I am blessed to know you. You bring love to this life. You leave fear and dispair behind. Leaving behind limitations and embracing the infinite.
Awaken to your divine.
I was inspired in my yoga practice this morning through a beautiful friend's yoga class. I was taken into grace when I began to hear Mul Mantra, sung by Snatam Kaur. This is a mantra I hold in my practice, especially when I feel I begin an emotional struggle. I am reminded to surrender, listen, feel, trust and be. I sit with this prayer or Mantra. The Mul Mantra was given to the world by Guru Nanak, an enlightened master who lived over 500 years ago. This mantra is rooted in Kundalini Yoga, awakening our dormant light and journey to self-elevation.
You are invited to listen to this mantra through one of my favorites expressions through song. Take a listen. https://open.spotify.com/track/65x8PLeBCisLJVSibyXemB?si=153d052213c1430c
Ek Ong Kaar
Akal Murat Adjoonee Saibhang
Guru Prasaad Jap! Aad Sach Jugaad Sach Haibhee Sach Nanak Hosee Bhee Sach
Mul Mantra translated as a positive affirmation
Ek Ong Kar - I am one with all that is
Sat Nam - Truth is my name
Karta Purakh - I am the doer of everything
Nirbhau - I am fearless
Nirvair - I am without vengeance
Akal murat - I am deathless
Ajooni - I am infinite
Saibhang - I am self existent
Gur prasad - This knowing is a blessing that sets me free
Jap - Meditate
Aad sach - I am before time
Jugad sach - I am throughout all the ages
Hai bhi sach - I am forever true
Nanak hosi bhi sach - I am true now
Or a more in depth interpretation:
Creator and Creation are one. I am one with Creator and with all creation. This Great Truth is my identity, confirmed as I vibrate God’s Name. God is the Doer. I am the Doer. God works through me and through all Creation. God is fearless. I am fearless. God has no anger or revenge. I have no anger or revenge. God is undying and beyond form, so am I in my Infinite Essence. God is unborn, beyond birth and death. So am I in my Infinite Essence. God is self illumined. I am self illumined. Within me I have the power of all light. This is known by the grace of the True Guru, God. Meditate and reflect on this! This was true in the Beginning This is true throughout the ages This is true here and now Says Nanak, these truths shall forever and always be true.
And so it is...
Asana (Posture), Mudra (Hand gesture), and Drishti (Where your eyes focus)
Sit on a yoga mat or in a chair with a straight spine. Hands are crossed on the chest at the heart center, left hand under right. Eyes are closed. Focus on the Third Eye is optional as you wish.
I invite you to practice with this song. Play it as you sit comfortably, closing your eyes or softening your gaze. See if you can sit with this song on repeat for seven to eleven minutes. Notice....notice if it moves you.
I hope it inspires and lifts up your soul, as it does for me, especially because I am blessed to know you.
I am here to support you through your journey.
Join me this Wednesday for a mid week reset gentle yoga practice at the PCSAM Church, 1pm or stream us on Instagram @PCSMCHURCH or through our YouTube Channel. Registration is encouraged https://www.pcsam.org/event-details/yoga-with-ana-the-self-care-doula-14
Love and blessings,
Resident Yogi and Self Care Doula