Category Archives: Mantras

#MondayMeditation: Ra Ma Da Sa

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I’ll be honest: I’m exhausted. All the hate, turmoil, and fear gets me all riled up and agitated. I want to be loving, open, a kind always but it’s hard to do at times. To help me feel more healed and focused this week, I’m going to use one of the mantras we have learned in my teacher training. It’s simple and is lovely.

Ra Ma Da Sa

Sa Say So Hung

Meant to be sung for 10 minutes or more, it is a healing mantra for yourself, anyone who needs it, or the world. It all depends on who you hold in your heart while repeating it or listening.

 

In peace and light,

Debra

#ThoughtfulThursday: Favorite Quotes, Part II

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Just expanding a bit on last week’s post. Hope you enjoy and find a little inspiration.

  • “Sometimes you’re in the right place looking at things in the wrong way.” – Abraham Hicks
  • “You’re never too old for anything.” – Betty White
  • “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha
  • “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
  • “My religion is kindness.” – The Dalai Lama
  • “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks. – John Muir
  • “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu
  • “The old law about an ‘eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Do not let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

In peace & light,

Debra

#ThoughtfulThursday: Favorite Quotes

PhotoGrid_1532527032930I don’t always use quotes in my classes but sometimes my sequences and class themes are informed by different inspirational quotes. Here are a few of my favorites.

  • “Upon waking, let you first thought be, ‘Thank you’.” – Abraham Hicks
  • “If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself.” – Becca Lee
  • “Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.”  B.K.S. Iyengar
  • “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha
  • “Live with a peaceful heart; cultivate a warrior’s spirit.” – Dan Millman
  • “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “A long deep breath is the equivalent of a full stop and the key to centering.” – Eric Maisel
  • “Life is a gift, not to possess, but to share.” – Henri Nouwen
  • “I am grateful for all that I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu
  • “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward happiness, compassion toward suffering, delight toward virtue, and equanimity toward vice, thoughts become purified, and the obstacles to self-knowledge are lessened.” – Patanjali

Namaste,

Debra

#MondayMeditation: A New Day

textgram_1522628118.pngThis week brings about some big changes for me. As I’ve shared before, I’ve got a lot of changes going on in life, as we all do. I’m beginning to phase out my classes in Indy at Dragonfly 360. It’s bittersweet. What is now Dragonfly 360 was once All People Yoga Center, where I did my initial yoga training and is the place I think of as my yoga home in Indy. I will love having less time on the road but will miss the students who always bring such a great sense of community to classes there. Thank you to all who have joined me on my journey and thank you for allowing me to be a part of yours.

Love & peace,

Debra

 

#MondayMeditation: Heart Chakra

I am love

In yoga, the heart is the seat of wisdom and love. Know that you are loving and you are loved. Meditate today on the mantra: I am love.

Peace and love,

Debra

#TuesdayTunes: Lotus Sutra

Here’s what I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Enjoy!

 

Peace & love,

Debra

#MondayMeditation: Sacral Chakra

Sacral Chakra mantra

Winter is a time when we often spend more time than normal indoors due to weather and shorter days. We often feel stuck in a rut. To help get rid of those feelings, try meditating on the sacral chakra (svadisthana) to help yourself feel more creative. So find a comfortable seat or reclined position, focus on the space between the pubic bone and belly button, and repeat the following mantra: I am creative. I am confident. I am at secure.

Peace out,

Debra

#TimeOutTuesday: Root Chakra Meditation

Root Chakra mantraIf you’re feeling a bit unstable and unsettled this time of year, you’re definitely not alone. Meditate on the root chakra (muladhara) to help yourself feel more grounded. So find a comfortable seat or reclined position, focus on the base of the spine, and repeat the following mantra: I am grounded. I am strong. I am at peace.

Peace out,

Debra

 

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