I love this meditation. It is so simple and easy, and unlike a traditional meditation where you just focus on your breath, this one gives you something to do. And for me, if their is movement and rhythm involved, I am much more likely to do it at all, and much more likely to stay focused.
To begin, disregard the mountain of laundry behind me in the photo. In true Mama Yoga fashion, this is how I roll.
Lay on your stomach, with your chin on the floor. Keep your head straight, to keep your spine straight and in proper alignment. Lay your arms down by your side, with your palms facing up.
Then you mentally chant the words, Saa, Taa, Naa, Maa. As you chant each sound, close a finger and thumb together.
So, on Saa, you close your first finger and thumb. On, Taa, you close your ring finger and thumb and so forth.
The reason you are on your stomach for this meditation is because it stimulates and balances your “Moon Centers”. Each woman has 11 Moon Centers and they are located in different parts of the body.
Your psyche resides in each Moon Center for approximately 2.5 days, and each Moon Center is associated with a different emotion or quality, so roughly when you have cycled through all the centers you have completed one menstrual cycle. Moon Centers are a fascinating topic, I promise to write more in depth about them soon.
Isn’t Penelope adorable? You guys probably get so bored with me oohing and ahhing over my daughter, but I just can’t help it, so bear with me!
This meditation is supposed to help you break old habits, assist you going through transitions and change and any accompanying emotional turmoil. I don’t know about you, but that is my life all day, every day, it seems.
I have been doing this meditation before bed, every night, for the past two months. It has been a nice way from me to transition from laptop/work mode to shifting into relaxation/sleep mode.