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Season 1 - Episode 33

Day 21: Surrender and Trust

20 min - Practice
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You made it—congratulations! In our last day together we will again explore the mantra Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, increasing the feeling tone, trusting in the process, and surrendering to the mantra. Notice how you feel and thank you so much for joining me on this journey.
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Okay yogis, here we are, day 21. I am so impressed and excited and glad that you made this journey with me. It's been a big commitment and you've done it. So we're going to one last time do Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, same setup we've been doing. But I'm going to ask you to even increase the feeling tone, that sense of devotional quality coupled with surrender.

You've done the work, you've laid the foundation, can you surrender into the mantra? That's the challenge today. So find your seat, close your eyes, start to fine tune your posture. Few moments in your base and your foundation, making sure that everything feels just right and you're set up for the 21 minutes. And then not only physically the feeling of being at ease but grounding, actually creating the base, that base of stability.

We want to feel stabilized in our meditations and we want that to translate into daily life. So having that moment to ground then align the pelvis and then up through the spine and as you go up the spine Shiva, Shiva is at the top presiding over you, crown chakra. Gently soften the shoulders and draw the shoulders, fronts of the shoulders back towards your ears. You can drop into ease and relaxation knowing that Shiva is presiding over your practice. So more surrender, more ease, more trust in the process.

Notice what's happening internally, emotion, mind, prana, the momentary check in on the breath, natural, uncontrolled, very soft and easy. And then as soon as you feel in that ease and flow of your normal breathing, you're going to make the shift to the mala. And on the lap, first bead Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, going right into your process, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Maybe this time as you're moving bead to bead, chanting, maybe it's less that you're chanting the mantra and more of the mantras guiding you. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself.

So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. Nice and slow, each bead.

Hearing that sound, calling to the head of all yogis, founder of yoga. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself.

So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. If you find you're speeding up at all or any sense of the mind kind of roaming, wandering off, reminding you to slow it down, subtly reduce the speed, more pause, more attention, more awareness, every round of the mantra, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. So you're surrendering into the energy of the mantra itself. And keep moving along the mala.

Remember your posture, if there's been any sinking or collapsing, any buildup of gripping tension, let that go nice and tall through your spine. You can flow freely, mind on the mantra, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. If you find any level of struggle or challenge or resistance, see if you can surrender into the mantra.

Once again, rather than you chanting the mantra, allow the mantra to carry you. Just fall into that energy as you move from one bead to the next, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. So it just carries you and upholds you as you chant. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi.

Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. And stay with the feeling, stay with the mantra, last few minutes of your session. Keep pulling in full presence, full attention. Even when your mind roams or wanders or gets foggy, pull it back, full attention, these last moments, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Remember that connection, you're linking back thousands of years of practice.

You're part of the Yogi family. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Om Shiv Gorak Yogi, Om Shiv Gorak Yogi.

There's the last few repetitions of the mantra, home stretch of your meditation, final rounds of Om Shiv Gorak Yogi. Now letting it go, releasing the mala and the mantra, again pausing to feel and observe and take note, any special insights or awareness of this practice. Bringing it to completion, palms together at your heart, namaste. And thank you so much for coming on this journey with me. Here we are completing together, but the truth is you're really just beginning.

You have now officially established a very positive habit, a good samskar, a good imprinting in your own mind, body, energy. So as we come to completion, you're now beginning your own meditation practice. So I wish you so much continued success and time and harmony on the mat, on the cushion. Thank you.

Comments

Curtis Hamilton
Thank you. I can practice without you now but not sure I want to. You are a part of my meditation habit and I will miss your guidance.
Kira Sloane
1 person likes this.
Curtis, so happy you completed the 21 days! You can always replay your favorites. Glad you are here. Love, Kira
Carol G
2 people like this.
I love this practice so much, I can't leave you Nikki!!! I'm going to replay them.
Nikki Estrada
Carol excellent! thank you for the positive feedback..
Ben R
2 people like this.
Miigwech (thank you in Ojibwe Language) . A wonderful sense of openness and trust has been developed in me from your teachings. I especially appreciate the awareness that comes with surrendering to the power of the language that a mantra gives a person. I will replay daily. Miigwech, Ben.
Matthew
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a truly great series - you've given me a real boost with my practice. huge thanks.
Nikki Estrada
Good Matthew !! So happy to hear it’s supported you & your practice.
Jennifer D
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Thank you 🕉🙏
Melissa H
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I loved feeling like the mantra was carrying me. I'll carry that on for future sessions! Thank you!!
Glenford N
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Thanks Nikki. I will continue doing the 21 Day Challenge every other day. And do yoga on the off day. You have been an inspiration. Namaste.
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