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Prostration Sadhana

Anandamayi Ma's Feet
October 29 2022

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022

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Matrika House

4160 SE Division St.

Portland, OR

97202

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“To do praṇāma means to put one’s head where it should be—at the feet of God. To do praṇāma means to open oneself to the Divine Power that is always streaming down on everyone.” ~Anandamayi Ma

What are prostrations?

Prostrations (a.k.a. praṇāma) are a practice of ritually moving from a standing to a kneeling or fully prone position and reconnecting with grace. At Jaya Kula, we do prostrations while chanting the Mahamrtyunjaya mantra – a Vedic prayer for liberation and healing. Prostrations are done as a spiritual practice in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other traditions.

Prostrations Sadhana

Prostrations are a saumya alternative to Surya Namaskar. Saumya means sweet, connecting, God-intoxicated, and moon-like. Saumya is the essence of healing in Ayurveda. Prostrations are balancing for every constitution.

When we do prostrations, we touch our heads symbolically to the feet of our spiritual teachers or guides. We offer our small self into larger self. We in turn are touched by them and returned to ourselves blessed with the direct knowledge of who we really are.

Why do prostrations?

  • To pray for help for ourselves or others
  • To balance our body, energy, and mind and improve our sadhana
  • To avoid sickness and prolong life
  • To express gratitude
  • To learn humility and erode pride
  • As a joyous form of self-expression without any other goal
  • To integrate our awareness with presence and experience continuity and equality

Who can do prostrations?

Shambhavi will teach three styles of prostrations. One of these styles will likely be suitable for you.

  • Chair prostrations
  • Kneeling prostrations
  • Full-body prostrations

How to prepare for the teaching

Bring a clean pair of socks and a yoga mat. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing or whatever you normally wear to yoga class.

HOW TO ATTEND

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About the Teacher

Shambhavi Sarasvati

Shambhavi emphasizes the more explicitly devotional teachings and practices of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen and direct knowing through encounters with the wisdom of the heart. She is also known for making complex teachings about the nature of the self and reality understandable, practical, and always relatable to everyday experience. Her teachings are grounded in her more than thirty-five years of daily personal practice and personal retreats.

Generosity is a fountain of living light at the heart of creation. Having opened your heart and recognized its identity with the heart of the divine, you want to be here giving and giving throughout your natural lifetime. This is the essence of realization.” ~Shambhavi

You can read more about Shambhavi’s background, training and publications here.

Registration

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Details

Date:
Oct 29, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Cost:
$25.00 – $60.00
Teaching Category:

Venue

Matrika House
4160 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Tickets

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Prostration Sadhana: Low-income or repeating
$25.00
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Prostration Sadhana: Regular
$40.00
Unlimited
Prostration Sadhana: Supporting
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$60.00
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