Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 4 03 /03 / March /2011 08:06
We may be a yogi, we have a life for everybody, with his(her,its) tops and its bottoms(stockings) and sometimes the internal tensions gain(win) so space in itself that we have this strange and difficult impression(printing) to have lost the flexibility of the body, to have become again a beginner.
Sensation against all that the yoga taught us for so many years, celà becomes inconceivable, innaceptable for a yogi...
There are thirty six means of landing in this state, it is absolutely necessary to eliminate these tensions to meet as before, evolving in any harmony on our carpet(mat), our expensive carpet(mat).
In a 1st time(weather), to accept the situation, it is only a bad patch, just a bad patch. Then, to practise Prânâyâmâ (breaths) and Dhyana (meditations), I would indeed add a dose of yoga nidrâ also to embellish my agitated nights.
In each to make the recipe(takings) in terms of techniques. I would advise(recommend) prânâyâma in connection with the stomach and the zone of the heart as Bhastrika, smith's bellows and thoracic Bhastrika, in their version of base then to associate them with Nadishodhana for example. That warms, that relaxs, that works well both zones, strategic places of burying of our feelings.
I would also envisage, if really I am very tense, very monopolized by an alarming situation, Anuloma, Pratiloma for, in succession, to relax. Then, I would try all the prânâyâmâ that I know and would define those who are the most powerful, the most effective in my case.
In terms of Dhyana, I would begin with moments privileged with Hasta Mudrâ (gestures(movements) of hands) with displays(visualizations).
I no recommenderais never enough work of Gertrud Hirschi " mudrâs - the yoga at the end of fingers ", real small treasure of benefactions in the simple exercises adapted to all.
Then, I would decide on a meditation. Tratakam on the flame of a candle, Meditation on the breath, Meditation on the stop(ruling) of the breath, Meditation with the mâla and the mantra of Ganesha or Shiva, Meditation with a bowl (Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese) etc. in brief of the meditation!!!
As for the yoga nidrâ, I think that the sessions are imperative(lead) to improve the deep relaxation and recover a better sleep.
If you do not know techniques because you are only simple follower, speak about it to your professor, he(it) will give you keys to take(bring) out you as quickly as possible of your confusion. Because, as long as the spirit is absorbed by the difficult situation, it will not be really easy(well-to-do) to you to evacuate all the fears, the contractions, the stress without resorting(turning) to more or less healthy medications.
We owe go out as quickly as possible of this state, otherwise it is the health which is then going to weaken and in yoga it is not thinkable.
Prânâyâmâ, Dhyana, Yoga Nidrâ, here is the magic words.
Three words, only three words, to express the liberation of our sorrows, our fears, our internal tensions.
Like(Love) in the depths of you and you will see that little by little the body will demand these âsana (postures so beneficial) for our physical, energy and mental well-being.

And if you pass by our village, come to experiment the sound massages with our Indian, Tibetan and Nepalese bowls. Come to relax in their sounds.
I wish you pleasure in this temporary practice and a soft recovery(recycling) of your internal power a lot.
« I shall place my spirit in absorption
Because the man from whom the spirit is distracted
House between the fangs(hooks) of the disturbances. »
Bodhisattvacâryâvatâra 8,1

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Monday, January 31st, 2011 1 31 /01 / Jan /2011 10:00

Pratyâhâra it is the retreat(withdrawal) of the senses(directions), usually constantly solicités towards the outer(foreign) objects, that are managed inward, so creating a state of deep meditation.

The Yogi can manage his spirit and his senses(directions) at will as a tortoise can remove its legs and the head under its shell then take(bring) out them again. He(it) becomes then independent from outside conditions.

In dhârana (concentrations), dhyana (meditations), in yoga nidrâ, we practise Pratyâhâra by keeping(guarding) the immovable body, blindly, the quiet spirit and the attention managed in itself. Gradually, the consciousness is removed in our internal space.


It is necessary to master Pratyâhâra to progress towards the concentration and the meditation.

And profoundly collected(taken in) in itself, we are capable of taking the measure of its own reality and loosened(kicked away) of any outside disturbances, to direct the flows of the thought with a bigger ease.

Dhârana Antar Muna, Trataka, concentration on the breath enter other has for initial purpose to lead(infer) Pratyâhâra.

So freed(released) by the outside disturbances, the discursive thoughts, the certain feelings such as the impatience, the fear, the doubt, the fear fade...


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Friday, October 8th, 2010 5 08 /10 / Oct /2010 09:59

The meditation Aham-Neti Neti is a real personal psychotherapy easy to practise(to have a practice).

In classic sat(based) posture with a gesture(movement) of hands, close eyes. To install(settle) mulabandha (contraction of the anus) and kechari mudrâ ( the turned(returned) language(tongue)), then, without modifying the breath, concentrating in the breath with the mantra HAM - HIS(ITS,HER) Ham in the inspir, His(Her,Its) in the expir). Become the souflle (5mn


Abandon(Give up) the concentration on the breath, put the glance âjna chakra and say mentally or hear(understand,listen) " I am " (Aham) Only " I am " (5mn)

Neti Neti

To abandon(Give up) " I am " and practise(have a practice) Neti Neti - Not this, not that - first of all on the physical plan. (5mn

Example: " I am not big (e) " and made follow by one "because" what looks in this example " I am not big (e) because I arise (e) from a family of small people or " I am not appearance(mine) because I arise (e) of a family of very carrying people " etc. etc. etc....

Then, on a redundancy, professional plan (5mn

Example: " I am not a boss (not) because I do not like managing "

And finally, on a mental plan (5mn

Example: I am not nasty because I am very kind or " I am not avaricious because I am generous ()

Return on Aham " I am ", say it mentally or hear(understand) him(it), only " I am " (5mn

Then concentrate on your soufflle with the mantra HAM - LIMITED COMPANY, become the breath (5mn

And finally, abandon(give up)

Do not use the aforesaid examples, use your own " I am not ", your personal neti neti.

That this meditation brings you a real clarification in you


Yogi say, neti neti neti.
I am not it, not that, not the other one.

The Christians say, go forward and be filled(performed)
Of the Holy Spirit.

The Buddhists say, your real nature is the Light Claire.

There is something furthermore than meets the eye.
Dive profoundly below the surface of your life,
What will you find there?

Light(Switch on) your projector,
Use a helmet of minor(miner),
And search the fragments of all your days.
No fear - the gold shines in the darkness.

We are not it, not that, not the other one.

Thought of © 2000, Lyrica. All rights reserved

Image: "Involution"
Oil pastel. Artist: Barbara Ann Stanley.
© 2000, Barbara Ann Stanley

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Sunday, July 18th, 2010 7 18 /07 / July /2010 13:44


The meditation can be made in sat(based) position, but also through the walking(step).

It is a support on which you can take support

To put your consciousness and all your senses(directions) there

The walking(step) is a wonderful moment. The walking(step) always favored the relaxation and the reflection.

Observe your verticality. Take a straight(right) position without tension. The head does not have to bend forward, it is in the axis of the vertebral column, it represents the rudder.
Your body must be the most vertical possible, without tensing. The relaxed buttocks, the falling shoulders, the lax thorax.

You can take a fast walking(step) which is going to stimulate your cardiopulmonary system or a slow walking(step) which is going to calm your nervous system.

Inspire on a modest number of not at first. For example, if you begin with 4 steps in every inspiration, expire on 4 steps. And so continue during several breaths. It is the time(weather) of heating(warm-up). Then increase by a step furthermore in every inspiration and in every expiration.

After some breaths, still increase by a step without accelerating your walking(step), of course, because your steps are the metronome of your breath. It is necessary to feel(smell) that your breath is more ample without arriving at the breathlessness. It is not a question of making a very long breath, and then of getting your breath back by small breaths.

It is necessary to find the longest breath, without getting out of breath, during rather long time(weather).
If you smell by increasing by a step furthermore by breath, than your breath becomes too much tightened(stretched out), come down again in a step at least by inspiration and expiration.

In a fast walking(step), begin with 6 steps for a breath for example. In a slow walking(step) begin with 3 or 4 steps by inspiration Always Keep(Guard) the same rhythm of step, only the length of breath change.

It is your consciousness which transforms this walking(step) into meditation. Remain centred on the rhythm of the breath and the steps. No more. If your spirit restarts in its dreams, return to the action(share) to walk(work) and to inhale(breathe).

Become aware of your feet, the sole of the foot, the sensation...

Pay your attention on the movement of toes, feet, ankle, muscles of molets, shins, knees, thighs, hips

Feel your stomach, put hands on your stomach and feel(smell) muscles...

The back, the bust which does not move, arms counterparts, the nape of the neck, the head...

Walk(Work) with attention and pleasure and then, enter the sensory...


Eyes, view(sight), look closely and by far, far off, farthest possible. Look at colors, at the landscapes, at the flora, at the fauna

Continue to walk(work) peacefully...

The ouie, listen to

Listen to all the sounds, those closely, those by far

Recognize sounds, a dog which barks, the bells of cows, sheep(mutton), church maybe birdsongs, what bird so sings? The water of a brook, a river, the trees, the wind


Continue to walk(work) peacefully...

The nose, the sense of smell, feel(smell) the smells of sous wood, flowers, hays



Continue to walk(work) peacefully...

The skin, the sensations, feel the caress, the heat of the sun, the freshness of a kiss, the humidity of the mist, the insects which settle(arise) on your skin

Continue to walk(work) peacefully you base(establish) in the nature


And when comes the moment to bring in(to return), return to your breath by counting 4 time(weather) of inspir, 4 time(weather) of expir 4 time(weather) of inspire, 6 time(weather) of expir inhale(breathe), you are in Bhramana Prânâyâma. You are indeed

With the training, your vital capacity is going to improve. Your nervous system is going to strengthen. He(it) will be stronger and more peaceful. Your sensibility and your concentration go accroitrent

This practice can be made by beginners, uninitiated in the meditation, but also by very pulled(entailed) persons.

She(It) addresses all.

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" Meditative stroll summer morning " Freychenet - 18.07.2010

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