Moments at sandhi – the twilight

December 11, 2017 | By More

by Stewart

“There is a special, mysterious force or wonderful magnetic power at Sandhi or junction time (sunrise and sunset). The mind will be elevated quickly. It will be filled with Sattva. Concentration will come by itself without any effort at this time… At this time the mind is quite calm and refreshed. This is the time to catch the meditative wave.”   Swami Sivananda 

nada – the sound

Sacred sound surrounds our luminous being, as sacred light surrounds our luminous being. Sound and light are connected. Sound and light and silence are connected. Sound and light and silence and devotion are connected. Sound, light, silence, devotion are connected by Love. Without Love we don’t connect. The inner awakening is available to all searching beings through sacred sound, light, silence, devotion to Love; where we settle in peaceful existence, awakened to the stillness of our being.

yoga – the union

The divine universal energy of OM awaits our devotion. Through yoga we connect to the divine, we commune with the universe, we thrive in the energy of OM. Yoga prepares for OM. Yoga prepares our body for the mindfulness of meditation. In meditation we experience the universal energy of OM. In meditation we experience the silence of OM. In meditation we experience the stillness of OM. Through yoga we experience the meditation of OM, the universal, the sacred.

pada – the path

I often walked along the Pearl River, in Guangzhou, China and practiced the breath-walk, a rhythmic breathing. Three in breaths, three out breaths. Each breath in time with each step. What an invigorating walk! I would expand the breathing to four, then five, then six, then eight. Eight was the extent of an extended expanded breath for myself. A variation of my walk included, a full audible breath for the inhale and a full audible OM for the exhale. What a perfect way to practice breath, mantra and full body weight movement, by walking along a distance of a path along a river. OM

Stewart is a Yoga instructor, and leads Sound Meditations and Kirtan at Wishingtree Yoga.

Stewart and Rupa (Ivy) are co-founders of Wishingtree Yoga. Rupa has been practicing Yoga since 1996 in China. Her Chinese background and training gives her a natural understanding of this ancient eastern wisdom. Living, studying and teaching in Canada has provided her the opportunity to develop the practice in a modern western way. Join Rupa and Stewart for an unforgettable journey towards Self-realization. The experience will give an understanding of Yoga’s amazing scientific knowledge and provide practical skills and techniques to use on and off the mat! It is all about your SELF.

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