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Category: meditation

Mandala Making

If you’ve got some spare time for a rabbit hole MandalaGaba is a drawing board that specializes in mandalas and other artistic mathematical magic. Click and drag and watch what happens. [Create your own at MandalaGaba or follow some of their user-created highlights on Instagram]

OM Meditation

“Om meditation not only affects the various parts of the brain, such as pre-frontal cortex, vagus nerve, amygdala and others but also affects the heart rate and respiratory rate.” This study published in Psychological Thought shows promising evidence that Om mantra meditation may be helpful in healing anxiety and depression. [Read on PSYCT]

A moment of conscious breathing, Equinox style—

March 21, 2019 ❖ Full moon | Vernal Equinox

Begin with an inhalation (for a comfortable amount of time).
Exhale for the same amount of time.
Imagine inhaling the daylight, and exhaling the night.
Repeat for a few minutes—focusing upon the feeling of balance, homeostasis, equilibrium and equality. Feel the subtle line between effort and surrender, between inhaling and exhaling, between ourselves and the solar system.

B R E A T H T A K I N G

Strange that breathing can be at once so everyday, so forgettable – yet at the same time, the material plane on which all of life and death manifests. Read this worthwhile article, which surveys a good slice of the latest science on “conscious breathing” on Aeon… (And yes, DO HOLD YOUR BREATH with us at LAYC’s next series of Breath Meditations!)