2014/05/21

{Video} Maha Mantra Compostion ~ Version I, May 2014

Short video version of this Kirtan.
If inspired, Feel Free to Sing-A-Long and/or use it as a song-meditation.
Loosely this mantra can be translated:
"Celebration of the Bliss and Love in this current Life. Available to tap into and revel in [the bliss/love] anytime."
~ Interpretation of translation by Yogini Param Sangat, inspired by Wah!
Composition by Yogini Param Sangat, May 2014
Version II is available, click HERE.
Enjoy your day :)))

2014/05/20

{Video} Maha Mantra Kirtan ~ Version II, May 2014

Something I really enjoy is to sing. And it's even more enjoyable when it's a melody I've made up myself. Have been playing around with composing and it's alot of fun when it's Easy. That means, when I really feel like playing and not knowing why really.. and all of a sudden I've composed a melody that I enjoy ALOT and kinda cannot stop singing :)))
It has happened twice lately and I've composed two melodies with the Maha Mantra. One of which there is a video below. I'll videotape the other one aswell to post. I LOVE them both to sing and play.
Since I'm not a "Krishna Devotee", I don't know if there are any "rules" on how to make melodies for this Maha Mantra. I do it for the joy of it, and these two times it happened to be this mantra. Which is, by the way, easy to find a melody to, as well.
I've recently encountered a lovely translation for it to. That translation is loosely: Celebration Of The Love and Bliss In This Current Life. Ready to be reveled in [that bliss/love], at all times.

{Video} Yoga Demo Part VII ~ Transition from Tripod Headstand to Flying Pigeon

There are many fun transitions in yoga and some are more advanced than others. Depending on what level you're currently at, or your daily status ... you feel attracted to those who challange you some.
Lately I've been able to do Flying Pigeon (Eka Pada Galavasana) and it's a fun pose that you can weave in, in many ways. Here's a video of transitioning from one of the yogic Headstands (this one is called Tripod where you balance on the crown of the head and your two hands). In this video I "press up" to this headstand with straight legs. It's usually harder than to press up with the legs bent and closer to the body. I love doing it this way.
From the full headstand, when feeling stable in that kind of practice (even "in the middle of the room"), one can start playing with different transitions out of it. Straight to Chaturanga or adding a pose inbetween. The most common pose added is usually Bakasana (crow pose), which can be used to transistion TO Tripod aswell. I have a video of that demo to, click HERE to see it. And see below for more video demos.
When adding Flying Pigeon as a transition, you would have to be pretty stable in that pose first before transitioning to it from headstand. Some find it easier to come into the full armbalance when coming "from the floor" instead of leaning forward, though. Since there is a fear-factor when leaning forward and trying to not "face-plant". You can always practice with a firmer pillow or a stack of blankets in front, to land your face on if it feels fearful when starting to practice. Anyways, if you are stable in both those poses, you can start playing around some more with this transition. Take your time.
I'm adding a "jump back" from the armbalance to Chaturanga. It's not necessary in the beginning. Feel free to bend the out-streatched leg to the floor, to then step back to Chaturanga, since that is alot easier.
Feel free to get inspired, and whenever you feel ready - start play around with it! Have fun!
Other yoga videos, click on the links below:
Meditation Seat Instruction ~ A Comfy Meditation Seat
108-Yum For Anger Management or Mediation Practice
Yoga Demo, Part VI ~ Tittibasana Sequence
Yoga Demo, Part V ~ Inversion Backbend
Yoga Demo, Part IV ~ Tripod to Bakasana to Jump-Back
Yoga Demo, Part III ~ Headstand with Legs in Lotus Pose
Yoga Demo, Part II ~ Mastering Drop Backs
Yoga Demo, Part I ~ Forearm Stand Press-Up