Mantra is one of the most powerful and most simple to use tools I've learned from my study of yoga. Spend a little time each day repeating a mantra and your life will transform. There's no doubt about it.Read More
We're ridiculously excited to announce that we'll be welcoming @girishmusic to @foreveryoganh on September 30th @ 8pm for #kirtan! It's sure to be a magical evening and I may even get to join the band again on #harmonium!
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Another fantastic #mantra workshop and #lakshmipuja with Bill Barry (mantravijaya.com) on Saturday! This time our focus was on combining mantra and #pranayama for increased #dharana and wow was it powerful! Always a joy to have Bill and his lovely wife Denise at the studio. 🙏🕉💙 #foreveryoganh via
Sorry for being a bit behind on getting this posted this time around! But here is the recording of our mantra for the month of March 2016. This mantra is said to invoke the quality of compassion as it is the mantra for the Tibetan Buddhist goddess known as Tara. She is a beautiful goddess who shows up in a variety of colors (perhaps you've heard of Green Tara?) which represent different aspects of her compassionate nature.
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Enjoy the mantra!
This month in Jessica's classes we have been working with this mantra: "Om Shri Rama, Jaya Rama, Jaya Jaya Rama"
According to Namadeva Acharya, this mantra is said to be a liberation mantra. Enough repetitions of this mantra will free us from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Enjoy 27 repetitions with Jessica through this Soundcloud recording.
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Meditation seems to be a big buzz word in all sorts of media lately! Going into 2016, it seems like meditation is becoming more interesting to more people, and the information out there about meditation is becoming more confusing! It really can be overwhelming to start a meditation practice when you have no idea what is "right" or "wrong" and where the heck to begin. I was recently interviewed by the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript about these very questions and more on meditation.
There's so much more I could have said on this subject, but this article will give you the basics.
Are you looking for guidance in starting or refreshing your meditation practice, even after reading this article? I'd be happy to help! Schedule a Private Session with me or come to one of my classes at the studio. I always include at least a few minutes of meditation in each class. Not local enough for that? Email me and let's see if we can work together via Skype or phone call. I'd love to help you experience all of the benefits of a steady meditation practice!
I was involved in a (luckily minor) hit and run accident on 11.6.15. I was on a busy highway at dusk in an area where the road signs can be confusing. I was traveling in the right most lane and a car in the middle lane sideswiped me. It was one of those things where you can see what's coming but have no time to react. After the hit as I slowed down I suddenly realized that they weren't going to stop! I still don't know what came over me, but with my car still obviously drivable, I followed after them long enough to get their license plate number. Shocked and shaken, I pulled over to write it down before I forgot it and called 911. The damage to my car is minimal (at least it looks minimal to me but we'll see what the repair estimate says) and no one was hurt, which is the most important thing. However, as you might imagine, I'll be dealing with the psychological effects of this event for some time into the future. Luckily, I have the tools of yoga to help me with this!
After the dust settled, I was reminded that I had been given a sequence of mantras to chant before embarking on travel for protection and to avoid accidents. Needless to say, when this entered my mind I ran to look them up so I could start implementing them more regularly. And of course, it made me think of YOU dear ones.
I'm sharing these with you here in audio form. There are two versions, one slow so you can learn, one faster so you can get it done as you're in a rush to leave the house! You might practice with the slower version to get the hang of it to eventually chant on your own. You might just download the faster one to a mobile device so you can play it before you begin your journey.
I hope these bring you peace and safety as you make your way on your travels.
Here's another finished #mala!This one is #malachite hearts with #rosequartz rounds. This combination is great for releasing negative experiences and opening the #heartchakra. Stop by during our spa and #yoga event tonight and you can get it for 10% off! #foreveryoganh via
We had a great time with our Personal Protection #Mantras workshop and #Hanuman #Puja on Saturday! Thank you Bill for sharing the teachings with us and allowing me to assist with the Puja for the first time. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for all of these experiences. Jai Hanuman! via
A recently finished #mala available in the studio now. This one incorporates 3 color variations of #tigereye, a stone known for bringing feelings of sharpness, #grounding & #clarity. My handmade #malas are available at the studio and at times online through the etsy shop. I'll be doing some bead shopping soon so if you're looking for something special for yourself or as a gift for the upcoming holidays let me know! I'm happy to ship within the US too! Just leave a comment and I'll be in touch.
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