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The 7 chakras

January 29, 2018

Wow, the chakras… There is so much to say about them… As you might have guessed or heard, Indians (from India) have discovered their existence, so in sanskrit chakras mean wheel. The wheel of transmission between the universal consciousness and the body and that connects us to the universe by creating energy when both the Earth energy and the Universal energy meet in these centers. The chakras work on all layers of the being: body, mind & soul by receiving,…

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Kundalini Yoga – Rishikesh, India

December 21, 2017

All these types of Yoga, it’s just always a little confusing even overwhelming at times, isn’t it? And now, we even add the Kundalini, that renown but not always well understood powerful energy. So first things first… Let’s start with what Kundalini is. From the discussions I had on that subject, it is the exact same energy as prana, chi, ki, etc. It is the universal energy It lays in the first chakra and we talk about kundalini awakening when…

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Mantras

Mantras

October 27, 2017

Ahhhh mantras … So much beauty! These sacred chants filled my daily life with divine vibrations since my trip to Bali last year where I discovered the Gayatri Mantra, the most famous Hindu mantra and many others … Since then, I use them a lot during energy treatments on others and for myself at any time of the day. The mantras are at the heart of the Indian Vedic culture. In Sanskrit, the first syllable “man” means manas, the mind…

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Meditation and its practice retreat at Sadhana Mandir Ashram – Swami Rama’s method

August 19, 2017

I Really wanted to learn more about meditation because I have been meditating and I was not sure my way of doing so was “proper”. And of course… It was not haha! Oh so many disillusions… I used to practice different kinds of meditation: guided, visualizing, healing etc. Basically it was Disneyland!!! What I have learned with Swami Rama’s method at Sadhana Mandir Ashram is a lot different from what I used to do and is very basic and simple…

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Healing with mudras

August 7, 2017

Mudras are hand gestures that were used in meditation and that are now used in the yoga practice: yoga asanas, meditation, ceremonies, dance etc. It is considered that each finger of the hand corresponds to an element, the same way Ayurveda considers that each cell of our body is composed of the 5 elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Ether. The thumb corresponds to the fire element, the index to the air element, the middle finger is the ether element, ring finger is…

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