This signals a mostly still and meditative practice. Expect a focus on pranayama (breath) and mindfulness.
Bhakti Chanting Meditation: Happy, Healthy, & Free
Is it my honor to share Bhakti Yoga and even more important is that I pay homage to the roots of this ancient Indian spiritual practice. As a white women from the west, I constantly seek to understand and educate myself in the wisdom of this sacred Indian practice and recognize that it is not something that is mine but is a component of my spiritual practice that I deeply respect and appreciate—I am grateful to share this impactful ancient yoga tradition. (Please read more below.)
The core of Bhakti yoga is loving devotion- this can be toward a deity or mantra and is practiced through various modalities, one of which is chanting (or singing). As one of the paths of South Asian religious and philosophical traditions, Bhakti Yoga is a spiritual practice embodied through chanting in Sanskrit, an ancient and sacred language, and sometimes incorporates the playing of the harmonium. The harmonium is a beautiful instrument that produces a rich sound, also known as a reed organ, and has been around since the 1800s. I always say the harmonium reminds me of an organ + accordion hybrid.
I hope you enjoy this impactful practice and treat it with the utmost reverence— it has truly been life-changing in my world.
Best + Blessings,
Meaning of this Chant:
This particular Sanskrit prayer is thought to be apart of the Shanti peace mantra. Lokāḥ Samastāḥ Sukhino Bhavantu (Sanskrit: लोकः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु), evokes the concept of health, happiness and freedom to all beings everywhere. It can be translated to: May all beings everywhere be happy, healthy and free, and may my thoughts, words, and actions contribute in some way to their well-being.
Brain Break Chair Yoga
The Lafferty’s (Kady, Barb/Mom and Mike/Dad) guide you through a gentle seated practice to incorporate as a break in your busy day.
Office Refresh Meditation
In this meditation, Kady guides you through breath and grounding as a way to reset during your work day.
Meditation: Gravity Meditation
This 14 minute meditation is focused on grounding sensations linked with breath in order to settle your mind and get back into your body.
Meditation: Pratyahraa (Sense Withdrawal)
A guided meditation focuses on the five senses as an anchor for presence.
This 15 minute was inspired by an aspect of Patangali’s 8 Limb Yogic path, Pratyahara, withdrawal from senses. It is so easy to be swept up by reactivity, in this meditation the senses are used to gain mastery over external influences as a way of tempering reactivity in our lives. One breath at a time, my friends.
Meditation: Mindful Moments
A guided meditation that focuses on breath and visualization.
This 10 minute meditation is focused on presence through pranayama (breath). We will calm the nervous system and practice mindfulness and recognize that our minds are bound to wander, but we have control over how far we follow our thoughts. One breath at a time, my friends.