Imaged and published on 27 July 2021
Location: Los Angeles, California
Here is a meditation and visualization with a 4 and 8 count breath (inhale to the count of four while silently speaking ‘Sa Ta Na Ma’; then exhale to the count of four plus four while silently speaking ‘Sa Ta Na Ma’ twice. From my own practice of the meditation and visualization, I find it works fine if practiced for 3 minutes, and works even better if practiced for 11 minutes.
If you begin to feel light-headed or dizzy, stop practicing right away, or else begin counting faster, so that your lungs will get the right amount of oxygen …
Caveat: Before practicing this or any yoga practice or meditation, consult your medical doctor to make sure it is a good choice for you, considering what your health may be.Image: “Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation and Visualization to Activate Third-Eye Point and Crown Chakra,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett, 27 July 2021, CC BY-SA 4.0 …
DESCRIPTION: Sketch of the profile of a woman’s face. A triangle is drawn from the forehead at the level of the eyes, from there horizontally to a point in the middle of the brain, from there vertically to the top of the head, and then back to the forehead at the level of the eyes. The part of the triangle from eye level to mid-brain is labeled: Inhale (count of 4), Sa-Ta-Na-Ma. The part of the triangle from mid-brain to the top of the head is labeled: Exhale (count of 4), Sa-Ta-Na-Ma. The part of the triangle from the top of the head to eye level is labeled: Continue to exhale (count of 4), Sa-Ta-Na-Ma. KEY: Sa Ta Na Ma. Birth Life Death Rebirth [translation].
LEGEND: Sa Ta Na Ma Meditation and Visualization to Activate Third-Eye Point and Crown Chakra (Pituitary and Pineal Glands) …
CREDITS: I credit Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) for the ‘Sa Ta Na Ma’ chant of Yogi Bhajan (Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Yogiji). As I understand it 3HO and Yogi Bhajan freely and generously gifted the chant to the world. I recall seeing a similar triangle described in a 3HO yoga manual from the 1980s; but I am not sure which manual that was. As far as I know, the pranayam (the 4-8 breath) and visualization of the energy flow were channeled through me in recent days. Please let me know if I am mistaken about this. –Alice Clagett
Alice B. Clagett
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