$0.00 Full Moon 7/25
Free and open to all. Live streaming on Zoom. We start by tuning in together,
and then do a 31-minute group meditation, to leave us all feeling
connected and uplifted.Meditating under the power of the full moon amplifies the power of
our meditation, allowing us to connect more deeply with the voice of our
soul and tap into our inner peace. Join us for this monthly
donation-based Kundalini meditation, to uplift your spirits and guide
you through the coming cycle.
Open to all, no meditation experience is required. Donations are accepted.
This Full Moon is called a Buck Moon because the bucks get their new antlers around this time of year. The July Full Moon is In Aquarius, in the month of Cancer stirring much emotion. I encourage you to take a look at your own astrological new and full moon details so you may take full advantage in setting your intentions for this month and the next 6 months. Please do gather your candles, crystals, incense, sage, palo santo or copal and summon The Divine, your own divine spirit, your ancestor and ancestor guides to support your efforts! If this isn't your thing simply bringing yourself is totally OK!
From Spirit Voyage, Meditation for Perspective and Emotional Balance:
With the speed, complexity, and expectations of today’s world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the drop of a hat. When your emotions are running high, especially if unidentified or ignored, shifting your mood and finding your center can seem impossible.
We’re often blindsided by stressful situations and don’t always have time to stop, breath, process, and move forward. So we end up burying thoughts and feelings in our subconscious that later come back to haunt us, usually playing a background script on repeat that wreaks havoc on our peace of mind, body, and spirit. This can lead to chronic stress, fatigue, and physical imbalances.
One simple and beautiful way to clear out emotional residue, balance the mind, and find a fresh and clear perspective is to practice alternate nostril breathing. A basic technique in both Kundalini and Hatha, it is particularly effective if done before bed to “let go of the worries of the day.”
Inhaling through the left nostril stimulates your brain to reset your framework of thinking and feeling, allowing for a new grounded and peaceful perspective. Exhaling through the right nostril relaxes your brain’s constant computations and cautions, which breaks automatic patterns that keep you stuck in a funk.
So, give it a try! Shift your mental patterns and find yourself creating emotional balance and calmness, even after periods of intense stress or shock.
Perspective and Emotional Balance: Alternate Nostril Breathing
Sit in an Easy Pose, with a light jalandhar bandh.
Eyes: Eyes are closed, pressed gently up, focusing at the Brow Point.
Use the right thumb and right Mercury finger (pinkie) to close off alternate nostrils.
Mudra: Close off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale deeply through the left nostril. When the breath is full, close off the left nostril with the Mercury finger (the little finger), and exhale smoothly through the right nostril. The breath is complete, continuous, and smooth. An alternative method of closing off the nostrils is using the thumb and index finger.
Mantra: Although this can be done without mantra, you can mentally use the Bij Mantra, Sat Naam, to help the concentration. Inhale Sat, exhale Naam.
Time: Continue with long, deep regular breaths for 3-31 minutes.
To End: Inhale, exhale completely. Hold the breath out and apply mulbandh. Relax completely.
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Director Of Kundalini Programing
Nandi Gabremedhin is a two time graduate of Lighthouse Yoga Center’s Teacher Training Programs, first earning a 220-hour KRI Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor certificate in 2018 with Sada Sat Kaur & Julie Eisenberg, and then a 200-hour Hatha Yoga Instructor certificate in 2021 with Tara Lemerise, Abby Dobbs, and others.
Nandi’s first yoga class was more than 12 years ago and she felt an instant shift. Nandi practiced Rocket Yoga with Ahmed Jabali for two years. With continuous practice she found it brought awareness and self confidence, and a better connection with others thru a more divine energetic space. Making a decision to become a teacher Nandi has continued advanced trainings in Kundalini Level 2 courses, White Tantric Meditations and Queen Afua’s Sacred Woman holistic health and spiritual divine healing program.
Nandi enjoys creating energetic fun classes and workshops that incorporate a holistic focus of mind, body and spirit. Nandi’s offerings feel good and are suitable for most if not all students. You may also experience a Hatha/Kundalini hybrid which may include a little flow, kriya and meditation. Nandi’s classes facilitate experiences for individuals to find their own power, overcome personal challenges, gain introspection by uncovering the divine energy within!