With 2017 well underway it won’t be long before we’ll begin to see new blossom on the trees, peeping daffodils and warming temperatures. Spring will soon be here and with the change in season it’s the perfect time to nurture our own new growth.
These seasonal changes dictated by the Sun’s inherent power give us an opportunity for new beginnings and yet are so often overlooked. On this retreat we will honour the Sun by chanting the Gayatri Mantra. This mantra is one of the oldest and most recognised of all mantras. The Vedas say that “to chant the Gayatri Mantra purifies the chanter, to listen to the Gayatri Mantra purifies the listener”. We will also learn various Sun Salutations further drawing in to our minds, hearts and bodies the Sun’s spiritual energy.
And whilst we bask in the Spanish sunlight working our way closer and closer to enlightenment we will also learn the Ganesh Mantra. Ganesha is one of the most cherished Hindu Gods, the God of New Beginnings. By learning the mantra we will invoke his guidance along the right path, consciously navigating the obstacles that he places in our way to challenge us and thanking him for those obstacles he chooses to remove.
By the end of the retreat your body will feel supple and relaxed, your mind will feel quiet and content and with your inner and outer solar energies connected you will feel wholly inspired to embrace spring and all its wonders.
I look forward to seeing you at Rustic Retreats and in the meantime wishing you many moments of warmth and light.
David Frawley writes some beautiful articles. See the link below for one about Ancient Solar Yoga:
Here’s a couple of YouTube clips of the Gayatri Mantra and the Ganesh Mantra: