Meditationtime Forum Post
Date: Posted 5 years before Jan 10, 2018
Alfredo 5 years ago
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Woke up at 5:00 AM (Brahma-Muhurta). Practice was standard and lasted 85 minutes.
Svadhyaya: Continued with Chapter 3 of “Bhagavad Gita Explained” – “Cultural Activity and Renunciation”.
Dedication: Mantra session dedicated to Mahadeva, doing Tratak (eye concentration) on effigy of Lord Shiva for 10 minutes.
Breath Infusion: 45 minutes breath-of-fire prânâyâma while doing several asanas. Breath infusion emphasis was on the lower trunk and thighs. Kundalini was solicited up sushumna twice. Care was taken to hold the breath after every cycle and push down energy into lower trunk.
Meditation: 30 minutes with concentration on naad on back of head. Thoughts were less preeminent than yesterday, but Naad was subdued compared to the PM practice time, still high enough to be made the main center of the meditation. Tracing Associations: Investigation into this phenomenon should be ongoing. Why? Unless one is very careful with his/her associations, or lives in a cave or a hermitage, this becomes an ongoing problem, in that it is quite difficult for a student yogi developing his meditation to advance measurably unless these interactions are resolved.
Sadhana Planning and Tapasya:
1. Doing as much prânâyâma as possible. Concentration on holding breath and energy distribution.
2. Continue raising Kundalini up Sushumna Nadi with the objective of permanently boring sushumna open.
3. Perfecting Naad meditation.
4. Diet planning: Sattvic food, timing, amount, and concentration while eating very important.
Dream recall: One dream recalled.
PM Practice consisted of 30/30 minutes each breath-of-fire and meditation on Naad.
This was before attending the usual Satsang session with lecture and 1/2 hour meditation at the South Florida Hindu temple.