Recently I posted about our moon centres. The moon has an almighty hip-shaking influence on our moods and feelings, and for women particularly, its effects are strong and can make all the difference to how we’re feeling on any given day.
The lunar energy activates certain aspects of our being for 2.5 days at a time, in a total cycle of 28 days. Us women have a specific cycle/pattern of lunar influence that remains the same throughout our life – and it’s a good pattern to get familiar with! It can help us fathom why yesterday we were feeling on top of the world but today, well, we just need a duvet day – the moon’s influence has moved to our vulnerable navel, don’tcha know.
Here’s a gorgeous meditation that evens out the quixotic effects of the moon on our psyche and moon centres. It’s specifically and only for women, and is so dreamily relaxing I could do it all day. It’s recommended to practice it every day to balance the lunar effects, but it’s a great one to have in your toolkit for those days when you’re feeling shy (thigh day) or needy (navel day) or just generally off kilter. This will definitely put you back on track. (ps if you’re looking for a balancing, strengthening, radiance-boosting kriya to go with it, little beats The Women’s Set which I practiced for 40 days here.)
The Meditation For Balancing The Moon Centres is basically a silent kirtan kriya, with the kirtan kriya mudras and L shaped visualisation through the crown/ third eye, lying on your belly with your chin on the ground, for 3-31 minutes. The specific instructions are below (from 3Ho website):
Meditation for Balancing the Moon Centres (Only for Women)
This meditation balances the woman’s moon centres, her menstrual cycle, and her zodiac moon cycle. It also balances the glandular system. It is one of the most creative and highest meditations for a woman. If practiced for 40 days or more, she can break any habit.
POSTURE: Lying on the stomach, place the chin on the ground, and keep the head straight. The arms should be along side the body, with the palms of the hands facing upwards.
MANTRA: The Panj Shabad, SAA-TAA-NAA-MAA, is the mantra used for this meditation.
SAA: infinity, cosmos, beginning
TAA: life, existence
NAA: death, totality
MAA: rebirth, resurrection
EYES: The eyes are focused at the brow point. Meditate on the sound current coming in through the crown of the head and flowing out through the third eye point, creating an “L.”
MUDRA: As you mentally repeat the vibration of SAA firmly press the tip of the index finger to the tip of the thumb; on TAA press the tip of the middle finger to the thumb; on NAA press the tip of the ring finger to the thumb; and on MAA press the tip of the little finger to the thumb. The breath will regulate itself. Continue in this manner from 3-31 minutes.
“The base of society ever was, is, and ever shall be woman. Therefore, each woman has to turn her own values towards gracefulness. She has to live it, and then she has to share those values with the coming generations. That is the only way we can change life from one generation to the next.” – Yogi Bhajan
Sat nam x