The “Rose” in Yoga, Drumming and Roses

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It has been awhile and I have intended on continuing with sharing on this blog, my Yoga scripts to help teachers or give them theme ideas for classes.

I wish to continue writing about healing ceremonies, share and explain how to use yoga props, drum healing scripts and the use of Aromatherapy or healing herbs.

Now finally the “Rose” section of Yoga, drumming and roses has been typed!

Can you here the drum roll?

Yay!

Roses are in honor of the 300 or so roses and garden that we had at one point in my yard, cared for mainly by my eldest son.  (Yes, my 2 other sons helped, but he spent almost ALL his time in that garden!) And it was worth it!

So today on a much smaller scale I decided to continue with a new garden at a new location.

I am including some directions of what I did. today.

Of course I am planting vegetables, but I consider the highlight  of the garden the herbs, because I love to use them for teas and  Essence Water.

Now I already had lots of mint in my garden pots, along with rosemary and lavender and a few more herbs.

Ice Tea is nice to make with your herbs by placing the various herbs like mint (if the leaves are dried you need to place them in a tea bag or cheesecloth) in a large glass ice tea jar and fill with about a dozen mint leaves along with about 3 Green Tea bags. The extra tea bags gives it a little boost. Fill the jar or container with warm filtered water and place in the Sun Light. You can also place it under  Full Moon light for more powerful energy.(More about that next time!)

Now Essence water can be made similar to this except place the mint leaves in a bowl of filtered water in the Sun light. The water will absorb the energy of the plant leaves.After several hours of absorption, strain and mix with a  little regular or cider vinegar. Add to a spray bottle with the fresh herb.

Essence water can be sprayed or a dot played under tongue for healing. I prefer to just spray it on for refreshment and rejuvenation. Mint helps with exhaustion, Headaches and digestion along with much more. Rosemary brings clarity to your mind, helps you meditate and relax. They say it creates good luck if you have it in your garden-so always plant it first!

And now, the instructions for the “Mixing Tub Gardens.”

Here are a few very easy directions. I was guided in this process by my son via the phone.Have to admit, I over did the seeds.

Instructions:

  •  I used Cement Mixing Tubs. They can be found at any home improvement store.
  • I drilled holes in the bottom at each of the corners and center for drainage.

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It really is easy!

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  • I used Miracle grow for the soil.
  • Slice the bag  of Soil over one tub at a time.
  • I covered my hands with gloves and broke up the soil.
  • Then I placed the seeds over the areas I was going to plant the seeds in . I did not plant all my seeds at once because in a few weeks I will do the next batch.
  • The bean seeds had to be soaked for awhile.20160409_122006_resized.jpg
  • The peas above that are growing, were planted during Spring Equinox. When they grow along with the beans I will use sticks to allow them to climb up and also up the wall.

During Spring Equinox I led a ceremony in Yoga class for new beginnings, cultivation and growth.I took glittered plastic Easter eggs and peas,beans & flower seeds. Gave everyone an egg and seeds. We held the seeds sending our thoughts, intents and ideas into them. Then poured them into our eggs. Using my Buffalo drum, I Drum Smudged everyone as they shook their eggs around themselves. Cleansing and positive energy filled the seeds.Everyone was to plant the seeds to visually show their dreams cultivating and growing. These peas are the result of that ceremony.

Continuing with the seeds, it looks like I have way too many seeds in my tubs my son told me.20160409_120017_resized.jpg

But I watered them all anyway and saved all the extra seed packages for next time.

I am hoping to have zucchini, beans, Lemon balm, carrots, chamomile, swiss chard and so much more.

Well,  I will keep everyone posted on the veggies and herb garden and I think I will explain a little more next time about the Moon and Sun teas.

Until then, great peace to everyone.

 

BLUE CHAKRA

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TEACHING SCRIPTS

IF YOU ARE A YOGA TEACHER OR A STUDENT, I PRESENT THE CONTINUING BLOG OF “TEACHING SCRIPTS.”

THIS SCRIPT IS A GUIDE FOR THE THROAT CHAKRA. I SHARE EACH STEP OF THE PROGRAM, THAT CAN BE TAUGHT TO A CLASS OR PRACTICED.

ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HEALING CLOTHS OR ANYTHING, MESSAGE ME.I HAVE NOT INCLUDED THE OUTLINE ON THE CLOTHS HERE ALONG WITH A FEW OTHER ITEMS FOR THE CLASS.

RESTORATIVE YOGA/REIKI & DRUM SMUDGE

FOCUS ON THROAT CHAKRA/ VISHUDDHA

COLOR BLUE/SCENT PURITY

BLUE HEALING CLOTHS

WELCOME/BOLSTERS/PILLOWS/BLANKETS.

LET’S STAND FOR A MOMENT AND CREATE GREAT BALANCE WITH OUR MIND, BODY & SPIRIT.PLACE THE 4 CORNERS OF YOUR FEET ONTO THE MAT, ONTO THE EARTH.

GENTLY COME DOWN UPON THE MAT. CONSIDER YOUR BREATH AND HOW YOU ARRIVE UPON THE MAT.

BRINGING OUR LEGS OUT IN DANDASANA, HANDS AT SIDES OF HIPS, LET’S BALANCE.NOW SIT IN YOUR EASY SEAT OF CHOICE.

TONIGHT WE FOCUS ON OUR THROAT CHAKRA , VISHUDDA.THE WORD VISH AND UDDHA WHICH MEANS POISON AND PURE. THE BITTER AND THE SWEET. WE NEED TO DEVELOP THE THROAT CHAKRA TO EXPRESS OUR EMOTIONS, COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS. IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE THROAT WE NEED TO BALANCE THE CHAKRAS THAT LEAD UP TO THE THROAT. THE THROAT IS CONNECTED TO THE EARS.THIS MEANS THAT THERE IS SOMETHING TO LISTEN TO DEEPLY WITHIN YOURSELF OR TO OTHERS AND UNDERSTAND OR EXPRESS IT. KEEP YOUR CHIN UP TO COMMUNICATE AND SHOULDERS BACK.

THE COLOR IS BLUE. LIKE SPACE, SKY.

THE SCENT  IS LEMON, LIME & CILANTRO,TO COMFORT AND CLEANSE OUR THROAT ENERGY.

TONIGHT WE WILL EXPERIENCE RESTORATIVE POSES, LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR REIKI/HAND HEALING ATTUNEMENT CEREMONY & SYMBOLS, EXPERIENCE PRANAYAMA BREATHING WITH THE PRACTICE OF ‘SO HAM’ MEDITATION/BREATHWORK & A DRUM SMUDGE. WE WILL ALSO MEDITATE UPON THE BEAUTIFUL WORDS OF THE RADIANT SUTRAS. WE WILL USE OUR “BLUE HEALING CLOTHS.”

WE WILL ALSO HAVE AN OCEAN MEDITATION WITH OCEAN DRUMS & EXPERIENCE OUR WEEKLY “WHAT’S YOUR HEALING COLOR.”

CENTERING BREATH: TAKE A LONG, SLOW GENTLE INHALE THROUGH THE NOSE…………..

LET’S BEGIN.RAISE ARMS UP, INHALE, EXHALE. LET’S PLACE OUR HANDS UPON OUR THROAT & BREATHE IN. PLACE THE HANDS IN FRONT OF THE THROAT& CHEST, INHALE AND EXHALE AND SAY OMMM…FEEL THE VIBRATION OF THE BREATH AND CONSIDER YOUR VOICE. 3X. LET’S SMUDGE OURSELVES WITH OUR BREATH. BECOME AWARE OF YOUR BREATH.

BODY BLESSING.

NECK ROLLS SIDE TO SIDE.

SHOULDERS ROLL FRONT TO BACK, RAISE ARMS UP AND DOWN & WEAVE FINGERS TOGETHER.BRING IN FRONT TO AWAKEN MERIDIANS.

REACH ARMS UP INTO A SEATED WARRIOR 1. YOU ARE A STRONG WARRIOR FOR YOURSELF!

LIGHT WAIST ROTATIONS.

CAT/COW

REACH FOOT OUT, ROTATE ANKLES AND POINT & FLEX TOES.

COME INTO TABLETOP WITH PILLOW UNDER KNEES.

REACH ONE LEG BACK AND WALK TOES OUT. BRING KNEE TO SHOULDER. REPEAT OTHER SIDE.FLOOR SUN SALUTATION:

TABLETOP

REACH UP TO HONOR LIGHT WITHIN-FOREHEAD TO THROAT AND HANDS IN FRONT OF MOUTH-EXHALE TO EXPRESS YOUR VOICE/BREATH.

CHILDS POSE.

RIGHT KNEE, LOW LUNGE.

CHILDS POSE.

LEFT KNEE, LOW LUNGE.

CHILDS POSE.

RAISE UP IN GENTLE DOWN DOG.

CHILDS POSE. FLAT ON MAT.

COBRA. YOU MAY PLACE A PILLOW BENEATH YOUR STOMACH. LIFT UP HANDS ON THE EARTH WITH ELBOWS BENT,BREATHE IN, EXHALE AUDIBLY. 3X AND RELEASE. LET’S IMAGINE LIGHT COMING UP THE SPINE TO THE NECK TO THROAT AND EXHALE. RELEASE. LET’SLIE FLAT ON MAT. RADIANCE SUTRA #21.

BOW– GRASP THE ANKLES /LEGS AND PULL UP INTO A BOW, ONLY AS FAR AS YOU CAN GO.BREATH UP, BREATH UP, EXHALE DOWN. 2X.

REST AGAIN ON MAT. MEDITATE UPON RADIANCE SUTRAS #35.

COME INTO EASY SEAT.SAGE POSE/SEATED TWIST/BHARADVAJRASANA- STACK LEGS UPON EACH OTHER.LEGS FACE LEFT, LEFT ARM REACHES TO RIGHT KNEE OR ANKLE. DRISHTI OVER LEFT SHOULDER. WRAP ARM BEHIND. RADIANCE SUTRA #4. REPEAT ON OTHER SIDE. #4.

UTTANA PADASANA-FLYING FISH- LET’S LIE BACK ON MAT. LIFT HEAD BACK , PLACE PILLOW OR BOLSTER UNDER BACK & LIFT HEAD BACK. REACH LEGS UP AND ARMS UP, THROAT REACHING UP. HOLD & INHALE & AUDIBLE EXHALE. REST DOWN. RADIANCE SUTRA #112.

RECLINED TWIST-GRASP YOUR KNEES AND GIVE YOURSELF A HUG.ROLL LEGSTO LEFT. OPEN ARMS OUT AND LOOK TO RIGHT. HUG AGAIN AND REVERSE ON OTHER SIDE.REST.

EASY SEAT. LET’S DO OUR CANDLE MEDITATION.

WHAT’S YOUR HEALING COLOR?

1ST RESTORATIVE POSE –LEGS UP THE WALL/VIPARITA KARNI. RADIANT SUTRAS #14. WHAT’S YOUR HEALING COLOR MEDITATION.

ROLL LEGS HUG LEGS. TAKE YOUR TIME.

SEATED POSE AND SO HAM. BREATHING IN, EXHALE OUT.

REIKI SACRAL CHAKRA HEALING BLUE CLOTH EXPERIENCE. FIRST BEGIN REIKI HAND MASSAGE. PLACE A DROP OF OIL IN ONE PALM OF EACH PARTICIPANT. RUB HANDS TOGETHER MIXING OILS. BREATHE. RUB EACH FINGER/HAND AND CONTINUE.SEE OTHER PAGE WITH INSTRUCTIONS.

2ND RESTORATIVE POSE- SUPPORTED BOUND ANGLE POSE WITH SANDBAG AND BLUE HEALING CLOTH. EITHER FOLDED OVER EYES OR CROWN.USE BOLSTER. BLANKET AND PILLOW. ARMS BACK. RELAX TO THE OCEAN WAVES.RADIANT SUTRA #112, 2 VERSE.READ TWICE.

OCEAN MEDITATION.

SINGING BOWL, GENTLY & SLOWLY ROLL TO SIDE AND COME INTO SEATED POSE.

REIKI HAND HEALING. REIKI SELF-HEALING.GUIDE THROUGH.BRING HANDS TOGETHER, INHALE/EXHALE AND BECOME AWARE OF YOUR BREATHE.

3RD RESTORATIVE POSE-SUPPORTED POSE ON RADIANT SUTRA # 52.REIK/HAND HEAL BACKS.

SLOWLY COME INTO SAVASANA OR SEATED FOR SMUDGE.

DRUM SMUDGE CLEARING WITH RATTLES AND TAMBOURINES.

SLOWLY ROLL TO FETAL POSITION AT SIDE. COME INTO THIS PLACE OF COMFORT EASY SEAT. HANDS TO HEART. CLOSING BLESSING.

BLESSINGS FOR EVERYONE.M,

MARCY REIKI

Sat Nam

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yogadrummingandroses is now sharing Life Scripts.Scripts from the journal of life.

During this great adventure of Yoga, Lavender fields, meditation, sewing, art, walking through Labyrinths and great healing.

SAT NAM

I had a wonderful evening in Kundalini class, I feel refreshed, centered and restored. Tonight we

Focused on a mantra, “Sat Nam” which can be referred to as Truth, Identity or Name.

It was very special and awakened my chakras, those flowing, brightly colored energy vortexes

that swirled through me, from my crown, to my root, to the soles of my feet.  I was drenched in

the flow of energy in which my Kundalini was widely awakened. My spine energy. My true

energy. My name.

Arriving at home, I thought about how I could continue this practice, with the same results.

How could I take this energy filled ritual and achieve something even close to what my teacher led me through?

I thought about focus. How I could focus myself without the instruction of a teacher, during the times away from class? How could I meditate on my own upon my mat or cushion?

I looked around my room, then I peered down at my mudra shaped hands. My wrist. What was that roped around my wrist?

My “Mala Beads.” My Mala beads, that speak to me and tell me that everything is OK.

They say “just sweep your fingers upon this bead and everything will be just fine.”

I slid the Mala beads off my wrist and embraced them in my palms thinking about it.

I reflected on my mantra. What was I saying? I recited “Sat Nam” or the name of Truth, the

name of God.

The vibration of God. Of creation. Sound.

That was the energy vibration pouring through me like the humming of a bee.

I thought about it. What if I say my mantra very slow? What if I say it with my breath, just

so I can remember it better? Just so I can experience this feeling again and again.

I took my seat upon a floral, tightly stuffed pillow, Mala on my lap.

I looked around at my room and at my altar area in particular. It was filled with some of my

favorite meditation items such as a small statue, sage sticks, crystals, a singing bowl and a few

bottles of pure essential oil.

I reached over and picked up the bottles. “Truth Oil” and “Balance Oil.” I put a dot on the center

palm of each hand and rubbed them together. Raising my hands to my nostrils, I breathed in

the essence of Jasmine, truth and great balance. That is just what I needed in my life right now.

Picking up my Mala, my garland of beads, my comfort, I placed them between my palms and

rolled the oil into them. I spun great warmth and heat into them and they became a part of me.

A beautiful tactile experience. A heart filled experience.

My Mala beads were now thoroughly drenched in the warmth and oil, speaking loudly to me. I draped them over my first finger on my right hand. I placed my thumb upon the largest

bead or Guru bead and said a little prayer about truth and balance. I touched the first bead with

my thumb and deeply inhaled.

A sound poured from my throat “Saaaaaaaaaaaaaat” vibrating from root up the spine. Pushing

the bead away the sound wave continued with the “t” sound. Moving to the next bead I called

out a very precise “Nam.”

The vibration continued from my throat and I pressed it up to my crown and allowed it to flow

into my aura.

I continued with the echo of “Sat Nam” pushing each bead.

Moving around the strand, I decided to go slower and smoother.

Fingertip on bead, eyes closed, I drew in my breath. My spirit. And letting my breath out, I

became aware of the air between my tongue and the roof of my mouth “Saaaaaaaaaaaaaa.”

Then the cap of the “T” the tongue touching the sound at the gable or eave of my mouth.

A powerful “Nam” coming from my crown, my spiritual center of violet love.

I took this around the entire strand of beads, reciting high, and low and in a whisper.

When I completed my course, I wrapped my palms around my Mala- my friend- my best friend.

Thank you Mala beads for always being there for me.

Thank you Kundalini class for always being there for me.

Thank you to my Breath for always being there for me.

Sat Nam.

Sandbags!!!!!Sandbags!

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So what’s new for Yogadrummingandroses? Sandbags! I call them “ELDER HATHA YOGI SANDBAGS.”

SANDBAGS FOR RESTORATIVE YOGA

  1. THE WEIGHT OF THE SANDBAG 5-10 LBS. MAKES THE YOGI STUDENT FEEL COMFORTED AND SECURE.
  2. THE SANDBAG IS USED FOR COMFORT AND GROUNDING.
  3. CREATES PEACE AND SECURITY.
  4. YOU CAN PLACE ON LOWER BACK FOR COMFORT AND SUPPORT.
  5. PLACE ACROSS SOLAR PLEXUS,
  6. PLACE ON ABDOMEN TO HELP BREATHWORK.
  7. ABDOMEN FOR EASE IN MONTHLY PAIN AND FOR COMFORT.
  8. PLACE ON SOLES OF FEET IN ‘LEGS UP THE WALL’ POSE FOR SUPPORT AND ADDED STRENGTH.

In my yoga classes my students use the 5 lb. sandbags that I make. Each student gets 2 sandbags and are guided through with the various positions and placements for their use.

My sandbags have special bags for protection too.

Message me for more information and guidance.

marcymcyoga3@gmail.com