Light of the Sun — The Gayatri
Lately I’ve been sort of obsessed with the Gayatri Mantra. According to Hindu mythology the Gayatri came into being at the very beginning of the Universe — it’s a prayer to the sun and invokes spiritual light. For thousands of years it was a closely guarded secret, so powerful it was withheld from women & those outside the Hindu Brahmin community. Repetitions of the Gayatri mantra purify us, open our heart, and the vibrations activate all the main chakras. All of this has a cumulative effect on our bodies and minds — when our energy centers, including our main chakras, are activated by the Gayatri it has a positive and healing effect on our prana — the life force energy. Good stuff!
In this week’s set I’ll also tell you about the Shasta Yoga Fest, a sweet weekend in the shadow of the powerful Mt. Shasta in California.