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Winter solstice is on 21st December 2021. This sacred time occurs when one of the Earth’s poles reaches its highest tilt away from the Sun. It is a beautiful time of true rebirth, complete newness, and when the days start to get longer once again.
If you are on your personal Kundalini Yoga journey, you may be wondering how you can celebrate this occasion. Fortunately, there is a simple winter solstice meditation in which you can engage. Within this guide, we will take a look at its benefits and how to do it.
Benefits of this Meditation
- Helps you become present
- Supports the Heart Chakra
- Encourages mindfulness meditation
- Calls on your highest spirit
- Helps you in new ventures
- Attracts prosperity and joy
- Brings you new opportunities
How to do this Meditation
Ready to get started with the winter solstice meditation? When you want to unlock the power of this practice, simply follow these easy steps to get started.
Find somewhere comfortable before you begin your meditation. Start by sitting in Easy Pose, or any position that feels comfortable to you.
Your hands should be in the Gyan Mudra while you practice the winter solstice meditation.
Throughout the meditation, ensure that your eyes are open 1/10th of the way. Should you find it more comfortable, you may want to close your eyes completely.
To start the winter solstice meditation, you should chant the Isht Sodhana Mantra. This chant is perfect for the Earth’s energy and will help you bring in the new season.
The mantra goes like this “Dhartee Hai, Akasha Hai, Guru Ram Das Hai” and you need to repeat the words often as you meditate.
This mantra connects the Earth to the vastness around it. You will find that you project positive energy out into the universe when you engage in this sacred chant.
There is a visualization that goes alongside the mantra. When you are chanting ‘Dhartee Hai’ you should visualize a gray matter coming from your navel and expanding on both sides. This tone will reach down from you to touch the Earth.
When you next chant ‘Akasha Hai’, you should put your focus on your eyebrows and brow. Believe that these point up toward an expansive blue sky. They reach out into the Ethers and continue out into the universe.
Finally, when you chant ‘Guru Ram Das Hai’, you should visualize a circular bright light expanding from the Heart Center. The light should move out in all directions around you to encompass everything that you can see. It is a beautiful moment.
You can continue the winter solstice meditation for either 11 or 31 minutes. Choose a session length that serves you and fits into your schedule.
Continue Your Kundalini Yoga Journey!
Now that you understand how to do the winter solstice meditation, why not take a look at some other meditation practices? There are plenty of Kundalini Yoga tools that could empower your journey. Keep learning about the yogic lifestyle and moving forwards.