritual traditions. It is perhaps best known in the West today through C. G. Jung's emphasis on the therapeutic value of this activity.

http://www.carl-jung.net/active_imagination.html


   
Carl Jung > Psychotherapy

What is Active Imagination?

Active imagination is a method of assimilating unconscious contents (dreams, fantasies, etc.) through some form of self-expression.

The object of active imagination is to give a voice to sides of the personality (particularly the anima, animus and the shadow) that are normally not heard, thereby establishing a line of communication between consciousness and the unconscious. Even when the end products-drawing, painting, writing, sculpture, dance, music, etc.- are not interpreted, something goes on between creator and creation that contributes to a transformation of consciousness.

The first stage of active imagination is like dreaming with open eyes. It can take place spontaneously or be artificially induced.

In the latter case you choose a dream, or some other fantasy-image, and concentrate on it by simply catching hold of it and looking at it. You can also use a bad mood as a starting-point, and then try to find out what sort of fantasy-image it will produce, or what image expresses this mood. You then fix this image in the mind by concentrating your attention. Usually it will alter, as the mere fact of contemplating it animates it. The alterations must be carefully noted down all the time, for they reflect the psychic processes in the unconscious background, which appear in the form of images consisting of conscious memory material. In this way conscious and unconscious are united, just as a waterfall connects above and below. [Carl Jung: The Conjunction, CW 14, par. 706.]

The second stage, beyond simply observing the images, involves a conscious participation in them, the honest evaluation of what they mean about oneself, and a morally and intellectually binding commitment to act on the insights. This is a transition from a merely perceptive or aesthetic attitude to one of judgment.

Although, to a certain extent, he looks on from outside, impartially, he is also an acting and suffering figure in the drama of the psyche. This recognition is absolutely necessary and marks an important advance. So long as he simply looks at the pictures he is like the foolish Parsifal, who forgot to ask the vital question because he was not aware of his own participation in the action. [An allusion to the medieval Grail legend. The question Parsifal failed to ask was, "Whom does the Grail serve?" ]. But if you recognize your own involvement you yourself must enter into the process with your personal reactions, just as if you were one of the fantasy figures, or rather, as if the drama being enacted before your eyes were real. ["The Conjunction," CW 14, par. 753.]

The judging attitude implies a voluntary involvement in those fantasy-processes which compensate the individual and-in particular-the collective situation of consciousness. The avowed purpose of this involvement is to integrate the statements of the unconscious, to assimilate their compensatory content, and thereby produce a whole meaning which alone makes life worth living and, for not a few people, possible at all. [ Ibid., par. 756.]

 26 
 on: Feb 07, 2019 04:53 am 
Started by tides2dust - Last post by tides2dust
this is quite possibly the longest i've been absorbed by chant, all day this is playing... from joyous morning to reflective night and the impression it leaves on my spine is so beautiful... please enjoy, any time of the day... a deep realization and celebration
be uplifted, be healed
https://youtu.be/FHNI79CL2Js
soul is crying and spirit is responding

 27 
 on: Feb 07, 2019 04:46 am 
Started by tides2dust - Last post by tides2dust
this time i was visiting a mountain with a friend. we were up to at least 1,600 feet where there was a rest spot with a man made structure to look out of. i remember the elevation starting to get to us in the dream. as i was looking out a baby appeared on the ground next to me with olive skin. this baby was beautiful and i began to cry and we embraced. suddenly a force grabbed me by my throat and pulled me out of the observation. the man that grabbed my throat was like a worker at an amusement park who fastens you in for the roller coaster. we argued, he yelled at me and said god would be ashamed. i replied he would, referencing his behavior. there were some other more obvious ego related images in the dream but this one is the more impressionable. moreso, the awe and gratitude i felt when the image of this beautiful baby hugged me and the energy it imprinted along my spine carried through out the day.

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 on: Feb 07, 2019 04:40 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
Steve, Hi! My browser was the culprit for all that funky text. Everything is back in working order. I tried researching maha mudra further and found this video which seems to be missing the first part you shared above.

What do you think?
https://youtu.be/txsqQwgW_mM

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 on: Feb 06, 2019 04:23 am 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
Maha Mudra, a technique which is given also by Gurunath for Kundalini Yoga is referenced in this video below describing the importance of practicing technique- the importance of sticking with a master to achieve realization.
Kundalini Meditation
Hiss ! Kundali sting ego mine
With nectar poison so sublime
Piercing my rainbow Lotus shrines
Making me to myself Divine !

Kundalini bless me with thy blaze
Delusion, suffering fear efface
Spine darkness; with they lightning light
Fragrance me ! Negative karma ignite !

Oh Mother of the mystic deep !
You are Life ! its livingness you keep
Remove shadow of death from me
In Shiva deathlessly to be !

Alakh Niranjan Om Shiv Om !
Alakh Niranjan Om Shiv Om !

OMKAR TECHNIQUES:
Hearing the birthing hum of creation introduces one to the Divine Indweller.

SHIVA SHAKTI KRIYA:
This practice is Kundalini Energy in motion. As the raison d’etre of Kundalini Yoga, it represents the highest evolution of humankind and is thus called the science of all sciences.

MAHA MUDRA:
The purpose of Maha Mudra is to open the flow of life energy in the spine by realignment. Integration of the physical, emotional and the mind is achieved by body, breath and light movement.

NABHI KRIYA:
The technique is used for stabilizing the pranic and apanic currents in the navel, thereby bringing about a tranquil state of mind.

KHECHARI MUDRA:
This is an inner astral flight and rejuvenating technique.

JYOTI MUDRA:
Light/sound meditation for seeing Hamsa-Soul as the Life Star of Light.

PARVASTA: LIVING IN THE “HERE-NOW”:
Integrating around a higher center of consciousness and holding onto the Present Awareness.

SAHAJ SAMADHI:
Enlightened awareness for Earth Peace. Entering the natural state of enlightenment.

http://siddhanath.org/kundalini-kriya-yoga/

https://youtu.be/Sb7Pldspy4g

 30 
 on: Feb 05, 2019 08:28 pm 
Started by Steve Hydonus - Last post by tides2dust
Thank you Steve! I experienced a similar practice of carrying vibrations through the body after Yoga where the class chanted the "AAWW, OOO and EEE." I'll have to reference this with hopes of straightening the spine and experiencing prana.

Unfortunately my laptops screen is no longer projecting text correctly. I think this is my last chance at formally writing you for a while. I will try to reply from my phone in future post. Cheers!

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