Gesture (Touch) and Sound (or Mantra)

 

Meditation

This handout was created and generously shared by my local colleague, Laura Winslow. I adapted this practice using an open vowel “AH” sound instead of those below. Explore and enjoy!

 

 
 
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Sa

Index finger to thumb – This means Wisdom and Knowledge

 

 
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Ta

 Middle finger to thumb – This means Patience       

 
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Na

Ring finger to thumb – This means Health and Energy

 

 
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Ma

 Little finger to thumb   – This means Intuitive Communication

 

The Mudras and Mantras used in this approach are from the book, Meditation as Medicine, by Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. and Cameron Stauth.  

 

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Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu (Salaam)

 

Od yavo' shalom aleinu  (x3)
Ve al kulam (x2)

Salaam....Aleinu ve al kol ha olam,

Salaam,  Salaam (x2)

 

This has been interpreted: 

Still, Peace will come upon us

Everyone.

Peace will come upon the whole wide world
Yeah, peace will come.
 

 

I heard this performed by the Portland Peace Choir and just love it.

There’s a nice recording on YouTube with Hal Walker and 2010 Inamori International Peace Choir.

 

Additional Resources

 

The Alphabet of the Heart, created by Dr. James Doty, Neurosurgeon

Examples of ways to bring in qualities to nurture and nourish you on your journey of understanding yourself and your nervous system.

Includes suggestions for meditation practices with use of mala.

http://www.jamesrdotymd.com/alphabet

Doty also wrote an autobiographical, easy to read and inspiring book, “Into the Magic Shop.”

 

 

 

Week Five Bonuses

 

Gesture (Touch) and Sound

 

Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu (Salaam)

 
 

Transcription

Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu (Salaam)

Od yavo' shalom aleinu  (x3)
Ve al kulam (x2)
Salaam....Aleinu ve al kol ha olam,

Salaam,  Salaam (x2)
Still, Peace will come upon us

Everyone.
Peace will come upon the whole wide world
Yeah, peace will come.
 

I heard this performed by the Portland Peace Choir and just love it.

There’s a nice recording on YouTube with Hal Walker and  2010 Inamori International Peace Choir.